• After formal inpatient rehabilitation, arrange for outpatient therapy in the home, or, if necessary, in a residential facility.
• Refrain from using substances such as caffeine, alcohol, and nicotine, as they can affect the brain more than they did prior to injury.
• Practice good sleep habits to recover from mental and physical fatigue.
• Accept long-term emotional support; stay away from negative people.
Dietary Tips and Caveats:
• Consider the ketogenic and/or low carb diet for healthier brain function.
• Stay well-hydrated; dehydration impairs brain function.
• Choose healthy fats and high quality whole protein sources; avoid ALL fried foods and partially hydrogenated fats.
• Avoid sugar-laden foods and high fructose corn syrup; avoid blood sugar fluctuations which can negatively impact brain function.
• Eat a gluten-free, anti-inflammatory diet.
• Eat foods high in neuron-protecting vitamin E such as raw nuts, oils, raw wheat germ and spinach.
• Consume adequate amounts of antioxidants and flavonoids which can be obtained daily through 5-9 servings of vegetables/fruit. If unable to consume the recommended servings of vegetables/fruit, add 1-2 tablespoons of PaleoGreens™ and PaleoReds™ in purified water daily.
GPC Liquid 2 dropperfuls 2 times per day
Brain Vitale™ 2 capsules, 3 times per day
OmegAvail™ Lemon Drop Smoothie 1 Tablespoon 2-3 times per day
XanthOmega™ Krill Oil 2 softgels per day Note: Prior to any omega-3 supplementation, establish that there is no brain hemorrhaging.
MCT Colada™ 2 teaspoons per day
Inflammatone™ 2 capsules 3 times per day; titrate as high as 2 capsules 5 times per day; 10 capsules total
The above protocol is designed as a general approach for dealing with the most common issues involved in brain injury. If you do not see results after several weeks you should contact us for a personal evaluation. The above recommended supplements can be acquired by clicking here.