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Hey, my friends. Welcome back to another episode of BrainSAVE! TV.
In this video, you'll learn the Top 3 reasons why you're not recovering from your concussion. By mastering the information in this quick video, you'll be one step closer to healing your brain and avoiding the biggest blind spots when it comes to recovery.
Over the years that I've been in practice, I've seen countless patients who are still struggling from their concussion,perhaps months or years after their original injury.
And they tried everything. They tried changing their diet. They tried supplements. they were eating super clean and living a really healthy lifestyle, but no matter what they did, they just couldn't recover. And they felt so frustrated and discouraged.
And when I would take a deep dive with them in the history, I uncovered many different hidden forces as to why their brain wasn't recovering. And over the course of 15 years in private practice, as well as healing my own brain from concussion, I discovered these hidden forces that were the major reasons, keeping them from recovery.
I'm going to be sharing with you the top three reasons why your brain isn't recovering from your concussion.
Reason number one, you have a leaky brain. I spoke about leaky brain in a previous YouTube video, but very briefly, your brain, your most precious sacred organ is protected from the external world with the hard covering of your skull, as well as a single cell layer. A thin layer is thin as a piece of tissue paper that covers your brain. This is what we call the 📍 blood-brain barrier. A thin layer of cells that protects your brain from external forces that could damage it.
Things such as bacteria, viruses and toxins. After a concussion, that protective barrier becomes damaged and you can have micro tears in your blood-brain barrier.
And one of the common reasons why I find patients struggling after their concussion is because their blood-brain barrier was breached in what we call leaky brain.
And when that happens, your brain just will not recover. So the number one reason I find that people's brains don't recover after a concussion is because they have a leaky brain.
The second reason why your brain isn't recovering after your concussion is because your brain is on fire. What we call neuroinflammation.
Inflammation is part of your brain and body's natural healing response. For example, if you have a paper cut, your immune system triggers a healing response, and it sends in white blood cells to heal the area and heal the skin that was traumatized or damaged. Well, the same thing happens with your brain.
When you have a concussion, your immune system within your nervous system, as well as your body launches a healing response and immune response triggering inflammation.
Now, the problem though is if that inflammatory signal, that healing response gets stuck in the ON position, then it leads to what we call chronic neuroinflammation.
And that's the second, most common reasons why we see people not healing after their concussion is neuroinflammation.
The third reason why you're not recovering from your concussion is you have an imbalance in your neural networks.
Your brain is made up of billions of different cells and those brain cells, the neurons form communication pathways that we call neural networks.
You have neural networks that allow you to experience joy and to experience happiness and gratitude. But after a concussion, your neural networks can become damaged. And that communication that happens between the neural networks becomes disrupted.
Why is that important? Because when that happens, you end up experiencing symptoms like brain fog or brain fatigue, perhaps you're sensitive to lights and sounds.
Do any of those symptoms ring a bell with you?
Then your neural networks may very well be out of balance and in need for resetting and rebooting.
So there you have it, the top three reasons why you're not recovering from your concussion.
Number 1: You have a leaky brain.
Number 2: Your brain is on fire what we call neuroinflammation.
And finally reason Number 3: Your neural networks are out of balance.
The great news is that through the miracle of neuroplasticity, you can heal your brain, stop brain inflammation and rebalance your neural networks and in doing so heal your brain from concussion and get your life back once and for all.
And you could do it through simple things, such as diet changes, taking supplements, lifestyle practices, stress management, brain training, and much more.
One of the most powerful ways of healing your brain and the top three reasons why you're not recovering from your concussion is by activation of what's known as the Vagus Nerve.
I put together a Quick Start Guide to Activate Your Vagus Nerve, one of the key structures of neural networks related to concussion recovery. So be sure to download that, you can find that link here.
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My name is Dr. Titus Chiu has been a pleasure sharing with you the secrets to brain healing. I look forward to seeing you in my next BrainSAVE! TV episode. Bye for now.