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

Monday, February 27, 2017

Nutrition and healthy eating from Mayo Clinic

A year old, has your doctor done one damn thing about this? Even this is pretty much useless, guidelines, not protocols.
http://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/nutrition-and-healthy-eating/expert-blog/brain-healthy-foods/bgp-20191732/?

Nutrition-wise blog

Feed your mind

By Katherine Zeratsky, R.D., L.D. March 3, 2016
Did you know that what you eat can affect your brain's function? The Mediterranean diet and the DASH diet, both known to reduce heart disease, have also been shown to slow cognitive decline.
To look more closely at this association, scientists designed a study called the Mediterranean-DASH diet intervention for neurodegenerative delay (MIND).
As the name suggests, the MIND diet is styled after the Mediterranean and DASH diets but with modifications based on previous research on diet and dementia.
For example, the MIND diet recommends higher levels of vegetables, especially leafy greens, because they appear to have a positive association with slowing cognitive decline. On the other hand, fruits, except for berries, are not associated with slowing cognitive decline.
The MIND diet includes 10 brain-healthy foods:
  • Green leafy vegetables
  • Vegetables
  • Nuts
  • Berries
  • Beans
  • Whole grains
  • Seafood
  • Poultry
  • Olive oil
  • Wine
The MIND diet categorizes five foods as unhealthy:
  • Red meat
  • Butter and stick margarine
  • Cheese
  • Pastries and sweets
  • Fried and fast foods
In this observational study, the MIND diet was strongly associated with slower cognitive decline and had greater estimated effects than either the Mediterranean diet or the DASH diet. Of course, future studies are needed to evaluate whether this diet can prevent dementia.
This news provides yet one more reason to eat your vegetables, especially the green and leafy ones. But what about fruit?
Fruit is a low-calorie, nutrient- and fiber-rich food that has long been a part of a healthy eating pattern. There are still good reasons to include it in your diet. For your brain's sake, consider adding more fresh or frozen berries.
Additionally, let's not rule out all things on the "unhealthy" list. Both the Mediterranean and DASH diets included limited quantities of meat and cheese.
What do you think of this research? What brain-healthy foods will make it on your plate?

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