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 the difficult part.
You may already know about the F-A- S- T indicators, meaning
A: ARM & LEG
Time is critical – call for immediate medical attention
In addition to these well-known signs there is another one, which is very helpful as 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 coherently REPEAT A SIMPLE SENTENCE – (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 is: Stick out Your Tongue
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.
Are you concerned about getting mercury poisoning from eating fish?
I just heard about some interesting research on a positive relationship between eating fish and drinking tea. Research indicates that drinking tea (black or green), while you eat fish that may contain mercury, may positively inhibit the absorption of mercury. Adding slices of lemon to the fish (and/or the tea) and enhances the bioavailability of the healthy benefits of tea!
The effects of phytochemical-rich foods on bioaccessibility of mercury in fish tissue (the amount of mercury that is released from fish into gastrointestinal tract fluid following a simulated digestion) were investigated using an in vitro digestion. Total mercury in the aqueous phase following a simulated digestion of fish with added food treatments was used to measure mercury bioaccessibility. Green tea extract (31–2000 mg), black tea extract (31–2000 mg), and soy protein (50–100 mg) significantly reduced mercury bioaccessibility by 82–92%, 88–91%, and 44–87%, respectively. Grapefruit juice (0.5–10 ml) did not reduce mercury in the aqueous phase. Wheat bran (50–1000 mg) decreased mercury bioaccessibility (84%); oat bran and psyllium reduced bioaccessibility (by 59–75%, 15–31%, respectively) at amounts greater than 500 mg. We therefore suggest that co-consumption of foods containing phytochemicals at the same time as fish that contains mercury may potentially reduce mercury absorption compared to eating fish alone.
Why is Eating Fish Good For You?
Researchers at Harvard University analyzed the benefits and risks of eating fish, a potential source of mercury and dioxin contamination. They calculated that eating one to two fish meals per week, especially fish high in omega-3 fats, reduced the risk of death from heart disease by 36 percent and death from other causes by 17 percent. The researchers wrote that women of childbearing age and nursing mothers should consume two seafood meals per week, but limit their consumption of high-mercury fish, such as shark, king mackerel, swordfish, and golden bass. The higher the fish is on the ocean’s food chain the more mercury they may contain.
Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), one of the omega-3s, is important in the development of fetal and infant brains. The researchers noted that consuming 250 mg daily of DHA and eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) may be sufficient for heart protection. They concluded that, “for major health outcomes among adults…the benefits of fish intake exceed the potential risks. For women of childbearing age, benefits of modest fish intake, except for a few selected species, also outweigh risks.”
Why is mercury a health concern?
Mercury is so highly toxic that it causes severe neurological disorders. It can also result in the loss of hair, teeth and nails as well as muscle weakness, loss of kidney function, emotional mood swings and memory impairment.
Like a lot of people I simply couldn’t get away from the constant barrage of news on the subject. So I did some research and wrote yesterday’s article.
Obviously this outbreak is of great concern at the moment as no-one is sure how serious it will be. Will it become a pandemic? It’s too early to know. Hopefully it’s going to be much ado about nothing.
But what if it’s not? What if it becomes more serious? The truth is that, today, the World Health Organization has stepped up the pandemic alert level to phase 4 (on a scale from 1 to 6). The phase 4 alert level means there is sustained human-to-human transmission of the virus causing outbreaks in at least one country.
“At this time, containment is not a feasible option,” as the virus has already spread to several other countries, said WHO Assistant Director-General Keiji Fukuda.
Putting an alert at phases 4 or 5 signals that the virus is becoming increasingly adept at spreading among humans. That move could lead governments to set trade, travel and other restrictions aimed at limiting its spread.
Phase 6 is for a full-blown pandemic, characterized by outbreaks in at least two regions of the world.
It could take four to six months before the first batch of vaccines are available to fight the virus, WHO officials said.
Four to six months is a long time to wait.
I know that boosting your immune system, through healthy eating, nutritional supplementation and detoxifying, is always a good way to protect yourself from illness. But if the problem is with us NOW, and your immune system is not currently at optimum levels what can YOU do NOW?
So I went looking for an answer.
Madison Cavanaugh, author of “The One-Minute Cure: The Secret to Healing Virtually All Diseases” has a message of hope for us. She insists that the fear is incorrectly placed on the swine flu virus itself. “Microbes, germs, harmful bacteria and viruses, such as the swine influenza virus, do not cause disease in and of themselves,” she states.
“They do seek their natural habitat — such as an oxygen-deficient body — rather than being the CAUSE of the disease. It’s no different from the way mosquitoes seek out stagnant water, but do not cause the pool to become stagnant.”
Madison’s statements are consistent with the findings of Dr. Rudolf Virchow (1821 – 1902), also called the “Father of Pathology” (see page 46 of “The One-Minute Cure”).
It is also supported by Louis Pasteur, the notable 19th century French chemist and microbiologist best known for his remarkable breakthroughs in the causes and prevention of disease, who recanted his germ theory of disease at his deathbed, stating, “The microbe is nothing. The terrain is everything.”
The terrain of which Pasteur spoke refers to an oxygenated environment in the human body, which makes for a strong immune system. A weakened or suppressed state of the immune system only occurs when the human body lacks oxygen, thereby allowing viruses, such as the swine influenza virus, to breed.
It therefore stands to reason that the swine flu virus does not CAUSE disease, but rather seeks out an environment where it can thrive best — and that is in oxygen-deprived bodies.
“A sufficiently oxygenated body is uninhabitable by disease,” Madison further states, “and viruses can neither survive nor thrive in it.” Therefore, the best defense against microbes, germs, harmful bacteria and viruses, such as the swine flu virus, is to keep the body oxygenated.
“The One-Minute Cure” presents the therapeutic use of the only natural substance which stimulates the movement of oxygen atoms from the bloodstream to the cells to a dramatically greater degree than is usually reached by other means.
This action creates an oxygenated environment that enables the body to cure itself of virtually all diseases ranging from influenza to cancer, AIDS, heart disease, asthma, diabetes and arthritis.
The natural oxygenating substance which is the central subject of the book has a long history of therapeutic use dating back 170 years ago when it was used to reverse a wide variety of illnesses — from minor ones like colds and flu to serious ones like cholera and malaria. It was even used to help stop the Spanish Flu of 1918.
Over the past 70 years, this safe, inexpensive and powerful healing modality has been administered by an estimated 15,000 European doctors, naturopaths and homeopaths to more than 10 million patients to successfully treat practically every known disease.
The natural remedy can be self-administered at home in less than a minute, and costs only 1-1/2 cents a day to use. Therefore, it costs so little to become immune to the swine flu virus and virtually all diseases.
If you haven’t already obtained a copy of “The One-Minute Cure,” the rapid spread of the swine flu virus is one of the best reasons for you to do so.