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E23: Dr. Michael Lewis: When Brains Collide

22 May

E23: Dr. Michael Lewis: When Brains Collide

When Brains Collide
Dr. Michael Lewis’ book, When Brains Collide, What Every Athlete and Parent Should Know About the Prevention and Treatment of Concussions and Head Injuries.


In this episode of Old Dudes New Tricks, Gary and I talk CBD and brain injury with Dr. Michael Lewis. Dr. Lewis is the author of When Brains Collide, What Every Athlete and Parent Should Know About the Prevention of Head Injuries. A book that discusses brain trauma and how Omega 3 fatty acids reduces the effects. Dr. Lewis is also a retired Colonel in the U.S. Army and founder of the Brain Health Education and Research Center in Arlington, Virginia.

Dr. Lewis is a wealth of knowledge when it comes to head trauma. It was nice having Gary with me because I can easily get bogged down in the details and Gary has enough health experience he could mask me sounding like a dumb ass talking to someone as educated on a subject as Dr. Lewis. We begin by talking about the basics of head trauma and what a concussion actually is. Turns out it is quite difficult to distinguish when a concussion occurs because it can sometimes take days for the symptoms to show themselves. We then talk about the main theme of his book, how Omega 3’s can help recovery and even help brain injuries from occurring. We then move into the American diet and how that plays a huge role in reducing any type of trauma when accidents happen. We finish off by talking about alternative medicines, specifically CBD and the health benefits using CBD everyday as a supplement.

Luckily Dr. Lewis knows how to talk about this stuff to a layman. If not, I would have been in serious trouble. So, if you are like me and can be a dull edge sometimes, I’m sure you will enjoy this episode as much as I did recording it. Also, if you have kids that play sports, I think it would be imperative to buy and read his book.


What is a Concussion

Brain Injuries

IED Explosion Injuries

Walter Reed Medical Center

Bethesda Hospital

Omega 3 Protocol

American Diet

Primal Diet





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