Stroke and Depression
Researchers such as Susan Everson-Rose at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis have found in a 10yr study of more than 4000 adults with an average age of 77 found that those with the most depression, blues, negative outlook and general dissatisfaction with life were 3x as likely to die from stroke, and 54% more likely to be hospitalized because of a 1st stroke. Dr. Erik Peper of San Francisco State University found that simply sitting more erect reverses bad moods, and that people who slouch were more likely to feel depressed. Medicare now covers the Ornish Program as an “intensive cardiac rehab plan”. It teaches a vegetable-based diet, yoga, and meditation and can reverse heart disease. Medicare will cover up to 72, one-hour sessions, and $70/hr.!