The medical establishment has no biomarkers with which to identify Alzheimer’s disease, but if brain autoantibodies were tested for, the ability to find this well in advance could be greatly increased. If identified, use of a protomorphogen, or oral antigen of brain and nerve tissue has the ability to tie up antibodies, allowing the brain an opportunity to avoid damage while the blood brain barrier is re-established. This should be considered in any contact sport where head trauma is potential. So thankful that my short stint riding bareback broncs was uneventful.
Recovery from traumatic brain injury varies greatly. Studies show that within one week, 40% show recovery. By week two, 60%. By week 3, 89%, and some take over a year to recover. One of the greatest predictors of poor outcome from TBI is dizziness. This has shown a 6.4 times greater likelihood of taking more than a month for healing. Here is where active intervention should always be instituted. It’s been shown that being knocked unconscious isn’t any more damaging than some of the seemingly mild head injuries.
Damage and recovery is highly dependent on the foundational health of the individual. High school kids recover slower than college athletes, and professional athletes quicker than the college athlete. This can be due to conditioning, but more likely due to the stage of growth and maturation of the brain and nervous tissue. A diet with good fatty acids to nourish brain tissue makes a profound difference.
How we nourish our kids can greatly impact the outcome of TBI. When there’s a shortage of essential fatty acids in the diet, there will be poorly maintained nerve cells, allowing for easier damage. Use of hydrogenated fats like margarine and deep fried foods, as well as the majority of snack foods, displaces the healthy fats which make up the myelin sheath of the nerves. Unfortunately, many of our kids live on foods which fit into this unhealthy category, and are more susceptible to negative outcome from TBI.
Protection of the brain and nervous system starts with good nutrition. Fats like healthy fish oils, and the anti-pellagra vitamin, niacinamide are essential in protecting the system and allowing for healing of the tissues. Besides niacinamide, which shows deficiencies defined as the 4 D’s (dermatitis, diarrhea, dementia, and death), Riboflavin is important as well since deficiency can result in nerve tissue damage, resulting in symptoms of depression and hysteria.
The combination of these specific B vitamins is known as the ‘G’ factor and is a must to add to a protocol of repair while the specific protomorphogens are used to protect brain, nerves, hypothalamus, and pituitary gland. Let us assist you in repairing nerve and brain injuries.