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|4/27/2016 - The deception with energy drinks begins with the word "energy." Once inside the body, these beverages actually go to war with the body's inherent ability to produce cellular energy. By creating an acidic environment in the gut, these beverages actually inhibit oxygen utilization within the cells. In...|
|4/25/2016 - Common dietary advice is to avoid saturated fats and instead consume polyunsaturated fats, like those found in vegetable oils. But this dietary consensus is starting to crack in the face of study after study showing no health benefit to avoiding saturated fat.
The most recent study was conducted...|
|4/18/2016 - Aluminum is a metal found in many childhood vaccines. The stated role of aluminum as an adjuvant in vaccines is to enhance the immune response to the main ingredient in the vaccine. This would be either a virus or bacterial component.
Vaccines which currently contain aluminum are: hepatitis A, hepatitis...|
|4/1/2016 - If you've ever said no to eating hummus at a friend's house, or never tried making your own homemade recipe, you might want to reconsider for the sake of your heart health. Hummus, a mixture comprised primarily of mashed beans (typically chickpeas, also known as garbanzo beans or bengal grams), lemon...|
|3/28/2016 - Common painkillers are more dangerous than previously believed, especially for people with heart problems, cautions a new study.
NSAIDs (Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs) are frequently used to treat pain, fever, inflammation, headaches and arthritis. NSAIDs are not antibiotics, meaning that...|
|3/9/2016 - Sir Richard Thompson – former president of the Royal College of Physicians, and personal doctor to the British Queen for 21 years – and five eminent colleagues, have started a campaign to raise awareness of over-medication in favor of Big Pharma.
The campaign highlights the fact that...|
|3/5/2016 - Dr. Charles R. Attwood, a board certified pediatrician and Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics, has spent 35 years teaching the world about the impacts of nutrition and fitness. His involvement in national health and nutrition policy is the reason the 1996 U.S. Dietary Guidelines for Americans...|
|2/23/2016 - Almost everyone has experienced the searing chest pain we call heartburn on at least one occasion. This ailment is quite common, and most of the time nothing to be concerned about. It can often be weathered through or even cured naturally.
But, of course if we learned how to manage every disease...|
|2/16/2016 - Vegetables oils have been heralded as a healthy alternative to using normal fat when cooking. However, it turns out that vegetable oils are not all they're cracked up to be when it comes down to it. We've all been told, even by government and medical associations, to use more vegetable seed and bean...|
|2/2/2016 - The ubiquitous chemical bisphenol A (BPA), most notably found in plastic bottles and food and beverage cans, may increase blood pressure and the risk of heart disease, according to a study conducted by researchers from Seoul National University College of Medicine in South Korea and published in the...|
|1/8/2016 - Did you know emotional and psychological stress could be putting you at risk for deadly conditions like cancer and heart disease? Stress is also a critical factor in a number of other serious health problems, including asthma, depression and migraines.
Most conventionally-trained physicians are focused...|
|1/3/2016 - A silent, yet deadly killer, heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States, killing more than half a million people each year – which is why we can all benefit from improving our heart health. Written by Matthew Budoff, Enhancing Heart Health: Preventing a Heart Attack teaches...|
|12/31/2015 - Coronary artery disease (CAD) is the most common form of heart disease – killing about 370,000 people (every year) in the United States alone. Sadly, for most people, the first warning sign of heart trouble is a heart attack – often ending in premature death. Yet, the undeniable truth is,...|
|12/27/2015 - Heart disease kills more than 600,000 Americans each year – making it the most deadly killer in the United States. But the good news is that there are many things you can do to decrease your risk of succumbing to this all too common killer. Written by Matthew Budoff, the book Enhancing Heart Health:...|
|12/3/2015 - Although cases of measles and mumps declined after measles and mumps vaccines were introduced, scientists now realize that childhood infections serve a valuable function and may be necessary for normal development of the immune system. For example, earlier this year, a large Japanese study found that...|
|11/21/2015 - Many children grow into adolescence hating their bodies and despising their figures. Ashamed of the way they look and feel, they may turn to self-destructive behaviors that exacerbate their negative view of self and the world around them.
