Heart news, articles and information:
|11/11/2014 - The Mediterranean diet doesn't just protect against heart disease: It may actually reverse metabolic syndrome, a cluster of symptoms linked to heart disease and diabetes.
The findings came from a study conducted by researchers from the Universitat Rovira i Virgili and the Hospital Universitari de...|
|11/8/2014 - Due to the results of a recent study, researchers stress that people can save a lot of money and preserve their well-being by living a healthy lifestyle. The study examined various aspects of healthy living as well as the rates by which men experienced myocardial infarction (MI) or a heart attack.
|11/2/2014 - Maintaining good health through nutritious foods isn't just important for every day well-being but can be crucial when the body needs to repair itself following an injury. Our bodies have miraculous healing capabilities, which can be heightened with a little extra help from nature's vitamins.
|10/24/2014 - According to the American College of Cardiology, atrial fibrillation, which results in racing heartbeats or ones that are arrhythmic, affects over 2.5 million Americans. Also referred to as "AFib," the fluctuations in heartbeat occur when the heart's electrical system is essentially thrown off, sending...|
|10/17/2014 - With all the doom and gloom in the world, it seems as though everywhere we turn, there's one crisis or another. And although it's crucial to be well-informed and prepared in these modern times, "consuming" a consistent diet of bad news takes a toll on health, happiness and even our rate of aging. In...|
|10/15/2014 - I recently got to sit down with a 48-year-old man from Illinois who used to struggle with high blood pressure and overall hypertension. He remembers experiencing intermittent heart palpitations and episodes of intense heart racing when bending over and standing up quickly. About 15 years ago, his doctor...|
|10/9/2014 - Conventional medicine tells us the top risk factors for heart disease include: age, gender, family history, high cholesterol, hypertension and obesity. But, by the end of this article, you'll soon see why this is all wrong! (Allow me to explain)
Your age is NOT a threat to your health. In reality,...|
|10/9/2014 - Basil is not only a tasty way to spice up meals but a powerful healing herb that's been celebrated across a range of cultures. The ancient Greeks considered it sacred; in India, it symbolized hospitality, and in Italy, it represented love. (1)
Today, it's still enjoyed by the masses who often tout...|
|9/27/2014 - Social media giant Facebook was started as a way for people to interact in positive ways, but apparently that doesn't include allowing a concerned father to make emotional appeals on behalf of his ailing infant son.
According to various news reports, the North Carolina father's appeal on Facebook...|
|8/30/2014 - While holidays provide us with time to relax and eat a bit of junk food it's still important to know what's in the food we're eating. It may seem harmless to have a small slice of pie until you learn just how much fat that one small slice contains. One common apple pie many people reach for is Wal-Mart's...|
|8/28/2014 - More people are beginning to understand that antibiotics are essentially anti-life. They destroy both the invading pathogens and the beneficial bacteria in the human gut. As the good microbes are depleted along with the bad, the gut wall loses its protection, allowing future pathogens to more readily...|
|8/26/2014 - The dangers of sugar on oral health are heavily documented. Its adverse effects on weight and obesity, issues that are becoming increasingly common, have been emphasized a great deal in the past few decades as well. Now, new hazards when it comes to consuming too much sugar can be added to the roster:...|
|8/25/2014 - Heart attack survivors are often instructed by their doctors to get as much cardiovascular exercise to stay heart healthy and avoid recurrent and deadly heart attacks. A staff scientist at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in Berkeley, California, has found somewhat conflicting evidence. He...|
|8/11/2014 - Pharmaceutical advertisements have bombarded radio, magazine and television in the last decade like never before. Eyes and ears absorbing the propaganda send the messages to the brain, storing thoughts that could eventually turn into misleading beliefs.
These pharmaceutical ads paint a clear picture,...|
|8/7/2014 2:41:34 PM - Type 2 diabetics could significantly improve their bodies' responses to stress simply by eating two servings of pistachios per day, according to a recent study conducted by researchers from Penn State University and published in the Journal of the American Heart Association.
"In adults with diabetes,...|
|8/4/2014 - The cholesterol debate is one of the most highly divisive issues separating the practices of holistic and conventional medicine. The vast majority of conventional physicians, now following the new American Heart Association (AHA) guidelines, continue to routinely recommend dangerous statin drugs based...|
|8/2/2014 - The tragic death of Marine Sgt. Brian LaLoup further darkened when his family learned that his body was left alone and unguarded for days in the morgue, subjected to a secret autopsy in which his heart was stolen and likely sold on the black market.
