Canadian Stroke Survivors Weigh In


Stroke Survivors Bring Great Benefit to Shaping Research Surviving a stroke is a really confusing experience (to say the least), and unless you have lived through it you can’t really understand the complexity of the situation you are faced with.  When I read about great work that is being done to give stroke survivors a better […]

Catechins in green tea reduce stroke risk


Nutrition and Stroke Prevention Making small but positive lifestyle changes such as adding green tea to your daily diet can lower the risk of stroke by as much as 30 percent.  This is not new research but small changes like this often go ignored and they can have a significant impact on your health.  Researchers […]

Supplements: Safe or a Sham?


PBS Frontline Film: Supplements and Safety With many stroke survivors now taking or considering taking a supplement to gain an edge in their recovery, I thought I’d repost this on my Stroke blog from my nutrition website with my takeaways after watching the Frontline special earlier this week on supplement safety. According to a new […]

Higher exhaled carbon monoxide levels linked to increased stroke risk


According to a study presented at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2015 and reported by American Heart Association News, high levels of exhaled carbon monoxide was associated with a greater risk of future stroke and transient ischemic attack among seemingly healthy adults. Carbon monoxide is produced naturally by the human body as a signaling […]

Stroke Recovery Goal Setting Action Guide


In my last post I mentioned my book Body in Balance is a great place to find help with how to create an action plan for achieving your own goals.  I forgot to mention I also have a great free stroke recovery goals setting action guide you can access right away with this instant download.  It is part […]

Just Published: A Lesson in Learning from a Skateboarding Physics Professor


If you are struggling with your own stroke recovery you must read this post and watch this video Read: A Lesson in Learning from a Skateboarding Physics Professor by David Dansereau,MSPT

10 Year Old Girl Uses Knowledge of Stroke to Save her Grandpa’s Life


Source: Steve Harris / News 4 St. Louis,Mo. (KMOV.com) Kids are Never too Young to Know-Stroke and SAVE Lives! Follow the link and watch this great video to learn how the young bright mind of 4th grader Sophia Tabors recognized the stroke warning signs and took FAST action to save her grandpa.  As Steve Harris from News […]

Happy Holidays!


I would  like to wish you all a happy holiday season and a wonderful New Year. I’m excited to bring you new resources for a successful online stroke community at know-stroke.org as one of my goals for 2015! Thank you for your support this past year! ps-I am bringing you some snow for a white Christmas (at least on […]

Brain Parts


Stroke Survivors: Meet Your Brain  DP Dansereau, MSPT Know-Stroke.org I can’t stress enough how important it is for stroke survivors to know brain anatomy especially what part of your brain was injured from your stroke.  Learning about the brain and the function of the damaged area can help you better understand your condition and help you […]

Please Support Young Stroke Survivor Jamie Coyle’s Book


“The Luckiest Girl in the World” I’ve had the pleasure of getting to know Jamie Coyle over the past 6+ years since learning of her stroke in our local paper when she was just 12 years old.  Jamie was playing hockey when she had a stroke on the ice.    Initial delays in recognizing the stroke […]