Nearly 40% of Americans are Obese

Nearly 40% of Americans are Obese

Nearly 40% of Americans are Obese The rate of obesity in the United States has reached a new high, at 39.6% of adults, according to US government data released Friday. Health experts are concerned about obesity because it is associated with a number of life-threatening health conditions, including heart disease, stroke, diabetes and certain kinds […]

Using Meditation to Prevent Heart Disease

Using Meditation to Prevent Heart Disease

Using Meditation to Prevent Heart Disease Meditation may help reduce some risk factors for heart disease, according to a new statement from the American Heart Association. The statement, released Thursday, noted that a healthy lifestyle and medicines to control high blood pressure, high cholesterol and other heart threats are the most effective ways to prevent […]

Real Good Foods to Help Lower Blood Pressure

Real Good Foods to Help Lower Blood Pressure

Real Good Foods to Help Lower Blood Pressure Arugula, or rocket, is a very healthy leafy green that helps decrease blood pressure due to the minerals potassium, calcium and magnesium, which help relax your blood vessels and, in turn, help reduce blood pressure Flaxseeds, beets, celery, olive oil and cooked tomatoes also help reduce blood […]

Inflammation, Not Cholesterol is at the Root of Cardiac Disease

Inflammation, Not Cholesterol is at the Root of Cardiac Disease

Inflammation, Not Cholesterol is at the Root of Cardiac Disease $NVS Cholesterol is a waxy substance found in nearly every cell of the body and is essential for good health. Our body uses it to make hormones, protect your cell membranes, digest food and manufacture Vitamin D after exposure to the Sun. The liver manufactures […]

Reduce Inflammation, the Underlying Cause of Many Diseases

Reduce Inflammation, the Underlying Cause of Many Diseases

Reduce Inflammation, the Underlying Cause of Many Diseases Inflammation is not just a word in medical circles today, it is a real threat to people’s health. The inflammatory response is nature’s way to help heal the body from illness or injury. But, chronic inflammation is at the root cause of many dreaded diseases, including heart […]

Olive Oil Enriched Dark Chocolate for Improved Heart Health

Olive Oil Enriched Dark Chocolate for Improved Heart Health

Olive Oil Enriched Dark Chocolate for Improved Heart Health Dark chocolate combined with olive oil lowers the odds of developing cardiovascular disease, says a new Italian study. “A healthy diet is known to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease,” said lead author Dr. Rossella Di Stefano, a cardiologist at the University of Pisa, Italy. “Fruits […]

Italian Real Foods Help Combat Cancer and Heart Disease

Italian Real Foods Help Combat Cancer and Heart Disease

Italian Real Foods Help Combat Cancer and Heart Disease Italian Real food staples combat cancer and heart disease. The study published in the Journal of Cellular Physiology is the latest to endorse the health benefits of Italian Real food staples in combating cancer and heart disease. The new research found that tomato extracts from 2 […]

New Drug Lowers Heart Risks by Curbing Inflammation

New Drug Lowers Heart Risks by Curbing Inflammation

New Drug Lowers Heart Risks by Curbing Inflammation $NVS For the 1st time, a drug has helped prevent heart attacks by curbing inflammation, a new and very different approach than lowering cholesterol. People on the drug also had surprisingly lower cancer death rates, especially from lung cancer. An anti-tumor effect is an exciting possibility. Doctors […]

Lack of Sleep Can Lead to Heart Disease and Stroke

Lack of Sleep Can Lead to Heart Disease and Stroke

Lack of Sleep Can Lead to Heart Disease and Stroke Not getting enough sleep can 2X the chances of dying from heart disease or stroke, particularly in people with risk factors like diabetes, obesity, high blood pressure and cholesterol, US researchers said Wednesday. The findings in the Journal of the American Heart Association were based […]

Large Heart-shaped Diamond Breaks Record at Christie’s Geneva Sale

Large Heart-shaped Diamond Breaks Record at Christie’s Geneva Sale

Large Heart-shaped Diamond Breaks Record at Christie’s Geneva Sale The largest D flawless heart-shaped Diamond was sold last Wednesday in Geneva for $14.9-M. The gem, which is called La Légende and was created by Boehmer et Bassenge, broke a world record in its category. According to auction house Christie’s, the 92-carat Diamond forms the centerpiece […]

Men, a Healthy Heart for Healthy Sex

Men, a Healthy Heart for Healthy Sex

Men, a Healthy Heart for Healthy Sex Men with multiple risk factors for heart disease may be more likely to develop erectile dysfunction later in life than men with optimal heart health, a recent study shows. Researchers focused on 7 risk factors for heart disease, as follows: high blood pressure elevated cholesterol high blood sugar […]

