How many Japanese people have you seen out in public walking the streets of Tokyo with a cane hobbling along, on the trains, shopping or with their family members, who have speech irregularities, impaired vision, muscular dysfunction, left or right side of their bodies partially paralyzed, impaired mobility and compromised physical ability? It is far more common than most people realize and very few people I have discovered, know how to prevent this from happening to them, or their family members especially older parents and grand parents. A 64 year-old family friend who lives in the neighborhood is now partially paralyzed on the right side of her body losing full control over her right arm and leg. It was very sad to see her after speaking with her yesterday meeting coincidentally after not seeing her for more than one year.
What you are witnessing in Japanese people with these physical impairments, and in my now partially paralyzed neighbor, is what happens in cases of cerebral infarction (脳梗塞). A cerebral infarction is a type of ischemic stroke resulting from a blockage in the blood vessels supplying blood to the brain. When you see Japanese people who have suffered from a cerebral infarction, they experienced a blood vessel that supplies a part of the brain with blood was blocked or leaked outside the blood vessel walls in the brain. The loss of blood supply results in the death of the tissue in that area. Cases of cerebral infarction vary in their severity with one third of the cases resulting in death.
The best way to prevent and possibly repair the damage from cerebral infarction, is to have all 90 essential nutrients including trace minerals from plant sources available to the body and especially the brain where blood vessels can be kept flexible and strong. If you have elder parents or grand parents, or even older friends who are not taking 90 essentially nutrients daily and who live a sedentary lifestyle, you will probably be saving their lives, or the minimum preventing the suffering and pain that results from having a cerebral infarction. Cases of cerebral infarction were fewer per population in Japan than they are now. This is because selenium is far less available than what it was in the Japanese diet years ago. Selenium is a critical key trace mineral absolutely vital to keeping the brain healthy and to prevent cerebral infarction.
Even if a Japanese person has suffered from a cerebral infarction and are living their lives in constant pain and suffering being partially paralyzed, they can greatly reduce the physical destruction to the brain of a cerebral infarction by starting to take 90 essential minerals and nutrients every day. These trace minerals must be plant absorbed. That is the only way the body can absorb these minerals efficiently to be of any use and especially to the vital organs of the brain and heart.
Brain Diseases – Dr. Joel Wallach