Episode 23

Brain Food: Essential Advice For Concussion Recovery


September 7th, 2020

22 mins 40 secs

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About this Episode

In episode 23, Matt Frakes, Sport Nutritionist at The University of Louisville, joins us.

Specifically Matt will be looking at:

  • The importance of diet in concussion patients
  • Key nutritional recommendations
  • Physiology underpinning these
  • How to apply this practically

About Matt

"Matthew R. Frakes, PhD, RD, CSCS is a registered dietitian nutritionist and certified strength and conditioning specialist. Mr. Frakes is a former Division I collegiate student-athlete who completed his undergraduate and Master's degree at Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH, and his Doctorate degree at the University of Mississippi, Oxford, MS. He has a wide range of experiences in sports nutrition, strength and conditioning, private practice, and healthcare settings. His passion includes enhancing athletic performance through both evidence-based research and practice-based evidence. Building upon a sports nutrition and clinical nutrition background, his research interest focuses on the impact of nutrition and dietary intake on the recovery rate of sports-related concussions. Currently, Mr. Frakes works as a Sports Nutritionist at the University of Louisville."


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