blog cover photo for article about vitamin D and concussions

As we’ve discussed in other articles concussions is a multi-faceted process. Its causative factors are usually some impact or rotational force, but the mechanism of the longer lasting symptoms often include inflammatory, oxidative and neuro-excitation based processes. Vitamin D3 is powerful as it can be helpful in prevention and treatment of concussions. Vitamin D Vitamin…

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blog cover post for article about fish oil and concussion

When we think about concussion, there is no doubt the impact and rotational forces cause the damage. There are some factors which may play a slight role in the susceptibility or recovery of concussion – and aluminum may be one of those small factors that hinders recovery after a concussion. This article may be more…

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blog cover post for article on how zinc helps with concussion

Zinc is a trace mineral, used commonly for immune modulation, acne, diabetes, burns and a wide range of other conditions. It’s also the most abundant trace mineral in the brain [1]. As such there’s good reason to believe it may have some function within the scope of treating concussions. Zinc and Concussions Research out of…

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When it comes to concussion management, there are a lot of nutrients (vitamins, minerals, fatty acids, amino acids) and herbs used in treatment. As naturopaths we have good history with certain things, and some patient report great improvement with certain supplements. When you dig into things deeper – there isn’t always a gold standard human…

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  With the prevalence of concussions, it’s important to recognize the signs and symptoms of concussions. In this article, we’ll refer to the signs of a concussion as what a person may observe of another person who suffered a concussion. Symptoms are those sensations felt by the person dealing with the concussion. Signs of Concussion…

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blog cover post on concussions and aluminum

When we think about concussion, there is no doubt the impact and rotational forces cause the damage. There are some factors which may play a slight role in the susceptibility or recovery of concussion – and aluminum may be one of those small factors that hinders recovery after a concussion. This article may be more…

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BCAAs are Branch Chained Amino Acids. They are Leucine, Valine, and Isoleucine. They are simply called branched chained aminos because their physical structure is a branched molecule. These amino acids are essential – meaning they have crucial roles throughout the body and must be obtained through diet or supplementation. Roles of BCAAs BCAA’s play vital…

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Concussions are caused by mechanical forces, usually from trauma to the head and brain. Concussions are usually from blunt force and or rotational forces. Surprisingly, various lifestyle modifications can be made to either minimize the incidence of concussion or the severity of concussion. To learn how we treat concussion at absolute health and Wellness, please…

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A concussion describes a mild, traumatic brain injury, but there’s alot of confusion around who can actually diagnose it. The concussion itself is the initial impact or injury. The symptoms that persist afterwards are referred to as Post Concussion Syndrome. Learn more about concussions here. Various healthcare providers are trained and qualified to manage specific…

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Curcumin is a powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant. These properties make curcumin a mainstay in the management of traumatic brain injuries such as concussion. When you come to Absolute Health and Wellness, our approach to dealing with concussion is simple: we aim to reduce inflammation and oxidation within the brain. Treatment is usually quite conservative, and…

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