The least talked about cause of high blood pressure and its resulting heart disease and stroke risk is thickening of the blood. Undoubtedly, thick blood is a result of a high-fat diet, particularly, a diet high in animal products. Many are treated with blood thinning medications, or anticoagulants, and many are put on aspirin therapy, but is a natural alternative that is longer lasting.
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The human body was designed for movement. Unfortunately, too many of us these days are sedentary, especially those with desk jobs. Also, unfortunately, a sedentary lifestyle can lead to some severe health complications.
Heart failure is a condition that is usually years in the making. It is a slow breakdown of muscle over time, likely caused by years of deficiency, that leaves the heart inefficient at pumping blood and drawing enough blood to supply to the body. Surprisingly, 6.5 million Americans, over the age of 20, suffer from this condition.
The mineral potassium is in every cell of your body, and all cells, organs, and tissues require it for proper function. You may be one of many Americans afflicted by a potassium deficiency, but nature has an answer in the form of coconut water.
Having high blood cholesterol puts you at risk of heart disease, the leading cause of death in the United States. In fact, people with high cholesterol have about twice the risk of those with lower levels. A new review of almost 50 nutrition-related studies have found that plant-based diets are the best for lowering total cholesterol levels.
Blacks experience fewer premature atrial contractions, which may be important for understanding racial differences in the onset of atrial fibrillation, according to a new report in HeartRhythm.
According to the CDC about 610,000 people die of heart disease in the United States every year. But, these statistics could be lowered with foods that have been scientifically proven to protect the heart. So, below are some of vegan foods proven to maintain a healthy heart.
For most kids, it is a struggle to get them to like most vegetables, but leafy greens can be especially hard to enjoy for young taste buds. But here is why it is important to start developing that habit early.
Dr Michael Greger, an American physician who advocates whole foods and plant-based diet, spoke to a crowd of vegan enthusiasts about what is the science behind deciding to go vegan. Bellow, is what he said using CDC statistics and studies he has investigated during his career, about the correlation of animal produce consumption and chronic diseases.
Spontaneous coronary artery dissection — sometimes referred to as SCAD — is an uncommon emergency condition that occurs when a tear forms in one of the blood vessels in the heart. This frightening condition strikes suddenly, without warning, and is most common in young healthy women in their 30’s, 40’s, and 50’s, and you have probably never even heard of it.
These supplements and dietary changes will lower high blood pressure and regulate cholesterol levels naturally
According to the CDC, heart disease, stroke, and other cardiovascular diseases are among the leading cause of death and now kill more than 800,000 adults in the US each year, and the two main reasons people have heart disease or stroke are: high blood pressure and cholesterol.Therefore, it is important to keep your blood pressure and cholesterol at normal levels. So, here are supplements and dietary changes that will lower high blood pressure and regulate cholesterol levels naturally.
I have been calling French fries or fried potatoes ‘death fries’ for years since I gave up carbs in 1977. Other carbs like sugar and rice were simply labeled ‘white death’. The negative connotation made it easier to avoid something I ate several times a week when I was growing up and knew weren’t the best choice. Now, a new study in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition (AJCN) may have proven me right.
Researchers say the risk of an irregular heartbeat may be lowered by eating chocolate.
New claims about wine drinking are not going to make you happy. New research confirms the opposite to what we thought was true -- that drinking a glass of wine each night is healthy for your heart.
Less than half of those with peripheral artery disease are receiving the proper care, which includes counseling for improving their diet.
Whether you have a pacemaker or another type of implantable medical device, it is crucial to learn how to take care of it. Consider the following tips and information about these devices.
Researchers say that there may be a link between binge drinking among young people and cardiovascular disease.
Thickened blood spells trouble for diabetics who are chronically dehydrated due to their recommended dietary habits. It's important to find ways to bring foods into the diet that are hydrating in order to avoid vascular, heart, kidney and liver conditions that complicate the disease.
Not surprisingly a vicious rumor has been spread that fruit is taboo for diabetics. This rumor has run rampant in the medical community because fruit has a tendency to raise blood sugar levels in diabetics for short periods of time. For this reason, diabetics needlessly suffer with a number of diet-related conditions that have come to be accepted as complications of the disease. Symptoms such as constipation, anxiety, GERD, indigestion, weight gain, kidney problems, eye issues and fatty liver have become part and parcel with being diabetic. Many, if not most of these accepted conditions are attributed to the physiological stress of eating the high protein, low carbohydrate diet suggested by many nutritionists and medical practitioners – but hey, the blood sugar is under control.
Keeping the body in a state of ketosis by eating a high fat, high protein, low carb diet may keep your weight low, but causes more problems than it solves for diabetics in the long run, according to new research.
Researchers say that there is improved survival with a heart attack if you exercise.
Blood-sugar friendly grains can be a hot issue for diabetics. In searching for the ultimate glycemic-index-friendly food, many diabetics want to get the most bang for their buck without raising blood sugar levels. Now they can!
Think there's no connection between insomnia and your lifestyle habits? Recent research sheds some light on how and why insomnia really occurs and how its linked to heart attacks and stroke.
Researchers say that there is an association between insomnia and an increased risk for heart attack and stroke.
Researchers say the metabolic and heart health of kids can be enhanced with just a little strenuous exercise.
Researchers say that drinking a moderate amount of alcohol may be associated with a lower risk of some heart conditions.
Researchers have discovered for the first time how diabetes can cause heart damage. The finding is good news because scientists have also discovered the process is reversible.
Researchers say that lifestyle intervention leads to a 10 point decrease in systolic blood pressure. Electronic counseling, or e-Counseling, offers a very good approach for this intervention.