Good Nutrition is Essential to Stroke Prevention & Recovery
Why Is Good Nutrition Vital to Stroke Prevention & Recovery
Blood clots, hypertension, high cholesterol, and stress are called the major causes of a stroke, but holistic practitioners call them “results" of a single factor – poor nutrition.
The damage takes place on the cellular level. Electrolytes such as potassium,magnesium, and the electrons in fresh, whole food help maintain the negative charge on the outside of the cells. Without these nutrients, the cells lose their negative charge and begin to stick together, forming clots.
Among the nutrients that will keep the walls of the blood system strong and the blood slippery are bioflavonoids, vitamin C, polyunsaturated fats, and essential fatty acids from sources such as flaxseed oil and fish oil.
We've always known that organically grown food contains fewer pesticides than inorganic food, but now we know that inorganic plants have 80 to 90 percent less phytonutrients (necessary for sustaining human life).
Food that has been processed or put in a microwave is sometimes called “dead" food because it no longer contains the living enzymes found in fresh food.
Eating healthy requires time, money, and effort, but is the best way not to have a stroke, or prevent having another.
"Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food"
Know Where Your Food Comes From – By Dr. Mercola
- “Food" is a 30-minute documentary (watch below) that investigates how demand for more and cheaper food has dramatically altered the entire food chain
- Fish no longer eat other fish, and cattle eat very little grass, which is their natural food source. Instead, cattle eat corn, chickens eat corn and fish, and fish eat byproducts from cows and poultry
- Modern agricultural practices are taking a heavy toll on soil and environmental health, and the way we raise animal foods, results in animal products that are far inferior compared to their ancestral past
- Besides corn, virtually all beef sold in American grocery stores comes from cattle injected with hormones. Corn fattens the cattle, so hormones are used to make the animal produce more lean muscle tissue
- About half of the world's seafood now comes from fish farms. Wild fish eat other fish, but farmed fish can be fed a concoction of soy protein and beef or chicken byproducts, including cattle blood, bone, and chicken feathers
“Food" Documentary – A Revealing Look At The Sourcing Of Our Modern Food Supply
Effortless Healing With Dr. Mercola
An Incredibly Healthy High-Fiber, No-Carb Food
Article about Gluten & Modern Day Processing