Brain Function

Fasting: Part of a Good and Healthy Brain Diet

Fasting: Part of a Good and Healthy Brain Diet

Sana U. Khan, MD, PhD When discussing brain health and nutrition, one’s mind often starts thinking about fruits, vegetables, dietary supplements, vitamins, proteins, etc. Rarely does one consider intermittent fasting as a potentially valuable part of brain nutrition. Well,...

Nutrition & TBI: A Guide to Vitamins

Nutrition & TBI: A Guide to Vitamins

by James Heuer After a Traumatic Brain Injury, metabolic changes affect the brain’s recovery. It is not uncommon for inflammation, changes in energy, gastrointestinal tract function, and insulin resistance to occur within a TBI patient’s brain. It is crucial...

The Potential of Ketogenic Diet for TBI

The Potential of Ketogenic Diet for TBI

by Jonathan Chung, DC Ketogenic diets have become popular within mainstream culture as a controversial methodology to promote health and weight loss. This dietary approach that emphasizes a diet high in fats with very-low carbohydrates was popularized by Dr....

If You Are What You Eat, Then You Are What You See

If You Are What You Eat, Then You Are What You See

By Deborah Zelinsky, O.D. Executive Research Director, Mind-Eye Institute When it comes to nutrition, the eyes have it – literally. In other words, what you put into your mouth (and thus, stomach) determines what enters your bloodstream. The blood carries...

You Are What You Eat

You Are What You Eat

by Dr. Shane Steadman, DC, DACNB, DCBCN, CNS Our brain is the most metabolically-active organ in the body. In a resting state, the brain utilizes about 20% of the body’s energy. Even when we are sleeping, the brain is...

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