vets, vterans, combat stress, TBI, PTSD, recovery, brain injury

Recovery Insights For Veterans & Families

Insightful CBJ Recovery Episodes Linked Below

  • Twenty-two veterans commit suicide every day. Simply drugging our troops is not the solution.
    ~ Dr. Bart Billings – CBJ/031
  • It’s not what happens to you, but how you react to it that matters.
  • You know what, I had to switch – now combat doesn’t matter anymore.
    ~ Jocko Willink, Ex Seal Officer in Charge of Training – West Coast Teams [YouTube @ min. 3:33]


Start Here With This Jocko Reframe


Check Your Attitude – Combat Training Prepared You For New Realities

First of all, deep thanks to every veteran for stepping into harm’s way, from direct combat to remote support, for your personal steps on unknown territories – up and on it to protect our freedoms, our country, and our values. Thank you.

You’re Here Because You’re Thinking About Answers

We don’t claim by any means to have all the answers, but you can find some serious can-dos from these experienced guests. They’re sharp, quick, and all of them have direct experience with some of your challenges with an uncertain world.

Yes, vets do need – and can benefit from – improved, more expert, resources with better maps. Interviews with these outstanding professionals and researchers bring new hope and upgraded insights for both vets and their families. Every one of these CBJ Episodes adds new, useful assessment tools and actionable treatment strategies for so many who find themselves hopeless, lost deep in the woods, alone with no maps and no compass.

Sit down with your support system, your colleagues, and your loved ones –  listen up and take action. These seasoned mind-vets bring specific recovery details for you, right there in your personal reality, wherever you are.

Your mind and body live in, at this moment, unfamiliar territories.  As a vet, you experienced different, unusual, personal realities. Your return to ‘ordinary life’ presents new perceptions and a process with additional, different challenges. In a way, it’s a different form of combat with self-reliance still out front.

For it matters not how small the beginning may seem to be:
What is once well done is done forever.
~ Henry David Thoreau

Get After It

19 Episodes For Vets – CoreBrain Journal – Regularly Updated 

008 PTS/PTSD/TBI Recovery Siefkas suffered three traumas, head injury, divorce and the loss of an excellent job when she suffered a surprise brain injury in her back yard. Attitude and purpose can change your life – it did hers. Attitude matters.

012 Concussion/TBI Acupuncture Treatment Joanny Liu discusses her experience as a practitioner working with brain injury through acupuncture and deeper understandings. It’s different and sounds edgy, but surprisingly inclusive and efficient. It’s a tool that works.

018 Neurocranial Restructuring for the Cranial Vault Dean Howell reports on a variety of issues from migraines and TBI to, get this, fixing a celebrity’s facial structure – how he works to correct cranial/skull challenges. Sounds strange but he will tell you the details. He moves the skull itself – and can also move your face around as well – constructively.

022 Depression & Suicide Survival Virden makes it her job to provide why, how and what to do to move forward with any life arrested by suicidal thinking and attempts. Her energy is contagious, her insights utilitarian. Here she shares with us the remarkable details of her turn-around. We’re glad she came back.

025 Methylation Imbalances – Dr. Bill Walsh – These methylation insights at first, appear so unfamiliar they sound like snake oil. But after personally reviewing more than 3 million biomedical test results, after presentations and warm receptions from places such as the American Psychiatric Association, he’s a recognized global expert. From his direct experience with serial murderers, psychotics, and “personality disorders” with brain injury and PTSD Dr. Walsh explains in this episode how measuring cost-effective molecular details can improve the treatment plan, even with failed treatment using psych meds. This CBJ/025 is the most frequently downloaded Episode here at CBJ. A Priority listen.

029 Yoga, Stress, Destress and Veterans Stokes-Eggleston is an experienced yoga master and a military wife who, among others, worked with her husband, a vet who returned seriously injured. She reports recovery to us from the actual, verifiable inside data, directly from home life and the vets she mentors on many levels.

031 Combat Stress Bart Billings is one of the foremost thought leaders in the world regarding the proper management, medical treatment and, most importantly, accurate evaluation for returning vets. He pulls no punches and speaks from extensive line experience. His details offer much hope and essential maps for improvements in the current system that too often overlooks biomedical complexity. A Priority Listen

034 Copper & Kryptopyrrole Bill Walsh describes in useful detail how easy, cost-effective measurement and correction of unbalanced copper and kryptopyrrole levels caused by combat stress can significantly add to depression, even psychosis, and fans the flames of substance abuse – because psych meds don’t touch these measurable challenges. PTSD and TBI signature findings – both of these are often elevated., measurable and correctable.

046 Music & TBI/PTS Recovery Doman is one of the most advanced investigators with a recovery application that at first may sound flaky, but when you listen to Alex’s interesting insights, your lights will go on. Music heals. He designs recovery programs for vets that address biomedical complexity beyond medications.

