Sixth module: The newborn blood-brain barrier and nature's natural protections
Learn about the final gatekeeper that determines the outcomes in physiological jaundice and how to support and protect it
It’s not a complete story to say that when bilirubin gets too high the brain can’t keep it out.
There are specific things that make the blood-brain barrier either stronger, or weaker.
Protecting and strengthening the blood-brain barrier is another thing the conventional treatment model hardly accounts for.
And there is a very good reason conventional medicine can’t address the topic of the blood-brain barrier in newborns: research is lacking! For ethical reasons, research on the blood-brain barrier in newborns is much more limited than it is in adults.
Breastmilk: Nature’s source of antioxidant melatonin for newborns
Melatonin has significant ability to protect against neuroinflammation and blood-brain barrier permeability. Newborns don’t make their own melatonin, but have a powerful source of melatonin at hand in the form of colostrum and breastmilk!
(Formula is not supplemented with circadian hormones at present, but research is underw…