Green smoothie for stroke patients.
My friend in his 80s had a severe stroke which put him in ICU for more than 4 months. Amazingly he pulled out of it, (multiple infections, organ failure etc.) Out of ICU, finally able to take outside food, I started making him this basic green smoothie.
With paralysis on his right side, arm & leg he needs to be in a wheelchair. The general view by the Drs.is that the progress you make after 6 months is generally what you're stuck with... However he continues to surprise the the therapist & dr's, so much so that on his last visit a group of therapists and doctors formed around him, amazed at his results. They rarely if at all see this sort of improvement in that age group.
He has a great positive will, which is most likely the main factor, however I like to think (no science here) that my smoothies helped. Reading that Apigenin, abundant in Parsley, is good for brain, neuron connections it became one of the main ingredients. A simple recipe, aided in flavor (very important) with a pack of Vega Sport protein powder.. no endorsement, just really like the flavor and keeping the drink vegetarian. The other two greens, Dandelion & Watercress, are known to be the most nutritionally dense greens.. so very simply...
2 cups water
1 bunch dandelions. (organic preferred)
1 bunch watercress (hard to get organic, but soak in vinegar for few minutes, rinse)
1 bunch of parsley (organic preferred)
A packet of this Vega Sports Protein powder..Vanilla. (google search)
A large dollop (2 tbsp) of Tahini..
Cinnamon... and a banana perhaps for extra flavor.. could even throw in some blueberries.
I blended it all up in my Blendtec blender.. about a minute.. Voila. The protein powder is necessary to make it palatable.. otherwise not great tasting. He loved them and especially good at the start when his swallowing reflex was poor.
Thru reading Ted's posts thru the years here on earthclinic, he's helped me so much!
I also wanted to recommend that he consider a special type of acupuncture for stroke recovery.
There is a traditional Korean style of acupuncture specifically geared towards treating stroke, Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, Bell's palsy, epilepsy, and paralysis. There's a few acupuncturists in the world who practice this very old and specialized style of acupuncture. They are in Korea and I know of one here in Los Angeles.
I wish him a speedy recovery!
EC: Thank you, Victor! We will send your post to his sister Nok.
Hi there, magnesium will make your bowels move. Some people can only take one magnesium pill. I have to take two. I have constipation if I do not take it. You need to look up the importance of magnesium in the body. Very important supliment. Did you know that when a person is having a stroke. If the dr will give the patient a magnesium drip all symptoms will go away. I am living proof of this.
A friend who I have known since high school, had a stroke over 12 1/2 years ago that left her with poor movement on her left side and nerve pain that is mostly severe and affects the whole left side of her body. Her left side movement has improved slightly over time, but the nerve pain has remained the same. Her doctor told her that there isn't much they can do for this type of nerve pain/damage because there just hasn't been much research into it. He told her that all he could offer her for the 24/7 pain is an antidepressant that has some pain relieving qualities. She said that it hasn't done much as far as relieving her pain.
Here is how she described her pain to me. She said that just a very slight breeze against her skin on the left side of her body can cause unbearable pain and her clothes rubbing against her skin can do the same. She can not rest her left arm on anything, including the table when eating. She can not walk on wood, tile or cement floors with her bare feet because the pain will make her cry. Laying down, she mostly has to lay on her right side and try to avoid any part of her left side touching anything. Watching her move, you can tell she is very guarded in how she moves in order to prevent her left side from coming in contact with anything. She is a very social person, but this condition has pretty much caused her to become a hermit who pretty much stays in her home because when she is around friends, it causes excruciating pain if anyone tries to hug her or touch her left side in anyway.
Last week she came out to visit me and her pain level was obvious. On a previous visit, I had made a quart of topical ibuprofen spray to see if it would help with the nerve pain. I was not very hopeful about the ibuprofen because I know it is not usually helpful for nerve related pain or damage. She said she would try it and since she was going to be staying a week, I figured I would be able to see if it helped her or not. I estimated that the quart of spray would last her about a month with everyday use. Two days later, I asked her if the spray was helping her at all and she said that it barely took the edge off of the pain, but that it was the only relief she has known so she was glad to have it. I told her the quart should probably last her about a month and then I would make her some more. She said she didn't think the quart of spray was going to last that long and I asked her why she thought that and she said because the quart was down to about two ounces left! I was shocked and asked her if she was drinking it? She said no and that she was just reapplying it whenever the pain started to break through. I told her that I could not make any more for her because even with topical application, she was getting to high of a systemic dose at the rate she was using the spray. She was saddened by this and so was I because I was hoping the spray could make life more tolerable for her.
