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Healthy Eating for a Healthy Brain

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and concussion can damage the vagus nerve aka “gut-brain highway” which regulates the rest and digest response and affects microbiome. The alteration of the gut microbiota could lead to a “leaky gut” and increased permeability in intestinal barrier as well as damage to the vagus nerve and neuro inflammation.

Gut dysfunction, dysbiosis and inflammation all worsen symptoms of brain injury, such as difficulty swallowing, bowel disorders, muscle cramping, gastroparesis, ADHD, headaches, migraines, as well as weight gain and extreme appetite.

In this brain health guide you will find:

1. Ways to improved the gut-brain axis dysfunction and dysbiosis post-concussion or brain injury.
2. Dietary strategies to reduce neuro-inflammation.
3. Recommended supplements to address related nutrient deficiencies that may worsen symptoms of brain injury.

While there is no "one-size-fits-all" approach to brain health, the suggestions provided in this guide are the best place to start post-injury. A more personalized approach may be needed based on health history and symptoms.

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