Abundant Living

Different Strokes

Three Angels Broadcasting Network

Program transcript

Participants: Curtis & Paula Eakins


Series Code: AL

Program Code: AL00195A

00:01 Imagine an event that lasts less than a one
00:03 minute that can be crippling for a life long of
00:07 disability, it can change your world and the loved
00:10 ones around you. Today's topic is entitled different
00:14 strokes for different folks.
00:16 We will be right back.
00:44 Hi welcome to Abundant Living, this is Curtis
00:46 Eakins your co-host and I would like to introduce
00:48 my lovely bride of 16 glorious wonderful
00:52 years Paula Eakins. Hello. Hello. Okay,
00:56 that's all you're going to say just hello. 16, 16
00:59 wonderful years. Wonderful, you can add the word,
01:02 glorious and wonderful. Glorious, wonderful.
01:05 Okay, that's about all we going to do this right
01:06 now, maybe save some more adjective for the next
01:09 program. Perhaps. Perhaps, okay. Well, now this is a
01:13 series the clean heart series that we're doing and
01:17 this is the last of that series and of course this is
01:20 entitled, Different strokes for different folks,
01:22 we are going to be talking about of course strokes,
01:24 but also heart attacks as well because both are
01:26 somewhat similar to a degree, but it can be very
01:30 crippling and it can last, lets just say before just
01:32 a few seconds. That's a good one. The one on
01:36 stroke, we've done a lot of programs and we have not
01:38 done one specifically in this area of stroke,
01:41 we've talked about cardiovascular health but
01:43 strokes, let's talk about, let's first define what
01:47 exactly is stroke? Okay. If a person is having a
01:51 what define that for us. Let's go to a graphic,
01:55 we have a graphic first of all and let's go to this
01:57 graphic and this is basically what happens
01:59 inside a brain, of course the arrow there is pointing
02:02 where there is a deadness of the brain there because
02:05 the brain is simply is not getting any blood flow so
02:08 there is a deadness there and so there are basically
02:11 two types of strokes. They say really four but
02:15 I kind of crunched it down to about two types of
02:17 strokes. In the next picture we will see those two
02:21 types of strokes; the one on the left is a hemorrhagic
02:25 stroke which is simply a bleeding or blood leaks into
02:29 the brain tissue. Of course, now we talk about high
02:31 blood pressure and of course in the brain with
02:34 this high blood pressure in the brain, it causes tiny
02:38 breaks in the vessel wall and causes bleeding,
02:40 so that's a hemorrhagic, so bleeding right there,
02:43 that's one type of stroke. The other type of stroke on
02:46 the right side is a blood clot or any type of debris
02:52 that will clog the artery and causes a deadness in
02:56 the brain from a blood clot or some type of fat globule
03:00 or debris and therefore that's another type of
03:02 stroke Ischemic Stroke. Now, you have also what
03:06 we call a TIA, transient ischemic strokes and attacks
03:11 I should say, and these are like mini strokes and these
03:14 can happen many times, sometime throughout the
03:17 night and we're not even aware of them,
03:19 it's like miniature earthquake before the big
03:22 one to approach. So, therefore these are some
03:25 of the symptoms that you may have a stroke already,
03:28 you don't even know it, that's why it's very
03:31 encouraging to these programs about the a
03:34 clean heart series, blood pressure, cholesterol,
03:39 know your plaque, all of these can lead to a stroke
03:42 or even a heart attack as well so those are two basic
03:46 types of strokes the hemorrhage or the bleeding
03:48 and also the blood clot. What should a person do if
03:51 they are suspecting that they are about to have a
03:54 stroke? What they do? There are different things you
03:58 can do, now again let's keep in mind folks every
04:02 40 seconds someone has a stroke, every 40 seconds.
04:07 Okay. Alright, and so with that in mind an every
04:12 minute about 32000 brain cells die, brain cells unlike
04:18 other cells do not regenerate, if you just
04:21 lose those cells they don't come back, so that can be a
04:24 life long debility as far as when a stroke is concerned,
04:29 now what to do? The best acronym we can use is the
04:33 acronym fast. Okay, you said the word fast.
04:38 Now, we're not talking about not eating food.
04:40 No, no I was thinking about stiffness. You have to be
04:46 fast, and doing certain things, that's true. Okay,
04:49 okay explain that to us then. Okay well, FAST,
04:52 alright. F stands for Facial. Ask the person
04:56 to smile. If a person is having a stroke that's one
05:00 thing that they are going to have a difficult time
05:01 in doing is to so facial F smile, the second one is
