On this episode of the Healthy, Wealthy, and Smart podcast, Dr. Karen Litzy discusses concussions from a first-person perspective with Andrew Sendejo, a retired 12-year NFL veteran. Andrew shares his personal experience with concussions from playing football, including several complete knockouts and moments of being “out of it.” Tune in to gain insights into the realities of concussions in professional sports and the importance of brain health. He also discusses his latest venture, Braintree Nutrition.

Time Stamps: 

[00:00:23] Concussion history in NFL.

[00:05:27] Dealing with concussions in NFL.

[00:07:57] Concussion symptoms beyond headaches.

[00:14:13] Nutrition in concussion recovery.

[00:17:16] Concussion prevention and communication.

[00:19:58] Playing through injuries in football.

[00:23:01] Mental aspects of football.

[00:28:27] Concussion awareness in sports.

[00:31:01] Life after professional football.

[00:33:18] Transitioning from football to business.

[00:37:39] Brain health and supplements affordability.

[00:42:28] Reading supplement labels importance.

[00:44:47] Playing with more confidence.

More About Andrew:

Headshot of Andrew Sendejo Andrew Victor Sendejo is a former American football safety. He played college football for the Rice Owls, and was signed by the Sacramento Mountain Lions of the United Football League (UFL) as a free agent in 2010. Sendejo was also a member of the Dallas Cowboys, New York Jets, Philadelphia Eagles, Minnesota Vikings, Cleveland Browns, and the Indianapolis Colts.

In the heart of the NFL, amidst roaring crowds and tough games, Andrew Sendejo and his partner at BrainTree Nutrition Scott Solomon had an awakening. The persistent head traumas weren’t just their battle—it was a shared struggle among many.

Determined to rewrite this narrative, they birthed BrainTree Nutrition. Here, science meets dedication: neurologist-developed supplements with evidence-backed efficacy. Our pledge? Pure ingredients, no secrets, and a steadfast contribution to Alzheimer’s research.

Andrew is also the founder of 4th and 1 Ventures.

Resources from this Episode:

BrainTree Nutrition

Andrew on Instagram

4th and 1 Ventures

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