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Breakfast as we know it is a day’s first meal—and now experts around the world are saying that it could be the most important meal for preventing strokes.
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While high cholesterol is genetic for about 1 in 200 people in the United States (Familial Hypercholesterolemia), studies now show that cannabidiol (CBD) oil can cause a modest drop in blood pressure.
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Eating more potatoes (the popular starchy tuber of the plant Solanum tuberosum) may boost heart health by reducing chances of vascular calcification and aortic stiffness, scientists say.
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As sensible lifestyle choices like sweating it out a couple of times a week & eating healthy can help to lower high blood pressure, the National Health Service (NHS) recommends at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity exercises weekly for all adults (18 years up).
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One of the oldest life forms on Earth, the blue-green algae Spirulina is often referred to by scientists as a “superfood” due to its astoundingly dense nutritional profile...
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Whether you've just been diagnosed with high blood pressure or are genetically pre-disposed to acquiring it later in life, you might want to start considering normalizing your numbers today to prevent an unnecessary, untimely death.
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Incorporating bananas to your meals boosts heart health by reducing chances of vascular calcification and aortic stiffness, say health experts.
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Breathe, breathe out. Nobody would ever think that this would be a great way to strengthen the heart, right? Read on...
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The “blue” in blueberries can help lower blood pressure, says a new study published in the Journal of Gerontology Series. Scientists say that the polyphenols in blueberries called anthocyanins (which also give them their distinctive blue coloration) are found to help lower down blood pressure.
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Keep your blood pressure at bay by eating three kiwis a day, says new study. Eating three kiwis a day is linked to a reduction in blood pressure numbers says research presented at the American Heart Association.
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Hibiscus is a genus of flowering plants in the Malvaceae (mallow) family, and experts say they may help lower both systolic and diastolic blood pressure.
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Good news, chocolate lovers! A study released by Harvard University finds that eating a small square of dark chocolate (containing at least 50 to 70% cocoa) everyday can actually help lower blood pressure for hypertensive individuals.
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“An apple a day keeps the doctor away.” Many of us have heard this saying, right? However, a group of researchers are now saying otherwise.
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How impactful can a single nutrient be? Esteemed medical journal The Lancet recently published a study that found that eating more of this important food item led to lower rates of type 2 diabetes, heart disease, stroke & colon cancer in test subjects.
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FACT: If you are able to keep control over your blood pressure with more sensible lifestyle choices—including sweating it out a couple of times a week & eating clean; you will be able to prevent, delay or eradicate the need for statin medications (and its side-effects!).
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United Kingdom—According to the results of a clinical trial led by Queen Mary University of London and Barts Health NHS Trust and supported by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), a one-off operation targeted towards the nerves connected to the kidney has been found to maintain reduced blood pressure in hypertensive patients for at least six months.
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Sensible dietary choices are crucial in keeping your blood pressure reading on the healthy side. For example, avocados and other Potassium-rich food like bananas, cooked broccoli, cooked spinach and beetroot all help to lower blood pressure.
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While high cholesterol is genetic for about 1 in 200 people in the United States (Familial Hypercholesterolemia), it is more often the result of what we’ve loaded onto our shopping carts at the supermarket.
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Epistaxis episodes (a.k.a. nosebleeds) are common and usually quick & harmless. However, the American Heart Association (AHA) warns that nosebleeds in individuals with heart conditions like hypertension and congestive heart failure usually entail a hypertensive crisis caused by a sudden, rapid increase in blood pressure.
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According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), heart disease causes 1 in every 4 deaths in the United States making it responsible for the deaths of about 610,000 Americans annually.
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Lifestyle plays the lead role in the prevention and treatment of hypertension (high blood pressure). Whether you've just been diagnosed with high blood pressure or are pre-disposed by way of genetics, you might start considering bringing your numbers.
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High blood pressure claims the lives of over 600,000 Americans annually—and 20% of Americans don’t even know they have it!
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Yes. Bread can be sinister to individuals with high blood pressure (hypertension)! Shocking, isn’t it?
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Hi again. It’s Amanda from Optimal Health. As a fitness professional, I often come across clients that are overweight, plagued with low energy and have a hard time focusing. Typically, these people just plod from day to day without doing anything to address these issues…
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Fruits are not only rich in vitamins, they are also very delicious! So if you’re diabetic and are forbidden to eat fruits, don’t fret. What you are about to discover are the 8 fruits that are low in carbohydrates, low-GI, and yes, good for your diabetes diet regimen!
