Nutrition, The Gut and Stroke


Link found between gut microbes and stroke New findings from Cleveland Clinic researchers show for the first time that the gut microbiome impacts stroke severity and functional impairment following stroke.  Date:June 16, 2021 Source:Cleveland Clinic Summary: New findings show that the gut microbiome impacts stroke severity and functional impairment following stroke. The results lay the …

We’re all “sick and tired” and Feeling it!


How do you keep your brain resilient during this crazy pandemic? Last month I highlighted the science around COVID and the Brain in this post. Today, I’m following up that article which featured information from Dr. Sanjay Gupta’s new book, Keep Sharp on how to further optimize brain health with a few more tips on …

Under Pressure?


David Dansereau for Know-Stroke.org Stroke prevention begins with knowing your blood pressure and keeping your other body systems tuned up as well.  What matters for stroke prevention is that you don’t ignore regular routine maintenance. The gauge on your car’s dashboard may tell you if your car’s tire pressure is off, but the human body has …

What is Your Stroke Risk?


Know Your Numbers to Learn Which Values You Need to Monitor to Reduce Risks! Find out with a simple checklist quiz from the American Heart / Stroke Association to quickly scan your risk factors for stroke.* Download Full-Size PDF of this Quiz and Print For Display Directions: For each risk factor, select the box [higher …

Cut out the “Fake Stuff” to Reduce Stroke Risks


Diet Sodas Linked to Increased Stroke Risks in Women Nutrition advice for reducing stroke risks now includes dropping diet sodas and the sugar substitutes commonly found on their labels according to recent research conducted on 81,714 women 50 and older over 12 years. The American Heart Association, which published the study in its journal Stroke, …

Share Your Body in Balance Review!


Let Me Know if I’ve Helped You Improve Your Health Reviews like this are why I continue to make improvements and add new features to my book.  I’m working on collecting the final beta group results from my new health coaching course build on the concepts from my book Body in Balance as well as …

Feed Your Brain!


About my Book: Body in  Balance At the core of Body in Balance is a goal of improving your skill power or brain health to help you shift your mindset and begin thinking toward a more natural, healthier way of exercising, training, and living—and one that challenges some commonly held assumptions around nutrition and popular …

Get Moving!


Latest Research Reveals: Exercise is Key!   Want to add a few years?  Not just to live longer and improve your lifespan, but to increase your healthspan.  [ Definition: healthspan –the period of a person’s life during which they are generally healthy and free from serious or chronic illness.]  Solution: Get moving!!  Study after study reveals …

Another PFO trial shows evidence of better outcomes for stroke patients following PFO closure


The findings support results of several trials and suggest that patients with a higher-risk #PFO are likely to benefit from a pfo closure device. According to findings presented at the 67th American College of Cardiology’s Annual Scientific Session,  patients who received a medical device to close a patent foramen ovale (PFO) after a stroke fared better …

Here’s the nutrition facts on artificial sweeteners and stroke risk


Most processed foods today have added sugars.  With up to 70% of all processed and packaged foods on the market today being infused with more sugar, it is indeed difficult to avoid the white stuff. So what about the substitutes, the low to no cal sweeteners that promise you they are better for your health.  Are they …