Cholesterol and Saturated Fat have been the Villains of Heart Disease for 40 Yrs, Despite the Many Studies Showing Neither has an Adverse Effect on Heart Health

Cholesterol and Saturated Fat have been the Villains of Heart Disease for 40 Yrs, Despite the Many Studies Showing Neither has an Adverse Effect on Heart Health

#Heart #Health #Statins #fats #cholesterol #drugs #CVD #C19Coronavirus The Big Q: Will Saturated Fat Myth Soon Be Upended? The food industry shifted away from saturated fat and cholesterol to improve public health, and the medical industry has massively promoted the use of cholesterol-lowering statin drugs for the same reason. Despite that, the rate of heart […]

Heart Attacks are Decreasing in This Health Crisis, Why?

Heart Attacks are Decreasing in This Health Crisis, Why?

Well, the likelihood is people that are dying of traditional causes are now getting labeled as COVID-19 coronavirus. Heart attack and stroke teams, always ready to rush in and save lives, are mostly idle in hospitals across the country. Cardiology consultations have shrunk, except those related to Covid-19. In an informal Twitter poll by @angioplastyorg, an online community […]

Junk Food Addiction is Real

Junk Food Addiction is Real

Processed junk food destroys people’s metabolism and promotes obesity through a variety of mechanisms. Among them is the way these kinds of foods affect their appetite control. Several studies have also demonstrated that processed foods are addictive. The human body is designed to naturally regulate how much we eat and the energy we burn. Food […]

Heart Attack Vs Panic Attack

Heart Attack Vs Panic Attack

What may look and feel like a heart attack may actually be a panic attack, and according to researchers, the cost of misdiagnosing non-cardiac chest pain is high. An investigation published in Y 1996 found that 25% of ER (emergency room) patients presenting with chest pain met the DSM-III-R criteria for panic disorder, yet attending emergency […]

Sugar Loaded Sodas Harm Heart, Increase the Risk of Stroke

Sugar Loaded Sodas Harm Heart, Increase the Risk of Stroke

Sugar-sweetened drinks can play havoc with your cholesterol and triglyceride levels, which increases your risk for heart disease and stroke, a new study finds. Specifically, drinking more than 12 oz (1 standard can) of sugary sodas or fruit drinks a day may not bode well for your cardiovascular health, researchers say. “Think before you drink. […]

The Key Foods that Fuel the Brain

The Key Foods that Fuel the Brain

In 1/10,000 of a sec, the brain can respond to input and generate an action. Although it accounts for only about 3% of our body weight, it uses 30% of the blood your heart pumps and burns 300 calories daily. Plus, it takes your whole brain to make sense of what is being said. While […]

Smoking Marijuana Can Be Hard on One’s Heart

Smoking Marijuana Can Be Hard on One’s Heart

Cardiologists should warn patients about the potential risks of marijuana, including its effects when paired with commonly prescribed cardiovascular medications, according to a report published Monday.  “Our review suggests that smoking marijuana carries many of the same cardiovascular health hazards as smoking tobacco,” said Dr. Muthiah Vaduganathan of Brigham and Women’s Hospital’s Heart and Vascular […]

Improve Your Health, Take a Sauna

Improve Your Health, Take a Sauna

When it comes to improving your health, some of the simplest strategies can have a tremendous impact. Sweating in a sauna, for example, has many great health benefits, including expelling of toxins, improving blood circulation, killing disease-causing microbes and improving mitochondrial function. The Key word here is sweating. Just because you are in the sauna doesn’t […]

Heart Disease Adds to the Risk for Kidney Failure

Heart Disease Adds to the Risk for Kidney Failure

Heart disease may increase one’s odds for kidney failure, a new study finds. “Individuals with a history of cardiovascular disease should be recognized as a high-risk population for kidney failure,” said study leader Dr. Junichi Ishigami of Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore. “Physicians should be aware of cardiovascular disease as an […]

Eggs and Heart Disease

Eggs and Heart Disease

The current controversy over consumption of eggs would push anyone over the edge. Because eggs are 1 of the richest sources of cholesterol and almost 100-M North American adults have high cholesterol, many experts warn that eating eggs can increase your risk of heart disease and heart attacks. Although most of our cholesterol is made […]

