Brain Bulletin #56 - 19 Foods to Help Your Brain Escape Strokes

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Nobody wants a stroke.

Strokes destroy parts of the brain, and the functions that go with it. They can also happen at an early age.

The thought of the possibility of a stroke is actually quite terrifying. Strokes damage your brain. In addition, the Journal of the American Medical Association reported that one or two small strokes in strategic parts of the brain increase your chances of Alzheimer's-type dementia twenty times over.

One anti-stroke secret is simple: eat fruits, vegetables, and drink tea.

However, there is a lot more you can do. Here are 19 brain foods that help your brain escape stroke:

  1. spinach
  2. beets
  3. molasses
  4. tomato juice
  5. orange juice
  6. cantaloupe
  7. acorn squash
  8. dried apricots
  9. carrots
  10. sweet potato
  11. lima beans
  12. skim milk
  13. avocado
  14. banana
  15. almonds
  16. soybeans
  17. baked potato
  18. baked beans
  19. sardines

As a family, we try to eat lots of these foods every week. Keeping your brain healthy is one of the best investments you can make in yourself, and the people you love.

If you, or anyone you know, has suffered a stroke I will have some encouraging news in the next Brain Bulletin.

In case you missed it, here is an incredibly interesting video of a neuroscientist who was able to observe her stroke in real time while it was happening. Take the time to watch will be amazed and you will learn a lot! Here is Dr. Jill Taylor's "stroke of insight':

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Well, September has been a very busy, interesting month. I started by doing an interview with Shaw TV and then I headed off to Switzerland where the weather was great, the audiences enthusiastic, and the chocolate dark and delicious. In addition, I have been speaking to lots of students and teachers, negotiators, leaders, and planning a speaking tour in Japan for 2010. All in all, sixteen presentations in September.

Next week, I get to keynote the BC Society of Lab Technicians Annual Conference in beautiful Harrison Hot Springs. I hope the sunny weather holds. I also started reading an interesting book called "The Vision Revolution" by Mark Changizi.