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Hope and Health with Drs. Mark and Michele Sherwood

The Mind and Body Connection ft. Lofa Tatupu

April 15, 2021

It’s not often that you hear a former professional football player say that he is in much better shape NOW than he was in the NFL. That is exactly what Lofa Tatupu, formerly playing for the Seattle Seahawks, IS saying.

In six seasons, he had 10 surgeries and over 15 documented concussions. Playing football is a little rough on the body.

When his father died, it was discovered later that he had both early-onset Parkinson’s, and CTE - (which is essentially chronic head trauma.) His father had also played for many years in the NFL, and that’s when Lofa started to worry about himself more. And for good reason. Whenever he would come out of a concussion, there was short-term memory loss, attention problems, lack of focus and general cognitive deficits. He also had inflammation, sleep apnea, vision issues and a host of other complaints. And this was all in his late 20’s.

When you have a dream and you work for it and live it for years and years and it’s suddenly gone, your heart gets ripped out. It affects everything you are or can be. It causes you to sink into a “funk” or depression. How do you get out of that? Find out in this episode.

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Drs. Mark and Michele Sherwood bring clear, scientifically-informed ways for you to live a richer life. They help people from around the world find the hope and health they were created to enjoy, with simple, actionable insights that bring results. Sherwood.TV

About Drs. Mark and Michele Sherwood

Michele Neil-Sherwood, DO is double board certified (internal medicine and sports medicine) and specializes in the following disciplines: Age Management Medicine, Naturopathic and Functional Medicine, Lifestyle Coaching, Prolotherapy, and Osteopathic Manipulative Therapy. She has an extensive fitness and athletic background including martial arts (brown belt – Judo, Black belt – Tae-Kwon-Do), physique titles, and multiple body movement systems (e.g. Russian kettlebells).

Michele is a true trailblazer in all aspects of wellness and excels in leading persons down a pathway of true healing. The couple understands the importance of nutrition, medical food & supplementation, exercise prescription, rest, stress management, hormone balance and functional movement. This makes them a modern day “dynamic duo of wellness.” 

Mark Sherwood, ND has completed training and certifications in age management, functional medicine, nutrigenetics, nutrigenomics, hormone therapy, peptide therapy, stress management, GI health, and immunology. He is a 24-year retired veteran of the Tulsa Police Department, where he logged a decade of courageous service on the department’s SWAT Team. He is also a former Oklahoma state and regional physique champion, and ex-professional baseball player.

Dr. Mark’s passion for wellness has led to him speaking to millions, both in person and on television worldwide. Mark is a licensed minister and motivational speaker whose presentations are sought by audiences nationwide. His passion and experience for total wellness make him a versatile role model for people of all ages.

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