048 Chronic Pain Recovery Daniel Twogood addresses vital inflammatory contributions to treatment failure for use in your home, with fewer, even no meds. Measure for sensitivities and correct those variables with a different, more data-driven, evidence-based approach. This episode may sound a bit edgy, but this is where everyone is going with physical trauma.

062 Audio Visual Entrainment Siever discusses a most unusual combination of light and sound applications called audio-visual entrainment for brain balance and recovery from stress, anxiety, brain injury and PTSD. Dave’s research and experience with AVE bring cost-effective tools home for remarkably fast improvements.

063 Neuromodulated Sound – Dr. George Lindenfeld shares his mission, his passion, his drive to provide this exceedingly practical tool for vets stuck in treatment failure even after years of disappointment and hopelessness. Sounds, when dialed into targeted neuronal networks, now improve the recovery process.

064 Emotional Freedom Technique – Kai Ashley shares her experience of recovery from years of childhood trauma and later physical maladies. EFT does sound edgy, but links in this episode document work at Walter Reed, Harvard, and international research. Another benefit, EFT can work virtually, without travel.

070 Physical Disability Recovery – Dr. Richard Tscherne reports on his personal experience with physical disabilities from a lifetime in a wheelchair with cerebral palsy. His encouraging perspective brings hope and the usefulness of following a specific plan to recovery from severe physical limitations.

077 Addiction Recovery Evolves – Dr. Anthony Mele discusses the evolution of addiction recovery and treatment initiatives. His critical point: how you think will contribute to your recovery. Just repeating mantras doesn’t compare with biological assessment and deeper understanding of the complexity of the mind-treatment process. Recovery evolves.

083 Chronic Pain | Kinesiology – Dr. Mike Greenberg reports specifics regarding how to identify and use practical, physical/body markers, for both past and present treatment impediments, through a process considered woo-woo by many. A significant additional value: no opiates – and he reports examples of how it works.

087 Cranial Electrotherapy Stimulation – Fisher, CEO discusses research and the evolution of this FDA-cleared, cost effective, home use tool [Fisher-Wallace Stimulator] to address a multiplicity of issues from insomnia, depression, anxiety, fibromyalgia, TBI/PTS challenges, and addiction recovery problems from alcohol to opiates. Safe. Interesting. Must listen.

095 Trauma Resilience & Recovery Monica Powers shares the details of how underlying resilience can become a useful part of any recovery program. Resilience arises from a variety of systems – from community support to basic changes in attitudes about change in life’s big picture. One tool: from Victim to Survivor.

099 First Responders Trauma, Reality & Return Mathias a first responder, team leader, and retired FEMA Disaster Safety Officer reports on Oklahoma, Katrina, and the 9-11 Pentagon attack with experience of contact trauma and the Do-It-and-Return-Grid they learned about in Oklahoma. The plan: Pre, During, and Decompress – dealing with feeling, thinking, recovery.


Whoever cannot see the unforeseen, sees nothing,
for the known way is an impasse.


Link: Interesting NPR Program on TBI, Denial, And Treatment Evolution 


Free Audio Book – This remarkable book I strongly recommend:

The Obstacle Is The Way – Ryan Holiday

Available Free Here at Audible


Forward This Page:

Ed Note: I Will Update This Page With Each New Relevant Interview
More Interesting Vet-Targeted Interviews Regularly Added

Sign Up Now ↓ To Keep You & Yours Posted On Lessons That Work

Paper-Post This Announcement/Flyer To Pass It On: With This Vets Info PDF


Subscribe Here For CoreBrain Journal Updates
Global Thought Leaders Report Mind Details To Improve Thinking
  • Top quality information
    February 5, 2017 by MD Ireland from Ireland

    As a functional medicine doc I found this iterview stimulating, inspiring and it is full of clinically useful information

  • Fascinating
    February 1, 2017 by jinki1 from United States

    If you love science and psychology, then this is for you. The brain is such a mysterious machine, and listening to experts discuss how it works is fascinating. This seems like a pick-and-choose type podcast: I'll skip the shows focusing on estrogen and alzeimer's and go for creativity, anxiety, music, and others. But what I've listened to so far is great.

  • My Brain Thanks You!
    January 13, 2017 by B. Keenan Johnston from United States

    Thanks for shedding some much needed light on issues of the brain. I recently became interested in the subject when I was listening to NPR do a segment on neuroplasticity. I could never remember the name of the author, but it helped me find this great podcast!

  • Flipping Junkie Review
    December 23, 2016 by Danny Johnson -Flipping Junkie from United States

    Awesome podcast! I really loved the bipolar episode. Wonderful insight into these issues. Keep up the good work!

