[Preview] Can you treat traumatic brain injuries with a keto diet?
So here’s a case study.
I worked with a 22-year-old male
and we worked with him in the clinic.
He had recurrent concussion syndrome,
he was an aspiring MMA fighter,
really great kid, but he got hit in the head
a few times too many.
And one of the big problems is
that not only did he get hit once,
he got back in the gym
and got hit again,
he got hit pretty close
to the first head trauma.
I think was like seven days later
that he got another head trauma.
There’s a remarkably high likelihood of dying
on that second head trauma
when it occurs
within a brief period of time.
The person basically can drop dead or they go
to sleep that night and they don’t wake up.
So it’s a really serious issue.
And it was interesting when he did
any type of hard glycolytic work,
like boxing, kickboxing, wrestling,
CrossFit type activity…
He would go into basically
a syncope type state,
like his eyes would track kind of randomly,
he couldn’t talk,
and to me from the outside looking at them
it looked a lot like a hypoglycemic event,
I’ve seen this in the hospital before,
or somebody will hit a hypoglycemic ebb,
and you give them some sort
of glucose solution or some fruit
and they perk right back up.
And that’s what we did with him
and he would perk up immediately.
And even though that’s helpful in the moment,
that’s not really addressing the problem.