humanOS: Ketones for brain injury
Tommy joins Greg Potter on the HumanOS podcast to discuss the potential use of ketones to treat brain injury.
In this episode of humanOS Radio Greg speaks with Dr. Tommy Wood. Tommy is Senior Fellow in the Pediatrics Department at the University of Washington, Visiting Research Scientist at the Institute for Human and Machine Cognition, Chief Scientific Officer of Nourish Balance Thrive, and President of Physicians for Ancestral Health. Tommy’s academic work focuses on neonatal brain injury, and in the years to come he plans to study how to manipulate diet to minimize the negative effects of such injury.
In this podcast we explore many subjects, including:
The number of people affected by brain injuries
Which groups of people are at highest risk of brain injury
Whether the time of day at which brain injuries take place influences subsequent injury severity
How early-life brain injury affects risk of disease later in life
The treatment of brain injury in newborn kids
What pregnant women can do to protect the foetus against brain injury
How dietary fat composition affects risk of brain injury
Whether creatine monohydrate can help protect athletes against concussion
Using exogenous ketones for brain injury