  • “How I Found Myself” Dean Roberts
    December 2, 2016 by Don Hutcheson from United States

    I just had the pleasure of listening to Dr. Charles Parker’s latest interview with Mr. Dean Roberts on the topic: “How I Found Myself.” The thesis of this remarkable podcast is that the difference between treatment success and failure for conditions such as depression, anxiety, ADHD, PTSD and others is often the result of omitting crucial brain, biomedical, and functional neuroscience information and insights. Well done and much-needed. Wish you continuing success!

  • I may be a geek...
    November 19, 2016 by JHHealy from United States

    But as an addictions recovery coach I find this brain science utterly amazing! Great show, love it!

  • Keep up the Great work Dr Chuck
    November 18, 2016 by imupat3am from United States

    Just finished listening to the lateste episode with Dr Kelly Morrow-Baez the epsiode was about her and working with women ages 45-60.... Great podcast will be listening to more

    November 13, 2016 by Restlesstaxpayer from United States

    Your shows are always very informative but the last two with Tom O'Brien andDavid Siever are absolutely revolutionary every doctor in the country should listen to both of them twice a day I cannot overstate how important this information is I am sending links to everyone I care about Thank you

  • 21st Century Pioneer
    September 16, 2016 by Louis Di Bianco from Canada

    Dr. Charles Parker offers us cutting edge knowledge in our rapidly changing world. The episde on music healing si a breath of fresh air. We need more natural healing alternatives like this one. It's easy to understand how music heals when you know that everything in our world is energy. Thank you for this important show.

  • Episode 46 - such important work!
    September 16, 2016 by Michelle at Inner North Star from United States

    I have done quite a bit of work around Post Traumatic Stress, being a Veteran and First Responder myself. This work with music/sound therapy is very interesting and this episode is well worth the listen. This podcast has relevant information we can all benfit from!

  • Good Stuff
    July 1, 2016 by namtrok from United States

    While this is stuff I don't think of each day, Dr Charles presents it in a great way and I feel smarter each episode. Thanks! Paul from

  • Very informative and filled with value
    June 19, 2016 by Jimwj from United States

    This is an excellent podcast which provides smart, science-based, information which focuses on the mind and body. Great podcast. Check it out.

  • Very informative!
    June 13, 2016 by Thomas O'Grady, PhD from United States

    I’ve listened to a few episodes and this was an interesting podcast.

  • Loved the episode with peggy
    June 11, 2016 by Courageous1 from United States

    Great work Charles - Love the episode with Peggy about anxiety. Keep it up!

  • Fresh Mind Science
    June 10, 2016 by ADHD reWired from United States

    This is a great podcast for anyone interested in learning more about the brain and are looking for solutions. Great for clinicans, coaches and consumers. Thank you for creating this podcast!

  • Valuable Information
    June 10, 2016 by dannytay92 from United States

    Dr. Parker is a friendly, easy-to-listen to host, and this content is so valuable. All of us know people who could benefit from the specific topics of each episode.

  • Truly Meaningful Content
    June 10, 2016 by No More Obstacles from United States

    If you have a loved one with bipolar disorder or live with it yourself, do NOT miss that episode! Dr. Parker brings serious science to specific issues in an accesible, applicable way. Really, really good.

  • Stellar podcast!
    May 27, 2016 by Justin D Williams from United States

    I'm all about the mind and body connection, it's time we American's realize the power of both. There are so many amazing things to do in this world and I love that Dr. Parker is reminding us!

  • This helps
    May 27, 2016 by JuneH78 from United States

    My brother-in-law has bipolar and it's interesting to listen to this and hopefully better understand him. Very helpful!

  • The Complex made Simple - #PWpeeps - Doc and Jock
    April 29, 2016 by JoeShu2326 from United States

    The brain is complex and the issues surrounding often convoluted. Not on this podcast! Dr. parker breaks it down simply and concisely!

  • Fantastic
    April 22, 2016 by HappyCoffeeLady44 from United States

    Finally someone who brings the mind and body together!

  • Excellent
    April 16, 2016 by M_Glover_88 from United Kingdom

    This is a fantastic show. Really great info about a subject I have a huge interest in. Looking forward to more!

  • Very smart podcast about the epic mind.
    April 16, 2016 by dustspecks from United States

    Very smart host with very smart guest. This is a great show that can be utilized to dive into the inner workings of the mind and get up to date information about the mind.

  • Excited!
    April 15, 2016 by from United States

    As an ADHD Coach, I'm excited to have another quality podcast to recommend to my clients. The mind and body are indeed connected, I'm looking forward to more!

  • Excellent!!
    April 15, 2016 by Italykittyjc from United States

    Excellent podcast with awesome content. Very well done. Very informative. Looking forward to listening to more episodes. Great job.