Brian Austin Green Opens Up About Stroke-Like Symptoms Stemming From His Diet

BEVERLY HILLS, 90210, Brian Austin Green, (Season 1, 1990), 1990-2000
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Beverly Hills, 90210 star Brian Austin Green is opening up about some of the health struggles he’s faced in the past. On a recent episode of Dancing with the Stars‘ personality Cheryl Burke‘s podcast, Green spoke about meeting his fiancée Sharna Burgess during a time that was life-changing for both of them. He said that they were both working on bettering themselves when they met.

He explained, “I’d spent four and a half years recovering from stroke-like symptoms without ever having had a stroke but I couldn’t speak.” Green revealed that he was diagnosed with vertigo and ulcerative colitis and was bedridden for months, with doctors and specialists unsure about why he was having such severe symptoms.

BEVERLY HILLS 90210, Brian Austin Green, 1990-2000

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He continued, “Then these neurological things started happening after the vertigo, and that was — it was four and a half years of my life. I got to the point where I shuffled like I was a 90-year-old man. I couldn’t speak. I couldn’t read. I couldn’t write.” He also shared that his brain fog got so bad, he could barely read books to his children at night. After Western medicine doctors couldn’t help him, he found a doctor who was trained in holistic therapies and discovered that his diet was largely to blame.

Green said that this particular doctor found out that he had “internal inflammation from gluten and dairy” and his stress levels were playing a part in his illnesses as well. It sounds like changing up his diet and eliminating gluten and dairy products helped him to get back to a state of good health.

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Since recovering, he got engaged to Burgess and they had a baby together named Zane Walker in June 2022. Green now has five children, a 21-year-old son named Kassius Lijah with ex-girlfriend Vanessa Marcil and sons Noah Shannon, 11, Bodhi Ransom, 9, and Journey River, 7, with his ex-wife Megan Fox. Green recently competed on the reality show Special Forces: World’s Toughest Testwhich is currently airing every Monday on FOX at 9 p.m. ET.

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