Deans' stroke musings

Changing stroke rehab and research worldwide now.Time is Brain!Just think of all the trillions and trillions of neurons that DIE each day because there are NO effective hyperacute therapies besides tPA(only 12% effective). I have 493 posts on hyperacute therapy, enough for researchers to spend decades proving them out. These are my personal ideas and blog on stroke rehabilitation and stroke research. Do not attempt any of these without checking with your medical provider. Unless you join me in agitating, when you need these therapies they won't be there.

What this blog is for:

Shortly after getting out of the hospital and getting NO information on the process or protocols of stroke rehabilitation and recovery I started searching on the internet and found that no other survivor received useful information. This is an attempt to cover all stroke rehabilitation information that should be readily available to survivors so they can talk with informed knowledge to their medical staff. It's quite disgusting that this information is not available from every stroke association and doctors group.
My back ground story is here:http://oc1dean.blogspot.com/2010/11/my-background-story_8.html

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

A supplement maker tried to silence this Harvard doctor — and put academic freedom on trial

Be careful out there, you have no clue what is in those supplements you take. And if our fuckingly stupid federal legislators hadn't passed the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act of 1994 (DSHEA): (DSHEA) defined dietary supplements as a category of food, which put them under different regulations than drugs. They are considered safe until proven otherwise. Caveat Emptor. This recalls the patent medicines in the 18th and 19th centuries. It took the  Pure Food and Drug Act of 1906 to reign these in.
https://www.statnews.com/2017/01/10/supplement-harvard-pieter-cohen/
Two paragraphs from there;
The entire episode opens a window into the Wild West world of supplements. Unlike drug companies, supplement manufacturers don’t have to show that their formulations are safe or effective before putting a product on the market. They don’t have to run clinical trials. They don’t have to consult federal regulators.
With little oversight, they can jump right into a highly lucrative industry: Wheat, a convicted felon, said his company brings in more than $100 million a year in annual revenue. His company’s social media pages are lined with images of bodybuilders with veins bursting out of their biceps.

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