Dr Michael Lewis concussions and omega 3 fats - by Doug Cook RD

#028 Treating Concussions with Omega-3 Fats

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Over 30% of concussions will lead to long-term, potentially permanent disability. Whether by a car accident, tripping, and falling, or due to sport-related head-to-head contact, concussions lead to severe brain inflammation. But there’s an effective, low-cost treatment: omega-3 fats. Learn more about the Omega-3 Protocol for the treatment of traumatic brain injuries.

Meet Michael Lewis, MD

Dr. Lewis is the President and founder of the Brain Health Education and Research Institute. He is an expert on nutritional interventions for brain health, particularly the use of omega-3 fatty acids for the prevention, management, and rehabilitation of concussions and traumatic brain injury (TBI).


He founded Brain Health Education and Research in late 2011 upon retiring as a Colonel after a distinguished 31-year career in the U.S. Army. His pioneering work in the military and since then has helped thousands of people around the world and regularly featured in the media including CNN’s Sanjay Gupta MD show and numerous radio shows and podcasts.


He is a graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and Tulane University School of Medicine. Dr. Lewis is board-certified and a Fellow of the American College of Preventive Medicine and the American College of Nutrition. He completed post-graduate training at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Johns Hopkins University, and Walter Reed Army Institute of Research.


He is currently in private practice in Potomac, Maryland at  Brain CARE – Concussion Assessment Recovery Education, is a consultant to the U.S. Army and Navy as well as several organizations, institutes, and nutrition companies around the world, and a founding member of the Pop Warner Youth Football Medical Advisory Board.

Connect with Dr. Lewis

Brain Health Education and Research Institute




About his book

When Brains Collide – What Every Athlete and Parent Should Know About the Prevention and Treatment of Concussions and Head Injuries


There is nearly a 20% chance that you or someone close to you will suffer a concussion this year. Whether they are in a car accident, fall off their bike, or suffer a helmet-to-helmet hit at football practice, over 30% of such concussions will lead to long-term, potentially permanent disability.


Even worse, many of these concussions are mild and go unnoticed and untreated.


However, whether you are a concerned parent or an athlete worried about that recent or long-ago head injury, there is good news. The proper utilization of omega-3 fatty acids and their nutritional potential to feed and cultivate the brain’s biochemical environment can facilitate the concussion healing process, relieve symptoms without pharmaceuticals, and increase the chance for a happy and healthy future.


Culminating a career spanning over three decades in the U.S. Army, Dr. Michael Lewis developed The Omega-3 Protocol, the military-grade brain injury treatment process for dealing with the concussive dangers of everyday life.


Concussions are not always preventable, but they are treatable.


Find out how to give yourself or your loved one the best chance at recovery from brain injuries—large or small—by learning everything about, and becoming ready to apply, The Omega-3 Protocol today.


Buy his book: When Brains Collide – What Every Athlete and Parent Should Know About the Prevention and Treatment of Concussions and Head Injuries on Amazon.ca, Amazon.com, and Barnes and Noble.


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Doug Cook RDN is a Toronto based integrative and functional nutritionist and dietitian with a focus on brain and mental health and antiaging nutrition. Follow me on FacebookInstagram, and Twitter.

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