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ADONIS STEVENSON, THE CONCUSSION COMA AND HIS FUTURE.

ADONIS STEVENSON, THE CONCUSSION COMA AND HIS FUTURE.

Adonis Stevenson is a 41 year old, former boxer - he will never lace up gloves to go to war again. If you're not familiar with his story here's the quick version of it...

Adonis was born in Haiti and moved to Canada aged 7, he got involved with gangs in his teens and ended up serving a prison sentence for managing prostitutes, threats and counts of assault. When he finished his 4 year stay in 2001 he vowed never to return. By 2005 he had won the Canadian National Title at Middleweight and in 2006 won the silver medal at the Commonwealth Games. He was the WBC, The Ring, and Lineal Light Heavyweight Champion from 2013 - 2018.

In his most recent title defence against Ukranian Oleksandr Gvozdyk, he was knocked out in the 11th round of a brutal fight and collapsed later in the dressing room.

WHAT NOW FOR ADONIS?

Adonis has reportedly woken from his induced coma and is showing small signs of movement and the ability to recognise some of his close family although had not yet recovered any power of speech. 

While severe brain injuries are inevitably permanent - there are ways that an individual can maximise recovery...

REST

One of the pillars for any brain injury recovery is not having to work hard for a while. This includes any screens, tv's and smart phones as well as tasks that require concentration like reading a book. 

ACTIVE RECOVERY

For minor concussions and later stages of severe brain injury recovery, doing light cardio-vascular exercise has been proven to improve the healing process. This is because of increasing brain flow to the brain allowing it to access more oxygen, something that is essential for repair. 

DIET AND SUPPLEMENTATION

Low sugar and refined carbs, combined lots of good fats is great for your brain, especially when it's recovering from damage. Avacados, salmon, green veg and eggs should be staples of any brain health diet. Also using a supplement like Concussion Pro 1 that is packed with other powerful anti-oxidants and anti-inflammatories nutrients will help the recovery process.

HYPERBARIC CHAMBERS

Hyperbaric chambers are big glass tubes you lie in that are full of air containing lots more oxygen than our atmosphere. As one of the main causes of damage to the brain post-concussion is from oxidative stress, using a hyperbaric chamber allows the brain to access more oxygen needed for repair.