05:07 A for arm, have the patient to raise both arms up in
05:13 the air again, a stroke going on then they won't
05:18 be able to do both arms at the same time because
05:21 usually they're going to be one side of the body or
05:22 the other, alright. Okay. The third acronym is S.
05:28 You ask the person to say a simple speech,
05:32 one sentence if a person is having a stroke,
05:36 they would not be able to do that easily. Alright,
05:39 the last one T, time. You need to call 911, the key
05:47 is that you want to get a person to the hospital
05:50 inside three hours, after the three hour window
05:55 then it's going to be very unlikely a person is going
05:58 to even recover or have any sense of wellness
06:03 or lifestyle after that three hours if did not
06:05 treated properly, because once you get to the hospital
06:08 give them some medication to avoid that. So, a three
06:11 hour window is very necessary, so the last one
06:14 is T for time, a call to 911, so therefore with that
06:18 in mind FAST. One thing about this, there are a lot
06:20 of people honey may experience a stroke and
06:24 may think that its not really ordeal and they may
06:28 go about their daily duties you know one
06:30 person who a movie star had a stroke and bumped
06:34 their head, was bleeding, they thought they felt okay
06:38 and that evening realized it was actually stroke
06:41 bleeding the brain, hemorrhagic that we just
06:43 talked about and saw it on the screen. Okay.
06:45 And that person actually died I think a couple of
06:47 days later, so when in doubt just go through that
06:50 acronym FAST. Okay, okay, okay, let me see if I
06:54 got it. F facial. Facial, ask the person to smile.
06:57 Smile, okay, A. Raise both arms up in the air.
07:03 S is for a simple sentence, okay, speech sentence.
07:08 And then lastly T, T, time. Time is factor,
07:12 every second 32, as I mean every second 32000 brain
07:18 cells die and unlike other cells of our body brain
07:22 cells die and unlike other cells of our body brain
07:23 cells do not regenerate. So, time is critical, okay,
07:27 in doing this FAST acronym. This is, this is really
07:31 good information I know it and I hope you're writing
07:33 this down because, think about it many people have
07:36 strokes and there is a time line in which they
07:40 could get help, that's true, and so this kind of a
07:43 program knowing the words FAST and also what's
07:47 going on or you just doing them, doing the different
07:49 things you are saying can really help them to survive.
07:53 Yeah, and you don't have to be you know in the 60s
07:55 and 70s, you know so one of the camera crew said
07:58 just a minute ago know someone who has a stroke
08:01 and mini-strokes in their 20s you know even a heart
08:04 attack, remember I was working for a hospital for
08:08 several years and at that time when I was there the
08:12 youngest person who had a coronary bypass was 18
08:16 years of age. So, again maybe due to diet,
08:20 lifestyle, blood pressure is untreated, so all these
08:24 things can add to a stroke or likelihood of a stroke.
08:27 Well, I know that for a longtime whenever any
08:30 kind of research was done it was always done
08:32 it was always done basically on men and now
08:35 they've discovered or with in sometime now they've
08:38 discovered that women do not have heart attacks like
08:42 men do, they don't have a stroke like a man does
08:44 and so how are they similar and then how are they
08:48 different as far as a male, female having a stroke?
08:54 You're very pretty, I just realized, just looking at
08:57 you, very lovely to look at. Okay, what was your
09:02 question again, I just kind of lost my train of thought
09:05 oh yeah, how are they similar and how they are
09:06 different. In male and female, okay, how are they
09:09 different when it comes to them having a stroke?
09:11 Do you have that now? I kind of lost. Are you
09:13 ready? I am ready now. Okay let's, because the
09:16 program is entitled different strokes for
09:19 different folks. So, I definitely need to take
09:21 care of that question you right there. Yes, yes.
09:23 There are some similarities, and the similarities is
09:25 in your book, the difference is that for one thing
09:29 is women having strokes, they sometime have
09:33 hiccups, a man doesn't do that usually, also they have
09:38 chest pain, we are talking about strokes, not heart
09:40 attacks but strokes, chest pains, also nausea and a
09:46 rapid heartbeat. So those are some differences
09:50 that women have that men normally don't have
09:53 when it comes to a stroke alright. So, we need to
09:56 be mindful of that because a lot of times people may
09:58 be having these symptoms, if they are having hiccups are
10:03 let's say nausea we may not necessarily think that
