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DR. MICHAEL LEWIS- CBD OIL AND BRAIN HEALTH
Dr. Lewis is the President and founder of the Brain Health Education and Research Institute. He is an expert on nutritional interventions for brain health, particularly the use of omega-3 fatty acids for the prevention, management, and rehabilitation of concussions and traumatic brain injury (TBI). He founded Brain Health Education and Research in late 2011 upon retiring as a Colonel after a distinguished 31 year career in the U.S. Army. His pioneering work in the military and since has helped thousands of people around the world and regularly featured in the media including CNN’s Sanjay Gupta MD show and numerous radio shows and podcasts. He is a graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and Tulane University School of Medicine. Dr. Lewis is board-certified and a Fellow of the American College of Preventive Medicine and the American College of Nutrition. He completed post-graduate training at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Johns Hopkins University, and Walter Reed Army Institute of Research. He is currently in private practice in Potomac, Maryland (BrainCARE – www.BrainCARE.center), is a consultant to the U.S. Army and Navy as well as several organizations, institutes, and nutrition companies around the world, and a founding member of the Pop Warner Youth Football Medical Advisory Board.
Dr. Lewis forgot we were supposed to do a show and I called his back up number and he was more than gracious. That tells me a lot about him, I found him to be down to earth and geniune. It's nice to know there are well educated medical professionals who are seeing things in a different light and are aware of over medicating issues from prescriptions, and are chosing more natural solutions. In this interview we talk about how concussions could be connected to poor brain health. We discuss how CBD oil can not only heal brain issues, but pain issues as well. Dr. Lewis has a well documented story of a teen who was in a horrible accident and recovered using a lot of Omega 3s and CBD oil. What is CBD oil made from? A cannibus plant, but it doesn't have THC, therefore it is legal in every state. Some people I know swear that it's the THC in marijauna than heals, others who are natural doctors don't necessarly disagree but they feel it's not necessary. One of the most interesting comments that Dr. Lewis made was how he thought much of the pain many suffer from today is caused by too many Omega 6's in our body, this is caused by the use of soy products which can be found in many of our foods.
Another important topic that Dr. Lewis discussed was concussions. I look at sports atheletes, even children, getting concussions at such a young age, this seems to be on the rise. Dr. Lewis had a unique reponse that basically said that because we don't get the right nutrition it could be making us more prone to injuries and perhaps even concussions. That was something I never thought about, granted there are many other factors but there seems to be an epidemic in sports regarding concussions and certainly part of it is due more awareness. We hear about these atheletes having severe problems later in life, often dying at a fairly young age. Is it possible with the right nutrition these atheletes stand a better chance of not only maintaining their quality of life, but also recovering? Imagine that, healing ourselves from head trauma, within this interview Dr. Lewis shares a remarkable story of one such recovery.
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