Some Ways to Live Better Longer

Some Ways to Live Better Longer

Youthfulness, vitality and a long, prosperous life have been sought all throughout human history. Now, scientists, it seems may have discovered 1 of the Keys to turning back the hands of time. Researchers from Arizona State University and Texas A&M University have made a breakthrough discovery in plant DNA that could lead to stopping cancer […]

Heavy Marijuana Use is Risky

Heavy Marijuana Use is Risky

Heavy marijuana users are nearly 2X more likely to have a heart attack after common types of surgeries as those who do not use the drug, a new study shows. “While cannabis is often purported as being safe or benign, we don’t fully understand the health implications of this drug, particularly in heavy users,” said […]

We Can Train Our Brain to do Just About Anything, So Do Not Forget to Exercise, Take the Test!

We Can Train Our Brain to do Just About Anything, So Do Not Forget to Exercise, Take the Test!

 You cannot exercise away a poor diet, you must eat Real food too! This is important, check it out! Results from a new study, shared in the video above demonstrates the importance of exercise and movement to your health. Exercise may be one of the best preventive strategies against common chronic ailments, including heart disease […]

The New Science of Sleep and Dreams (Video)

The New Science of Sleep and Dreams (Video)

In this featured video, professor Matthew Walker, PhD., founder and director of the University of California Berkeley’s Center for Human Sleep Science and author of the book “Why We Sleep: The New Science of Sleep and Dreams,” shares the latest discoveries about sleep and how it impacts virtually every area of our physical and mental […]

These Foods Will Damage Your Heart

These Foods Will Damage Your Heart

The findings are scheduled to be presented Saturday at an American Heart Association meeting, in Philadelphia. Grab & Go foods are an easy option for busy lives, but if you opt for ultra-processed foods a lot, you may pick up something you do not want; heart disease. About 55% of Americans’ daily calories come from […]

Frequent Marijuana Smokers 2X Odds for a Stroke

Frequent Marijuana Smokers 2X Odds for a Stroke

Smoking marijuana does not do one’s heart or your brain any favors, 2 new studies shows. Frequent marijuana smokers are more than 2X as likely to suffer a stroke compared with those who do not partake, the 1st study found. They are also more likely to be hospitalized for a dangerously erratic heart rhythm, according […]

80 is the New 60: Staying Healthy in an Aging World

80 is the New 60: Staying Healthy in an Aging World

Globally, aging populations are posing big challenges for healthcare systems; together, new technology and old techniques offer the opportunity to manage them. The new challenge for the 21st Century The Big Q: Can we live better? The Big A: Yes! The booming population of older adults is a testament to the incredible developments in science and technology […]

“America’s Most Trusted Pharmacist”Says…

“America’s Most Trusted Pharmacist”Says…

Industry experts predict that spending on Rx medicines in the United States will reach $610-B by Y 2021. Americans often rush or get rushed into taking drugs too quickly, say physicians who believe in trying lifestyle changes 1st in many health situations. Very often, doctors diagnose their patients in “pre-disease” stages of a condition like […]

Ways to Lower Your Resting Heart Rate

Ways to Lower Your Resting Heart Rate

Your resting heart rate is one factor used to identify potential health conditions and gauge the health of your heart; by maintaining your resting rate from 60 beats per minute you lower your risk of cardiovascular disease and improve your overall health The Big Q: What does your resting heart rate say about your level […]

Living Near the Ocean has Real Health Benefits

Living Near the Ocean has Real Health Benefits

Many people dream of living near the ocean, there is a reason why, as coastal living may be good for mental health, according to a study by researchers from the University of Exeter, England.  The research builds on prior studies linking natural environments to mental health and well-being, and suggests that you may be able […]

Saturated Fat (cholesterol) Theory of Heart Disease Began With Ancel Keys

Saturated Fat (cholesterol) Theory of Heart Disease Began With Ancel Keys

According to the “Heart of the Matter,” American physiologist Ancel Benjamin Keys can be credited with originating and cementing the saturated fat/cholesterol theory of heart disease. In the 1950’s, Keys produced research that showed perfect correlations between cardiovascular disease and the dietary consumption of fat in several prominent Western countries. But, there was a problem […]

