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

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Eat more mushrooms if you want to avoid dementia

But  how much? Once again worthless information, so ask your doctor to request specific research on this. You can also ask your doctor about magic mushroom use for stroke rehab. Don't do this on your own. With any smarts at all we would be able to monitor levels of NGF in the brain and know exactly how much mushrooms are needed to maintain the appropriate levels. Otherwise this is just shooting in the dark.

How Magic Mushrooms Affect Your Brain: From Higher Levels Of Awareness To Hallucinations

Eat more mushrooms if you want to avoid dementia


A diet rich in mushrooms may help stave off dementia, new research suggests.
A study of 11 types of fungi found they boosted the brain’s gray matter by raising the production of a chemical called nerve growth factor, or NGF, according to the study, which appeared in the January edition of the Journal of Medicinal Food.
The findings suggest that mushrooms “may fulfill a preventive function against the development of Alzheimer’s disease.”
“Regular consumption of the mushrooms may reduce or delay development of age-related neurodegeneration,” Professor Vikineswary Sabaratnam of Malaya University in Kuala Lumpur concluded in the study.
However, extensive animal and human clinical trials are warranted, which may then lead to designing functional food or novel therapeutic drugs to prevent or mitigate the effects of neuro-degenerative diseases,” he added.
The researchers said experiments on rodents and humans had found a “number of edible mushrooms” have been shown to contain rare compounds that are good for the brain.
One mushroom, H. erinaceus, commonly called the Lion’s Mane, was found to improve mild cognitive impairment, which can lead to dementia among 50- to 80-year-olds. Another fungi, Cordyceps, got high marks for its anti-inflammatory properties, which could prevent memory loss by staving off neuronal cell death. And Reishi mushrooms were said to improve cognitive functions.
Current treatments for neuro-degenerative diseases have many side effects and only provide a short-term delay in progression, Sabaratnam said.
“An alternative approach to mitigating such diseases is by using complementary health approaches,” the study reads. “Functional food is food that has a potentially positive effect on health beyond its basic nutrition.
“Mushrooms might have the potential to be functional foods with neuro-protective and cognitive benefits,” he said. “Mushrooms contain diverse yet exclusive bioactive compounds that are not found in plants. It’s very likely a dietary intake of mushroom or mushroom-based extracts might have beneficial effects on human health and improve brain function.”

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