[Preview] Treating traumatic brain injuries with a keto diet
So the role of modern life;
sports and warfare are faster,
harder and more frequent than ever.
Our military personnel, particularly
in the special operations community,
they will deploy for 6 to 9 months
at a shot.
They will do night operation
so that they sleep during the day,
they’re awake at night,
they wear a full kit
if they are awake during the day,
so their vitamin D levels are super low,
their circadian rhythm is completely altered,
their food is terrible,
so there’s a lot of circumstances
where modern diet and lifestyle practice
are really at odds
with setting us up to succeed
if we’re sustaining any type
of traumatic brain injury.
And we look at the way
that most kids are fed these days.
I mean, again, you know,
kids play a 20 minute soccer game
and “Holy smokes!”, like they need a jug
of Gatorade before and half midway through
and a bagel afterwards
and I think clearly…
And again this is when I present this
to like a standard hospital system
when I give this talk.
There’s some incredulity
when I start throwing this stuff out.
“Clearly I’m kind of singing to the choir
with you folks.”