Your gut, your diet and now more interesting research on your stroke recovery rate


We've been hearing more and more science about the importance of a healthy gut microbiome as it relates to diabetes, high blood pressure and obesity.  Now there's some new  research that is beginning to show a connection between your gut health and stroke recovery. As reported by  Jordana Cepelewicz on March 30, 2016 in Scientific American, a new study [...]

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Get Real


  After a Stroke Thank you to Nancy Coulter-Parker, Editor for Stroke Smart Magazine for a great interview and article in the current 2016 edition.  Nancy featured some of my top tips for goal setting after a stroke in their "Ask the Expert" column. Get Real is a great headline, especially for the topic of [...]

Is PFO closure now a black hole for medicine?


-by David Dansereau,MSPT  Know-Stroke.org I admit, I was drifting in thought as I watched the movie Interstellar with my boys over the weekend. The 2014 movie stars Matthew McConaughey who plays Cooper, an ex-pilot who must leave his family on Earth behind to lead an expedition beyond our galaxy through a black hole to discover [...]

It’s Ok. We can all eat bread again. Oprah said so!


Who doesn't love bread? Finally, we don't have to feel guilty..... OMG, @Oprah tweets vid that reveals “I love bread” and Weight Watchers stock soars by 20% !! “The Oprah Effect” ‪#‎ComeJoinMe‬ in full force I guess. Also her recent post for WW is reported to have earned her quite a bit more “bread”, as some sources [...]

EXACTLY what you should know about Weight Management


Your HEALTH is so Much More than just Pounds on the SCALE Learn about the Ten "Extra" Benefits to losing weight now in this quick video and finally begin to commit to Take Charge of Your Health this YEAR!  Enroll in our online weight management course (WMU-101) to find out how to lose unwanted bodyfat now and begin managing [...]

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 [...]

A surprising 75 percent of Young Americans under age 45 STILL do not know the signs and symptoms of stroke!


Young Bright Minds at Risk post by David Dansereau-Know-Stroke.org To make matter worse, many of the participants in a recent survey on stroke warning signs admit they would likely wait out the symptoms — weakness, numbness, difficulty seeing or difficulty seeing — of a potentially deadly brain episode to see if things got better on [...]

ComeBackStrong App Review


ComeBackStrong App by the National Stroke Association In my last post I reported on the ComeBackStrong Movement for stroke announced by the National Stroke Association. ( See Previous ComeBackStrong Announcement ) In this post I am following up with a video review of the ComeBackStrong App.   Designed with feedback and suggestions from stroke survivors and caregivers, [...]

#Comebackstrong


The #ComeBackStrong Movement #Comebackstrong posted for the National Stroke Association The National Stroke Association reports on their new website that "Unlike other survivor communities, there had been no unified symbol, color or movement to provide strength and celebration to stroke survivors and their circle of care. Until now."  [Sidebar:  I agree with this statement completely, [...]

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