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If You HAD to Pick One: Stroke or Heart Attack?

author avatar Dr. Eric Berg 08/31/2023


Which is worse, a stroke or a heart attack? Watch to find out.

In this video, we’re going to talk about strokes and heart attacks. If you HAD to pick one, would you choose a stroke or a heart attack? Let me know in the comments below.


0:00 Introduction: Stroke or Heart Attack: Which Would You Rather Have?

0:16 What is a stroke?

0:30 What is a heart attack?

1:35 Signs of stroke

2:48 Why strokes and heart attacks are caused by the same things

4:11 Signs arterial inflammation

5:24 Three ways to reduce inflammation

6:49 Share your success story!

Let’s take a look at which is worse.

What is a stroke? A stroke is either a blood clot or plaquing that has dislodged somewhere in your body, stopping blood flow.

Signs of a stroke:

F - Face is drooping on one side

A - Arm weak on one side

S - Speech difficulty

T - Time (no time to waste)

What is a heart attack? A heart attack is either a blood clot or plaquing that has dislodged in your heart, stopping blood flow to heart muscle tissue. Did you know that 48% of the US population has a heart problem? Strokes and heart attacks are virtually the same—they are just in different locations.

I would personally rather have a heart attack than a stroke. Here’s why.

A stroke can paralyze half of your body, leading to difficulties getting around and doing basic tasks.

A stroke has a 28% mortality rate, while a heart attack has a 12% mortality rate.

Did you know what the #1 cause of death is heart attack, and the 5th leading cause of death is stroke?

It’s important to get a CAC (coronary artery calcification) test. This is one of the best predictors of heart attacks. S

trokes and heart attacks are often caused by the same thing: inflammation.

Inflammation causes damage to your arteries. Your body then uses cholesterol and calcium as a Bandaid to patch up damaged arterial tissue. In turn, this can lead to artery blockages.

A high-carb diet and the overconsumption of omega-6 fatty acids are the biggest causes of inflammation in the body.

These are some signs of arterial inflammation:

• Protruding belly

• Swollen face

• Constant carbohydrate consumption

The best things for lowering inflammation are:

• Vitamin E (tocotrienol)

• Healthy Keto (low carbs)

• Intermittent fasting



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