Functional Forum One minute Tip: Titus Chiu

Functional Forum One minute Tip: Titus Chiu


Hey my name is dr. Titus Chiu. I am a
best-selling author of Brain Save: The Six Week Plan to Heal Your Brain from
Concussions, Brain Injuries and Trauma Without Drugs or Surgery and my one
minute tip comes from a personal place of actually suffering from multiple head
injuries myself and from being a really busy practitioner in practice. So my
one-minute tip is for you practitioners out there. It’s called the brain save
mini break and as you guys probably know and practice being super busy like I’m
seeing patients back-to-back non-stop super focus and going in doing all the
things that I do and I started to burn out. Like for years I work for hours like
five eight ten hours straight seeing patients. And I learned that I couldn’t
continue doing that so I started doing these brain save mini breaks which is
based on this idea of the ultradian rhythms. So you guys know about the
circadian rhythms which is every 24 hours. The ultradian rhythms on the other
hand they run about every 60 to 90 minutes and every 60 to 90 minutes we go
through these cycles where we have a lot of energy a lot of focus but then around
the 90 minute mark we start to crash. And if you guys are like me or were like was
like me I used to just go through that but at the expense of my brain. Key
activating the HPA axis triggering cortisol adrenaline release. So what the
brain saved mini-break is after every 60 to 90 minutes you can just set in your
alarm clock just to take a break or what I’ve done is I’ve just built
into my schedule to take a there are five or thirty minute break where I
really don’t do anything and that’s the key.
It can’t revolve involve any type of mental energy or focus. So it could be
something just closing my eyes and rubbing my eyeballs stretching or
yawning. And then you be surprised by doing that just for a little bit
you’ll be supercharged to go for the rest of the five eight ten hour workday.

Danny Hutson

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