There is a growing body of research that is uncovering the changes that occur in the brain after a concussion. Numerous factors play a role in causing the symptoms of a concussion but changes in metabolism and cellular function of injured brain cells are a pivotal part.
This is where the knowledge and evidence based approach of Dr. Paul Hrkal can shed some light on what can be done to reduce concussion related damage using diet.
Dr. Hrkal is a board certified Naturopathic Doctor with a clinical focus in brain injuries and sport nutrition. He has an in-depth knowledge of how nutrition and diet may be able reduce neuro-inflammation and nerve damage, which are two major problems in traumatic brain injury and post concussion syndrome.
While the research on the impact of nutrition and natural supplements in brain injuries is still growing, there are emerging natural therapies (i.e. curcumin and fish oil) that show promising effects on reducing and offsetting some of the damage that occurs after a concussion.
Complete Concussion Management is excited to have Dr Hrkal share his evidence-based dietary approaches with all of our recognized clinics as a vital component to our comprehensive program. Dr. Hrkal has developed a specific brain health dietary plan that is now being used as part of our post-injury management plan for every concussion patient in each of our network of clinics. In his own clinical practice he employs cutting edge, integrative and natural therapies to promote brain injury recovery and is an advanced referral centre for the Complete Concussion Management network.
For more information on Dr. Hrkal and on using nutrition to address the metabolic aspect of concussions please visit www.paulhrkalnd.com/brain-health-and-recovery.html