On the day of his death, August 12, 2012, Marine...|
|7/30/2014 - A recent study published online in JAMA Internal Medicine has found that those with blood pressure that falls below the "normal" systolic number (top number) of 120 do not obtain any more heart-related health benefits than those with numbers within the normal range (120-140). (1) It's a commonly held...|
|7/19/2014 - Heart failure incidence is escalating at an alarming rate and now affects more than six million men and women in the US, a number that is expected to double over the next ten years. It is a problem caused by years of elevated blood pressure levels that put excess strain on the heart, often enlarging...|
|7/11/2014 - There are some studies that point to red meat, especially processed red meats, as conducive to heart failure and/or cancer. Recently, perhaps the largest study focusing on processed meats strongly indicates a strong association to heart failure with even moderate consumption of meats processed by salting,...|
|7/10/2014 - Promoters of statin drugs for high cholesterol often claim that this particular class of pharmaceutical is no more harmful than a placebo, providing vast benefits without inflicting any harm. But credible scientific research suggests otherwise, having determined in multiple instances that taking statins...|
|7/8/2014 - By age five, many kids have picked up and played with toy building blocks. In these early years of a child's life, children begin to learn how to put things together. Similarly during this time, the building blocks of life are being put together inside a child's mind, body and heart. Not only are children...|
|7/5/2014 - Eating a diet rich in almonds improves blood vessel health and reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease, according to a study conducted by researchers from Aston University and published in the journal Free Radical Research.
"Our study confirms that almonds are a superfood," lead researcher Helen...|
|7/4/2014 - Regular diet soda consumption may significantly raise your risk of heart attack and stroke, according to a study conducted by researchers from the University of Miami and published in the Journal of General Internal Medicine.
Researchers surveyed 2,564 residents of New York City over the age of 68...|
|7/2/2014 - The standard lipid panel is quite limited in the information it can provide. Scientists have been working on developing much more sophisticated tests that provide a deeper level of information on cardiovascular health. The Vertical Auto-Profile (VAP) test is one of the newest and most in-depth tests...|
|6/27/2014 - What has the ear got to do with heart health?
There is research to suggest a crease in one's earlobe, also known as the "Frank's sign", can have predictive value when it comes to coronary artery disease (CAD).
What studies showThe association between the earlobe crease (ELC) and CAD was first...|
|6/20/2014 - When it comes to dieting, some people may think that avoiding fat is a good first step. Cut fat, lose weight, right? The truth is, the world of fats is a very complicated one. There are good fats and bad fats, natural fats and unnatural ones. And all of them affect your body in different ways. Some...|
|6/19/2014 - Consider the lowly peanut. Almost any way you look at them -- unless you're allergic -- peanuts are a near-perfect food. They come straight from Mother Nature already wrapped in a handy, no-mess, biodegradable package. They're easy to carry, easy to store. They're also incredibly versatile. Peanuts...|
|6/10/2014 - A low-carb, vegan diet may reduce the risk of heart disease by 10 percent over the course of a decade, according to a study conducted by researchers from the University of Toronto, St. Michael's Hospital (Toronto), Boston Children's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, New York Medical College and Solae...|
|6/9/2014 - In a study published in The Lancet: Diabetes and Endocrinology, findings suggest that "losing weight at any age can result in long-term cardiovascular health benefits, and support public health strategies and lifestyle modifications that help individuals who are overweight or obese to lose weight at...|
|6/8/2014 - A combination of high-dose multivitamins and chelation therapy may protect heart attack survivors from future cardiovascular events and death, according to a multicenter study published in the American Heart Journal.
Intravenous chelation, in which the chemical ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid (EDTA)...|
|6/5/2014 - Most clinicians and even many people understand that getting the right amount of vitamin D is important for good bone health. In fact, up until the 1930s, the bone disease rickets was a serious health threat, thanks to inadequate levels of the D vitamin. But until recently, few understood the other...|
|6/5/2014 - It's been known for a long while that having type 2 diabetes increases the risk of heart disease, but now a study published in Diabetologia shows that women have a 44 percent higher risk than men of experiencing both fatal and non-fatal cardiac events (1). In the study, over 858,000 men and women were...|
|6/1/2014 - Just in case you needed yet another reason to stay away from added dietary sugar sources, nutritional scientists now confirm that our obsession with consuming sweets is killing us by dramatically increasing risk of death from cardiovascular disease and heart attack. A host of known risk factors including...|
|5/31/2014 - The Atkins diet may be a popular way to achieve fast weight loss results; however, it's not without intense scrutiny from animal-rights activists, those who enjoy healthier ways of eating and, of course, medical experts who warn that the diet can lead to health problems such as increased cholesterol...|
|5/21/2014 - It is common knowledge that eating vegetables and fruits is part of a sensible diet, and yet millions of otherwise health-conscious people ignore this advice and continue to nosh on a variety of processed junk foods placing them at considerable risk to succumb to the leading killer of men and women...|
|5/10/2014 - The FDA is now reporting that aspirin use raises serious health risks like bleeding in the brain and internal bleeding of the stomach. The agency stated that aspirin may benefit those who have already had a stroke but said they did not support the drug's use for preventing a heart attack or stroke.
