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Butter Torts: A Truly Canadian Legal Podcast

Dec 1, 2023

Brenda Agnew, your host, welcomes Tiffany Lawand-Frasier as the co-host for today’s episode. Joining them is Dr. Matthew Galati, founder of Brain Changes Initiative and a survivor of a Severe Traumatic Brain Injury.  He researched how best to heal and created his own recovery protocol based on revolutionary new science around a brain-supporting lifestyle. Against all odds, he recovered fully to complete his medical training and has come full circle as a physician.


Key Takeaways:

[3:32] Tiffany shares the story of how she met Dr. Gallati. 

[5:03] Dr. Gallati narrates the terrible accident he experienced and his miraculous recovery. 

[8:52] Dr. Gallatitells how his rehabilitation began.

[10:56] Even though Dr. Gallati knew he could recover from the brain injury, there were many challenges in his healing journey. 

[13:03] The one organ Dr. Gallati needed to accomplish his goal of becoming a physician was his brain; he needed to find a way of healing.

[15:23] Dr. Gallati’s pillars were the backbone of his recovery. 

[19:01]  Dr. Gallati describes the first pillar: Aerobic exercise.

[19:48] The second pillar is Cognitive activity.

[20:26] A healthy diet, mindful meditation, and great sleep hygiene are crucially important to memory and cognition.

[22:02] Mental fatigue was one of Dr. Gallati’s main symptoms.

[23:01] Dr. Gallati lists the main aspects of a brain-healthy diet.

[23:56] How did Dr. Gallati get the idea of starting The Brain Changes Initiative? 

[28:26] Dr. Gallati is a doctor who understands invisible illnesses in a way that only a survivor from TBI would. 

[32:42] One of Dr. Gallati’s main goals is spreading awareness.

[34:25] Dr. Gallati explains why neuroplasticity stands at the core of the Brain Changes Initiative..

[36:40] Why is weekly movement so crucial for brain health?

[37:31] Dr. Gallati discusses the support work that neuroscientists lead.

[39:15] Dr. Gallati advises those who are in the early steps of recovering from brain injury.


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