Updating Bernie Sanders’ Heart Health Issues

Updating Bernie Sanders’ Heart Health Issues

Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders , 78 anni, suffered a heart attack earlier this week, his physicians said Friday, describing his heart health issue in more specific terms than disclosed previously. Friday after Senator Sanders left the hospital, his treating physicians cast the events in a more serious light. “After presenting to an outside facility with […]

Insomnia is Linked to Increased Risk for Heart Disease

Insomnia is Linked to Increased Risk for Heart Disease

Mechanisms by which insomnia or poor sleep affects the heart health include hypothalamic-pituitary axis dysregulation, increased sympathetic nervous system activity, abnormal modulation of the autonomic nervous system, increased atherogenesis and increased systemic inflammation Sleep deprivation has the same effect on your immune system as physical stress or illness, which may help explain why lack of sleep […]

Avoiding ‘Inflam-aging’

Avoiding ‘Inflam-aging’

Dampening inflammation is a must for people with chronic inflammatory diseases like rheumatoid arthritis. But you can be exposed to damaging inflammation without having a specific medical condition. Inflammation prevents the body from adequately reacting to stressors and puts the aging process on an unwanted fast track, increasing the likelihood of problems like heart disease. The […]

The Health Benefits of Laughter Revealed

The Health Benefits of Laughter Revealed

“Laughter is the best medicine”– Bennet Cerf and, Proverbs 17:22 says, “A merry heart is like medicine.” Ellen Jacob, author of ‘You’re the Best Friend Ever’ states: “Whoever said laughter is the best medicine was right — it’s the glue that holds friendships together. To laugh together at life’s ridiculous turn of events makes those […]

Sitting is Worse for Us Than We Think

Sitting is Worse for Us Than We Think

You know how achy you can feel getting up from your office chair after a couple of hours. But the impact of long sedentary hours goes far beyond a cranky back. Various studies have linked sitting to a host of chronic conditions, including blood clots, depression, and diabetes.  A 2018 study from the American Cancer Society found that prolonged […]

Increase Your Health Span

Increase Your Health Span

Maybe The Key hindrance to extended health span is the process of atherosclerosis, the hardening of your arteries, the #1 cause of heart disease. Ivor Cummins is a biochemical engineer with a background in medical device engineering and leading teams in complex problem-solving. On his website, TheFatEmperor.com,  he offers guidance on how to decode science […]

Optimistic People Live Longer and Sleep Better

Optimistic People Live Longer and Sleep Better

Optimism is associated with greater physical and mental health, and a Key reason why may be linked to its role in promoting better sleep. In a study of 3,548 people, those who were the most optimistic enjoyed higher quality sleep, hinting at the importance of a positive outlook in getting a good night’s rest. While […]

Why Blood Pressure Matters

Why Blood Pressure Matters

A healthy blood pressure is 1 of the Key measures of a healthy heart, so our blood pressure is vitally important. The Big Q: What is blood pressure? The Big A: Blood pressure is a measure of the force against the walls of the human bodies arteries in response to the pumping of the heart. […]

Protect Your Heart and Your Brain

Protect Your Heart and Your Brain

“It’s never too late to improve your brain health,” says Lainey Younkin, MS, RD, LDN, registered dietitian and founder of Lainey Younkin Nutrition. These tips may help improve your physical health, your brain health, and your cognitive abilities, they are as follows. Aim for 150 mins or more of aerobic exercise each week. If you have […]

Nuts are Good for Us

Nuts are Good for Us

Ounce for ounce, they are nutrient powerhouses with beneficial fats and plant protein. Many studies recommend eating one and a half ounces of nuts a day. The Big Q: Which are best? The Big A: High levels of nutrients put these varieties at the top of the list, as followsL Pistachios have antioxidants including lutein, […]

Educate Your Children About Junk Food

Educate Your Children About Junk Food

Letting teenagers know they are being manipulated by food marketers may be a simple way to encourage healthier eating, according to research from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. Many of the leading chronic diseases threatening human health, such as heart disease, cancer and diabetes, are the result of poor dietary choices. These […]

