I was given the name of a person who has some interesting theories on concussions through this blog. I wanted to see what he had to say so I contacted him and asked that he write, in his own words, what he is thinking. Not only does the below blog do a good job of that it also can explain why concussions are more of an issue now. It would answer the comments “back in my day it wasn’t a problem”, this reader and now writer deserves our attention world!
With regard to the susceptibility to concussions occurring and the factors involved in helping the brain heal itself–I am reminded of a famous saying from the past by Galileo Galilei (1564-1642) “In questions of science the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of a single individual.” In other words, today many can not see the forest for the trees!
I have spent the last 22 years of my life studying the interaction of essential fatty acid (EFA) metabolism and human physiology and the dietary manipulation of eicosanoids–all thanks to the deceased eminent researcher Dr. David Horrobin and his lovely wife Sherry Clarkson. I would also like to mention Dr. Mehar Manku (current editor Medical Hypothesis), he was instrumental in the early 90’s in introducing me to essential fatty acids and disease.
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