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, […]

Interesting New Research on the Cerebellum


The cerebellum is the area at the back and bottom of the brain behind the brainstem (and shown in purple in the photo below). The cerebellum has several functions relating to movement and coordination, including maintaining balance and rhythm timing, coordinating movement (including eye movement), and motor learning of new tasks.  The cerebellum has also […]

Exercise, Longevity and Your Neural Health


What should I know about the role of exercise and longevity? I was recently asked this question by Emma Picard of the Attleboro based Sun Chronicle for their weekend edition focusing on Longevity  (read her article online here).  My response was simple yet this answer is often ignored and its effectiveness overlooked.  As PT’s we […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Body in Balance Book


A Plan to Take Action! Body in Balance-Amazon Best Seller in Preventive Medicine Whether you are recovering from short term illness or are struggling with how to maximize your recovery after a more serious  setback like a stroke, you need a plan to take action.   Before you begin, consider using Body in Balance as a […]

10 Health Benefits of Improved Nutrition


  Food is Medicine!  Here’s what proper nutrition can do: Increase ENERGY SLEEP Better Stronger HAIR,SKIN,NAILS Emit a HEALTHY Glow Lower BLOOD PRESSURE Improve HEART Health Enhance SEX Life Decrease DIABETES Risk Improve JOINT HEALTH Decrease BODY FAT

Race Across USA presses on


Meet Newton Baker Member of the Race Across USA Core Team In my last post, I asked you “have you quit yet?”.  I want you to think about that question as you meet Newton Baker.   Meet Newton Baker, a retired school teacher from Montpelier,VT. On January 16th, the day the #RaceAcrossUSA kicked off in California Newton […]

Best Home Stroke Recovery Tips


There are many great questions still coming in from my goal setting webinar for home stroke recovery.  If you attended the live event or rebroadcast and I wasn’t able to answer your questions live, I think I am now caught up and those answers are now in the members area.  Here’s one of the questions […]