Dr. Kharrazian sent out a newsletter today and thought this might help.
"However, the brain has no pain receptors, so brain inflammation doesn't hurt. Instead, it shows up as as brain fog, neurological issues, depression, anxiety, gut problems, dementia, and many other symptoms.
In the case of traumatic brain injury (TBI), post-injury brain inflammation can continue to progress long after the doctor releases you. This is because the brain's immune system does not have an off-switch such as in the body. Symptoms gradually worsen, disorders develop, and people often do not realize it's connected to their TBI.
Dampening brain inflammation requires a comprehensive functional medicine approach that addresses blood sugar, diet, toxins, hormones, lifestyle, and stress. As an adjunct, certain botanical compounds have been shown to dampen brain inflammation in conjunction with an anti-inflammatory lifestyle:
These flavonoids cross the blood-brain barrier, the protective layer surrounding the brain that allows desireable substances in and keeps bad ones out. They have powerful anti-inflammatory effects in the brain, and are suggested as nutritional support for neurodegenerative conditions such as brain trauma, stroke, peripheral neuropathy, and for overall brain antioxidant protection.
Even if you don’t suffer from a head injury or obvious symptoms of inflammation, these flavonoids can still be used preventively, considering the many stressors we endure these days. Glutathione support is also a great ally.
I personally take a combination of all these flavonoids daily because I know, like anyone else with a stressful lifestyle, that I have some degree of brain-based inflammation that I want to dampen. If you don’t have a major inflammatory process happening, you may not notice their effects, but they can still be protective."