10:07 person is experiencing a stroke that may be a woman
10:11 having those symptoms that a man normally doesn't
10:14 have so it's very critical to understand the
10:16 differences of that. That still means that once again
10:20 male or female they're both individuals need to
10:23 practice that word FAST. That's right. And what is it
10:27 again honey, just for review. Okay Facial. Facial.
10:30 Raise those arms. Both arms. Speech. Speech,
10:33 a complete sentence. Okay. And then call to 911.
10:36 Time. Yeah I like that word, Time but I wanted to say
10:40 911. 911. Call 911. Okay now the other question is
10:45 a lot of times we talk about strokes, they are
10:47 also talking about blood thinners, thickening of the
10:50 blood is one of the things that actually causes that
10:53 problem you talked about that before as well.
10:55 So, let's talk about blood thinners. Yeah, a lot
10:58 of people who want to reduce their risk of stroke
11:01 will take a medication particularly anticoagulant
11:04 drugs, the number one anticoagulant drug that
11:08 reduce blood clot is Coumadin and but with that
11:12 in mind because you know all of the drugs have their
11:15 side effects, some have more than others. Coumadin
11:18 of course has this as well, there has just been a recent
11:21 recall well as of the day of this taping just last month
11:26 of Coumadin being recalled by the food and drug
11:30 administration. Yeah. 144,000 tablets that's been
11:35 already ministered to hospitals and physicians
11:37 samples, they recalled that because they discovered
11:40 that ingredient in Coumadin is very unstable.
11:44 Mercy. So, with that in mind, since it's unstable it
11:47 may not work as effectively, therefore you may not
11:51 have that blooding clotting capacity or it may work
11:55 more than that what it should, so it may tend to
11:57 thin the blood out, so you may have excessive
11:59 bleeding and so with that in mind they had to pull
12:02 that as of just recently but you know when you go
12:07 to the plant kingdom, there are some ingredients in
12:09 the plant kingdom that has what we call coumarin,
12:15 which they get the name Coumadin, in the plant
12:19 kingdom now these are not anticoagulant but they
12:22 help to move the blood through the blood vessels,
12:26 coumarin and there are foods in that category are
12:30 such as carrot your celery your parsnip and you
12:34 parsley. Those are plant chemicals coumarin,
12:39 that has those properties so therefore and that's how
12:42 the drug has had its name Coumadin. So, God has
12:45 things in nature now again need to remind people this
12:48 is not a anticoagulant this can not be taken in place of
12:53 the drug because it doesn't do the something but at
12:55 least it does help to move the blood along to reduce
12:58 the risk of a stroke, alright. I was thinking
13:01 about when you just said that also, an herb coumarin.
13:06 Its an coumarin actually an herb as well, it's
13:09 spice. Oh, you mean cumin. Cumin, yeah, a cumin.
13:13 I said coumarin, I meant cumin. Yeah cumin, yeah.
13:16 I meant cumin. But that's is a herb, that's true though.
13:21 It's definitely an herd and surprisingly it's going
13:24 to be a part of our recipe today as well. Oh Okay.
13:28 Risk factors. Okay, there are some risk factors that
13:32 are involved and of course some testing had to be
13:34 done with that as well. You are talking about
13:36 coumarin now, blood thinner, I mean you're saying
13:40 the risk factors, where are we gone with. Well, risk
13:43 factors as far as stroke. Okay. Yeah, and there are
13:46 some risk factors as far as that's concerned of course
13:48 smoking. If a person is a smoker, they going to have
13:51 as two to six times increased rate of having
13:55 a stroke, a smoker, Alright. Obesity, overweight you
13:59 will have an increased risk of a stroke,
14:03 inactivity, increased risk of a stroke, high blood
14:08 pressure, diabetes, an increased risk of a stroke,
14:13 so all those are increased risks and so therefore with
14:16 that in mind since we've done the a clean heart
14:19 series we talk about blood pressure, we talk about
14:21 cholesterol, we have done a winning weight series,
14:25 talk about weight management as well,
14:27 we are going to do a diabetes series in a next
14:30 few weeks, so we are going to try to cover these
14:32 things to because everything kind of links
14:34 with one and another alright if you reduce
14:37 weight, you also reduce your cholesterol if weight
14:40 comes down you reduce your blood pressure,
14:42 if weight comes down you reduce the risk of strokes
14:45 and heart attacks. So, everything kind of lines up
14:47 with one and another, but another thing we can do is,
14:51 I wanted to make sure that this one vessel or one
14:55 artery that needs to be checked, that will also create
