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Natural Awakenings Milwaukee Magazine


Feb 01, 2024 12:00AM ● By Dr. John Whitcomb
The technology of brain repair is upon us and you may benefit. Do you have brain fog after COVID? Have you had post-partum depression? ADHD? Autism? Are you in the clutches of Parkinson’s or Alzheimer’s? This is just a brief introduction to a cutting-edge solution that can dramatically help each of these brain-related conditions.

What has changed that allows this to be before us? The ability to measure damage to the brain is made possible by MRI scanning. This can show “diffusion defects,” or reductions in brain volume. Damage to the brain can lead to symptoms such as trouble thinking, concentrating or remembering, as well as symptoms of anxiety or depression, which lead many people to feel helpless for answers. You can easily find more information with a quick online search. Type your condition into Google, such as “Long COVID” as an example. Also type “MRI brain, diffusion defects, white matter” and search. Many published articles will show up.

What we have learned is that once the brain is injured, it has a hard time repairing itself. The injury depletes the brain of precious plasmalogens and has a hard time remaking them.

Plasmalogens are the lipids that make up about 70% of the synapses in the brain and as much as 70% of the myelin. Myelin is the insulating white matter that protects the axons of nerve cells which act like computer cables in the brain. Plasmalogens are the antioxidant of first resort in the brain. With a damaging event like COVID, concussion or stroke, the brain becomes depleted of protective plasmalogens and struggles to catch up replacing them.

Well, now you can catch up. With skillful targeted plasmalogen replacement therapy, we can give the brain the building blocks needed to repair it itself. No toxic, dangerous, foreign drug is used. Just the natural precursors for making your own natural supply of plasmalogen. In fact, a nearly identical compound to plasmalogen is found richly in mother’s breast milk. Plasmalogens are tricky for the body to make and thus, in short supply when the brain is injured.

That’s what’s changed. Dr. Dayan Goodenowe has demonstrated the ability to manufacture these delicate brain-protective molecules. When these supplements are taken, the brain sucks them up and breathes a sigh of relief. The result? You can think better and feel better. Go to and watch some of his videos. Then call our office, and we will help you on that journey.

John E Whitcomb, M.D., is the owner of Brookfield Longevity located at 17585 W. North Ave, Suite 160, in Brookfield, WI. He and his team assist in healthy aging and anti-aging, brain health, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s care, hormone replacement, peptide therapies, weight loss and treatment of mold/CIRS. For more info, call 262-784-6150 or visit