**UPDATE**: Bobbi Kristina Takes A Turn For The Better

bobbi-kristina2On Monday February 2, 2015, The Houston & Brown family says, “Bobbi Kristina is fighting for her life and is surrounded by immediate family. As her father Bobby Brown already stated, we are asking you to honor our request for privacy during this difficult time.”

Sources connected with the family shares that doctors performed tests Monday morning and determined the swelling on her brain has gone down. In addition, she has been able to “move her eyes” … all important signs.

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Sources learned that the oxygen levels in her brain have increased significantly — 4 times better than Sunday when she went in.

But the family has been told because Bobbi Kristina was deprived of oxygen for anywhere between 2 to 5 minutes while she was submerged in a tub, doctors fear neurological damage.

Brain swelling can also be called brain edema, elevated intracranial pressure, and cerebral edema.

Swelling can occur in specific locations or throughout the brain. It depends on the cause. Wherever it occurs, brain swelling increases pressure inside the skull. That’s known as intracranial pressure, or ICP. This pressure can prevent blood from flowing to your brain, which deprives it of the oxygen it needs to function. Swelling can also block other fluids from leaving your brain, making the swelling even worse. Damage or death of brain cells may result.

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  • Traumatic brain injury (TBI): A TBI is also called a head injury, brain injury, or acquired brain injury. In TBI, a sudden event damages the brain. Both the physical contact itself and the quick acceleration and deceleration of the head can cause the injury. The most common causes of TBI include falls, vehicle crashes, being hit with or crashing into an object, and assaults. The initial injury can cause brain tissue to swell. In addition, broken pieces of bone can rupture blood vessels in any part of the head. The body’s response to the injury may also increase swelling. Too much swelling may prevent fluids from leaving the brain.
  • Ischemic strokes: Ischemic stroke is the most common type of stroke and is caused by a blood clot or blockage in or near the brain. The brain is unable to receive the blood — and oxygen — it needs to function. As a result, brain cells start to die. As the brain responds, swelling can occur.

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If anyone could make eating a 100% plant-based diet for three weeks sound easy and exciting, it would of course be Beyonce. Queen Bey recently announced not-so-surprisingly on Good Morning America that she’s vegan, which goes along with her partnership with trainer and exercise physiologist Marco Borges, 22 Days Nutrition, a plant-based home delivery meal service.

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The superstar recently admitted that she lost over 65 lbs due to the diet and showed off her new body at the 2015 MET gala. “After having my daughter, I made a conscious effort to regain control of my health and my body,” Beyonce stated. “But I didn’t want to do a crash diet. I was a mom now. I needed to change my ways and set an example for my child.”

Back in 2013, Beyonce and husband Jay-Z took Borges’ 22 Days Nutrition challenge, eating only whole-foods like beans, grains and vegetables.

Via a press release, Beyonce said:

“I am so grateful that I took the challenge and credit Marco with leading by example,” says Beyonce.  “He is the most energetic person I know and it’s all because of his decision to live a healthy lifestyle.  He came up with a great program to get people motivated to make better nutritional choices.  All you have to do is try.  If I can do it, anyone can.  I am excited to partner with him.”

Why 22 days? The program is based on the popular theory it takes 21 days to break a habit or make a new one. By day 22, the new habit should be more of a lifestyle.

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