Conscious Breathing Slows Heart Rate and May Prevent High Blood Pressure

Conscious Breathing Slows Heart Rate and May Prevent High Blood Pressure

Conscious Breathing Slows Heart Rate and May Prevent High Blood Pressure Conscious breathing is an effective way to slow the heart rate that has long been known to meditators and athletes  Practicing breathing exercises may prevent hypertension in adults, if caught early while the nervous system is still plastic, according to an Australian study published […]

Magnesium Protects Against Stroke, Heart Disease & Diabetes

Magnesium Protects Against Stroke, Heart Disease & Diabetes

Magnesium Protects Against Stroke, Heart Disease & Diabetes While medical doctors have focused on cholesterol as the problem and prescribed statins for more than 20 years, this has not changed the fact that heart disease is still the #1 killer in the US. Looking for a way to decrease your risk of developing coronary heart […]

Slow Down at the End of the Day

Slow Down at the End of the Day

Slow Down at the End of the Day Research shows that there are benefits to slowing down and relaxing at the end of the day, “not the least of which is that it makes falling asleep easier”. There is no reason to panic, understanding and optimism works to accomplish more, not less, there is time, slow […]

Report: Insomnia Increases Risk of Heart Attack and Stroke

Report: Insomnia Increases Risk of Heart Attack and Stroke

Report: Insomnia Increases Risk of Heart Attack and Stroke Insomniacs have this to worry about as they lie sleepless staring at the ceiling: insomnia increases the risk of heart attack and stroke. “Sleep is important for biological recovery and takes around a third of our lifetime, but in modern society more and more people complain […]

A Glass of Wine, a Pint of Beer May be Heart Healthy

A Glass of Wine, a Pint of Beer May be Heart Healthy

A Glass of Wine, a Pint of Beer May be Heart Healthy Having a drink of wine or beer daily may help protect one’s heart against disease, a large-scale study suggests. But drinking alcohol to excess can increase your risk for a variety of heart problems, the study showed. Researchers tracked more than 1.9-M healthy […]

‘Healthy’ Obese Face Higher Heart Attack Risk

‘Healthy’ Obese Face Higher Heart Attack Risk

‘Healthy’ Obese Face Higher Heart Attack Risk Even without high blood pressure or other signs of illness, obese adults have a much higher risk of developing heart disease than normal-weight peers, according to a new study from Denmark. The results contradict recent research suggesting a subgroup of obese individuals known as “metabolically healthy obese” may […]

Exercise is Recomended to Help Combat Heart Problems

Exercise is Recomended to Help Combat Heart Problems

Exercise is Recomended to Help Combat Heart Problems Nearly 80% of Americans do not get the recommended amount of aerobic and muscle-strengthening activity recommended for optimal health. Far from being only a matter of weight loss or aesthetics, exercise is a crucial element of disease prevention and management, with the “side effect” of helping you […]

The Zika Virus Tied to Heart Problems

The Zika Virus Tied to Heart Problems

The Zika Virus Tied to Heart Problems For the 1st time, Doctors have tied infection with the Zika Virus to possible new heart problems in adults. The evidence so far is only in 8 people in Venezuela, and is not enough to prove a link. It is also too soon to know how often this […]

The Dangers of Cardiovascular Disease and the Surgery that Accompanies It

The Dangers of Cardiovascular Disease and the Surgery that Accompanies It

The Dangers of Cardiovascular Disease and the Surgery that Accompanies It $CRRVF Film and TV star Bill Paxton’s death from complications following heart surgery points to the dangers that such procedures can carry, and lessons for people with cardiovascular disease. Mr. Paxton’s family announced Sunday that the 61-year-old film and TV star has died from […]

Eat Smart Foods for a Healthy Heart

Eat Smart Foods for a Healthy Heart

Eat Smart Foods for a Healthy Heart February is American Heart Month, and the ideal time to begin to make healthier food swaps Simple food swaps can save your life. That is the conclusion of a new double-blind randomized controlled trial published in the British Journal of Nutrition that found even small dietary changes can […]

Insulin Is the Real Reason for Heart Disease

Insulin Is the Real Reason for Heart Disease

Insulin Is the Real Reason for Heart Disease In Y 2013 Ivor Cummins, a biochemical engineer with a background in medical device engineering and leading teams in complex problem solving, ran into health problems. His serum ferritin was very high, which is a potent risk factor for heart disease, as were his liver enzymes. After […]

Reduce Your Risk of Suffering a Heart Attack, Now!

Reduce Your Risk of Suffering a Heart Attack, Now!