|5/9/2014 - Nuts have long been a popular snack food. Inexpensive, readily plentiful and easy to pack for traveling, the large variety of nuts available virtually ensures that almost everyone will find a favorite. As if that were not enough, there are a number of health benefits that can result from eating a handful...|
|5/9/2014 - When it comes to optimal health, eating fresh, organic foods and staying mentally and physically active is essential. However, according to studies conducted by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the European Commission's Joint Research Centre, silence is also the key to good health.
|5/1/2014 - When most health articles pass on the health virtues of the foods or supplements they cover, they parrot "lowers cholesterol" as a significant feature. That seems irrelevant now that some outspoken cardiologists and physicians have written books that debunk cholesterol as the source of heart disease.
|4/29/2014 - It turns out that what you say to yourself is massive factor in determining your health, according to a four-year research project published by the University of Michigan in the journal Circulation: Heart Failure.
In collaboration with investigators from Harvard University, the research team followed...|
|4/21/2014 - In a failed attempt to plagiarize what nature already freely provides in the form of anti-inflammatory plants and herbs such as cannabis and turmeric, U.K.-based drug giant GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) is now reaping the bitter harvest of bio-piracy after one of its experimental heart drugs turned out to be...|
|4/19/2014 - The medical profession is pretty vocal about the dangers of LDL, or the so-called "bad," cholesterol. Having too much low-denisty lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol in the body sets up a person's arteries to harden and become narrow. This condition, known as atherosclerosis, substantially raises the risks...|
|4/10/2014 - Saturated fat does not cause heart disease, and the monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats being pushed by mainstream medicine and the media as healthy alternatives are actually the real health threats. These are the unconventional findings of a new study out of the University of Cambridge (UoC),...|
|4/10/2014 - Nobody wants to live their life in fear of heart disease. In fact, if you're like me, I know you really want to experience more love, freedom and happiness. So, if you're faced with a life-threatening condition, like cardiovascular disease, understand there is a scientifically-proven way for you to...|
|4/9/2014 - The hawthorn plant comes from the Northern hemisphere, more precisely from Europe, North America and certain parts of Asia. The tree produces berries that are filled with important flavonoids known to be vital antioxidants that are capable of effectively removing damaging free radicals. The hawthorn...|
|4/8/2014 - Ever been really angry? Of course. Whether it's from having it out with an obnoxious co-worker or being furious with a significant other, everyone has had feelings of anger at one time or another. But be careful: New studies reported in the European Heart Journal report that angry outbursts can significantly...|
|4/4/2014 - Heartburn, which is not really related to the heart at all, is a widespread condition that occurs when a person experiences acid reflux. Acid reflux is when stomach acid, mixed with partially digested food or liquids, move into the throat and esophagus of a person, causing irritation.
More than 60...|
|3/27/2014 - With the number of people suffering from heart problems constantly going up, it is in the best interest of everyone to get to know the main contributing factors. A human heart is one of the most depended-upon organs in the body. However, if one has been spending the better part of his or her day sitting,...|
|3/15/2014 - The Food and Drug Administration has just given approval for another testosterone drug, even though such medications have been linked to heart attacks in older men.
Endo Pharmaceuticals, the Irish company making the drug, announced March 6 that it had received approval from the U.S. agency for its...|
|3/14/2014 - When it comes to predicting the chances of developing heart disease and other cardiovascular issues the crown jewel of late has been assessing cholesterol. Measuring cholesterol levels has been the "go to" approach for over 30 years now but is it all that it has been purported to be? That is to say...|
|3/11/2014 - While more and more dietitians, nutritionists and doctors are coming around to face the facts that all calories are not the same and that fat is actually good for you, there is still a strong status quo element pushing dietary myths like the low-fat, high-carbohydrate diet, for instance, and "saturated...|
|3/8/2014 - Brain damage or neurodegeneration can commonly be diagnosed by examining the levels of specific protein biomarkers. It turns out that these same biomarkers can be used to diagnose and assess the severity of myocarditis, or heart inflammation, according to a study published in the Journal of Cardiovascular...|
|3/7/2014 - As science progresses, the level of understanding of cardiac risk factors and special testing continues to improve. Many leading health experts believe that the Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Lipoprofile (NMR) test is the most sophisticated lab for understanding cholesterol numbers and heart disease risk.
|3/5/2014 12:05:35 PM - If ever there was a reason to try to stay calm in stressful situations, this is it: A new study finds that you may be more at risk for a heart attack or stroke following an angry outburst.
Researchers were quick to add that the absolute risks to any one person of having heart problems following a...|
|3/3/2014 - Volumes of current research now clearly demonstrate that Alzheimer's disease, though influenced to a small degree by genetic predisposition, is largely caused by a confluence of lifestyle indiscretions over the course of one's early and mid-life years. Prior studies have shown that a diet consisting...|
|3/3/2014 - Mass-produced man-made chemicals that mimic estrogen should be a major concern for humanity, as they can go undetected in water and affect the reproduction and gender identity of various life forms. Lurking in the water, these chemicals can be taken in invisibly by all sorts of life and disrupt the...|
|3/3/2014 - It may seem odd to associate lead toxicity with cardiac health issues. But there has been considerable research put into that association. Health experts seem to agree that there is no safe level of lead in our bodies, and this heavy metal toxin isn't easily flushed out of our system. Those small amounts...|
|2/21/2014 - Swimming majestically in the open seas, with eyes wide on both sides of its face, the bluefin tuna gazes into... a curtain of crude oil.
