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The Brain Health Education and Research Institute’s mission is to change the way we address protection from, and treatment of, all forms brain injury. From proactively taking care of our brain health on an ongoing basis, to post-injury treatment, to recovery, BHERI is committed to being at the forefront of research and education. Omega-3 fatty acids, especially docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), are critical to brain health and are one of the principal building blocks of the brain. BHERI supports Continuing research on Omega-3′s (ALA, DHA & EPA) and their impact on brain health. To learn more about our Mission, please visit our Mission page.

Recent Articles and News

Traumatic brain injury affects behavioral health

The presentation of behavioral health difficulties resulting from a traumatic brain injury (TBI) are often seen immediately after the injury and may linger for an indefinite period of time. Psychiatric symptoms and behaviors present challenges to the patient, family and treating clinicians. Psychological trauma resulting from the event that led to the TBI, such as…

Have you listened to Dr. Lewis’ most recent podcast?

“Essentials of Healthy Living” Radio Show September 7, 2014Topic: The benefits of omega-3s for athletes – helping to prevent brain injury, and supporting recovery, if injured Special guest: Dr. Michael Lewis is the President of the Brain Health Education and Research Institute, which he founded upon retiring from the US Army after a distinguished 31-year career.…

Put This Snack Down 

Put down your low-fat snacks. A study recently published in Annals of Internal Medicine added more evidence that a low-carbohydrate diet is better for you than a low-fat diet. A low-carb diet means you consume less than 40 grams per day of carbs (from foods like bread and rice). The study included 148 participants – including men and women, as…

Breast milk is brain food

You are what you eat, the saying goes, and now a study conducted by researchers at UC Santa Barbara and the University of Pittsburgh suggests that the oft-repeated adage applies not just to physical health but to brain power as well. In a paper published in the early online edition of the journal Prostaglandins, Leukotrienes and…