Cardiovascular disease is on the rise and one of the most feared cardiovascular events is a stroke. A stroke occurs when a blood clot obstructs the flow of blood to the brain. If a stroke goes untreated, permanent paralysis or death can occur.

Of course the best way to treat a stroke is to prevent it from ever happening. Follow sound nutritional guidelines. Insure ample essential fatty acids and adequate exercise and let go of old heart aches. I have a number of tools that I use to help maximize cardiovascular health.

If a stroke does occur, early detection and treatment is essential.

STROKE: Remember  the 1st Three Letters…. S. T. R.
STROKE  IDENTIFICATION:

A  neurologist says that if he can get to a stroke  victim within 3 hours he can totally reverse the  effects of a stroke…totally. He said  the trick was getting a stroke recognized,  diagnosed, and then getting the patient  medically cared for within 3 hours, which is  tough…

RECOGNIZING A STROKE

Thank  Goodness for the sense to remember the ‘3’ steps, STR  . Read and Learn!

Sometimes symptoms of a  stroke are difficult to identify. Unfortunately,  the lack of awareness spells disaster. The  stroke victim may suffer severe brain damage  when people nearby fail to recognize the  symptoms of a stroke.

Now doctors say a  bystander can recognize a stroke by asking three  simple questions:

S  *Ask  the individual to SMILE.

T  *Ask  the person to TALK and SPEAK A SIMPLE SENTENCE  (Coherently)

(i.e. It is sunny out  today.)

R *Ask  him or her to RAISE BOTH  ARMS.

If  he or she has trouble with ANY ONE of these  tasks, call emergency number immediately and describe the symptoms to the  dispatcher.

New  Sign of a Stroke ——– Stick out Your  Tongue

NOTE:  Another ‘sign’ of a stroke is this: Ask the  person to ‘stick’ out his tongue.. If the tongue  is ‘crooked’, if it goes to one side or the  other,   that is  also an indication of a  stroke.

A  cardiologist says if everyone who gets this  information sends it to 10 people; you can bet that  at least one life will be saved.


The tongue had been used to support diagnoses since the beginning of time. East Asian Medicine has often looked to the tongue to give keys to a persons vitality and balance. A crooked tongue is a sign of Liver Wind. A stroke is often the result of Liver Yang Rising and blood obstructing the channels.

Tooday’s Liver is overwhelmed by environmental toxins, physical and emotional stress and poor diet. A diet that is rich in refined sugars and void of dark leafy greens and beets, is a recipe for a health disaster.

Prevent strokes through lifestyle, recognize strokes throught S. (smile), T. (talk and tongue), R. (raise both arms) and read my next post to find out how you can help provide immediate treatment.

Be Stroke Savvy

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