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Strokes disable. Heart attacks/strokes also kill - thousands

Heart attacks/strokes kill ten times as many as COVID-19. Prevent the attacks before they happen.

4.80 (92 reviews)



18.5 hours


Feb 2021

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What you will learn

1. Identify risk factors for a stroke

2. Take action to reduce their chances of getting a stroke

Live life more safely!

Hundreds of ways to reduce stress


Notice: Please do NOT enrol on this course on impulse, thinking you might watch it later. Maybe show an interest on impulse, yes, but before you enrol, watch the Preview videos, read the Course Description and then make a decision. If you then enrol then please start the course as soon as possible. Watch the lectures, look at the workbooks and join in the discussions. Joining my courses is a serious business and I want you to get the most out of your study – but I also want you to enjoy the course.

That is why I am asking that you only enrol because you really want to and that you start the course intending to make full use of all the resources.

You will be very welcome.

In 2016 I suffered a mini-stroke. Since then I have been researching possible ways to reduce the risk of me getting a stroke - either mini or full-blown. Apparently up to 90% of strokes can be prevented with lifestyle changes.

This course is the result of my own research.

I am NOT a doctor. I am NOT medically qualified. I am NOT speaking on behalf of any organisation.

These lectures are simply my thoughts as I try and spread the word about risk factors. I am also trying to raise awareness - which is why sometimes the lectures may seem to contradict. This is to encourage discussion.

I triple stress: these lectures are just my own research. I am NOT giving out medical advice.

But I am trying to encourage people to think about their own risk and to seek medical advice where needed.

What makes this course a success? If it encourages you to reduce your own risk!

What this course covers:

  • Fitness/exercise

  • Statins

  • Diet

  • Weightloss

  • Sleep

  • Intermittent fasting

  • Stress

  • Further action

The course includes a workbook:

Chapter 1 What causes TIAs?

  • What is a TIA?

  • Why it is important

  • What are the causes of a TIA?

  • How is a TIA diagnosed?

  • Treatment for a TIA

  • Symptoms of a ministroke

  • Reducing the risk

  • Medication and side effects

Chapter 2 Studies

  • Studies

  • Residual symptoms of a TIA

  • Role of brain imaging in TIA

  • TIA and common mimics

Chapter 3 Return to TIAs

  • TIA facts

  • Symptoms of a stroke

  • How a TIA is diagnosed

  • Therapy

Chapter 4 Stroke quiz

(A link to a site that has a) stroke quiz

Chapter 5 Comments

Comments about TIAs

Chapter 6 Return to risk factors

Risk factors

Chapter 7 Chameleons, panic attacks and TIAs

  • Could the TIA be a panic attack?

  • Anxiety or mini stroke

  • Panic attack v heart attack

Chapter 8 Food

Foods increasing stroke risk

Chapter 9 Dr Malcolm Kendrick

Very interesting extracts from his blog, about strokes

Chapter 10 Risk calculator

Links and explanations about various stroke risk calculators

In conclusion


A workbook is included


Strokes disable. Heart attacks/strokes also kill - thousands
Strokes disable. Heart attacks/strokes also kill - thousands
Strokes disable. Heart attacks/strokes also kill - thousands
Strokes disable. Heart attacks/strokes also kill - thousands


Oxford School of Learning Diploma

About the Diploma

How to prevent a Stroke

About the lecturer

What is a stroke?

Causes: ones you cannot change

Manage your medical conditions

Atrial fibriliation


Blood pressure


Physical inactivity





Nutrients that can prevent strokes

Excess consumption of animal products

Specific products



Herbs and spices



Manage stress


Staying informed - Science changes constantly


Unfortunately it's been necessary to add this extra section!

Lecture 1

Lecture 2

Lecture 3

Lecture 4

Lecture 5

Lecture 6


Marie3 December 2019

Very interesting course full of valuable information. Watch, re-watch and apply in your life. Well worth attending to. Highly recommended!

Wayne16 November 2019

This course is very informative and in-depth. Each risk factor is broken down and talked about in great detail, discussing the causes and methods to counteract the problems. Information is backed up by statistics. I would recommend. The instructor is very clear and easy to understand.

Wilson28 October 2019

Excellent course on everything we need to know about strokes ! With plenty of useful information and resources.

Paul20 July 2019

This was a very good course. I have gone through a heart attack in 2005 and two strokes (2013 and 2014). The tutor was very clear throughout the lectures with good explanation and diagrams. The video and sound quality throughout the course was excellent. Going into detail on certain topics, the bits I enjoyed the best from my point of view where the practical bit. During this course, I asked the tutor a general question in one of my other courses and he came back to me within 24 hours, which is excellent. Overall, I highly recommend this course to all of you and if the standard is the same with his other courses, I think you will thoroughly enjoy throughout. Many thanks.

Fernando28 June 2019

Clear,well structured and easy to follow. We all should follow these simple guideline for a much healthier life. I have already started :) Excelente curso y a pesar de no ser el ingles mi lengua materna se entiende perfectamente. Fácil de seguir y entender.

Teresa17 May 2019

Very interesting information on the prevention of strokes and this can apply to other chronic disabling diseases.

Leslie17 March 2019

I was told by a neurologist that I had several TIAs over a period of a couple of months. I have no negative results of these TIAs and I've had no recurrence nor a full-blown stroke. I'm trying to learn, through this course, whether I actually had TIAs or simply stress or panic attacks. I found the instructor's way of teaching somewhat difficult to follow, perhaps because he is British and I am American. The information that was given was very important for me because it has started to reinforce what I believe . . . and that is that I have NOT has TIAs but panic attacks. As I go through this course, what I notice about the instructor is that he is vigilant about stressing that we are trying to PREVENT strokes, which is what I am working to do. I also notice that at times, the things I'm being told contradict other things I'm being told. Usually, the instructor is good about telling me that the information he is about to present is contrary to something he has already told me. I'm sorry I have not kept track of (I did not write down) the places where I noticed the differences. I would also like to point out a couple of things that distract me while listening. One thing is that the instructor is wearing a tie with w button-down shirt . . . but the tie is worn loose. I find that distracting because it seems as though he is not taking this seriously. Just my perception. The other thing that is distracting is that there is a light on over the left shoulder of the instructor. Because it is burning, it becomes a distraction. In some lessons, it is not burning and it becomes a non-issue.

Andrew28 December 2018

Well researched information and the speaker has a genuine desire to see people change their lives for the better.

Gretchen1 November 2018

Someone very dear to me had a stroke and I wanted to have more information. To help him recover and myself prevent. Class gave a very comprehensive overview of good quality information.

Dana8 September 2018

love the detail on the food dos and don'ts. great, informative course, Everyone should take it. Also good to know for anyone on Statins! All should take this course!

Neil3 June 2018

It was great to see you in the video Chris - I remember you! Plus, very good tutorial, with very good references, especially Pubmed. Excellent presentation.

Shaun27 May 2018

Great course,covers Strokes,it's causes and how you can prevent them by changing your life style,using various means.The tutor is very knowledgeable and experienced on the subject.He is happy to support his own theories and answer student queries. Video and audio is of a very high standard.Handy subject to known about.

Anonymized2 May 2018

Really detailed and good explanations of risk factors. I prefer to watch this on a video that having to read through impersonal websites.

Ben26 April 2018

I think that the instructor has a captivating stage presence that pulls you into the lesson and keeps you. He is clearly passionate about this subject and teaching in general. The message about strokes is an important one and Chris does an excellent job of sharing his knowledge with others.

Krisztina31 March 2018

Short, and very helpful course. I know the risk of a stroke now, and I can take the steps to prevent it. Thank you Chris!


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