When the 2010 BP oil spill contaminated the waters of the Gulf of Mexico, beautiful wild fish like the bluefin tuna were forced to face new challenges for survival....|
|2/20/2014 - Any smoker can tell you that it is awful to be sitting there smoking a cigarette at the beginning of spring and seeing people going outside and getting in shape, jogging by or playing sports, and you know that, if you don't quit smoking, you won't be doing much of that. You take your stance and tell...|
|2/19/2014 - A U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) advisory panel has rejected a petition filed by Bayer HealthCare to have its over-the-counter (OTC) pain medication Aleve (naproxen) declared to be safer for the heart than competing alternatives like Advil and Motrin (ibuprofen). According to reports, the drug...|
|2/18/2014 - Across the mass media, testosterone therapy is increasingly promoted. You hear the commercials - "Do you have low 'T'?" The big question is whether or not Big Pharma has run even ONE test trial to assess the effect of testosterone therapy on cardiovascular events. Most of the time, the FDA waits until...|
|2/12/2014 - Many Americans were already aware that excessive sugar in their diets could cause a number of health problems, but a new study has found that too much of the sweet stuff can actually lead to premature death.
According to researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), too much...|
|2/7/2014 - A large, multicenter clinical trial has provided some of the strongest evidence yet that a Mediterranean diet plus added olive oil or nuts protects all parts of the cardiovascular system, helping to prevent heart attack, stroke and peripheral artery disease. The most recent findings were published in...|
|2/7/2014 - February is American Heart Month, dedicated to educate people about the importance of keeping their heart healthy. The urging to take care of our heart is embraced across the nation, and for good reason.
According to the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC), "Every year, about 715,000 Americans...|
|1/31/2014 - Psychological intervention has been found to reduce chances of heart attacks among heart disease patients. The psychological interventions include listening to music, doing relaxation exercises, talking to the patients about what is worrying them, patients being talked to through their surgical procedures...|
|12/27/2013 - Opponents of the federal government's takeover of the healthcare industry via the most freedom-robbing law passed in a century - Obamacare - have not been able to convince enough lawmakers or the president to repeal it through legislation.
In addition, opponents have also been unsuccessful at having...|
|12/26/2013 - As bad as it is to lose a loved one who has died in the line of duty in service to their country, it is worse on a family to be denied all of the remains of the fallen.
But that is precisely what happened recently, when the family of a fallen Marine was stunned and upset to learn that their son had...|
|12/22/2013 - Upon conception, a child is born into the mother. From this point on, what the mother consumes, drinks, breathes and thinks become a part of the child inside her. The mother's air, food and water are passed to her precious new one, snuggled in the womb.
When the child arrives in the outside world,...|
|12/15/2013 - A recent case study reported in the Annals of Vertebral Subluxation Research suggests that chiropractic adjustments can help reverse and prevent heart disease.
Man's heart health changed by chiropractic According to the case study, a 54-year-old man undergoing chiropractic care experienced normalization...|
|11/27/2013 - Recent recommendations from the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology expanding the use of cholesterol-lowering drugs to a whole new segment of our population underline the medical community's continued reliance on pharmaceuticals for treating symptoms of heart disease. This...|
|11/21/2013 - Assuming that they even survive their treatments, children with cancer whose parents send them down the path of conventional chemotherapy and radiation could end up suffering a life of heart disease. These were the inferred findings of a new study recently presented at the American Heart Association's...|
|11/19/2013 - The American College of Cardiology (ACC) and the American Heart Association (AHA) have released new guidelines to address escalating rates of heart attack and stroke among adult populations. But rather than encourage people to stop eating refined sugars and processed flours, two of the biggest culprits...|
|11/16/2013 - Selenium was first used as treatment for dandruff but this essential trace mineral (required only in small amounts by the body) has enjoyed certain breakthroughs connected with its role defining its importance in the overall nutritional schema. When taken together with beta carotene, vitamins E and...|
|11/14/2013 - Half of the doctors on the panel that recommended a whopping increase in statin drug use have ties to Big Pharma. This past Tuesday, the American Heart Association and American College of Cardiology issued the first new guidelines in a decade for preventing heart attacks and strokes - guidelines which...|
|11/14/2013 - Considering that heart disease continues to be the leading cause of death in the United States and is responsible for billions of dollars in healthcare expenditures each year, methods to minimize heart damage during and after an attack are in high demand. Researchers at Aarhus University Hospital in...|
|11/10/2013 - New cases of diabetes continue to increase at an exponential rate, as the list of biomarkers collectively known as metabolic syndrome (MetS risk factors include obesity, high triglycerides, low HDL cholesterol and elevated blood pressure and blood glucose) are known to triple the risk of developing...|
|10/27/2013 - A study from Sweden recently found concerning health implications for individuals who follow a high protein diet. After the influence of the Atkins diet reached its peak in the 1990s, many people have come to demonize carbohydrates as a one of the causes of obesity and the many associated health problems....|
