Concussions: A Vitamin-Mineral Healing Approach

CONCUSSIONS: A VITAMIN-MINERAL HEALING APPROACH

By: John M. Di Fazio II

When you have a competitive spirit, it is difficult to avoid putting it all on the line within the realm of sports and hobbies. Most sports have a level of contact which at times can impact the body to the point of injury or damage. But often, the brain is an area that is overlooked in regards to sports impacts and the effects of extreme sports. I’ve had my fair share of concussions, and they have all had a prolonged effect on concentration, focus, and the handling of daily stress. I fought competitively for several years and have had many jarring head and body impacts. My wife received a concussion in a horseback riding accident. Our younger daughter had a terrible head collision in a soccer game. All took months to years for recovery. Symptoms can vary from headaches, to blurred vision, to lack of concentration, to anxiety, and to agitation to light and noise.

Over the years, we have all reduced our lingering concussion symptoms with the help of vitamins and minerals. The proper vitamin and mineral intake greatly improved the efficiency of the synapses, which permit the passage of electrical and chemical signals between neurons or to effector cells of the brain by increasing blood flow and naturally reducing swelling of the brain tissue.

Our personal results have been astonishing. My wife and I feel one hundred percent better. My daughter is still improving and though it has taken a little more time, she is feeling much better. I should note that her concussion was the most recent of the three. I have gladly helped many athletes and clients who have received concussions and who had experienced the effects of impacts to the head. Most have reported a great improvement.

In addition to our daily vitamin/mineral intake, here is the vitamin/mineral approach that we take for healing from concussions:

w/ Meal One

(1 capsule) Vitamin B (Nature’s Way B-100 Complex: B1, B2, B6, B12, Choline)

(500 mg) l-tyrosine, (free form amino acid)

w/ Meal Two

(250 mg tablet) Nature’s Made  Magnesium

(100 mcg’s) Selenium

w/ Meal Three

(1 capsule) Vitamin B (Nature’s Way B-100 Complex: B1, B2, B6, B12, Choline)

(250 mg tablet) Nature’s Made  Magnesium

PLEASE NOTE: Always seek advice from your physician before beginning a supplement regimen, especially if you are taking medication.

About the author

John M. Di Fazio II
John M. Di Fazio II

John M Di Fazio II is a nutrition consultant, a personal trainer, and a massage therapist and has twenty years of experience working in the fitness industry. He was employed by Gold's Gym for thirteen years and in 2005 co-founded Remedy Fitness, a unique fitness establishment located in East Setauket, New York. While in the employ of Gold's Gym, he was recruited into Nutritionalysis, a nutrition company based in Venice Beach, California that specialized in individualized nutrition programs, and received his certification. Excelling in the field, his clientele grew by thousands. While establishing such a full clientele in nutrition and personal training, John also graduated from the State University of New York at Stony Brook with a bachelors degree in philosophy and also graduated from the New School for Holistic Health & Research on Long Island, New York with a degree and a New York State license for massage therapy.

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