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Paleo recommendations for stroke

Answered on September 12, 2014
Created November 22, 2012 at 9:00 AM

What diet modifications/any other tips would you recommend for a stroke patient?

Thanks!

F5a0ddffcf9ef5beca864050f090a790

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on November 24, 2012
at 05:40 AM

Thanks - I already told my dad not to eat bread and cookies. He is doing okay at the moment, but the prognosis is not good.

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on November 23, 2012
at 03:47 PM

Oh, I'm sorry to hear that! How's he doing? As long as he's in a medical establishment (hospital, rehab, or convalescent) youre not going to have much success getting a good diet going. Registered dieticians and doctors will insist that his diet be low fat, low salt, full of carbs. If he has swallow problems, everything will be thickened with processed starches so he doesn't aspirate fluids into his lungs, although they MAY permit you to use gelatin if you ask, which is an improvement in both taste and health.

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on November 22, 2012
at 04:54 PM

Thank you very much. My dad had a stroke yesterday so... it is hard right now.

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3491e51730101b18724dc57c86601173

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on November 22, 2012
at 04:40 PM

Avoid hospital food which is primarily sugars, starches, and PUFAS!!!

A stroke indicates severe levels of inflammation and atherogenesis, and the conventional medical approach will be a low fat, high carb, highly processed foods in a misguided effort to reduce what CW thinks caused the stroke--fat.

A low carb, good fat, anti-inflammatory diet of REAL, paleo foods leaning toward ketogenic has the potential to heal, but it's the exact opposite of what CW would permit a stroke patient.

3491e51730101b18724dc57c86601173

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on November 23, 2012
at 03:47 PM

Oh, I'm sorry to hear that! How's he doing? As long as he's in a medical establishment (hospital, rehab, or convalescent) youre not going to have much success getting a good diet going. Registered dieticians and doctors will insist that his diet be low fat, low salt, full of carbs. If he has swallow problems, everything will be thickened with processed starches so he doesn't aspirate fluids into his lungs, although they MAY permit you to use gelatin if you ask, which is an improvement in both taste and health.

F5a0ddffcf9ef5beca864050f090a790

(15515)

on November 24, 2012
at 05:40 AM

Thanks - I already told my dad not to eat bread and cookies. He is doing okay at the moment, but the prognosis is not good.

F5a0ddffcf9ef5beca864050f090a790

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on November 22, 2012
at 04:54 PM

Thank you very much. My dad had a stroke yesterday so... it is hard right now.

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on November 25, 2012
at 05:42 PM

VB, sorry to hear the news and I hope things turn out okay.

It makes me think of the Jaminet's and Shou-Ching's father died of a stroke at age 62 (PHD dedication).

I thought of this info that is related to stroke and diet:
Saturated Fat REDUCES risk of stroke and heart disease

This study followed 58,453 Japanese adults, aged 40 to 79 at the start of the study, for 14.1 years. The study found that higher saturated fat intake was associated with:
???A 31% reduction in mortality from stroke
???An 18% reduction in mortality from cardiovascular disease

Maybe there are some confounders with these conclusions, although something to consider.

Also, Citicoline (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Citicoline) appears therapeutic in some cases. Eggs, or choline, sounds like the natural food source. It was mentioned in another topic's comments (http://paleohacks.com/questions/164022/paleo-except).

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on November 23, 2012
at 12:51 PM

Avoid processed carbs and focus on omega3 rich seafood. Also lots of green plant food.

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