Children growing up in consumerist, Western societies are...|
|11/20/2015 - Spending time outdoors soaking up the sun is beneficial not only for a healthy-looking tan, but for your heart's health as well. Studies have shown that vitamin D, which is primarily obtained through exposure to the sun's rays, can help in preventing coronary artery disease, heart attacks and strokes.
|11/17/2015 - Drinking just two sweetened beverages per day — including "diet" drinks — can raise your risk of heart failure by nearly 25 percent, according to a study conducted by researchers from the Karolinska Institute in Sweden and published in the journal Heart.
Although prior studies have linked...|
|11/10/2015 - Birth control pills already known to increase the risk of stroke could also increase the risk of heart attacks in up to 25 percent of young women who take them, suggests the recent case of a 23-year-old nurse.
Sarah Brison woke up one day in excruciating pain, barely able to move and losing her vision.
|10/31/2015 - Regular visits to the sauna may cut a person's risk of death dramatically, according to a study conducted by researchers from the University of Eastern Finland at Kuopio and published in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine.
Middle-aged men who visited the sauna most frequently were 40 percent less...|
|10/15/2015 - In a refreshing change of pace, an established doctor has shed light on the fact that many mainstream medical approaches designed to improve health aren't what they're cracked up to be. In fact, they're downright ineffective.
While this hardly comes as a surprise when you consider the plethora of...|
|10/6/2015 11:57:28 AM - If you've been exercising for 30 minutes everyday, satisfied that you've met the American Heart Association's physical activity recommendation, then you're in for a surprise. In a nutshell, a recent study found that a mere 30 minutes is not enough to help reduce the risk of heart problems.
|10/3/2015 - Peanuts are America's most consumed nut. Once slandered for their high fat content, they are now being touted for promoting a longer and healthier life as well as reducing the risk of cardiovascular-related deaths such as heart attacks and strokes.
Previous research conducted at the Harvard School...|
|9/17/2015 - One of the most common treatment recommendations for people who are overweight is that they get some form of exercise daily. However, studies have shown that fewer than half of those who are diagnosed as obese actually follow this advice.
Now, the obese and exercise-averse have a new weapon in their...|
|9/2/2015 - In July, the FDA announced changes to the labels of nearly every medication in the non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) class, warning that those drugs could cause fatal strokes and heart attacks even in young people with no known cardiovascular risk factors. Heart attacks could be triggered...|
|9/1/2015 - Eating a "Southern diet" heavy on fried foods, processed meats and sugary drinks increases the risk of heart disease by more than half, according to a study conducted by researchers from the University of Alabama-Birmingham and published in the journal Circulation.
Heart disease is the top killer...|
|8/18/2015 - The FDA has announced that it will require new labels on both prescription and over-the-counter painkillers in the aspirin family, warning that even brief use of these drugs increases the risk of heart attacks and strokes, including among people with no heart disease risk factors.
The warning applies...|
|8/14/2015 - The health risks associated with unconventional oil and gas drilling (UGOD), i.e. hydraulic fracturing or "fracking," have been of concern to many since the practice became widespread, but until now there has been a shortage of conclusive evidence that such risks actually exist.
A recent study, however,...|
|8/13/2015 - Most people who are health-conscious - even if they are living a fit lifestyle - worry at least a little bit about the possibility of a heart attack. Heart disease in general is a big problem. As a matter of fact, it is the number one killer in America and in several other developed nations as well....|
|8/9/2015 - It's the leading cause of death worldwide, but heart disease has an enemy in vitamin C, according to new research out of Denmark. Scientists from the University of Copenhagen and Herlev and Gentofte Hospital found that the risk of suffering cardiovascular disease and early death is reduced as blood...|
|8/6/2015 - In light of a recent study finding that nearly 200,000 people per year are killed by sugar-sweetened beverages, some people might be tempted to switch to diet soft drinks instead. The information from this study was presented at the 63rd Annual Scientific Session of the American College of Cardiology...|
|7/29/2015 - New research published in the journal PLOS ONE calls into question the safety and effectiveness of a popular class of pharmaceutical drugs used to treat gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD, as well as its less extreme companion acid reflux. Researchers found that proton-pump inhibitors, or PPIs,...|
|7/27/2015 - The sugar fructose -- formerly embraced by the food industry as a supposedly safer alternative to glucose -- appears to cause molecular changes in the body that promote uncontrolled heart growth and increase the risk of heart failure, according to a study conducted by researchers from the Swiss Federal...|
|7/15/2015 - Researchers from the University of Southern California (USC) have developed a diet that creates the same health effects as long-term calorie restrictions such as fasts if followed for just five days a month.