On Avoiding Getting Sick When Traveling

On Avoiding Getting Sick When Traveling

Staying healthy on the road can presents challenges. While traveling is an exciting venture because of the exposure to new people and environments, it is also these very elements that contribute to new breeding grounds for unfamiliar germs and bacteria. The Key to avoiding getting sick while traveling is to combat the factors that cause […]

Drinking Lots of Soda and Sugar-filled Drinks May Lead to an Early Death

Drinking Lots of Soda and Sugar-filled Drinks May Lead to an Early Death

FLASH: New research associates sugar-sweetened beverages with early mortality; artificially-sweetened beverages are not much safer. Scientists have found even more evidence it’s time to stop the soda, put down the lemonade, and eliminate sugary-sweet coffee in your diet. These sweet drinks taste good, but they may also set drinkers up for early death. A 34 […]

Older Americans Dying of Heart Attacks is Falling

Older Americans Dying of Heart Attacks is Falling

FlASH: A groundbreaking new study holds heartening news for older Americans. Since the mid-1990’s, the number of seniors who suffered a heart attack or died from one dropped dramatically evidence that campaigns to prevent heart attacks and improve patient care are paying off, Yale University researchers said. The study of more than 4-M Medicare patients […]

Jay Leno: Cholesterol 911

Jay Leno: Cholesterol 911

Former NBC “Tonight Show” host Jay Leno has opened up about his battle with high cholesterol, a condition which he described as a “time bomb”. “There are a lot of people walking around like that, they’re just time bombs,” Leno said in a new video created in association with Cholesterol 911 to shed light on high […]

High Blood Pressure? Take a Nap in the Afternoon

High Blood Pressure? Take a Nap in the Afternoon

FLASH: Do you want a daytime pick-me-up that may also benefit your blood pressure? Then take a Siesta, researchers suggest. “Midday sleep appears to lower blood pressure levels at the same magnitude as other lifestyle changes,” said Dr. Manolis Kallistratos, a cardiologist at Asklepieion General Hospital in Voula, Greece. For each hour you nap, systolic […]

Never Ignore Heart Attack Signals Especially When Traveling

Never Ignore Heart Attack Signals Especially When Traveling

FLASH: Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of natural death among people who are traveling Do not ignore heart attack symptoms while travelling, keep emergency numbers at hand. That is the main message of a study presented today at Acute Cardiovascular Care 20191 a European Society of Cardiology (ESC) congress. Cardiovascular disease is the leading […]

Stay Warm, Cold Air Can Be Dangerous

Stay Warm, Cold Air Can Be Dangerous

FLASH: Breathing cold air is almost impossible to avoid during Winter months, but there are known health risks everyone should know about before going outdoors in extreme cold. You know the temperature is low if you can see your breath after you exhale. The water vapor in the moist air you inhaled condenses into a […]

Using Yoga to Cool Down

Using Yoga to Cool Down

FLASH: Train Don’t Strain Most people who exercise regularly spend 5 or 10 mins warming up to loosen tight muscles and vitalize the whole body with more O2-rich blood. But it it equally important to allow time to wind back down after pumping yourself up. At the end of a hearty workout the body benefits […]

Eat Real Food, Exercise, Halt Brain Aging

Eat Real Food, Exercise, Halt Brain Aging

FLASH: A recent study is the 1st to separately evaluate diet and exercise, and the effect they have on cognitive ability, finding those who improved their diet and continuously walked or cycled for 30 mins 3X a week reversed signs of brain aging. According to a survey by AARP, 93% of Americans believe maintaining brain health […]

Every Great Story is 1 of Overcoming Challenges, Obstacles and Setbacks

Every Great Story is 1 of Overcoming Challenges, Obstacles and Setbacks

In over 70 years, the Wizard of Oz’s basic message still resonates, it is the ability to overcome challenges rests within each of us as a person. Below are a few tips to help open up Courage, Brains and Heart, as follows: Turn the brain switch to positive. Psychologists call it “the negativity bias,” the way […]

Believe This: Too Much Fried Chicken Can Kill You

Believe This: Too Much Fried Chicken Can Kill You

Fried chicken, french fries, and chicken-fried steak is surely delicious, but treating yourself to such fried foods regularly could be deadly, a new study warns. Women who eat more than 1 serving a week of fried chicken or fried fish have an increased risk of heart disease and death, researchers report. “Overall, we found that […]

