Eat more fiber daily. The dietary fiber in grains, fruits and vegetables lowers blood pressure and LDL cholesterol and raises HDL, helping to protect endothelial cells. Many of the foods that contain fiber also are rich in protective, heart-healthy antioxidants, which inhibit the cell damage that lowers nitric oxide. Eat at least 25 grams of fiber daily and drink at least eight eight-ounce glasses of water a day to make sure that the fiber moves efficiently through your system.

Just recently I went on a three day cruise with my wife to attend her high school reunion. While there I talked with many people about hypnotherapy, and analyzed many of the attendees handwriting. Everyone enjoyed the analyses and a great time was had by all.

Intracerebral hemorrhage is internal bleeding that can happen in any part of the brain. Blood may accumulate in the brain tissues itself, or in the space between the brain and the membranes covering it. Most commonly the problem arises in the small arterial inside the brain which have been diseased causing these tiny blood vessels to start to leak. Since the actual source of the bleeding is often small, it can take time for the blood to build up resulting in symptoms of an intracerebral hemorrhage and often increases over minutes or hours. People may not notice the problems associated with bleeding into the brain and ischemic strokes.

There is a misconception between many people that stroke affects people older only, and this wrong idea about disease stroke, as all age groups (adults, young people, teenagers, children) are exposed to infection, regardless of gender, race, age.

This data suggests that the daily requirement of 400 mg of magnesium, while adequate for some important functions of magnesium, is not adequate for optimal brain function. Over the years I have seen significant health improvement in individuals consuming magnesium in the 600 mg – 1000 mg range. Because magnesium tends to have a laxative effect the amount any one person can consume as a dietary supplement is sometimes limited by bowel function. However, for those interested in strategies to help maintain optimal brain function higher levels of magnesium intake are likely to be helpful.

I’m nearly at the 5 month post stroke mark and physically I feel fine but I’ve noticed how many of the “little” things in my life have changed. My own acceptance of my current limitations coupled with a healthy positive attitude has allowed me to achieve a level of personal growth that prior to the stroke would have taken years.