High blood pressure is a risk factor for heart attack so your doctor may respond with a sense of urgency in lowering your blood pressure.
But it's as important to make sure your blood pressure reading is accurate to warrant medication, given possible side-effects including erectile dysfunction, dizziness, diarrhoea or constipation, anxiousness and more... Tips to improve the accuracy of your bl... ››› more
Scientists have been studying arterial stiffness closely in the past decade.
It's a risk factor for atherosclerosis - which is when plaque gets caught in arteries, narrowing the blood vessels and impeding blood flow.
This of course is a serious risk factor for heart attack and stroke.
But a recent study shows that one vitamin could reverse arterial stiffness. Vitamin D holds great prom... ››› more
A new study published in the Journal of Nutrition shows that this fruit I'm going to tell you about in a moment is effective in lowering cholesterol levels - especially the bad type of cholesterol, known as LDL.
LDL is known to clog up arteries with a plaque-like substance and this can lead to heart disease, heart attacks and strokes.
This cholesterol-busting fruit is so delicious and surpr... ››› more
A new study reveals that some antiseptic mouthwash contain a chemical called chlorhexidine that's so effective at wiping out bacteria. It's also getting rid of the good bacteria. And losing good bacteria in your mouth can trigger potentially deadly heart problems.
Antiseptic mouthwash raises your risk of heart disease
For seven days, researchers in the UK measured th... ››› more
The first thing your teens want to do when they've finished school for the year is get out of the house and party all night! But after a full year of academic and sporting activities, they may not have as much stamina to stay out all night and they need a little “pick-me-up” in the form of an energy drink. Yes, they work; but what are they really doing to your developing teen's body?
Let’... ››› more
There's a common fruit in your fridge right now that could help you prevent stroke and heart attacks.
It's defintely something you should add more of to your food every day - and you'll want to when I tell you what it is in a moment - it's delicious in almost every meal!
Keep reading... This surprising fruit is super powerful for your heart health!
The fruit I'm talking about i... ››› more
If you've been following a low-fat diet but continue to have elevated total cholesterol and triglyceride levels, it's probably the result of excess insulin in the liver.
High blood pressure can be attributed to excess insulin that causes the kidneys to retain more sodium and the adrenals to secrete too much adrenaline.
Keep reading to find out why you're struggling to lose weight too... Why ... ››› more
Until recently, the general consensus among mainstream health “authorities” was that saturated fats are bad and unsaturated fats are good.
But as some research supporting high-fat, high-protein diets suggests, that's not all that accurate... There's fat in just about everything in the shops - that's why it's important to read food labels...
There’s only one general type... ››› more
While there are natural nutrients you can take to help you lower your cholesterol, the first step is really to watch what you eat.
If you put your mind to it, it's not really that hard to decrease the amounts of saturated fat and cholesterol in your diet.
Below are some tips that will help...
While there are natural nutrients you can take to help you lower your cholesterol, the first step... ››› more
Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) is a fat-soluble, vitamin-like compound found in all of your body's cells. You can get it from foods like broccoli, cabbage, ocean fish, meats, and nuts, but mostly your body makes it internally.
But like a lot of other nutrients, the body slows down in making CoQ10 around age forty.
Furthermore, some medications deplete CoQ10 in the body include statin drugs (used to lo... ››› more
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