Brains Super Speciality Hospital
Neuro Nutrition

At the most basic level, nutrition is about eating a regular balanced diet. Good nutrition helps fuel your body. Food carries the essential nutrients both macro and micro, which the body requires to maintain your brain, muscle, bone, nerve, skin, blood circulation, etc.

Neuro-nutrition basically refers to the nutrition needed to achieve a healthy brain and neurocognitive function. A diet rich in antioxidants, vitamins, flavonoids and polyphenolic compounds will help suppress the onset of Alzheimer’s disease. Targeted nutrition therapy is used in neuro-nutrition to address both general and specific neurological and emotional problems.

Vitamins and minerals are very essential for the brain health. Deficiency of Vitamin D, magnesium, Omega 3 fatty acids, B vitamins and antioxidants are linked to depression, anxiety, migraine, learning difficulty, ADHD and PTSD.

In this era of fast food culture, unbalanced diet, preservatives, following certain specific diets (Keto, General Motar, Intermittent Fasting, etc.) all by self or through information gathered from the internet is causing a lot of chaos in life leading to micronutrient deficiency and fogging the brain functions.

Disorders & diseases requiring Neuro-nutrition:

  • .Alzheimer’s disease
  • .Parkisonism
  • .Dementia
  • .Anxiety
  • .ADD
  • .Tinnitus
  • .Fibromyalgia
  • .Chronic fatigue syndrome
  • .Ataxia
  • .Bell’s Palsy
  • .Brain tumor
  • .Epilepsy
  • .Cerebral aneurism
  • .Gullian Barre Syndrome
  • .Migraines
  • .Meningitis
  • .Muscular Dystrophy
  • .Stroke

Apart from the intention of cure, sometimes patients with neurological issues also need rehabilitation as part of an effort to restore some lost function. Therapies for neurological disorders often consist of:

  • .Lifestyle changes
  • .Physiotherapy
  • .Pain Management
  • .Medication

All of the above go hand in glove towards the path of well-being and recovery.

Diet for neurological disorders:

A diet comprising of food which are mostly plant based, low fat, high fiber, rich in

antioxidants and other lifestyle interventions helps to reduce the burden and disability of common neurological disorders. These foods can be incorporated:

  • .Nuts & seeds
  • .Salmon fish
  • .Beans
  • .Blueberries
  • .Dark and green leafy vegetables
  • .Lean red meat
  • .Avocado
  • .Tomato
  • .Whole grains
  • .Green tea
  • .Dark chocolates
  • .Red cabbage
  • .Quinoa

These foods mentioned are rich in omega fatty acids, Vitamin E, antioxidants, B Vitamins, complex carbohydrates, iron, fiber, protein and are helpful in nourishing the brain. Role of a Clinical Dietitian:

Nutrition plays a vital role in the well-being of a person and helps in the recovery of an ongoing treatment or recovery. This apart, a clinical dietitian plays an important role for a critically ill patient who isn’t hemodynamically stable. If the patient is unable to eat orally due to altered sensorium or on ventilator support, the food needs to be fed through the nasal gastric route, popularly called the Ryle’s Tube feeding. Many patients require nasojejunal route or even parenteral route of feeding (central vein or peripheral vein). These interventions are decided by the Intensivist and a Clinical Dietitian as to when it needs to be started and about the rate of infusion.

At Brains Super Speciality Hospital we have one of the best & experienced Clinical Dietitian, working round the clock to ensure all the nutritional needs of the patients are looked into.

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