Reduce Your Risk of Suffering a Heart Attack, Now! Remember this Old Adage, “An Apple a day keeps the Doctor away.” This wise old medicine advise often rings true as Apples are chock-full of vitamins and antioxidants, and some medical research suggests that fruits and vegetables can lower the risk of cancer and heart disease. […]

The 25th Harm Reduction International Conference

The 25th Harm Reduction International Conference

The 25th Harm Reduction International Conference The 25th Harm Reduction International Conference, “At the Heart of the Response,” will convene from May 14-17 in Montreal, Canada. Visit https://www.hri.global/conference-2017 for information or to register for HR17,  Early-bird rates are available through this Friday, January 27, until 6:59p ET, and saves you £100 (currently $125) on registration […]

Depression, a Major Risk for Cardiovascular & Heart Disease

Depression, a Major Risk for Cardiovascular & Heart Disease

Depression, a Major Risk for Cardiovascular & Heart Disease According to a new study published in the Journal Atherosclerosis depression is as big a risk for cardiovascular disease in men as high cholesterol and obesity, “There is little doubt that depression is a risk factor for cardiovascular diseases,” explained researcher Karl-Heinz Ladwig. “The question now is: […]

Moderate Exercise is Heart Healthy

Moderate Exercise is Heart Healthy

Moderate Exercise is Heart Healthy New research from Finland has found yet more evidence to suggest that physical activity can help boost heart health. The study, carried out by researchers from Florida International University, the University of Oulu, the University of Helsinki, and the National Institute for Health and Welfare in Finland, set out to […]

The Heart Health Benefits of Fermented Beets

The Heart Health Benefits of Fermented Beets

The Heart Health Benefits of Fermented Beets Fermented beets may be among the healthiest vegetables out there, as most of the sugar is then eaten up by beneficial bacteria during the fermentation process, while leaving other health-boosting ingredients intact. Fermented foods are also full of probiotics or good bacteria. A large number of studies have […]

Beets and Beet Juice Boost Heart Health

Beets and Beet Juice Boost Heart Health

Beets and Beet Juice Boost Heart Health Raw beets and raw beet juice are typically recommended in limited amounts due to their high sugar content, but when fermented, beets may be among the healthiest vegetables there are, as most of the sugar is “eaten” by beneficial bacteria during the fermentation process while leaving other health-boosting […]

High Blood Pressure Increases Risk of Stroke & Heart Attack

High Blood Pressure Increases Risk of  Stroke & Heart Attack

High Blood Pressure Increases Risk of Stroke & Heart Attack Yoga may help reduce blood pressure in people who are at risk for developing hypertension, a new study finds. “Patients with pre-hypertension [slightly elevated blood pressure] are likely to develop hypertension [high blood pressure] unless they improve their lifestyle,” said study author Dr. Ashutosh Angrish […]

Tomato Lovers Rejoice, They Are Heart Healthy

Tomato Lovers Rejoice, They Are Heart Healthy

Tomato Lovers Rejoice, They Are Heart Healthy New research shows a compound derived from tomatoes, a staple of Italian cuisine is good for the Heart. The study, published in the journal Food & Nutrition Research, found that taking the carotenoid-rich tomato extract supplement known as Cardiomato reduced low density lipoprotein (LDL or “bad”) cholesterol associated […]

Caffeine Not Tied to Irregular Heartbeats in Heart Failure Patients

Caffeine Not Tied to Irregular Heartbeats in Heart Failure Patients

Caffeine Not Tied to Irregular Heartbeats in Heart Failure Patients Contrary to conventional thinking, drinking high doses of caffeine might not cause the heart to beat irregularly in heart failure patients, a study showed Monday. The relationship between caffeine consumption and the triggering of arrhythmias, or irregular heartbeats, has been explored for decades but remains […]

Fuel Your Brain With Good Food

Fuel Your Brain With Good Food

Fuel Your Brain With Good Food There are 2 types of fuel the human body and brain can use to convert into energy. Either metabolized carbohydrates or fats may supply the brain and body with the energy it needs to survive. Although our brain can use both, there is evidence to suggest that the metabolic […]

Full-fat Products are Healthy Dietary Staples

Full-fat Products are Healthy Dietary Staples

Full-fat Products are Healthy Dietary Staples Study after study has demonstrated that low-fat, high-carbohydrate diets just do not work to drive weight loss or prevent disease. In fact, they are the things causing the obesity epidemic, which is a contributing factor to cancer, diabetes, and heart disease. “Finally Americans are getting rid of the not-fat […]

Mediterranean Diet is Heart Healthy

Mediterranean Diet is Heart Healthy

Mediterranean Diet is Heart Healthy New research suggests that eating a Mediterranean diet may prolong the lives of heart patients. “Adherence to the Mediterranean diet reduces the risk of overall mortality, not only in the general population — which is already known, but in patients who already suffered a heart attack,” said study researcher Dr. […]