|10/20/2013 - Marathon running is usually thought to be one of the healthiest activities that athletes participate in but there are too many cases where runners in a marathon die from cardiac problems before or just after finishing the race. The heart, like any muscle, needs to be exercised and taken care of to make...|
|10/20/2013 - Recent scientific research has revealed an ever increasing amount of evidence of the wonderfully beneficial effects of meditation. Research has shown that meditation reduces stress, blood pressure and pain, improves attention span and the ability to focus and may even stimulate new brain cell growth....|
|10/11/2013 - New research has shown that magnesium is so important for the proper use of vitamin D in your body, it can actually boost vitamin D's protection from fatal heart disease and colon cancer by nearly 500 percent, and from overall death by over 100 percent. Importantly, this also means that those with low...|
|10/6/2013 - Diabetics' risk of developing heart disease or suffering a fatal heart attack are nearly doubled due to the devastating effect of insulin dysfunction and high blood glucose levels. Experts estimate that as many as one in three Americans will be affected by diabetes through the year 2050, a strong indicator...|
|9/29/2013 - A new cardiovascular study from the University of Michigan is looking beyond modern western medicine. Pharmaceutical drugs for hypertension just aren't the long term answer, as many researchers look to dietary needs to solve heart health problems.
The new study looks in a more holistic direction,...|
|9/26/2013 - It isn't difficult to find peer-reviewed studies affirming the benefits of a vegetarian diet. Long-term vegetarianism has been linked to increased longevity, a decreased risk of cancer and diabetes, weight loss and improved digestion. However, according to a new study published in the American Journal...|
|9/21/2013 - If you believe that you are at the mercy of your genetic code, great news, you're not. According to the science of epigenetics (the study of how environmental factors outside of DNA influence changes in gene expression), stem cells and even DNA can be altered through magnetic fields, heart coherence,...|
|9/21/2013 - You can forget about all those legitimate disease prevention methods like avoiding hydrogenated oils, refined sugars, genetically-modified organisms and excess grains; exercising daily; and supplementing with omega-3s and other important heart nutrients. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention...|
|9/16/2013 - Despite laughable attempts by the mainstream media to spin the study in a positive light, new research out of Massachusetts has confirmed that the novel dipeptidyl peptidase-4 (DPP-4) class of diabetes drugs can increase users' risk of developing heart failure. According to data compiled by researchers...|
|9/14/2013 - Protecting your heart in a literal sense is a major health consideration nowadays. With heart problems becoming a leading cause of death and debilitation, maintaining cardiovascular health has become a very important consideration. But did you know that you can actually improve the health of your heart...|
|9/9/2013 - There actually is a Fountain of Youth. We do not, however, have to trek into some deep Amazonian forest to find it. The living spring of bodily rejuvenation is located in the human body itself.
Contemporary hatha yoga practice is intended to serve the balance and flexibility of the body. The regular...|
|8/24/2013 - Countless people throughout the world have one common fear - developing heart disease. Truth be told, some are more likely than others to suffer from this circulatory concern due to uncontrollable factors such as genetics and gender. Well, even though that fact is quite discouraging, it's best to keep...|
|8/21/2013 - Eating a diet high in processed foods, sugary treats, refined carbohydrates and especially grilled meats such as hamburger immediately raises damaging levels of inflammation throughout the body, prompted by the release of the protein Interleukin-6 (IL-6). Researchers use measurements of serum IL-6 to...|
|8/19/2013 - A scientific finding that red meat consumption increases the risk of cardiovascular disease and a heart attack early in life would not normally qualify as breaking news. Researchers have theorized for more than two decades that eating red meat leads to heart disease due to the high concentration of...|
|8/16/2013 - There is a well established cause and effect relationship between overweight and obesity, specifically abdominal fat stores and the development of cardiovascular disease and many types of cancer. Recent research studies have shown that belly fat is not metabolically inert, but actively promotes the...|
|8/7/2013 - If you are an avid viewer of cooking shows, you know that olive oil is a staple in most top chefs' creations. Cooking connoisseurs enjoy using this oil because of the unique flavor it brings to food. Olive oil is made from olives, most of which originate from the Mediterranean region. People in this...|
|8/1/2013 - According to current research, gratitude and appreciation aren't just pleasant emotions, both offer tangible health benefits as well. The HeartMath Institute in California has taken these findings a step further, providing a systematic approach for cultivating true appreciation - which ultimately reduces...|
|7/30/2013 - With all the heart problems that people are experiencing today, learning that you can actually do something to create a second heart within your body sounds like a miracle or simply too good to be true. Of course science is always trying to create replacement organs using stem cells, cloning, cell regeneration...|
|7/25/2013 - The past decade has seen a continual rise in the number of new cardiovascular disease diagnosis, overtaking cancer as the primary cause of mortality in the US each year. Researchers have provided a vast number of studies detailing a host of natural foods, supplements and lifestyle modifications that...|
|7/22/2013 - The humble spice that gives curry powder its characteristic yellow color may hold the key to helping people lower their cholesterol and fight heart disease naturally, research suggests.
