Researchers from the University of Florida Health have discovered that patients with coronary artery disease may not benefit from aspirin - a drug commonly used to treat minor aches and pains.
While heart disease patients have been using aspirin for decades to cut their risk of heart attack and other heart problems, the team found that the drug has little or no effect on patients who have a pla... ››› more
Attention, all women: Do you eat lots of blood sugar-spiking carbohydrates such as white bread and rice? In that case, we have bad news for you - a new study of about 48,000 subjects has found that women who eat lots of these carbs are at double the risk of developing heart problems.
On the other hand, the study didn't associate complex carbs such as pasta and fruits to increased risk of heart ... ››› more
The systems of your body don't function alone, but rather in a very complex, interconnected web. So if you think your gut and your heart seem remote, think again - by boosting your intake of gut-friendly probiotics, you can also improve heart problems like congestive heart failure, high cholesterol and many more!
For years, doctors have been recommending probiotic foods and supplements to heart... ››› more
By now you've heard about hemp seed oil, which is derived from the hemp plant or Cannabis sativa…
Although marijuana comes from the same plant as this oil, hemp seed oil only contains trace amount of THC - the active ingredient in marijuana - and it won't get you high. In fact, hemp seed oil is totally safe and very healthy to consume!
This is how hemp seed oil improves chronic diseases li... ››› more
It's true that cancer is a leading cause of death globally. But is it number one?
According to a recent study led by Keele University in England in collaboration with the Universities of Aberdeen and Manchester, men and women who suffer from heart failure are actually at a higher risk of death than people with most common cancers.
This study is the first of its kind to compare survival of h... ››› more
It's no secret that kicking the sugar habit is no easy task. That said, it's something you may want to consider…
By cutting out the sweet stuff, you'll start racking up some remarkable body benefits, from younger-looking skin to lower odds of heart disease. Read on for the five most compelling effects of eliminating sugar from your diet.
Five benefits you’ll reap from eliminating sugar
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You know that broccoli is one of the healthiest foods on the planet. It's a great source of dietary fibre, pantothenic acid, vitamin B6, vitamin E, manganese, phosphorus, choline, vitamin B1, vitamin A (in the form of carotenoids), potassium and copper.
But what about other vegetables in the cruciferous family? There's one in particular that we often overlook - cauliflower.
Like broccoli, ca... ››› more
If you're an avocado lover, you'll be happy to know that a new review of scientific literature published in the journal Phytotherapy Research has found that eating avocado is a simple and effective - not to mention delicious - way to prevent metabolic syndrome.
Metabolic syndrome, which is dubbed “the new silent killer” by scientists and doctors alike, is a condition in which three or more ... ››› more
Do you have type 2 diabetes? Do you eat a diet high in smoked, cured, salted or canned meat and fish such as bacon, cold cuts, ham, sausages, sardines and anchovies? How about frozen breaded meats and dinners, canned entrees and salted nuts?
If you answered, “YES, YES, YES!”, here's some bad news - a recent Japanese study revealed that people with type 2 diabetes who follow a high salt diet... ››› more
By now, you know that inflammation is the root of everything - allergies, chronic pain, obesity, migraines, thyroid problems, diabetes, peripheral neuropathy, heart disease, stroke, cancer, dental problems... the list goes on.
One of the best ways to fight inflammation and prevent these health problems is to eat foods that calm your body. Read on for four top inflammation-fighting foods that ke... ››› more
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