More Good News About Coffee

More Good News About Coffee

More Good News About Coffee Are your finding yourself short of an excuse to ask someone out for Coffee? Scientists at York University just came up with a good one: Coffee reduces cardiac damage done by heart attacks. The new finding suggests that patients who drink one to 2 cups of Coffee are 20% less […]

Americans are Getting Heavier and Heavier

Americans are Getting Heavier and Heavier

Americans are Getting Heavier and Heavier Since the late 1980’s and early 1990’s, the average American has put on 15 or more additional pounds without getting any taller. Even 11-year-old kids aren’t immune from this weight plague, the study found. Girls are more than 7 pounds heavier even though their height is the same. Boys […]

Rejection, A Painful Survival Tool

Rejection, A Painful Survival Tool

Rejection, A Painful Survival Tool Life coach Maryam Ghouth examines the cause, effect and remedies for rejection  Rejection is by far one of the most distressing experiences known to humans. Whether we are rejected by someone we know, someone we dislike or someone entirely new, it hurts. The strongest and fittest of us all have […]

Fats to Avoid in a Healthy Diet

Fats to Avoid in a Healthy Diet

Fats to Avoid in a Healthy Diet Some dietary fats can be harmful, but it’s important to know which ones and why. For an in-depth review of dietary fats, please see the Weston A. Price Foundation’s article, “Saturated Fat Does a Body Good.” In summary, harmful fats that contribute to heart disease are primarily as […]

Junk Food Is Bad for Our Health

Junk Food Is Bad for Our Health

Junk Food Is Bad for Our Health The food industry uses tactics to create misleading data and other sales techniques, but it does not change the fact that junk food is bad for us. People who ate a diet focused on Mac & Cheese, processed lunch meat, sausage biscuits, mayonnaise and microwavable meals with unhealthy […]

Healthy, Sensible Lifestyle Changes Prevent Heart Attacks

Healthy, Sensible Lifestyle Changes Prevent Heart Attacks

Healthy, Sensible Lifestyle Changes Prevent Heart Attacks Research conducted at the Karolinska Institutet found that engaging in 5 healthy lifestyle habits could prevent about 80% of 1st-time heart attacks in men. The researchers were surprised at how powerful a healthy lifestyle can be, noting: “It is not surprising that healthy lifestyle choices would lead to a […]

Anti-Aging Drugs Being Tested for Dogs

Anti-Aging Drugs Being Tested for Dogs

Anti-Aging Drugs Being Tested for Dogs Dog owners are eager to find ways to extend the lifespans of their companions. A drug found to extend the lifespan of mice is being tested in dogs in hopes it could not only help them live longer, but possibly humans as well, news report say. Rapamycin, which appears […]

An Ounce of Prevention, Avoid Diabetes

An Ounce of Prevention, Avoid Diabetes

An Ounce of Prevention, Avoid Diabetes In Y 2012, over 90-M people had diabetes or pre-diabetes, and 1 out of every 2 people with the condition do not know they have it. Lifestyle choices are the best strategies to controlling blood sugar, reducing your risk of diabetes and preventing secondary health problems from the condition. […]

Exercise Promotes Psychological Health & Good Mood

Exercise Promotes Psychological Health & Good Mood

Exercise Promotes Psychological Health & Good Mood Memory and cognition are the extra benefits associated with physical fitness. Exercise is known to dispel depression, and in many cases more effectively than antidepressants. One of the Key ways exercise promotes mental health is by normalizing insulin resistance and boosting natural “feel good” hormones and neurotransmitters associated […]

Spices Are More Than Flavorings, They Are Also Medicine

Spices Are More Than Flavorings, They Are Also Medicine

Spices Are More Than Flavorings, They Are Also Medicine Shakespeare recognized this fact when he wrote in Hamlet: “There’s rosemary, that’s for remembrance; pray, love, remember.” More than 400 yrs later, scientific studies have confirmed that rosemary may indeed help preserve cognitive function. “You cannot go wrong with herbs and spices,” says Dr. Wendy Bazilian, […]

Sex is Really Good for Us, So is Hugging

Sex is Really Good for Us, So is Hugging

Sex is Really Good for Us, So is Hugging Like letting the Sun warm our skin on a Spring day or sinking healthy Real Organic food we love, it is a bonus when something that feels good is good,  and that is the case with Sex. Beyond the emotional benefits, we can also expect to […]

The Compounds in Chocolate Boost Heart Health

The Compounds in Chocolate Boost Heart Health

The Compounds in Chocolate Boost Heart Health A huge study and meta-analysis has sought to find a link between Chocolate consumption and cardiometabolic disorders such as coronary heart disease, stroke, diabetes and metabolic syndrome. Along with those disorders come related problems like hypertension, elevated fasting glucose and triglycerides, and high cholesterol, abdominal obesity.4 But rather […]