Dr. Russell Blaylock, M.D. is a nationally recognized board-certified neurosurgeon, health practitioner, author, and lecturer. He attended the Louisiana State University School of Medicine and completed his internship and neurological residency at the Medical University of South Carolina. For 26 years, practiced neurosurgery in addition to having a nutritional practice. He recently retired from his neurosurgical duties to devote his full attention to nutritional research. Dr. Blaylock writes The Blaylock Wellness Report newsletter and has authored four books, Excitotoxins: The Taste That Kills, Health and Nutrition Secrets That Can Save Your Life, Natural Strategies for Cancer Patients, and his most recent work, Cellular and Molecular Biology of Autism Spectrum Disorders.

Dr. Russell Blaylock, M.D.

Tags: brain damage | excitotoxicity | inflammation | hypoxia | near-drowning | nutriceuticals

Help for Brain Damage

By Russell Blaylock, M.D.   |   Monday, 11 Mar 2013 12:43 PM

Question: I have a friend whose daughter is suffering brain damage from a near-drowning. Is there something that could help my friend’s little girl?

Dr. Blaylock's Answer:

I am sorry to hear about your friend’s little girl. Supplementation would depend on her age, but there are a number of newer discoveries and studies showing that several nutriceuticals will not only protect the brain, but speed recovery.

In a young child suffering from drowning (hypoxia), the major damage is from excitotoxicity. Supplements that reduce excitotoxicity and inflammation, and improve brain energy production, can help alleviate the damage. This includes B-complex vitamins, mixed tocopherols/tocotrienols, vitamin C, curcumin, quercetin, resveratrol and EGCG (white and green tea) as well as DHA.

Vitamin D3 is also essential. Niacinamide plays a major role in recovery. The dose depends on her age.

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