The spice in question, turmeric, has a long history of use as a traditional medicine across Asia. In recent years,...|
|7/22/2013 - Most people understand the importance of getting a good night's sleep to feel refreshed and alert the next morning. Experts repeatedly recommend sleeping seven to nine hours each night in a quiet, totally dark environment to stimulate the production of melatonin to enhance the quality of sleep and allow...|
|7/20/2013 - New research has shown that a substance which can be found in red meat and as an ingredient in energy drinks triggers atherosclerosis or the hardening and clogging of arterial blood vessels.
The researchThe scientists behind the research claim that the bacteria found in the digestive tract change...|
|7/20/2013 - New cases of cardiovascular disease continue to mount in the U.S. and worldwide, making this the leading killer of men, women and children in western cultures. Enlightened, health-conscious individuals now understand that heart disease is not only preventable, but also treatable in all but the most...|
|7/18/2013 - Heart disease and cancer in all their different forms take the lives of nearly three-quarters of all men, women and children in the US each year. Yet thousands of well constructed research bodies have shown that most chronic diseases can be prevented by making simple lifestyle changes including diet,...|
|7/16/2013 - All who enter here must abandon the myths involved with fats and cholesterol. They remain as dogma only because too many health practitioners and journalists are still stuck with that misinformation.
Yes, diet has a lot to do with whether you have good cardiovascular health or not. But it's not from...|
|7/12/2013 - Common sense dictates that excess consumption of sugary drinks and foods, along with a regular diet of refined carbohydrates that convert to glucose when broken down by pre-digestive enzymes in the mouth is not only bad for the waistline, but also triggers the initial stages of many chronic diseases....|
|7/6/2013 - Eating just two to three kiwifruits a day may significantly reduce your risk of heart disease, research suggests.
Although their name associates them with New Zealand, kiwifruits (or "kiwis") are actually native to China. They are small, oval fruits with a fuzzy, brown exterior and a fleshy (usually...|
|6/27/2013 - With the proper planning and education, research shows that going vegetarian is an excellent step to improve and protect your health. By minimizing processed foods and emphasizing whole plant foods, vegetarians enjoy a more nutritious and far less toxic way of eating than the average. The bottom line:...|
|6/26/2013 - You may already have heard that turmeric is a potent anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer food, but did you know that it can also help protect your heart and fight autoimmune diseases?
In a study published in the journal Biological and Pharmaceutical Bulletin in 2011, researchers from Niigata University...|
|6/14/2013 - Many studies link consumption of sugary soft drinks (including non-carbonated beverages) to serious health consequences. One of these is heart disease, the leading cause of death in the United States and one of the most costly. Unfortunately, according to a recent Gallup survey nearly half of all Americans...|
|6/10/2013 - Recently, Dr. John McDougall wrote an incredible article regarding statin drugs entitled, Who Should Take Cholesterol-lowering Statins? Everyone or No One? It is an article that anyone with any type of heart problems or anyone taking statin drugs should read. His website is www.drmcdougall,com and to...|
|6/2/2013 - Heart disease is a largely preventable chronic illness that is the leading killer of men, women and children in many western societies. Researchers and alternative medical experts have identified a long list of dietary and lifestyle factors that work together to promote development of the disease and...|
|6/2/2013 - The mainstream media and both political parties have turned the events of Benghazi into a political show. Facts have emerged, cover-ups have been revealed, and responsibility has not been taken, but at the heart of the situation exists more than a blame game. The heart of the issue, according to former...|
|5/29/2013 - A recent Danish study observed that several other studies have recorded evidence of vitamin C deficiency as a high risk factor for heart disease. This study's conclusion was to merely propose a protocol for further study, ensuring the randomized double-blind approach for "science based evidence."
|5/29/2013 - If you're looking for ways to improve the health of your heart, don't overlook the dramatic impact of two simple nutrients: vitamin B6 and CoQ10.
