Nutraceuticals for Concussion – Part 2: Riboflavin

Concussions are highly challenging to treat and there are very few evidence-based interventions that consistently facilitate concussion recovery. Therefore it is important for the sports medicine practitioner to have as many tools in the toolbox as possible and to understand when each tool can be effective. I have seen many nutritional supplements proposed for concussions, and I […]

Nutraceuticals for Concussion – Part I: Magnesium

Concussions are highly challenging to treat and there are very few evidence-based interventions that consistently facilitate concussion recovery. Therefore it is important for the sports medicine practitioner to have as many tools in the toolbox as possible and to understand when each tool can be effective. I have seen many nutritional supplements proposed for concussions, and I […]

Your Tendons on Cake: Academic Paper

Here is a link to a more academic version of the “Your Tendons on Cake” post. It is open access for those who are interested. Enjoy!  

Productivity Tip: How I Use Evernote to Be a Better Physician

Disclosures: I have none. I am not receiving any kind of endorsement from Evernote for this. This is merely a system that works well for me. I decided to share my experiences to potentially help others utilize this tool. Also, please note that I have pretty much average computer skills. Whenever I have any computer […]

How Food Can Influence Concussion Recovery: Part III

This is PART III of a three part series examining the relationship between food and concussion recovery.  In PART I we delved into concussion pathophysiology and we discussed how it relates to cellular metabolism and the diet.  In PART II we discussed omega-3 fatty acids, particularly DHA, and how they may support concussion recovery.  I […]

How Food Can Influence Concussion Recovery: Part II

In PART I of this blog post I discuss some of the fundamental mechanisms underlying concussion pathophysiology and I explore the interplay between glucose, insulin release, fat intake, ketosis, and neurologic recovery. In part II, we will discuss how omega-3 fatty acids support general neurologic health and the potential therapeutic role for concussions. I will then attempt to establish some practical takeaways, […]

How Food Can Influence Concussion Recovery: Part I

  Concussion season is here! It is autumn here in the States and to many Americans that means that a new football season is among us. From young children to the professionals, athletes are now participating in one of our favorite past times. To me, as a spectator, this time of year means grilling lots of […]

Your Tendons on Cake

  Tweet Take Home Points… Long-term dietary behaviors play a pivotal role in maintaining healthy tendons People with diabetes are prone to poor tendon health due to accumulation of advanced glycation end products, collagen cross links, inflammation and oxidative damage Higher average blood glucose levels, still considered in the normal range, are associated with other […]