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If you've just been diagnosed with hypertension or are pre-disposed by way of family history, you might be worried about taking medication to bring your numbers down. Lifestyle indeed plays the starring role in the prevention and treatment of high blood pressure.
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Preventing or reversing Type-2 Diabetes may be easier than you think! — And may only take a sweet little addition to your daily breakfast…
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It started in July of last year when the United States FDA (Food & Drug Administration) announced that it was pulling several types of generic cardiovascular drugs such as Valsartan and Losartan, due to trace amounts of the nitrosamines N-Nitrosodiethylamine (NDEA) and N-Nitroso N-Methyl 4-amino butyric acid (NMBA) found in many of the prescribed medications.
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Statin use to help lower cholesterol in the blood, is now linked to an elevated risk of Type 2 Diabetes among high-risk (i.e. overweight) individuals, reports Erasmus University in Rotterdam.
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It is important to keep blood sugar levels as stable as possible when you have diabetes. And the simple act of avoiding or minimizing foods that cause big blood sugar spikes is essential.
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Today, most people are affected with some form of blood pressure issue. Whether high or low, any unusual blood pressure can be quite dangerous.
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Few people dispute the taste appeal of brown sugar.
With its complex hints of toffee or caramel, brown sugar lends exquisite flavor to all kinds of recipes, from cookies to baked ham.
However, when it comes to brown sugar being “healthier” than white sugar, that’s just a myth. There’s really no difference between the two in terms of calories and nutrition.
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High Blood Pressure or Hypertension is the cause for 15% of the deaths each year in America, according to a Harvard University study. While it causes no symptoms, it raises the risks of...
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There’s no secret that our eating habits play a significant role in our health and when someone is living with Diabetes or Insulin Resistance, the most natural, effective and doable treatment is to control the amount of carbohydrates and sugars in their diet.
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Greetings. It’s Dr. Ben with 10 easy-to-implement recommendations to help protect you and your family against 10 nasty dangers you’re probably not aware of.
Did you know that a recent biomonitoring survey by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ...
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Yes, you heard right. Sexual activity isn’t just pleasurable. Having sex is good for heart health, and I’ll be the first to admit that, at first glance, the above headline just sounds like humorous marketing within a relationship: “Not only that, sex is good for our heart health. We’d be stupid NOT to have it every day—like a multivitamin!”
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You may not know it, but a bad night’s sleep does more than leave you feeling groggy, fatigued, and irritable the next morning. When you routinely have a bad night’s sleep, you increase your risk of major health problems like heart disease, high blood pressure and stroke. You also risk personal injury operating a motor vehicle and/or on the job through lack of focus, and you increase the risk of harming others around you.
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I can’t count how many times I’ve felt mentally exhausted after a long week. On many occasions, I’ve felt so forgetful and brain-fogged from stress and over-stimulation that it felt like I’d literally put my brain in a microwave and turned it to mush. I’ve come to realize that many of us don’t take care of our brains the way we should.
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I bet you've recently heard the words eat clean at least a couple of times since everybody is talking about it. But what does eating clean really mean?
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Preventing or reversing Type-2 Diabetes may be easier than you think! — And may only take a sweet little addition to your daily breakfast…
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High Blood Pressure or Hypertension causes 15% of deaths in America, according to a Harvard University. While it causes no symptoms, it raises the risks of “serial killers” such as...
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Congratulations! If you've decided today to take better care of your heart health and reduce your risk of heart attack, stroke and heart disease, you've made an important decision that thousands tragically fail to make until it's too late. Every year, about 735,000 Americans have a heart attack. More than 47% of sudden cardiac deaths...
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Magnesium deficiency has been called the "silent epidemic" of modern times, and it's on the rise. Research by the World Health Organization concluded 75% of Americans are Magnesium-deficient, which can lead to major health problems like heart disease, hypertension, cancer, and diabetes. The trouble is, insomnia, brain fog, depression, and other early warning signs of Magnesium deficiency are so common...
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The American Heart Association calls high blood pressure "the silent killer" for good reason. As a leading cause of death worldwide from stroke and heart disease, high blood pressure (HBP) has few signs or symptoms—and it’s a killer on the rise. According to the American Heart Association, there was a 39% increase in HBP-related deaths in America between 2001 and 2011...
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Vitamin B12 is a dynamo when it comes to keeping you energized, mentally sharp and feeling great. It boosts metabolism by helping convert carbohydrates to glucose and maintains healthy digestion. It also keeps blood cells healthy, promotes mental clarity and helps reduce depression and stress. Plus, B12 promotes vibrant hair, skin and nails—so you look great too—and protects against heart disease and cancers like prostate and breast cancer...
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