"I think based on the markers for ageing and disease in humans it has the potential to add...|
|7/6/2015 - Most people have probably heard that cranberry juice is really good for the body. However, when most people talk about this juice, it is usually in terms of urinary tract health. And it is definitely true that regular consumption of cranberry juice can help treat urinary infections and also help prevent...|
|7/6/2015 - Chocolate lovers, rejoice: researchers have found that eating chocolate can have a positive impact on your health. In a study involving nearly 158,000 men and women, they determined that a correlation existed between the consumption of chocolate and a diminished risk of stroke and heart attacks.
|6/26/2015 - Sometimes called a German Turnip, kohlrabi is a round tuber veggie in the same family that has produced broccoli, Brussels sprouts, and cabbage. It has a tough as nails exterior, but once you discover what is inside, you'll be hooked! Their taste is similar to broccoli stems but milder and with more...|
|6/25/2015 - In this article we're going to cover the last three of the "six healing sounds". To read the first article which details the first three of these sounds, click here http://www.naturalnews.com
Today we're far more familiar with the concepts of sounds, sound waves and the constantly vibrating state...|
|5/30/2015 - Most of us know the basics of good health by heart, even if we don't always put them into practice.
Eat right, exercise, avoid stress if you can - these are all hallmarks of good health. However, did you know that devoting yourself to increasing your personal happiness is another factor in reaching...|
|5/5/2015 - Heart attack, cancer and stroke are the leading causes of death worldwide. While it is impossible to avoid risk factors such as age, sex and family history, there is plenty we can do to protect our bodies against these life-threatening diseases.
Science has shown that eating more fresh, plant-based...|
|4/11/2015 - As a board-certified cardiologist, Dr. Jack Wolfson has done hundreds of angiograms and performed many other conventional procedures like, placing pacemakers inside the body. But, after thousands of medical procedures, Dr. Wolfson started to realize a shocking truth about conventional cardiology.
|3/17/2015 - Children with insufficient levels of vitamin D are more likely to have hardened arteries as adults, and more likely to develop cardiovascular disease, according to a study conducted by researchers from the University of Turku, Finland, and published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism.
|3/13/2015 - Two studies recently published in the Expert Review of Clinical Pharmacology have drawn new attention to the fact that, far from being the miracle cure that was promised 20 years ago, statins actually carry serious side effects -- and rather than reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease, they actually...|
|3/10/2015 - Potentially reversing almost 40 years of government policy, the top nutrition advisory board for the United States has dropped its warning against dietary cholesterol. The Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee concluded that no evidence supports a link between dietary cholesterol and heart disease.
|3/6/2015 12:10:17 PM - While many people may think that life post-heart attack means facing a series of health challenges and related difficulties, a new study from the American College of Cardiology (ACC) has found that that isn't necessarily true.(1)
Consumption of omega-3 fatty acids, according to their findings,...|
|3/2/2015 3:05:12 PM - If ever there was a story that'll leave you scratching your head and wondering what's wrong with this world, it's the case of Anne Giroux and her teenage son, Kevin.
The story begins in 2009 with Kevin having chest pains along with shortness of breath. Despite numerous visits to the ER, doctors never...|
|2/20/2015 - Hold that muffin or danish and grab a handful of almonds if you need a snack between meals. Maybe you won't feel as satisfied afterward, but if you care about your heart health, get used to it.
A recent study published in the Journal of the American Heart Association provided strong evidence that...|
|2/19/2015 - Over 100 years ago, a study showed that 'subclinical hypothyroidism' was associated with a 260% increase in the prevalence of heart disease. In fact, over the years, many other studies have made the connection between thyroid disorders and the risk of premature death due to cardiovascular disease.
|2/18/2015 11:47:16 AM - We all know that being active can help increase our heart health and overall health, but how much is enough? It seems that simply staying active 2-3 times a week can help middle-aged women reduce their risk of stroke, heart disease, and even blood clots when compared to inactive women.
