Emulsifiers found in most commercial foods cause brain tumors, hemorrhage, and stroke

A really interesting study that demonstrates how emulsifiers considered “benign” by the FDA/USDA and present in virtually all commercial food can actually cause quite a bit of damage to health. The study demonstrates that even a low-dose of a common commercial emulsifier Polysorbate 80 (P80) damages the mucosal barrier of the gut and increases both … Read more Emulsifiers found in most commercial foods cause brain tumors, hemorrhage, and stroke

Vegans and vegetarians have a higher risk of stroke

A good reminder that vegetables are not as benign, let alone as healthy, as your board-certified, PhD-boasting, marathon-running corporate nutritionist would have you believe. In fact, this is not the first study to seriously question the “eat mostly plants” mantra. Several other very large and well-controlled studies have found that a diet high in vegetables … Read more Vegans and vegetarians have a higher risk of stroke

Aspirin actually decreases risk of bleeding in the brain

As many readers know, one of the scary stories Big Pharma tells about aspirin is that it increases the risk of bleeding in the GI tract or brain. As such aspirin has long been bashed as a possible cause of so-called hemorrhaging strokes. I posted two studies a few years ago demonstrating that aspirin, in … Read more Aspirin actually decreases risk of bleeding in the brain

Study links stroke to vitamin B1 deficiency

The study was observational but I am inclined to see a causative role of the deficiency for stroke. My inclination stems from the thousands of intervention studies with vitamin B1 to treat a host of neurological issues including accelerating recovery from stroke. In addition, chronic alcoholics in withdrawal are routinely given vitamin B1 in hospitals … Read more Study links stroke to vitamin B1 deficiency