My remark: Everyone with an increased risk should have minocycline at home according to my long experience and literature [search on my WordPress for minocycline articles]
Lampl et al. (2007) reported that the oral administration of minocycline (200 mg) for 5 days, with a therapeutic window of 6–24 h after stroke onset, promoted a better outcome compared with the placebo. I have it seen working in all suspected cases of TIA/CVA miraculously.
Besides minimizing common risk factors such as smoking and persistent unmanaged stress, you can help to prevent a stroke by adding magnesium-rich foods to your grocery cart. Researchers at the Swedish Karolinska Institute found that the risk for the most common type of stroke in older people, ischemic stroke – which occurs when a clot blocks a blood vessel in the brain – was reduced by nine percent for each additional 100 mg of magnesium a person consumed each day. For any type of stroke, adding 100 mg of magnesium reduced the risk by eight percent. It is not known exactly how magnesium reduces the risk of stroke, but the researchers suggest that the benefits may be related to its ability to lower blood pressure.
Next time you are at the grocery or farmer’s market, load up on these magnesium-rich foods, leaning toward organic as often as possible:
- Green leafy vegetables such as spinach, kale and collard greens, as well as broccoli
- Nuts and seeds. Pumpkin seeds are an excellent source of magnesium, with almonds and cashews being good nut choices.
- Whole grain products such as brown rice, oat bran cereal and truly whole grain breads that are high in grams of fiber
- Beans. Black beans are a particularly good source, providing 120 mg in one cup
- Fish. Halibut, oysters and scallops are all good sources of magnesium. Choose wild-caught or sustainably raised as your top choice.