Edit: Question is still open. Any helpful information, links to studies (I have academic access, if that matters), or advice is welcome.
About ten years ago my husband had the second of two hemorrhagic strokes in the brainstem caused by a genetic malformation of blood vessels, which slowly leaked into the surrounding tissue and have left him paralyzed on one side of his face, still dizzy most of the time, and with other neurological deficits you'd expect if half your brainstem had been damaged.
I went Paleo two months ago and have mostly dragged him along, but the gluten and sugar still persist in his diet???he wants his hamburgers on buns, and will insist that the sugar in his morning coffee is miniscule. (It's about a tablespoon.) I think he'd do better eliminating gluten and sugar for good. (I think it'll also help his bad breath and some of the understandable depression he struggles with.)
What I'm looking for is any literature or anecdotal evidence that Paleo, or even gluten-free, has helped brain injury recovery years afterwards.
NOTE: I'm not looking for information on typical strokes, the kind where a person goes fuzzy or loses vision and then collapses suddenly. Those are ischemic strokes which happen quickly; a hemorrhagic stroke happens over the course of several days, weeks, or in my husband's case, months. And as it's been over ten years since the first bleed, there's probably long-term scarring as well.
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on July 25, 2013
at 01:12 AM
idk the answer to this but I was just explaining to my mother that her daily aspirin might be more harmful than helpful to avoid a stroke which pretty much have affected everyone on my mothers side. Aspirin's gonna hurt if it is a hemorrhagic stroke but might help an emobolic stoke.
Common sense tells me that foods high in Vit K will help a hemorrhagic stroke.