Diet Works to Reduce Stroke Risk and Help Fuel Recovery


The Key is to Protect Young Bright Minds with Proper Nutrition BEFORE a Stroke  A Stroke Prevention Diet Starts Early by David Dansereau for Know-Stroke.org A revealing diet study in 2010 demonstrated just how big an impact a poor nutritional start can have on our young Bright Minds (Our Kids!).  Those young minds who ate […]

26 Year Old Arizona Twins Suffer Strokes


There are so many smaller important stories within this story reported today by ABC News.  As you know, I’ve been “shouting from the sidelines”  for years about all the important lessons within this story.  Keywords: PFO screening, migraine, rise in young stroke, growing rate of obesity, pediatric stroke connection,declining activity level in young and stroke […]

Southern “Stroke Belt” Diet compared to the Conventional American Diet


A recent diet study, the Reasons for Geographic and Racial Differences in Stroke (REGARDS), was presented  during the International Stroke Conference 2013.  As reported in this study,  ” a diet rich in salty, high-fat fried foods and sugary drinks explains about 63% of the racial variation in stroke risk”. The study authors concluded that almost […]

Do you need to KickStart your day?


David Dansereau,MSPT post for Know-Stroke.org PepsiCo is now hoping you and perhaps your kids will reach for their new “solution” when you decide what to drink for breakfast.  Recently they announced their new morning energy drink solution in a can called KickStart, available Feb 25,2013 according to their website.  Can you say Mountain Dew for […]

Obama’s Address fails to mention our nation’s poor nutritional health and growing obesity debt


“Not that protecting our environment isn’t important to our overall health, but I believe failure to respond to the reality of the obesity epidemic in our nation would even further betray our children and future generations.” -David Dansereau, MSPT  Know-Stroke.org   President Obama today in his second Inaugural Address spoke of how he vows to […]

Got Brain? Consume this Ingredient and Destroy Your Memory and Brain Function


This article is being reposted with permission by Dr. Mercola:  A Must Read if You Care About Preserving Your Brain By Dr. Mercola It’s a fact that excess dietary fructose can harm your body by setting up the conditions for diabetes, obesity, and fatty liver, but what does it do to your brain? Studies have not […]

Trade lower stroke risk for higher risk of having a heart attack? Oh boy…what a choice.


According to a recent report on WebMD, Patients taking the new anti-clotting drug Pradaxa have a 33% higher risk of heart attack or severe symptoms of heart disease than do patients taking warfarin. The new study findings, from Cleveland Clinic researchers Ken Uchino, MD, and Adrian V. Hernandez, MD, PhD, are based on a fairly […]

Highlights from the AHA/ASA International Stroke Conference in LA


I returned earlier this week from the International Stroke Conference in Los Angeles with the PFO Research Foundation.  In addition to finding the weather absolutely perfect, it was exciting coming from conference and actually getting the news “live in LA” before Google and the news channels actually reported on it later that same evening.  Some […]

Take Life’s Simple 7 to Assess your Cardiovascular Health and Stroke Risk


The American Heart Association (AHA) has created a simple way for you to know where you stand on the road to good health through seven steps all of us need to live healthy. I’ve tested this easy web assessment tool  recently and am sharing my report below because I believe it is one of several […]

Obese Kids at Increased Heart and Stroke Risk ?


  Passing Along: Just posted on My-Physical-Therapy-Coach.com Childhood-Obesity Study: Young Obese Kids Have Old Hearts In this study that looked at childhood-obesity and the changes in the heart, it was the aorta specifically that showed early changes, consistent with the hearts of much older adults. Permalink — click for full blog post “Childhood-Obesity Study: Young […]