As we age,...|
|2/10/2015 - Many people may enjoy a well-balanced diet and engage in physical activity to stay in shape, but the truth is, that might not be enough to remain healthy. It turns out that simply going about routine activities in the household may jeopardize health; something called Toxic Home Syndrome is to blame.
|2/1/2015 - How you view the world directly affects how long you live in it, according to a new study published in the journal Health Behavior and Policy Review. A cohort of researchers from colleges across the U.S. found that optimistic people are twice as likely to remain in optimal cardiovascular health as those...|
|1/27/2015 - From every angle, the general population is starving, in desperate need of more than just food and empty, nutritionless calories. The supermarkets are full of empty-calorie food products that have been stripped of their nutrition. The void is real. It can be seen in the people's faces, passing by one...|
|1/22/2015 - It's not difficult to find research exposing the many health benefits of avocados. Studies show that these pear-shaped fruits, which are native to Mexico and Central America, are packed with essential nutrients that can aid weight loss, boost vision and guard us from cancer. Moreover, avocados are rich...|
|1/19/2015 - Olive oil, which is obtained by pressing the fruits of the olive tree, is considered to be one of the most nutritious oils in the world. According to Hippocrates, it could heal a large number of serious ailments, including mental illness. The ancient Greeks and Romans generously poured olive oil over...|
|1/9/2015 3:05:45 PM - It's common for weight-watching types and cholesterol-concerned folks to shun avocados at restaurants and totally ignore them when shopping at food markets. But that's a mistake.
Not only have tests shown that this fruit is packed with nutrition, but it actually lowers LDL cholesterol and helps maintain...|
|1/6/2015 - Resveratrol is no stranger to news headlines and the health-minded people who are privy to various findings about it.
After all, the organic compound has been touted for its ability to slash heart disease risks and boost health. Findings have shown that it has the ability to keep certain cancers...|
|1/2/2015 - The leading cause of death (worldwide) is ischemic heart disease, according to the World Health Organization. In fact, combined with stroke, over 13 million people lose their lives - prematurely, every year - due to a completely avoidable chronic health condition.
Western medicine ignores the truth...|
|12/23/2014 - Three independent studies have linked leafy green vegetables to reduced health risks associated with obesity, diabetes and heart complications, reinforcing the benefits of consuming a diet rich in such foods.
In particular, the scientists involved in these University of Southampton and Cambridge...|
|12/22/2014 - There's a reason why many of the people you see regularly guzzling down diet sodas and opting for low- or fat-free dairy when they order their morning lattes are some of the most overweight, unhealthy people in society. Dairy products that have been stripped of their natural fats and fatty acid profiles...|
|12/5/2014 - Globally speaking, osteoporosis causes more than 8.9 million fractures annually - affecting about 200 million women with an osteoporotic fracture every 3 seconds! Yet, most women are never told that a vitamin K deficiency can cause weakening of the bones, chronic inflammation plus a host of degenerative...|
|12/3/2014 12:31:45 PM - (Story by Sayer Ji, republished from GreenMedInfo.com) Flu vaccines, according to the best scientific evidence available today, will only work against 10% of the circulating viruses that cause the symptoms of seasonal epidemic influenza. Additionally, flu vaccines have been found to elicit inflammatory...|
|11/17/2014 - Perhaps the most confusing aspect of diet and nutrition revolves around fats and fatty acids. There are many disagreements with what fats are healthy and unhealthy, and very few of the different types of fats have a solid consensus on health.
So far, there seems to be consensus on omega-3 fatty acids...|
|11/16/2014 - The Mediterranean Diet has received plenty of praise in recent years for its role in protecting against disease. And two new studies provide further clarity as to why this is the case, having found that the olive oil component of the popular diet helps to not only protect against the damaging effects...|
|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...|
|10/22/2014 12:07:50 PM - Turmeric is one of nature's greatest gifts. Belonging to the ginger family, the ancient spice responsible for giving curry its yellow color is one of the most thoroughly researched plants in history. Experts suggest that turmeric may even have over 600 potential preventive and therapeutic applications...|
|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...|
|6/1/2014 - 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...|
|5/28/2014 5:54:43 AM - 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...|
|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...|
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|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...|
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