Mastering the Butterfly Stroke: Tips to Improve Your 'Fly'

Disclaimer: Brent Atwater is not a medical doctor or associated with any branch of medicine. Brent works in Alternative & Integrative Medicine. She offers her opinions based on her intuition, and her personal energy healing work, which is not a substitute for medical procedures or treatments. Always consult a physician or trained health care professional concerning any medical problem or condition before undertaking any diet, health related or lifestyle change programs. As in traditional medicine, there are no guarantees with medical intuition or energy work.

Do aerobic exercise for at least 20 minutes, three days a week. It stimulates endothelial cells to continuously produce nitric oxide, even on the days that you don't exercise.

Human interaction, relationships contribute greatly to complex usage of our brain and even helping to stay young. Well living alone minimizes this benefit ad over time can have an adverse effect. Sure, some will say the upward potential may be limited but start with the objective of not losing ability. Without regular exercise, mind or body can atrophy to borrow a term used to describe not using muscles.

Nobody knows about high risks Presently medical experts still cannot explain the reason of weak nerves. Even the young ones can suffer from it. The year 2000 Canadian Medical Journal advised masseur not to massage patient's neck. The reason? Researches reveal that almost one third of all stroke patients in Canada is due to massage therapy around neck area.

I have had clients who complained of various tics in various places on their bodies, and, when in hypnosis I instructed them to create their tics and then stop their tics. In each case they were able to do this, so once they had realized that they had control over the tics, the tics went away and were no longer a problem for them. I felt that this same principle may work for the stroke victim, but in all honesty, never having tried this before I was uncertain as to the outcome.

The American Stroke Association says that we have to think and react fast if we want to catch a stroke. The letters F-A-S-T represent the key warning signs that someone could be having a stroke:

Apples are loaded with brain-protecting quercetin. It also contains high amounts of antioxidants and chemicals that help to protect cells throughout the body, particularly the brain and the heart.

Dr. Heather Fullerton (Director, Center for diagnosis and treatment of stroke in children UCSF in San Francisco - California says "we split stroke in children to two different categories - strokes that occur to children at the stage of birth, and strokes that occur in childhood. Strokes for newborn birth is relatively common, but poorly understood.