Military members with “Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)” and traumatic brain injuries can and should be treated with better diets. Military members should eat more good fats such as olive oil, walnuts and flaxseeds which have been proven to reduce the risks of getting dementiaby 60 percent and improving brain health in general. Other ways to improve your health are probiotics.
The Department of Defense should ensure sweeping changes to include mandatory appointments with either functional medicine doctors, or military doctors certified in functional medicine or functional medicine health coaches. This would ensure the root causes of any diseases are found or the prevention of new diseases occur through proper diet and nutrition. The whole person approach is most effective. And since no person’s microbiome is the same as anyone else’s, foods also affect different people differently. As one doctor suggested, “it’s not we are what we eat, but we should eat for who we are.”