Well that was quite awhile ago and she decided to come out for another one week visit. On Saturday, I told her to try a mag oil mix I had made up that also had MSM in it. I told her to only apply it to her left arm from the elbow to the tip of her fingers. Within just a few minutes she said she could feel something happening. She started touching her left arm where she had applied the mag oil and she told me that it hurt much less than just a few minutes before. About a minute later she started touching the part of her left arm that would normally rest on the table when eating and she said it didn't seem to hurt much, but she kept touching that area over and over again because I think she just didn't believe what was happening as far as the sudden pain reduction. To demonstrate just how much it was relieving her pain, she placed her arm on the granite counter top and just let it sit there and she said it didn't hurt much at all! Previously, it was very painful to try and rest that arm on a wood table, but just about impossible to rest it on stone, concrete or tile. This all seemed to good to be true! I told her to let me know when the pain was starting to come back.
Unfortunately, about 15 to 20 minutes later the pain started coming back and she reached for the bottle of mag oil to spray some more onto her arm and I told her not to do it. I told her to just spray plain water on the area where she had previously applied the mag oil to "reactivate" the magnesium chloride that was sitting on her skin and had not been absorbed yet. She did spray a little water on the area and then rubbed it in a little. In a few minutes, the pain went way down again. I told her whenever the pain started coming back to just reactivate the area with water and she did that for the rest of the day and her arm pretty much remained at a very low pain level in the area where she had applied the mag oil. She did not apply any more mag oil to her arm that day, just water to reactivate the magnesium chloride.
That night she decided to try the mag oil on the rest of her left side that she was able to reach. In line with the previous results to her arm, her nerve pain where she applied the mag oil was dramatically reduced! This was pain relief she had not had in over a decade! I told her that if 10 was the worst her nerve pain had been, where did she think it was now and she said possibly a 3 or possibly even less!
I talked to her the next morning and she told me that her leg and foot had remained almost pain free all night and that when she went to get out of bed in the morning, it was so much easier and much less painful, with no tears! I asked her how her arm was doing and she said she did not time it, but she could tell that she was having to reactivate the arm with water much less often than the original 15 minutes from the very first application.
I was not previously aware that mag oil could be reactivated by just applying water on top of the original mag oil application, so this part is very interesting to me and I am glad I suggested it to her because for people who are using mag oil long term everyday, I think it will make application easier, easier to adhere to an application schedule as well as be a little easier on the skin. The water reactivation should also help to further diminish the tacky feeling of mag oil!
Today, I could see she was smiling and moving faster and more freely. She said it seems like, as she absorbs more magnesium, she needs to reactivate less and less often. She said after a mag oil application she may only have to reactivate it once during the day and not every area of her left side.
I ended up making her a gallon of 50% mag oil with MSM, xylitol and glycerin for her to take home with her and at her current burn rate, that gallon could easily last her over a year using the water reactivation step. The magnesium can help her body heal some of the damage from the stroke and MSM provides sulphur that the body can use as part of the healing process and can have pain relieving qualities for some people as well as helping to reduce the tacky feeling that is typical of mag oil solutions. The downside to MSM is that some people do not tolerate it well or have almost allergic like reactions to it. The xylitol and glycerine are mainly to help keep the skin moisturized because I was afraid that long term daily application of mag oil might have a drying effect on the skin, but together they also have anti irritation effects and anti inflammatory effects so they seemed like they would go well with this mag oil mix.
It should be noted that the first bottle of mag oil I had her try was made with vodka in place of water or witch hazel to help minimize the "tacky feel" that is typical of mag oil. I used a 50% mix and I also used MSM, but I did not use glycerin and xylitol, so those two ingredients are not needed for her to get the pain relief, they are just there to hopefully make her mag oil batch more user friendly. Unfortunately I do not know how much if anything, the MSM contributes to this nerve pain relieving effect, but I would try mag oil without it just to see. She just left for home, so I can't try a mag oil only mix to find out, but I do think the MSM may have longer term benefits for her in particular and that is why I put it in the mag oil mix I made for her.
It is hard to believe that she suffered for over 12 1/2 years with this nerve pain/damage and mag oil is helping to greatly reduce the pain and is giving her a life again! She calls it her "little miracle solution"! She was the happiest I have seen her in a very long while!
I have no idea if this will be effective for others with nerve pain, but I do know that if I ever have nerve pain, I will certainly try mag oil, considering what my options are!
