Dr. Mercola shares an article discussing stroke risk, foods that trigger stroke and suggestions to help prevent stroke.
According to the article, there has been a rise in strokes in women due to increasing rates of obesity, Vitamin D deficiency, and a rising prevalence of high blood sugar levels. Prevention is extremely important because strokes occur typically with little or no warning. There have been people recently suffering from strokes that are younger than what you would expect. Therefore it’s imperative that people of all ages become aware of the signs of stroke.
If you notice the following signs of stroke, get help immediately because many treatments have to be received within one hour to be most effective:
- Sudden trouble walking, dizziness, loss of balance, etc.
- Sudden confusion
- Sudden numbness or weakness, especially on one side of your body only
- Sudden trouble seeing
- Sudden severe headache
Dr. Mercola mentions that five different foods have been linked to an increased risk of stroke:
- Trans-fats found in many processed foods can promote inflammation.
- Smoked and processed meats that contain preservatives have been shown to damage blood vessels.
- According to recent research, diet soda increases the risk of stroke as well as can cause adverse reactions.
- Red meat raised in Confined Animal Feeding Operations (CAFO) can create numerous ill health effects. However, organically raised grass-fed beef does not promote disease the same way as discussed in this article: The Secret Sauce in Grass-Fed Beef.
- Processed salt (table salt) should also be reduced in the diet. Unrefined natural salt such as Himalayan salt is preferred and can offer beneficial effects. See Avoiding This “Forbidden Food” Could Make You Moody.
It’s important with any possible family history of stroke or other health ailment to be aware of signs of those ailments and ways to reduce the risk factors through diet, vitamins, minerals and herbal formulations.
To view the entire article discussing stroke and Dr. Mercola’s recommendations, read the article 3 Foods that Can Trigger a Stroke.