Did you grab this FREE About Herbs App?


A Guide to Botanicals,Supplements, Complementary Therapies and More

If you are on our Know-Stroke.org Member News List you already received this free About Herbs app link.  I wanted to also share this information with my stroke community here so you don’t miss this resource.  I’ve learned from our Smart Moves Webinars that many stroke survivors often have  questions about supplements and herbs and I found this app to be a helpful free tool to provide some of those answers.  Learn more here….

Learn about this Free App in our latest Know-Stroke.org News Post
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Your gut, your diet and now more interesting research on your stroke recovery rate


0313_feat_1_ObesityWebWe’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 in mice demonstrates that manipulating the microbiome can influence the extent of brain damage caused by a stroke.  This is certainly very early research as the article makes clear, and much more work is required to explore the brain-gut connection further.  It is fascinating however, how powerful the role of diet could be if only explored further.  As quoted here from the article

‘by changing the bacterial landscape of the gut, “immune cells end up helping out instead of contributing to the damage that occurs (after a stroke).”

Read Jordana’s full article here in the Neurological Health section of Scientific American

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Improve Your Gut Health and get Your Body in Balance!

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 goal setting.  Here are my top five tips from the article for getting real(istic) with your goals:

  1. Find a Starting Point
  2. Set a Road Map
  3. Know Who is on Your Team
  4. The Power of ‘Why”
  5. Be Accountable

To learn more about each of these tips, please read the article on StrokeSmart

These tips were from my book, Body in Balance, as well as from my Stroke Recovery Goal Setting Webinar. Those resources are listed below.

Resources:

Body in Balance Book

How to Set Smart Goals after a Stroke Webinar

Stroke Smart

By the way, here was my Goal in the picture below:

Read the article to learned how I planned for it….

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Sharing Some Good Advice for Families of Young Stroke Survivors


Check out Brian’s Advice, Good Stuff!

(I especially like his advice on attitude and what to make of a stroke “prognosis”)

Learn more about Brain and Subscribe to his Channel on Youtube

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
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Read: A Lesson in Learning from a Skateboarding Physics Professor

by David Dansereau,MSPT

Rhode Island Gets “Brain Power” Boost for Neuroscience Research


The George & Anne Ryan Institute for Neuroscience was recently established at the University of Rhode Island (URI) on November 14, 2013.  This new partnership will help boost the brain power of the  Interdisciplinary Neuroscience Program (INP) at URI  which gathers researchers and educators from a wide range of disciplines—faculty who work to pose and answer key questions about nervous system development, neural function, injuries of the nervous system, mental health, and disease processes.

Read my full article on this post here: Brain Power Boost

Anger following a stroke is “_ _ _ _”.


know-stroke.org and depression following strokeIf you have been told you “seem different” or you noticed a personality change after your stroke, research shows there may be a connection to specific areas of the brain.

Depression following a stroke is real but it is too easy to simply assume that everything related to your responses post stroke are because you “are depressed”.

Research in Korea has demonstrated that this anger probably results from damage to specific parts of the brain and…

Learn more here