Healthy Habits have long been known to cut your risk of heart disease and other cardiovascular disease…the same healthy habits may also reduce your risk of stroke. People who exercise and eat a healthy diet, are moderate in drinking alcohol, stay away from smoking and second hand smoke, and have a weight management system in place are less likely to suffer the most common type of stroke.

Stroke is the third leading cause of death in the United States and a major cause of serious, long-term disability.  On average, someone suffers a stroke every 45 seconds. Someone dies of a stroke every 3 minutes.

The warning signs of stroke are:

  • Sudden numbness or weakness of the face, arm or leg, especially on one side of the body.
  • Sudden confusion, trouble speaking or understanding.
  • Sudden trouble seeing in one or both eyes.
  • Sudden trouble walking, dizziness, loss of balance or coordination.
  • Sudden severe headache with no known cause.

Call 911 immediately if you experience any of these symptoms.

Reference: Tufts Health & Nutrition Letter

Along with a healthy lifestyle…Gentle Gardens advocates extra help in the form of dietary food supplements.  Just as adding mulch, fertilizer, and protecting fragile plants from disease, so we too need extra help to keep our bodies in top shape.  Gentle Gardens, Tom and I both, use a food supplement product called BiosLife Slim(R).  BiosLife Slim(R) is vegetarian product and gluten free, plus it is a natural product.  We use it as a fiber addition, it helps provide protein so I can work in gardens without the feeling of hunger.  I can take my thyroid medicine without any concern and I like the taste! Go to completehearthealth.com for more information. We also give Sugar Bear Fish Oil tablets to keep her joints lubricated…check with your vet before adding any products to your animals diet.

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