Flashback Friday: How to Prevent a Stroke

Insufficient intake of fiber-rich foods may lead to the stiffening of our arteries associated with risk of having a stroke.

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This may sound familiar—an abridged version was included in one of my year-in-review live presentations (From Table to Able: Combating Disabling Diseases with Food: More on preventing strokes can be found here:

Preventing Strokes with Diet (
Eliminating 90% of Heart Disease Risk (
Food Antioxidants, Stroke, and Heart Disease (

More on the wonders of fiber in:

Dr. Burkitt’s F-Word Diet (
Fiber vs. Breast Cancer (
Breast Cancer and Constipation (
Juicing Removes More than Just Fiber (

It really is never too early to start eating healthier. See, for example, Heart Disease Starts in Childhood and How to Prevent Prediabetes in Children ( and

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-Michael Greger, MD FACLM

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