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Doctor Barry Sears

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That's great, but you need a better treatment.  That treatment is high-dose fish oil.
Doctor Barry Sears

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Since neurons require omega-3 fatty acids for development in the fetus, lack of their presence in the mother's diet may be an underlying cause of altered neurodevelopment.
Doctor Barry Sears

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It is highly unlikely the original NFL settlement will be accepted by the players once they read this article.  They can thank their NFL Players Association for rolling over to accept it in the first place.
Doctor Barry Sears

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If you really want to reduce concussions, simply outlaw heading in the first place.
Doctor Barry Sears

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You are definitely gambling if your AA/EPA is not between 1.5 and 3.  Since the average American has an AA/EPA ratio of 18, I imagine Wes Welker is in that same range.
Doctor Barry Sears

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Unlike this short abstract, a more comprehensive story on CBSnews.com at least recognized my published work on the benefits of high-dose omega-3 fatty acid supplementation in preventing brain damage in an animal concussion study.
Doctor Barry Sears

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Diagnostic tests are good, but treatment is better.  High-dose fish oil is a very good treatment to reduce the neuroinflammation that remains after the initial concussion.
Doctor Barry Sears

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I think it is easier to study a real brain.  When you do, you find that giving high doses of omega-3 fatty acids speeds up recovery by reducing neuroinflammation.
Doctor Barry Sears

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Any impact that causes the brain to slosh around in the skull is going to cause inflammation.
Doctor Barry Sears

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The biggest lingering problem of TBI is not bleeding but continuing neuroinflammation in the brain.
Doctor Barry Sears

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The NFL is only a continuation of college football in which moral ethics of its recruited players are often compromised in order to win.
Doctor Barry Sears

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I hope the NHL players have better luck than NFL players.
Doctor Barry Sears

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The best way to treat a concussion is to reduce the neuroinflammation caused by the concussion.  High-dose fish oil remains the best way to achieve that goal.
Doctor Barry Sears

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Melatonin is one the few anti-oxidants that can cross the blood-brain barrier.  However, the cause of oxidative stress in traumatic brain injury is neuroinflammation.  That is far more effectively reduced with high-dose fish oil.
Doctor Barry Sears

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Fish oil only works if you take enough, and it is pure enough to be taken for a lifetime.
Doctor Barry Sears

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It is likely the lasting brain damage due to mild TBI is due to ongoing neuroinflammation.  That will be reduced with high-dose fish oil that can cross the blood-brain-barrier to reduce the inflammation levels to give the brain a chance to heal.
Doctor Barry Sears

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As bad as the NFL and NHL are about talking about concussions, FIFA makes them look like paragons of virtue.  Apparently money talks, and safety walks in soccer.
Doctor Barry Sears

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Likewise, they should not play if they have broken bones sticking out through their skin. 
Doctor Barry Sears

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However, this doesn't mean that they are not safe from continuing neuroinflammation.
Doctor Barry Sears

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That is the price you’re going to pay if you want "action-packed" NFL football.  It is not that much different from asking soldiers to serve in Middle East and be surprised that they get head injuries.
Doctor Barry Sears

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The best way to treat brain trauma is to reduce neuroinflammation.  More red blood cells will not do that.  High-dose fish oil will.
Doctor Barry Sears

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Kids will always be "mucking around" so give them an insurance policy of daily omega-3 fatty acids to reduce concussion injury if it does occur. 
Doctor Barry Sears

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If you have had a brain injury, taking high-dose omega-3 fatty acids to reduce the neuroinflammation it has caused is probably your best protection against early Alzheimer's.
Doctor Barry Sears

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There is no good age for headers.  If you can't use your hands in soccer, just extend the ban to the head.
Doctor Barry Sears

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Another good reason to turn off the computer by 9 p.m.
Doctor Barry Sears

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Maybe it is best to play flag football during high school.
Doctor Barry Sears

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What happens at the molecular level is increased neuroinflammation that continues unless reduced. The best treatment to reduce neuroinflammation is high-dose fish oil.

Doctor Barry Sears

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Omega-3 fatty acids are effective, but you need to take a therapeutic dosage.

Doctor Barry Sears

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The best way to engineer resilience in the brain is taking high-dose fish oil on a daily basis to maintain high levels of resolvins in the brain to protect it against brain trauma.
Doctor Barry Sears

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Not only is brain trauma a worldwide epidemic, but the recovery time seems to be much longer than typically expected. Results from the U.S. indicate that even non-concussion brain trauma takes at least six months to completely heal. Fortunately, that process can be sped up with high-dose fish oil.

Doctor Barry Sears

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The differences may be due to estrogen levels. But in any case, it takes a long time for a complete recovery. High-dose fish oil will reduce that recovery time for either sex by reducing neuroinflammation.

Doctor Barry Sears

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Here's a simpler link -- lack of omega-3 fatty acids in the blood and brain injury.
Doctor Barry Sears

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Nice price to pay for defending your country.
Doctor Barry Sears

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Well-educated individuals usually have better diets and more resources.
Doctor Barry Sears

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Highly educated and college-educated are two different things. Highly educated means constant learning throughout a lifetime and the subsequent formation of new neural pathways.