Nutraceuticals for Concussion Part 4: Coenzyme Q10 / Ubiquinol

Concussions are highly challenging to treat and there are very few evidence-based interventions that have been shown to consistently shorten recovery times. It is important for the sports medicine practitioner to have as many tools in their toolbox as possible and to have a solid understanding when these tools may be effective. I have seen many nutritional […]

Nutraceuticals for Concussion – Part 3: Creatine Monohydrate

Concussions are highly challenging to treat and there are very few evidence-based interventions that have been shown to consistently accelerate recovery. Therefore it is important for the sports medicine practitioner to have as many tools in their toolbox as possible and to have a solid understanding when these tools can be effective. I have seen many […]

Nutraceuticals for Concussion – Part 2: Riboflavin

Concussions are highly challenging to treat and there are very few evidence-based interventions that have been shown to consistently shorten recovery times. It is important for the sports medicine practitioner to have as many tools in their toolbox as possible and to have a solid understanding when these tools may be effective. I have seen […]

Nutraceuticals for Concussion – Part I: Magnesium

Concussions are highly challenging to treat and there are very few evidence-based interventions that have been shown to consistently shorten recovery times. It is important for the sports medicine practitioner to have as many tools in their toolbox as possible and to have a solid understanding when these tools may be effective. I have seen […]

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

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 meats, hanging out with friends […]