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Omega-3s in the Treatment of Posttraumatic Brain Injury

January 15, 2019

Recently I had the pleasure of having a long telephone conversation with Dr. Michael Lewis, the author of When Brains Collide: What Every Athlete and Parent Should Know About Concussions and Head Injuries.  Dr. Lewis is a graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and Tulane University School of Medicine, and completed post-graduate training at Walter Reed and Johns Hopkins.  Lewis is a retired Army Colonel who is now providing treatment and education through his nonprofit Brain Health Education and Research Institute, and Brain CARE.

While in the military, Lewis worked to find treatments that were effective for soldiers with traumatic brain injuries (TBIs).  He discovered the effectiveness of high dose Omega-3 administration to reduce inflammation in the brain and also as a brain health preventative.  Omega-3s were highlighted in the treatments of three people:

Read more at Psychology Today.