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.
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Friday, April 7, 2017

Research supports heart-healthy diet, not dietary fads

The reason people go to fads and supplements is because you blithering idiots don't write up diet protocols; for blood pressure reduction, for cholesterol reduction, for stroke prevention, for dementia prevention, etc., etc. You write lazy and pretty much useless guidelines like the first line in here.

Current research supports a diet of fruits and vegetables, whole grains, legumes and nuts in moderation for the reduction of heart disease, but not fads, like juicing, coconut and palm oil and gluten-free diets, according to a research summary published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.

“The potential CV benefits of specific individual components of the ‘food-ome’ (defined as the vast array of foods and their constituents) are still incompletely understood, and nutritional science continues to evolve,” Andrew M. Freeman, MD, a cardiologist at National Jewish Health in Denver, and colleagues wrote. “There are important challenges to establishing the scientific evidence base in nutrition, in part because of the complex interplay between nutrients and confounding by other healthy lifestyle behaviors associated with changes in dietary habits. However, in the meantime, several controversial dietary patterns, foods and nutrients have received significant media exposure and are mired by hype.”
Freeman and colleagues reviewed the research on several common “heart-healthy” diet patterns and on major hypes and fads, such as juicing and a gluten-free diet.
Current evidence strongly supports three dietary patterns — the Healthy U.S.-style Pattern, the Healthy Mediterranean-style Pattern and the Healthy Vegetarian Pattern — which include a high intake of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, legumes and nuts in moderation and may include limited quantities of lean meat, fish, low-fat dairy products and liquid vegetable oils, to reduce the risk for CVD.
As for nutrition fads and controversies, the researchers found that individuals should limit intake of eggs or any other high-cholesterol food. Individuals should avoid solid fats, like coconut oil and palm oil, as they have adverse effects on CVD risk factors, whereas liquid oils have shown to be beneficial for lipids and lipoproteins, with olive oil showing the largest benefit.
The research shows that antioxidants are healthiest and more beneficial when they come from fruit, like berries, rather than a supplement.
Plant-based diets and green leafy vegetables were both found to have significant benefits on CVD risk factors, according to the researchers.
For the juicing fad, the research shows that daily intake is more beneficial when it comes from whole fruits and vegetables, rather than juice. Only in the case of inadequate consumption of these foods could juicing be beneficial.
Aside from those with celiac disease or a gluten sensitivity, who should avoid gluten, there is unsubstantiated evidence that a gluten-free diet is beneficial, according to the researchers.

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