Statin Drugs and Stroke Prevention: What to Do Now?


by David Dansereau for www. know-stroke.org There were new guidelines announced earlier this week for statin therapy and heart disease /stroke prevention that would by some estimates double the number of Americans on cholesterol-lowering medications.  Statin drugs are already amongst the most widely prescribed medications in the world. Dr. Sanjay Gupta of CNN tweeted whether …

Chinese herbal remedy NeuroAid no more effective for stroke recovery than placebo in recent clinical trial


A Chinese herbal remedy NeuroAid (by Moleac), which is widely marketed* to improve stroke recovery failed to show it was any more useful than a placebo in a large,three month multi-center clinical trial.  This double-blind, placebo-controlled trial randomized 1100 patients with a National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale score 6 to 14, within 72 hours …

Nutrition and Diet after a Stroke: Where do you Begin?


How to Fuel Your Stroke Recovery Start Here: Nutrition Nutrition is vital to optimal healing, especially when a stroke has damaged part of your brain. During my stroke recovery, I researched quite a bit about diet, migraines, managing your blood to reduce the risk of a repeat event (stroke), and proper nutrition for healing and …