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 21, 2017

This Natural Juice Helps Keep Your Brain Young - Beetroot juice

You'll have to guess what amount to take because your doctor will know absolutely nothing about this. I go for pickled beets instead. Maybe about 3 oz. each evening, no clue if it is doing any good.
This sounds like it might be incredibly important immediately post-stroke.
Older brains can perform like younger ones with this supplement.
A beetroot juice supplement can make older brains perform like younger ones, new research shows.
The supplement was given to older adults just before they worked out.
Professor Jack Rejeski, a study co-author, said:
“We knew, going in, that a number of studies had shown that exercise has positive effects on the brain.
But what we showed in this brief training study of hypertensive older adults was that, as compared to exercise alone, adding a beet root juice supplement to exercise resulted in brain connectivity that closely resembles what you see in younger adults.”
People in the study were over 55, did not exercise and had high blood pressure.
They were given the beetroot supplement an hour before a moderate intensity 50-minute treadmill workout.
The critical ingredient in beetroot is nitrate, which is converted to nitric oxide in the body.
Nitric oxide helps increase blood flow.
Professor Rejeski said:
“Nitric oxide is a really powerful molecule.
It goes to the areas of the body which are hypoxic, or needing oxygen, and the brain is a heavy feeder of oxygen in your body.”
The exercise plus the beets help to deliver more oxygen to the brain, helping to give a boost beyond your years.
The study was published in Journals of Gerontology: Medical Sciences (Petrie et al., 2017).

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