Articles relating to 'HEART HEALTH'

Never break a woman’s heart!

women heart diseaseRemember the lyrics to that classic song, “Don’t take your love away from me, don’t leave my heart in misery, if you go then I’ll be blue, because breaking up is hard to do.”

At some point in your life you may have felt similar emotions and can relate that breaking up really is hard to do. Not … Read More

Major cholesterol benefits discovered in this controversial oil

corn-oil-to-lower-cholesterol-naturallyIf your doctor has raised concerns about your cholesterol, they probably also recommended foods to enjoy and foods to stay away from. Oil, in particular, is often talked about with regard to people with high cholesterol.

What oil should you eat? What oil should you stay away from? Should you even consume oil at all? These are all … Read More

Short people are at greater risk of this…

short-people-more-prone-to-heart-diseaseThere are factors in life that you may never think would impact your health. Foot or hand size for example doesn’t seem to show a correlation with increased risk of illness.

But other factors – which you may have overlooked up until now – surprisingly do play a role in your risk of developing disease. In particular, your … Read More

10 Foods to help prevent clogged arteries

healthy-foods-for-clogged-arteriesEver turn on a water faucet only to find the water is lingering in the sink and not going down the drain? You have a clogged drain from buildup, and maybe other items which can make their way down a drain (but shouldn’t!).

Well, picture this image with your arteries: Your heart is the faucet but when it … Read More

Nutritional facts and health benefits of watermelons

nutritional-facts-and-health-benefits-of-watermelonWith the warmer weather approaching, we start to reach for fresher, in-season fruits and vegetables. Often vibrant in color, these health foods not only entice our senses but offer us many health benefits as well.

One fruit that’s fresh and going to be popping up more so in the next few months is watermelon – and you should … Read More

Top 10 reasons to eat walnuts every day

benefits-of-walnutsThis is it. I’m committed. I’m going to start eating walnuts every day. Raw, maybe some days roasted, but definitely minus the salt.

That’s because, as you’re about to find out, the top health benefits of walnuts are far too convincing for me to keep munching on almonds or pistachios (which have been my favorites for the past … Read More

Why is smoking harmful during pregnancy?

smoking-and-pregnancyThe American Cancer Society says it best: “Nicotine is a drug found naturally in tobacco, which is as addictive as heroin or cocaine.”

Smoking is an addiction that’s hard to beat. When it comes to smoking and pregnancy, though, the mother is putting more than her own health at risk…

Before we look at the grim facts of … Read More

Lower your blood pressure by going to the zoo?

lower-blood-pressureBlood pressure on the rise? Maybe you’ve already changed your diet, took salt out of the picture, and maybe you even began exercising a bit. Sure, these are notable means of lowering blood pressure, but they’re not all you can do.

In fact, there are ways to lower your blood pressure naturally that you’ve probably already done and … Read More

Breathing difficulty? Common causes of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease Trouble breathing? Persistent cough or frequent chest infections? This could be chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) – the name for a collection of lung diseases including chronic bronchitis, emphysema and chronic obstructive airways disease. COPD exacerbation is not something you want to fool around with. Your body needs oxygen and you need to breathe!

People with COPD have … Read More

Easy way to lower your risk of falls and injury

tips-to-avoid-falls-and-injuryThe risk of bone fractures and injury as we age increases as we lose bone density and just aren’t as strong as we once were. Even medications we take can put us at risk of falls by causing dizziness and confusion. No one wants to end up in long-term care because of breaking a hip…

Lowering our risk … Read More

Easy way to lower cholesterol? Exercise like this

easy-ways-to-lower-cholesterolMaking some changes to your lifestyle can go a long way to helping reduce cholesterol and keep you off cholesterol-lowering medications or make those medications work even better. You’ve likely heard that extra weight contributes to high cholesterol, so even dropping as little as 5 to 10 percent of your body weight can reduce your cholesterol levels. How … Read More

New superfood for your heart

eat-peanuts-to-protect-your-heartThere are many superfoods you can enjoy if you want to protect your heart. From salmon, to blueberries, to even a glass of wine, these foods all contain the nutrients your heart needs to keep beating strong.

There’s now a new food on the radar for healthy eating that’s great for your heart. You may have avoided … Read More

Hypertension linked to poor sleep

Sleepless nights and blood pressureWhen it comes to high blood pressure – or hypertension – there are many factors that come into play: Diet, weight, smoking and alcohol use can all be attributed to your rising blood pressure. But does lack of sleep increase hypertension? In fact, it does. Getting a good night’s rest not only determines your energy level the next … Read More

Surprising causes of high blood pressure

Blood pressure TreatmentHow healthy is your blood pressure? And exactly what causes high blood pressure, anyway? It rises with each and every heartbeat and then falls as your heart relaxes between beats. It can change from minute to minute with exercise, stress, sleep, even your posture.

 

The important thing is, you want to keep it in the healthy … Read More

Coffee for your heart? New research says yes to four cups daily

drink-coffee-to-protect-heartFor years, health authorities believed coffee was bad for your heart. But listen up, java lovers, there’s a new reason to have that extra cup of coffee every day! Drinking as many as four cups daily may actually help in the prevention of a heart attack. That’s according to new research published by BMJ Heart.

 … Read More

Protect your heart! Main causes of pulmonary hypertension

protect-your-heartWhat is pulmonary hypertension? If you’ve received a diagnosis, you’ll know it’s serious. It’s different from having regular high blood pressure. Specifically, the diagnosis means you have high blood pressure in your arteries that go from your lungs to your heart. People often describe it as high blood pressure in the heart-to-lungs system.

If you’ve got high … Read More

Popular prescription drug could put you at risk for cardiovascular disease

cardiovascular-diseaseOftentimes we’re told that inflammation is bad for the body. So much so that we even take over-the-counter drugs to combat it. But do we fully understand inflammation and all it does?

For starters, inflammation is the body’s natural response to damaging stimuli. We may have better insight of some of the benefits it poses to the body … Read More

Coconut water for lower blood pressure

health-benefits-of-coconut-waterIn the famous calypso song Coconut Woman, the singer croons…“Get your coconut water, It’s good for your daughter…”

While there’s ample truth in that, coconut is good for the rest of the family too. The song continues:

“Coco got a lot of iron, Make you strong like a lion.”

I’m not sure if there is enough evidence to … Read More

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