Lack of Good Sleep Can Be Deadly

Lack of Good Sleep Can Be Deadly

The absolute minimum amount of sleep per night you need is 6 hours to help your heart stay healthy, new research suggests. The study found that chronic lack of sleep and poor sleep quality raise the odds of fatty plaque accumulation in arteries, a condition known as atherosclerosis, which increases the odds of heart attack […]

Lose That Weight, Keep It Off

Lose That Weight, Keep It Off

When trying to lose weight, even if it’s 10 or 20 lbs getting started is the hardest thing to do. But, for those who are truly obese, with 100’s of pounds to lose before getting to a healthy or ideal weight, the prospects of years of lifestyle changes is daunting.  Facing that kind of challenge, […]

Holidays Raise the Risk of a Heart Attack

Holidays Raise the Risk of a Heart Attack

10:00p on Christmas Eve is when the risk of heart attacks peaks The Holidays and the stress it brings to many can be hard on the Heart. New research from Sweden found the odds of a heart attack spike nearly 40% on Christmas Eve. “Traditional holidays were associated with increased risk of heart attack. The […]

A Balanced Diet of Real Fool is the Core of Good Nutrition and Heart Health

A Balanced Diet of Real Fool is the Core of Good Nutrition and Heart Health

A Balanced Diet of Real Fool is the Core of Good Nutrition and Heart Health We have all heard the old adage, “an Apple a day keeps the Doctor away.” Proven Complimentary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) modalities such as Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and Ayurveda all speak of keeping the body’s “vital energies” in proper […]

Your Dog May Help You Live Happier Longer

Your Dog May Help You Live Happier Longer

Your Dog May Help You Live Happier Longer The US is home to nearly 70-M pet dogs, and their owners enjoy unconditional love, loyal companionship and often lovably quirky personalities as a result. These intangible benefits of dog ownership are what make them the most popular pet in America Yet, some of the benefits of pet […]

Use Your Diet to Combat Air Pollution

Use Your Diet to Combat Air Pollution

Use Your Diet to Combat Air Pollution Pollution is the “largest environmental cause of disease and premature death in the world today,” according to research published in The Lancet recently. The study revealed that 9-M premature deaths were caused by pollution in Y 2015, which is 16% of deaths worldwide. What’s more, among the pollution-related […]

Lack of Good Sleep Leads to Poor Health

Lack of Good Sleep Leads to Poor Health

Lack of Good Sleep Leads to Poor Health Sleep Quality affects Blood Pressure and Risk of Heart Disease Sleep Deprivation Takes a Toll on Mental Health Sleep deprivation is a risk factor for severe Dementia. Research strengthens the link between sleep problems and Heart Disease A noted by author Quanhe Yang, senior scientist in the Division […]

Living in Noisy Neighborhoods Can Cause Heart Attacks

Living in Noisy Neighborhoods Can Cause Heart Attacks

Living in Noisy Neighborhoods Can Cause Heart Attacks Living in noise-saturated neighborhoods may be more than simply annoying, it can increase risk factors for serious health problems including heart attack, heart disease and stroke, according to new research. Chronic noise from traffic and airports appears to trigger the amygdala, a brain region critically involved in […]

8 Super Foods That Battle Father Time

8 Super Foods That Battle Father Time

8 Super Foods That Battle Father Time Some foods are better than others in battling Father Time, especially those that fight inflammation. The following 8 foods have special nutrients that help you turn back the clock, eat them: Fish. Fatty fish, like salmon, tuna, and mackerel, contain large amounts of omega-3 fatty acids that fight many […]

Super Foods Fight Killer Diseases

Super Foods Fight Killer Diseases

Super Foods Fight Killer Diseases The human body likes a challenge, and exercising, intermittent fasting and braving the elements from time to time keeps us younger because we are giving our cells a workout. The same holds true for your gut and digestive system, says Dr. Walter Willet, a professor of nutrition and epidemiology at […]

