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Brain Injury – Natural Treatments

Posted April 28, 2017

A saturated-fat diet aggravates the outcome of traumatic brain injury on hippocampal plasticity and cognitive function by reducing brain-derived neurotrophic factor.

Alternative Treatment/Prevention: Diet (Saturated fat consumption)

Wu, A., R. Molteni, Z. Ying, and F. Gomez-Pinilla. “A Saturated-Fat Diet Aggravates the Outcome of Traumatic Brain Injury on Hippocampal Plasticity and Cognitive Function by Reducing Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor.” [In eng]. Neuroscience 119, no. 2 (2003): 365-75.

Advances in herbal medicine for treatment of ischemic brain injury.

Alternative Treatment/Prevention: Herbal Medicine

Ghosh, N., R. Ghosh, Z. A. Bhat, V. Mandal, S. C. Bachar, N. D. Nima, O. O. Sunday, and S. C. Mandal. “Advances in Herbal Medicine for Treatment of Ischemic Brain Injury.” [In eng]. Nat Prod Commun 9, no. 7 (Jul 2014): 1045-55.

Antioxidant effect of Achillea wilhelmsii extract on pentylenetetrazole (seizure model)-induced oxidative brain damage in Wistar rats.

Alternative Treatment/Prevention: Achillea wilhelmsii (A. wilhelmsii) extract

Hosseini, M., F. Harandizadeh, S. Niazamand, M. Soukhtanloo, and M. Mahmoudabady. “Antioxidant Effect of Achillea Wilhelmsii Extract on Pentylenetetrazole (Seizure Model)-Induced Oxidative Brain Damage in Wistar Rats.” [In eng]. Indian J Physiol Pharmacol 57, no. 4 (Oct-Dec 2013): 418-24.

Anti-oxidative nutrient rich diet protects against acute ischemic brain damage in rats.

Alternative Treatment/Prevention: Diet

Yunoki, T., K. Deguchi, Y. Omote, N. Liu, W. Liu, N. Hishikawa, T. Yamashita, and K. Abe. “Anti-Oxidative Nutrient-Rich Diet Protects against Acute Ischemic Brain Damage in Rats.” [In eng]. Brain Res 1587 (Oct 31 2014): 33-9.

Assessment of dietary adequacy for important brain micronutrients in patients presenting to a traumatic brain injury clinic for evaluation.

Alternative Treatment/Prevention: Diet

Wahls, T., L. Rubenstein, M. Hall, and L. Snetselaar. “Assessment of Dietary Adequacy for Important Brain Micronutrients in Patients Presenting to a Traumatic Brain Injury Clinic for Evaluation.” [In eng]. Nutr Neurosci 17, no. 6 (Nov 2014): 252-9.

Brain damage in infancy and dietary vitamin B12 deficiency.

Alternative Treatment/Prevention: Vitamin B12

Wighton, M. C., J. I. Manson, I. Speed, E. Robertson, and E. Chapman. “Brain Damage in Infancy and Dietary Vitamin B12 Deficiency.” [In eng]. Med J Aust 2, no. 1 (Jul 14 1979): 1-3.

Brain injury after ischemia and trauma. The role of vitamin E.

Alternative Treatment/Prevention: Vitamin E

Yoshida, S. “Brain Injury after Ischemia and Trauma. The Role of Vitamin E.” [In eng]. Ann N Y Acad Sci 570 (1989): 219-36.

Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) following traumatic brain injury (TBI): Opportunities and challenges.

Hernandez, T. D., L. A. Brenner, K. H. Walter, J. E. Bormann, and B. Johansson. “Complementary and Alternative Medicine (Cam) Following Traumatic Brain Injury (Tbi): Opportunities and Challenges.” [In eng]. Brain Res 1640, no. Pt A (Jun 01 2016): 139-51.

Creatine-Enhanced Diet Alters Levels of Lactate and Free Fatty Acids After Experimental Brain Injury.

Alternative Treatment/Prevention: Diet (Creatine-enriched)

Scheff, S. W., and H. S. Dhillon. “Creatine-Enhanced Diet Alters Levels of Lactate and Free Fatty Acids after Experimental Brain Injury.” [In eng]. Neurochem Res 29, no. 2 (Feb 2004): 469-79.

Diet manipulation to resume regular food consumption for an adult with traumatic brain injury.

Alternative Treatment/Prevention: Diet

Yuen, H. K., and J. A. Hartwick. “Diet Manipulation to Resume Regular Food Consumption for an Adult with Traumatic Brain Injury.” [In eng]. Am J Occup Ther 46, no. 10 (Oct 1992): 943-5.

Dietary choline supplementation improves behavioral, histological, and neurochemical outcomes in a rat model of traumatic brain injury.

Alternative Treatment/Prevention: Choline

Guseva, M. V., D. M. Hopkins, S. W. Scheff, and J. R. Pauly. “Dietary Choline Supplementation Improves Behavioral, Histological, and Neurochemical Outcomes in a Rat Model of Traumatic Brain Injury.” [In eng]. J Neurotrauma 25, no. 8 (Aug 2008): 975-83.

