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Post Concussion Syndrome Diet

After a concussion injury rest is not enough. It’s important to reduce the inflammation, decrease chemical changes, help heal neuron function and provide neural protection. How do we feed the brain? Start with drinking water – consume 1/2 your body weight in ounces of water. It’s important to limit your calories: try for 250-500 calories less per day than your usual diet. In other words, if you usually consume 3,000 calories a day, strive for a limit of 2500 calories a day. Avoid trans fats, MSG, aspartame, sugars, caffeine, alcohol, artificial colors or flavors. Decrease salt and sodium intake. Add flax seeds or hemp seeds to foods such as shakes or salads; eat avocado and vegetable soups; consume at least 4 cups (2 at lunch and 2 at dinner) of vegetables per day.

Supplements include Boswellia (Standard Process)

NAC

Fish oils

Vitamin D (6,000 IU/day)

Anthocyamides

Most of the above nutients can be taken in a shake by Xymogen called Brain Sustain. Click on the  product vitamin link at the top and go to Xymogen to place your order.

Walking is helpful but don’t walk with music playing in earphones. Make it a meditative type of walk – not to fast and not to slow.

Practice deep breathing – deep inhalations and slow exhalations. Set a timer for 10 minutes twice a day to practice breathing.

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