Really good information – probably explains why magnesium seems to be helping me chill.

healing brain injury naturally

Here are a list of nutrients that support neurotransmitter production. Neurotransmitters are the communication signals of the nervous system and by increasing and maintain healthy production of neurotransmitters the brain can function properly and more effectively. 

GABA Enhancement/Glutamate Lowering

Magnesium:
blocks excessive stimulation from glutamate. It will decrease excito-toxicity when there is too much glutamate in the brain (often seen in those with MS, chronic pain, anxiety, seizures, and/or mood disorders). It has also been shown to be neuroprotective in animal models of brain injury.

Dietary Sources: pumpkin seeds, sesame seeds, spinach, swiss chard, black beans, pinto beans, milk of magnesia, epson salt baths

Organic Sulfur:
Necessary component to generate GABA

Dietary Sources: garlic, leeks, onion, chives, cabbage, kale, collards, broccoli, cauliflower, radishes, kohlrabi

Taurine:
Taurine has been shown to help prevent epileptic seizures and be useful in the prevention of cardiac arrhythmias, atherosclerosis, and congestive heart failure. It has…

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Author: brokenbrilliant

I am a long-term multiple (mild) Traumatic Brain Injury (mTBI or TBI) survivor who experienced assaults, falls, car accidents, sports-related injuries in the 1960s, '70s, '80s, and '90s. My last mild TBI was in 2004, but it was definitely the worst of the lot. I never received medical treatment for my injuries, some of which were sports injuries (and you have to get back in the game!), but I have been living very successfully with cognitive/behavioral (social, emotional, functional) symptoms and complications since I was a young kid. I’ve done it so well, in fact, that virtually nobody knows that I sustained those injuries… and the folks who do know, haven’t fully realized just how it’s impacted my life. It has impacted my life, however. In serious and debilitating ways. I’m coming out from behind the shields I’ve put up, in hopes of successfully addressing my own (invisible) challenges and helping others to see that sustaining a TBI is not the end of the world, and they can, in fact, live happy, fulfilled, productive lives in spite of it all.

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  1. Good morning BB, Alex here! In a recent response to one of your posts I made mention of the plethora of meds (and vitamins) I take each week, each med dispensed in a different no. each day. I take two gabapentin three time a day for instance. Currently I am taking these meds to help mitigate my neuropathic pain fomented by way of a Gaba neurotransmitter snafu. My neurologist never told me about taking magnesium before, but I think I will call his office today to see if it might help my situation in some way. Thanks for the information and have a joy-filled day!

    Alex

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