As We Get Older Let’s Always Eat ‘Super’ Foods

As We Get Older Let’s Always Eat ‘Super’ Foods

As We Get Older Let’s Always Eat ‘Super’ Foods Men and Women alike are susceptible to bone loss, muscle loss, hormonal changes, and the dreaded middle age spread. Older people see and feel these changes in achy joints, vision impairment, heart complications, weight gain, decreased memory retention, and lack of energy, all of which are […]

Avoid Getting Sick While Traveling

Avoid Getting Sick While Traveling

Avoid Getting Sick While Traveling Staying healthy on the road often presents numerous challenges to all travelers. While traveling is an exciting venture because of the exposure to new people and environments, it is also these elements that contribute to new breeding grounds for unfamiliar germs and bacteria. The Key to avoiding getting sick while […]

Mr. Spock, “Live long and prosper”

Mr. Spock, “Live long and prosper”

Mr. Spock, “Live long and prosper” People in the 21st-Century are taking advantage of the longevity revolution, it is 1 that promises a longer life than their grandparents could have imagined. But, good health and quality of life depends on wise choices. There are some basic guidelines that will keep our brains sharp, our muscles […]

The Best Foods for Healthy Lungs

The Best Foods for Healthy Lungs

The Best Foods for Healthy Lungs Anthocyanins Protect Lung Health Flavonoids are a group of polyphenols, phytonutrients found in most fruits and vegetables. There are more than 6,000 unique flavonoids, but as a group, they’re most well-known for their antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects and have been found to lower the risk of many chronic conditions […]

‘Sugar Crash’ the Documentary

‘Sugar Crash’ the Documentary

‘Sugar Crash’ the Documentary Sugar Crash” documents the story of 1 family, including a couple in their 40’s who are not overweight but admit to eating sugary treats on a regular basis ‘Sugar Crash’ the Documentary details the havoc that excess sugar consumption is causing for the people of Ireland, a country that ranks #4 […]

Caution: Our Pets Food May Be Killing Them

Caution: Our Pets Food May Be Killing Them

Caution: Our Pets Food May Be Killing Them Celebrity chef Rachael Ray was served with a $5-M lawsuit against her dog food brand, Nutrish, claiming that it contains harmful chemicals. According to reports, the food allegedly contains Glyphosate, a herbicide found in common weed killers like Monsanto’s Roundup. In a separate announcement, the Food and […]

Fish: The Ultimate Superfood

Fish: The Ultimate Superfood

Fish: The Ultimate Superfood People have been eating fish since the dawn of man. It has been a staple for people in every area where fish can swim and has without a doubt been one of the foods that has kept people alive. Fish is a lean protein, with vitamins, minerals, fatty acids and numerous […]

When it Comes to Food Always Chose Quality Over Quantity

When it Comes to Food Always Chose Quality Over Quantity

When it Comes to Food Always Chose Quality Over Quantity It is very important to know that not all protein is created equal. For heart health, experts say the Key is moderation and choosing wisely. “Very high intake of meat, especially processed red meat, is not good for overall health,” said Dr. Jyrki Virtanen, author […]

Eat Heart Healthy Real Food

Eat Heart Healthy Real Food

Eat Heart Healthy Real Food For heart benefits, a diet rich in fruits, vegetables, beans and grains remains the way to go, according to a new research review. The review, by an American College of Cardiology (ACC) nutrition committee, examined the evidence on a few diet “hypes.” Among the findings: Omega-3 fats and legumes (including […]

Did Ralph Izzo’s Policies Murder Black Pensioner

Did Ralph Izzo’s Policies Murder Black Pensioner

Did Ralph Izzo’s Policies Murder Black Pensioner Ralph Izzo pulls in over $5m dollars a year as the CEO of the Public Service Electric and Gas Company, but his policies are now under the spotlight after the death of black pensioner. New Jersey authorities are investigating the circumstances of the tragic death of an elderly […]

Good Foods for Good Health

Good Foods for Good Health

Good Foods for Good Health Antioxidants are compounds critical to the production of energy and to maintain health and youth. Doctors who specialize in anti-aging medicine use antioxidants as well as other Key tools like bioidentical hormones to keep their patients healthier longer by preventing free radical damage. The best way to obtain antioxidants is […]

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