A family relative died of a stroke. His wife didn't believe the stroke and had an autopsy. It came back that he died from his mouth full of mercury fillings. I did research and had my fillings taken out.
Use of natto or nattokinase for a stroke or to prevent one. I got a brand that is 100mg and 90caps. it is an extract. You just take 1 a day. It is 2000 FU.
A friend of mine had a transient ischemic attack which is a precursor to a stroke. He was prescribed a blood thinner. However, an herbalist directed him to nattokinase which is an enzyme from the japanese food natto. It is a potent fibrinolytic which means that it dissolves the fiber which makes the blood thick rather than thinning the blood. Coq10, also known as vitamin q, is necessary for a healthy heart. Four years later, no more tia's.
Does Ted (or anyone else) have advice on stroke PREVENTION? Thanks, Anne
(Melbourne , Australia)
(Chicago, Il, Usa)
(Long Beach, Ca Usa)
I am obese not from overeating, but due to stressors that I did not handle well and that caused a major stroke a year ago. Since then, I have made a major change in my diet even though I had eaten very well before without white flours, sugars and the other problem foods for many years. Now I am eating raw vegan foods and have not only finally dropped almost 40 pounds but my blood sugar levels are down to the mid-90s. I credit eating a raw food lifestyle with all this! My thyroid numbers are also in the more normal range! Lots of good changes that I believe eating a raw food lifestyle made happen.
I was hit by a minor stroke 3 weeks ago while nappng at lunchtime. When I woke up and realised my left hand was cold and unresponsive (folded fingers could not straighten, lost control of using the hand) I immediately started doing some frog jumps, stretches etc. After 30 minutes, my had started feeling warm. I carried on exercising for another 20 minutes till I could hold a phone in my left hand and press the key pads.
Anyway, while at the clinic a while later, one woman shared that she had had a stroke so massive 6 months earlier that she spent over a month in the hospital. When she was discharged, her face was still twisted and she still paralyzed. Her aunt then suggested that she eat one raw potato each day, with the skin. She says the raw potato reversed all effects of stroke.
I have been eating one raw potato every day too, and taking at least 2000mg Vit C, apple cider vinegar, juicing vegetables too. I am getting there slowly.
The same regime is doing wonders for my aunt who had a stroke 5 years ago but recovered sufficiently to function normally. Lately, she has been complaining of pain in the heart which has lessened since she started the above regime this week. Early days, but results are promising so far.
Please note that potato is acidifying effect in the body, so its best to take more green juices if you must use/eat more than one potato per day. If I juice more than one potato then I use a whole bunch of kale/spinach, cucumber etc to offset the acidifying effect of the potato in the body.
Hello, I am 37 got a stroke and carotid artery stenosis on both sides, end of october 2918, R +80% , L 15-49 %, the left developed in the last 5 months. I am on 100 mg aspirin. supplementing with L-arginine, l citrulline lately, and 60 ml pomegranate juice. I dont want to do the catheterization and stent.. Is there a category on this page about carotid stenosis or atherosclerosis? I want to try something called tincture of red pine cones on vodka, it's a Russian folk remedy for stroke and heart disease etc. Best, khaled from saudi
Dear Sir, My father had a road accident on dated 7th May 2013, he was concious after the accident, immediately after the accident my father went to the clinic for first aid, after getting the first aid my father came home. He had lunch, after two hours from the accident he fell down unconcious, we immediately rushed to the hospital.
In hospital Doctors did the CT Scan and from the scan it was revealed that there are some blood clots, the treatmnet was started immedately but the concious level of my ftaher deteriorated gradually. After two days from the accident another CT scan was done and in that scan the blood clot size was increasing in one area.
We shifted our father to another better hospital, on dated 17th May 2013, Doctor sugested that there will be an operation for the removal of the clot so operation was done on the same day. As per the Doctor the operation was quite successful but still my father is unconcious. Today the doctors did another CT Scan and the reports are quite satisfactory. The Doctors are saying that the patient should be in the state of conciousness
Kindly I need your advise in this regards.
Please add this to your site, it is very important about the fourth sign of a stroke.
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.
My mother suffered a minor stroke a week ago and even though she was able to move her left arm and leg at the time she became progressively worse. I would appreciate a protocol inspired by Ted's work. She is 92 and the only other issue is sciatica in the other leg. Please help. Thank you. Litsa
(Fountain Inn, Sc)
I could not find the dosage for Ted's remedies for the stroke victims.