When healing from a brain injury recovery and learning to live with post concussion syndrome, what we eat is essential. We are what we eat is true! Eating a clean diet with organic fruit, vegetables, and lean protein, helps keep the inflammation down. Also, our bodies are often pumped with a lot of medications when we sustain a TBI so it is imperative to detox our livers. The goal is to heal our bodies, not just our brains. The gut is often called our “second brain.” The idea is to treat the body as a whole.
Throughout my 25+ years of living with PCS, I have tried just about every diet for my migraines, anxiety, sleep, memory, insomnia, nausea, vomiting, overstimulation, etc. My goal has been to improve my health, reduce inflammation in my brain and throughout my body, and reduce (and hopefully one day, eliminate my gut issues). Since I have started a low inflammation diet, my symptoms have improved. I am not a nutritionist but I have spent a small fortune on several and this is what I found that works for me.
I recommend that you use only organic for smoothies. If you use non-organic fruits and vegetables, you will get high doses of herbicides and pesticides which are harmful to your body!