The Connection Between Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and Neuronutrition – Part 1

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The Seemingly Prolonged Road To Recovery

Have you or someone close to your heart faced the challenge of a traumatic brain injury? 

Perhaps concerns about Alzheimer’s, dementia, or depression might be casting a shadow on your thoughts. In a world where our cognitive abilities play a pivotal role in our personal and professional lives, it is not surprising this may be a concern. 

If I’ve described you, you’re not alone.

In Part 1 of this blog, we’ll explore what a TBI is, and what role neuronutrition plays in recovery, and we’ll consider some frequently asked questions about TBI recovery and nutrition. Then be sure to check back for part 2, when we dive into the juicy stuff – the food!

So let’s start by connecting the dots and exploring how proper nutrition or neuronutrition can play a pivotal role in TBI recovery and long-term brain health. 

Yes, there is a significant relationship between Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and neuronutrition, and recent research has succinctly highlighted this connection. 

But before we delve into the impact of neuronutrition on brain health, let’s grasp the essence of Traumatic Brain Injury. 

UNDERSTANDING TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY

A TBI occurs when a sudden blow or jolt to the head disrupts the brain’s normal function. 

It’s a serious medical condition that presents with a range of symptoms, from mild concussions to severe cognitive impairments. It’s imperative to understand the severity of TBIs and their potential long-lasting effects – especially if you happen to be dealing with one. 

Exposure to any severity of TBI at age 40 and older is associated with a 1.3-fold increased risk of Alzheimer’s Disease and related dementias later in life.

With the hustle and bustle of daily life often taking center stage, it’s easy to overlook the importance of brain health. But we shouldn’t because we don’t have a spare! 

So, let’s make conscious choices to prioritize our brain health and pave the way for a brighter, healthier future!

Just as there is no mild heart attack, there is no such thing as a mild concussion.

Kelly

We would like to thank Kelly for sharing this educational story with us. 

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