Dietary curcumin counteracts the outcome of traumatic brain injury on oxidative stress, synaptic plasticity, and cognition.

Alternative Treatment/Prevention: Diet (Curcumin Supplemented)

Wu, A., Z. Ying, and F. Gomez-Pinilla. “Dietary Curcumin Counteracts the Outcome of Traumatic Brain Injury on Oxidative Stress, Synaptic Plasticity, and Cognition.” [In eng]. Exp Neurol 197, no. 2 (Feb 2006): 309-17.

Dietary Docosahexaenoic Acid Improves Cognitive Function, Tissue Sparing, and Magnetic Resonance Imaging Indices of Edema and White Matter Injury in the Immature Rat after Traumatic Brain Injury.

Alternative Treatment/Prevention: DHA

Schober, M. E., D. F. Requena, O. M. Abdullah, T. C. Casper, J. Beachy, D. Malleske, and J. R. Pauly. “Dietary Docosahexaenoic Acid Improves Cognitive Function, Tissue Sparing, and Magnetic Resonance Imaging Indices of Edema and White Matter Injury in the Immature Rat after Traumatic Brain Injury.” [In eng]. J Neurotrauma 33, no. 4 (Feb 15 2016): 390-402.

Dietary fructose aggravates the pathobiology of traumatic brain injury by influencing energy homeostasis and plasticity.

Alternative Treatment/Prevention: Diet (Fructose Consumption)

Agrawal, R., E. Noble, L. Vergnes, Z. Ying, K. Reue, and F. Gomez-Pinilla. “Dietary Fructose Aggravates the Pathobiology of Traumatic Brain Injury by Influencing Energy Homeostasis and Plasticity.” [In eng]. J Cereb Blood Flow Metab 36, no. 5 (May 2016): 941-53.

Dietary N-3 fatty acids inhibit ischaemic and excitotoxic brain damage in the rat.

Alternative Treatment/Prevention: Diet (N-3 fatty acid supplementation)

Relton, J. K., P. J. Strijbos, A. L. Cooper, and N. J. Rothwell. “Dietary N-3 Fatty Acids Inhibit Ischaemic and Excitotoxic Brain Damage in the Rat.” [In eng]. Brain Res Bull 32, no. 3 (1993): 223-6.

Dietary omega-3 deficiency from gestation increases spinal cord vulnerability to traumatic brain injury-induced damage.

Alternative Treatment/Prevention: Diet (Omega-3 Fatty Acids)

Ying, Z., C. Feng, R. Agrawal, Y. Zhuang, and F. Gomez-Pinilla. “Dietary Omega-3 Deficiency from Gestation Increases Spinal Cord Vulnerability to Traumatic Brain Injury-Induced Damage.” [In eng]. PLoS One 7, no. 12 (2012): e52998.

Dietary omega-3 fatty acids normalize BDNF levels, reduce oxidative damage, and counteract learning disability after traumatic brain injury in rats.

Alternative Treatment/Prevention: Diet (Omega-3 Fatty Acids)

Wu, A., Z. Ying, and F. Gomez-Pinilla. “Dietary Omega-3 Fatty Acids Normalize Bdnf Levels, Reduce Oxidative Damage, and Counteract Learning Disability after Traumatic Brain Injury in Rats.” [In eng]. J Neurotrauma 21, no. 10 (Oct 2004): 1457-67.

Dietary supplement creatine protects against traumatic brain injury.

Alternative Treatment/Prevention: Diet (Creatine-enriched)

Sullivan, P. G., J. D. Geiger, M. P. Mattson, and S. W. Scheff. “Dietary Supplement Creatine Protects against Traumatic Brain Injury.” [In eng]. Ann Neurol 48, no. 5 (Nov 2000): 723-9.

Dietary supplementation with blueberries, spinach, or spirulina reduces ischemic brain damage.

Alternative Treatment/Prevention: Diet (Blueberry, Spinach, Spirulina Supplemented)

Wang, Y., C. F. Chang, J. Chou, H. L. Chen, X. Deng, B. K. Harvey, J. L. Cadet, and P. C. Bickford. “Dietary Supplementation with Blueberries, Spinach, or Spirulina Reduces Ischemic Brain Damage.” [In eng]. Exp Neurol 193, no. 1 (May 2005): 75-84.

Dietary Supplementation With the Omega-3 Fatty Acid Docosahexaenoic Acid in Traumatic Brain Injury?

Alternative Treatment/Prevention: DHA

Mills, J. D., K. Hadley, and J. E. Bailes. “Dietary Supplementation with the Omega-3 Fatty Acid Docosahexaenoic Acid in Traumatic Brain Injury.” [In eng]. Neurosurgery 68, no. 2 (Feb 2011): 474-81; discussion 81.