Can DHA support brain trauma, concussion and PTSD?
This is the question that Dr. Lewis is trying to answer. Since so much of the brain is made up of DHA omega-3, it makes sense that providing DHA may be useful in helping brains repair. This is not a cure for brain trauma but it is a tool with wonderful benefits for brain health and recovery.
It is my opinion that the omega-3 fatty acid balance is the most critical nutritional issue. I believe that the role that fatty acids play in the cell membrane and the resulting influence on inflammation is fundamental to good health. There are other interviews with other experts on the importance of omega-3 right here on Health Quest Podcast. The more you listen, the more you will know. Simply look in our tag index page for omega-3 and you will find all the pertinent resources.
About Dr. Lewis
Dr. Lewis is the President of the Brain Health Education and Research Institute. Dr. Lewis is a graduate from the US Military Academy at West Point. Dr. Lewis graduated from Tulane University School of Medicine in New Orleans. His postgraduate training was completed at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, the Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health, and the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research and he is board-certified in General Preventive Medicine and Public Health.
While serving over 31 years in the Army, Dr. Lewis ran the primary care and flight medicine clinics at the Pentagon, developed the Emerging Infections Surveillance program at the joint US-Thai Army research lab in Bangkok, and served as the Director of the Epidemiology Division at the Uniformed Services University School of Medicine in Bethesda.
Most recently, he has several years of experience developing programs for the military on the use of omega-3 fatty acids and traumatic brain injury and suicide prevention. Dr. Lewis has pioneered the clinical use of omega-3 fatty acids for the prevention, acute treatment, and rehabilitation of brain injuries from physical and psychological trauma to include traumatic brain injury and concussions, stroke, PTSD, and other conditions. His insights and pioneering work have affected thousands of lives and he is passionate about continuing to find improved solutions to the age-old problem of brain injury.
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