In a controlled study published in the journal Nutrition Research in October 2012, researchers from Chung Shan Medical University in Taiwan measured blood...|
|5/27/2013 - Found in a variety of soaps, hand sanitizers, fabrics, toothpastes, mouthwashes and even tap water, researchers have discovered triclosan is far from harmless. Linked to heart failure and decline in muscle strength, the agent has come under scrutiny due to its widespread use in common household products....|
|5/26/2013 - Eating a handful of walnuts or taking a few ounces of walnut oil during or following meals can help regulate healthy cholesterol metabolism and protect against cardiovascular disease. These are the findings of a new study conducted by researchers from Pennsylvania State University (PSU) in State College,...|
|5/23/2013 - Heart failure is considered to be one of the top killers for men and women across the United States. This year alone, more than 900,000 people in America will have a heart attack. What's interesting is that research is now showing that heart disease can actually stem back to eating behaviors at a very...|
|5/21/2013 - The impact of eating nuts has been evident for the past decade as repeated scientific studies confirm that the omega-3 fats in this tasty nut promote cardiovascular health as they improve cholesterol biomarkers. Walnuts provide healthy doses of essential minerals, fiber and vitamins to help promote...|
|5/18/2013 - Perhaps the biggest impediment regarding the acceptance of alternative medicine in the United States is the fact that Americans have been conditioned to believe that only "traditional" methods of healthcare are effective and acceptable.
But the truth is, there are a number of non-customary treatment...|
|5/15/2013 - Garlic and onions, two of the most popular flavoring accompaniments in American cooking today, not only serve a culinary purpose to make foods taste more flavorful. These two popular parts of the American diet actually contain a plethora of health benefits within.
The key to their robust flavor and...|
|5/14/2013 - A chemical that naturally occurs in turmeric root appears to improve heart health as much as moderate aerobic exercise, according to a trio of studies conducted by researchers from the University of Tsukuba in Japan.
Turmeric root has been an important component of traditional Asian medicinal systems...|
|5/7/2013 - "There aren't many large well-designed studies lasting longer than a few weeks looking at alternative therapies, yet patients have a lot of questions about their value," said Robert D. Brook, M.D., Chair of the panel and an associate professor of medicine at the University of Michigan. "A common request...|
|5/5/2013 - Both cardiologists Dr. Dwight Lundell and Dr. Stephen Sinatra have come out of the medical mafia matrix to announce that fat and cholesterol are not the main culprits responsible for hardening of the arteries and heart disease, even as many others still insist on this disinformation.
|4/27/2013 - Cardiovascular diseases kill more Americans than cancer and motor vehicle accidents combined.
Most of our aging baby-boomer population will be brought down by problems located in the heart and cardiovascular system. Even so, we can significantly increase heart longevity in the highest percentage of...|
|4/25/2013 - An earlier NaturalNews article by this author featured mainstream media's (MSM) reports of the red meat study with a similar title to this article. It drew some strong disagreement from commenting readers.
Since then, more information from reliable alternative media and medical sources has been discovered...|
|4/16/2013 - A recent highly publicized by mainstream media study supposedly confirms the suspicions of red meat and heart health. But it's not saturated fats they point to as the villain, it's a compound in red meat known as carnitine.
Studies with mice showed that gut bacteria breaks down carnitine. As the...|
|4/10/2013 - According to a recent study out of the Heart Failure Clinic in Milan, heart failure and erectile dysfunction (ED) are related even more closely than has previously been acknowledged. In addition to sharing common causes (such as clogged arteries), the two conditions have a common treatment: exercise.
|4/9/2013 - What's your excuse not to exercise? Can't afford a gym membership? Think you are too old, too out of shape or too heavy to start running? New findings which researchers are describing as "surprising" should put some pep in your step when it comes to exercising -- literally. It turns out that simply...|
|4/9/2013 - Snacking on pistachios and dark chocolate for heart health? Hand them over! It's hard to imagine a tastier duo.
And the science confirming this is in for both snack treats individually. But it shouldn't require further clinical research to grasp that combining them offers even more protection against...|
|4/3/2013 3:35:39 PM - Congestive Heart Failure (CHF) sounds so darn final. Nobody wants to fail and nobody wants their heart to fail. Merely using that terminology will dis-heart-en a person and steal their hopes for health and healing.
CHF occurs when the left ventricle heart muscle fails to pump as much blood as the...|
|4/2/2013 - The incidence and etiology of many forms of cancer and the development of cardiovascular disease run on a parallel course as they are both the result of lifestyle habits that are well within our control. It comes as no big surprise that scientists have created a list of seven healthy practices that...|
|3/27/2013 - Have a serious heart rhythm problem and trying alternative and complementary approaches to help? If so, the odds are you might well be told by your mainstream doctor and even family and friends that those therapies are "quackery" and you need to totally rely on Big Pharma drugs or surgery. However,...|
|3/20/2013 - Women who undergo radiation treatments for breast cancer could be putting themselves at serious risk of developing heart disease later in life, according to a new study published in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM). Researchers from the U.K. found that for each gray (Gy) unit of radiation...|
|3/15/2013 - Common sense dictates that a diet filed with fresh vegetables, fruit, nuts, seeds and legumes that eliminate excessive red and processed meats, fried foods and sugary sweets will benefit overall health as it naturally extends lifespan. Many people rely heavily on fast convenience and processed foods...|
|3/14/2013 - Many Americans and Canadians work longer hours, take fewer vacations, and retire much later than many other industrialized countries, but at what cost?
