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, February 16, 2017

This Vegetable Will Make You Look 50% More Attractive - Cacausians

I bet your doctor isn't getting a diet protocol updated with this to help you in your social connnections post-stroke after you have lost most of your friends.
http://www.spring.org.uk/2017/02/vegetable-more-attractive.php?omhide=true
Yellow and red skin pigments are perceived as 50% more attractive in Caucasian people, new research finds.
Although these pigments in the skin are supposed to be signals of good health, they can be faked.
Taking beta-carotene supplement, for example, will have the same effect.
Beta-carotene is the pigment that gives carrots — and other fruits and vegetables — a strong red/yellow colour.
For this research 43 Caucasian men were given a beta-carotene supplements for 12 weeks.
Below you can see the effect of the supplementation on their skin tone.
The left hand picture shows a typical face before supplementation, the right-hand one shows afterwards.
Notice the slightly more red-yellow hue in the right-hand face.

The supplementation group were compared with a placebo group who were given a dummy pill.
Women were then asked to rate men’s pictures before and after supplementation.
The results showed that beta-carotene supplementation increased the overall redness and yellowness of the men’s faces (but did not change how light or dark they were).
Women were 50% more likely to choose men who had taken the supplementation.
This was all despite the fact that taking beta-carotene did not make the men any healthier — it only changed their appearance slightly.
Mr Yong Zhi Foo, the study’s first author, said:
“Carotenoids are known to be responsible for the striking mating displays in many animal species.
Our study is one of the first to causally demonstrate that carotenoids can affect attractiveness in humans as well.
It also reaffirms the results of previous studies showing that what we eat can affect how we look”

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