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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

Blow to the Head May Impact the Brain’s Waste Removal System and Cause Alzheimer’s

A blow to the head may actually disrupt the function of the brain’s waste removal system. The new findings reveal that head injuries may be far more dangerous than first thought, and could cause toxic proteins to accumulate in the brain and set the stage for neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer’s The brain is essentially…

Is Your Fish Oil Poisoning You?

NOTE: This is a pretty well written article about the good and bad of fish oil supplements. In particular, a discussion about toxins like mercury and PCBs. Not 100% accurate, but worth reading. For the best quality supplements, I always recommend: concentrated triglyceride form from small fish (like anchovies), molecularly distilled, pharmaceutical grade, IFOS-certified. Here’s the…

Headed for Disaster: What We Know About Traumatic Brain Injury

In the wake of the suicide of Kosta Karageorge, an Ohio State University football player who allegedly suffered from debilitating concussions, questions once again have been raised about the link between brain injury and mental instability. A coroner on Monday ordered a special exam to look for signs of traumatic brain injury in Karageorge, a…

Even without concussion, high school football players exhibit brain changes, study says

High school football players can undergo significant brain changes after only a single season— even if they don’t get a concussion, Wake Forest University researchers have found. Scientists said the ongoing study of 24 students, ages 16 to 18, from a Winston-Salem, N.C. high school, is the largest and most comprehensive research of its kind.…