Dr. Kabran Chapek is the author of CONCUSSION RESCUE: A Comprehensive Program to Heal Traumatic Brain Injury. He is a staff physician at the Amen Clinics, which has been the front line of defense against the impact of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) for over 25 years. He has a special interest in TBIs, the assessment and treatment of Alzheimer’s and dementia, PTSD, and anxiety disorders. Dr. Chapek is the founding president of the Psychiatric Association of Naturopathic Physicians.
[01:30] Introduction to Dr. Chapek and why he developed an interest in brain health.
[08:17] Why the current approach to treating concussions often doesn’t go far enough. Explanation of SPECT imaging.
[12:27] TBI = “the silent epidemic”
[14:55] Elements of a good brain injury assessment: History, Cognitive Testing (SAGE, MOCA — link below), Imaging, Labs/bloodwork
[22:30] “First Aid for Your Brain” — Useful supplements to take following an acute brain injury/concussion and WHY: Glutathione (NAC), curcumin, vitamin C, vitamin D, progesterone, Omega-3, MCT oil, BCAA
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[34:17] Supplements helpful for chronic symptoms of previous brain injury; Role of the Ketogenic diet in healing
[38:16] Other natural therapies used in the treatment of TBI: Diet rich in antioxidants, exercise (especially cardiovascular), brain exercises, meditation, hyperbaric oxygen chamber
[43:42] The MYTH that you shouldn’t let someone with a concussion fall asleep; Why the brain needs sleep; Why those with TBIs have difficulty sleeping; How to improve sleep hygiene (melatonin, tryptophan)
[48:34] How to tell if issues with attention, memory, or depression may be related to a past brain injury/ concussion
[50:54] The promising role of these treatment protocols for Alzheimer’s and dementia
[53:03] Where to find/connect with Dr. Chapek
Dr. Chapek’s book: “Concussion Rescue: A Comprehensive Program to Heal Traumatic Brain Injury”
Cognitive Testing: www.brainhealthassessment.com
Amen clinic: https://www.amenclinics.com/locations/northwest/
Dr. Chapek (Amen Clinic): http://bit.ly/Chapek
Dr. Chapek Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drkabran_chapek/
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