Feeding the Three-Pound Supercomputer
Your brain is a three-pound supercomputer that is the command center for your body. As humans, we all start our journey with a healthy brain and there are two factors that define its course: how we injure it and how we heal it. Today’s culture emphasizes the importance of training, but that unexpected “one hit” to the head can instantly and unfortunately change your game. A vital initial step in healing the brain, is adopting a “good brain food” nutrition strategy.
The average brain uses 15% of the body’s blood, 20% of the body’s oxygen and 25% of the body’s daily caloric intake. These percentages increase dramatically as a result of a the immediate inflammatory and metabolic response from a concussion. Nourishing your brain with “good brain food” and hydration before, during and after sub-concussions and concussions is vital for brain health and recovery. The Nutrition Plan below will guide you through the immediate needs for properly nourishing your brain.
How to Heal After a Concussion
It’s crucial to rebalance the neurochemistry of your brain as soon as possible after you experience a concussion.
FIRST 8 Weeks following your concussion, you should take steps to reduce inflammation, improve cognitive processing, and restore the overall balance of your brain. Learn More about the Restoration Phase.
BEYOND 8 Weeks, you should tap into your brain’s neuroplasticity and reinforce your cognitive reserve. Learn More about the Enhancement Phase.
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