15:00 a stoke and lets go to our last graphic, let's look
15:04 at this artery this is called the Carotid artery,
15:08 this is in the side of the neck. Now, we've done a lot
15:11 of these surgeries carotid endarterectomy in a hospital
15:15 where we open up the neck and open up the artery
15:18 itself and then we take it down you see there the
15:22 plaque is usually housed right in that V where the
15:27 artery device internal and external artery there.
15:31 And so with that in mind that's what a plaque is and
15:34 so therefore we want to have a carotid ultrasound to
15:37 see what out this any plaque in the Carotid
15:41 artery, because 20 percent of blood flow goes through
15:45 that artery, every time the heart beats, so with that
15:48 in mind you want to have that, now you have
15:49 something as visual as well and we talked about
15:52 plaque in the last program and let's hold that up honey
15:55 as far as the plaque build up in a artery wall.
15:57 We know so much of the your graphic, you've got to
15:59 finish showing, this is how the artery is supposed to
16:02 look nice and clean. Okay. Okay, alright.
16:04 Now, when that plaque begins to build up it just
16:06 a small amount but its actually building up and
16:08 therefore the blood can not get through as good as
16:11 it could if it was just clear. Okay. Alright,
16:14 now as that plaque begins to build it even more you
16:16 can see now where the blood having even a harder
16:18 time trying to get through and then eventually that
16:22 plaque will built to a point where just a pin hole.
16:25 About 90 percent blockage there. Now, the blood can
16:27 not get through there all, now anything above the
16:30 neck stroke, below the neck a heart attack,
16:34 so you want to keep these vessels, the vessels clean.
16:37 Yes. As much as possible and once again as you
16:39 mentioned earlier, weight control, the whole eight
16:43 natural laws, right, right, exactly once again.
16:45 Eight natural law, we talk about this all the time,
16:47 the eight natural laws is the way to go, the eight
16:49 natural doctors taking care of ourselves, get to bed on
16:53 time and exercising, eating right, the Plant-Based Diet
16:57 all these things are part of being able to prevent,
17:02 prevent, hopefully prevent I say hopefully because
17:04 there could be some other things genetic
17:06 included but basically we have found that as we do
17:09 those we will be okay. Yeah and you know what
17:13 we try to do because in this a clean heart series,
17:17 we did a lot on nutrition therapy in your work up we also
17:21 talked about physical activity preferably walking in
17:24 outdoors, emphasis water as well in destressing
17:27 something we wrote in the workbook as well so we are
17:30 going to probably go into the kitchen, and well you
17:33 have a text because there's sinners around, Psalm 51
17:37 verse 10, when we talked about that when we talked
17:39 about that I was thinking about a scripture text and
17:41 that was in Psalms. Psalms 51:10 David makes this
17:45 statement to God, he says create in me a clean heart,
17:51 oh God he says and renew the right spirit within me,
17:56 when you think about that fact that David is talking to
17:59 the Father about creating a clean hear with in him and
18:01 you know in our own lives God needs a clean heart
18:05 from us. That's true. Was it clean heart, an accepting
18:07 heart, a heart that accepts Christ as your personal
18:10 savior, a heart that keeps you from getting yourself all
18:13 stressed out because stress once again can close that
18:17 artery up to a point where it's going to cause some
18:19 issues for the blood okay. Create in me a clean heart
18:22 that's what we should say every morning when we
18:24 wake up. Yes. Have that devotion with the father,
18:26 thanking him for a brand new day knowing that God
18:30 whispers our name every single morning when he
18:33 whispers our names softly that's when we wake up.
18:37 So, that how long we're just saying you know father
18:39 thank you for a brand new day and create with in me
18:42 a clean heart and renew a right spirit within me,
18:45 what an appropriate scripture to go along with
18:48 something different strokes for different folks.
18:50 Because we talk them out clean arteries, you know
18:54 in our heart and in our legs also create in me a clean
18:58 heart, a spiritual heart, our thoughts to be pure and
19:03 undefiled. Well, I know you wondering whether we
19:05 go into the kitchen the answer is yes we are as
19:07 a matter of fact, some of the things that Curtis spoke
19:09 about the ingredients, so is it going to be in our
19:13 recipe today. We are going to be doing an
19:15 Enchilada Casserole, get your paper and your
19:18 pencil and meet us in the kitchen.


Revised 2014-12-17