Spring break 2013, happening right now and some time into April, is generally a break from school and is practiced in the United States, Canada,...|
|3/13/2013 - Mangos have been used for centuries as medicine and food. The mango fruit contains vitamins A, C and D along with beta-carotene. In Unani medicine, mangos are used to remove toxins, treat anemia, and heal the nervous system. Ayurvedic medicine uses the dried mango flowers to treat diarrhea, dysentery,...|
|3/10/2013 - Magnesium is a ubiquitous mineral that has been found in abundance in the human diet for countless generations. Over the past half century, this essential nutrient has been systematically weaned from the vast majority of leafy greens and vegetables due to poor soil conditions and the rapid rise in consumption...|
|3/6/2013 - It seems health benefit rumors of the Mediterranean diet have now been confirmed by medical science. It is now evidence-based science and not merely anecdotal. Yes, that was sarcasm.
The study, "Primary Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease with a Mediterranean Diet" was published in the New England...|
|2/27/2013 - Currently there is serious mis-information out there about health, fat, and cholesterol. It's not new. All my holistic physician friends, and many other cardiologists who are not necessarily holistic, know it. It is a belief still largely held by many people mainstream meat eaters and uninformed vegans,...|
|2/21/2013 - Most health-conscious people have heard, by now, about two types of cholesterol: HDL cholesterol, known colloquially as "good cholesterol," and LDL cholesterol, also known as "bad cholesterol." Now, a new study from researchers at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark, and published in the Journal of...|
|2/15/2013 - A recent study concluded that eating three or more servings of strawberries and/or blueberries per week protects against cardiovascular disease and heart attacks on women.
Only women? This study was for dietary influences that increase heart and cardiovascular health, not breast cancer. That's easily...|
|2/15/2013 - Partners in romantic relationships don't just share interests, habits and secrets, according to a pair of studies published in the journal Emotion and the International Journal of Psychophysiology. Researchers from the University of California, Davis and the University of Arizona found that even when...|
|2/13/2013 - The most comprehensive epidemiological review ever conducted on the association between vitamin D and mortality has revealed that low vitamin D levels are directly linked to early death from heart disease and other causes. Published in the journal Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis Vascular, Biology, the...|
|2/8/2013 - Even legislation declaring only some public places off-limits to smoking reduced the rate of heart attacks by 11 percent, researchers have found. The greatest benefits were seen among women, all adults between the ages of 65 and 74, and non-smokers.
The REGICOR Study (Girona Heart Registry) was conducted...|
|2/6/2013 - The mandatory health insurance due to be implemented January 2014 has no provisions for opting out. Allopathic medicine's "standard of care" will be "legally" enforced with vaccines, medications, annual health exams, including mental health exams. It will make drug treatment for such milestones as cholesterol...|
|2/6/2013 - There is a health craze that is good for the heart and it's called the red Hawthorn berries. Hawthorn berries (Crateagus oxycanthus) boosts cardiac health aside from preventing cardiac arrhythmia, congestive heart failure, high blood pressure and angina. Having been used for hundreds of years or as...|
|1/31/2013 - "Create the Disease and Offer the Cure" appears to be the overriding mandate of allopathic medicine subsuming what I learned in medical school - "First Do No Harm."
The most recent "disease" is asymptomatic atrial fibrillation. The article on a physician's site reads "Asymptomatic Atrial Fibrillation:...|
|1/28/2013 - Younger women who eat more strawberries and blueberries may reduce their heart attack risk by one-third, according to a study conducted by researchers from the Harvard School of Public Health, the University of East Anglia, United Kingdom, and published in the journal Circulation.
|1/28/2013 - The kitchen is the heart of my home. It's the hub of the domestic wheel. Since it's where the woodstove is, this time of year, it's where everyone gathers. And, everything of any importance takes place there: meals get prepared, recipes shared, bills paid, horse grains mixed, tinctures made, messages...|
|1/21/2013 - Imagine how excited Big Pharma executives would be if they could come up with a drug that could slash women's risk of heart attacks by one-third. To top it off, what if this prescription could be conveniently taken three times a week and -- as an added bonus -- what if the medicine tasted great and...|
|1/18/2013 - Thousands of research studies over the past decade have heralded the critical importance of eating a diet filled with flavonoids from a variety of brightly colored vegetables and fruits to help prevent and even treat many chronic illnesses. Most plants and fruits rely on flavonoid compounds for protection...|
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|1/15/2013 7:44:57 PM - With this coming February being American Heart Month and with the holiday gluttony behind us, maybe this is a good time to look at the causes and cure for heart disease.
Heart disease is the number one killer in civilized nations with evidence clearly showing that the incidence of heart disease is...|
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