Articles relating to 'heart'

4 tips to help cold hands and feet

4 tips to help cold hands and feetEver experience any numbness, pain or tingling in your hands, arms, feet and legs?

Plenty of people suffer from such circulation problems, whether they’re relatively minor, more severe or potentially life-threatening. That’s because cold temperatures make blood vessels in the hands and feet constrict, diverting blood toward some of the more vital organs. Your poor extremities feel the … Read More

Eat this every day to reduce your risk of heart disease and stroke

Eat this to reduce your risk of heart disease and strokeWhen it comes to your heart health and reducing your risk of getting cardiovascular disease (CVD), it may be as easy as what you eat. In fact, new research suggests by incorporating whole grains into your diet, you’re highly benefiting your heart.

According to research by the Harvard School of Public Health – published in JAMA Internal Medicine – … Read More

Common ingredient is worse than salt for blood pressure

Hidden food ingredient that is raising your blood pressureWhether you’ve been diagnosed with high blood pressure or told you’re at risk of developing the same, you’ve likely been advised to limit your sodium intake. But new research shows that sugar – particularly the kind found in processed foods – is more closely linked to high blood pressure than salt.

How much sugar are you eating?

A … Read More

These 2014 breakthroughs can help your health problems

These 2014 breakthroughs can help your health problemsWe hear a lot about research underway, testing vaccines for Ebola, developing a new cancer treatment, or trialing nutrition methods to reverse type 2 diabetes.

But when does scientific study provide real-world medicine and treatment? More often than we may realize, given the thousands of projects underway in laboratories around the world.

What were some of the most … Read More

Sitting like this is bad for your heart

heart, blood pressureYou eat fairly healthy, you exercise and you even get ample amount of sleep most nights. But chances are that you’ve got a daily habit that isn’t doing your body any favors – and you don’t even know it.

Are you sitting down for this?

Crossing your legs is hurting your heart.

More specifically, sitting with your legs … Read More

Chewing gum protects your heart?

heart, heart diseaseIt’s time we all enjoyed a stick of gum to calm down and protect our hearts!

That goes for both men and women, whose behaviors (and underlying hormones) can affect their health in different ways.

A recent study caught my attention because it looked at stress and how the sexes differ in how they handle stress – and … Read More

Next time you get blood work, ask this one question

blood, heartMaybe you are the type of person who isn’t in a rush when it comes time to have your blood taken. You wouldn’t be alone. The idea can make the best of us a little queasy.

Regardless of any fears of the needle, knowing your blood type is more important than you may realize. So the next time … Read More

Why getting a good cholesterol score can be bad for you

Cholesterol plays a significant role in your heart health. In fact, high blood cholesterol is a major risk factor for coronary heart disease and stroke.

What’s frightening is high cholesterol can often come without any warning signs, according to the American Heart Association (AHA). That’s why it’s so important to know exactly what your cholesterol numbers and levels … Read More

Why the next few months are critical for your heart

blood pressure, heartI’ve started taking lukewarm showers in the morning, instead of my usual steamy 20 minutes of utter surrender and relaxation. You don’t need a lot of time, if you’re quick about it, to lather up and condition your hair.

A friend of mine says he never has a hot shower because it dries out his skin. And when … Read More

Reduce your risk of heart failure by half

heart, exerciseEveryone likes to give you their two cents when it comes to what you should be doing to protect your health. Much like parenting advice, it comes whether you ask for it or not.

I’m betting there are all kinds of lifestyle changes and ideas that get pushed on you all the time. It can be overwhelming trying … Read More

Surprising cause of blood clots and irregular heartbeats

heart, heart problemsWe can’t survive without the heart, but that doesn’t mean we know everything about how it works. New research has uncovered a surprising cause for heart problems like blood clots and irregular heartbeats: Air pollution.

Dirty air already has been established as a cause behind heart problems. The Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada says that heart attacks, … Read More

Why a banana a day keeps the doctor away

bananas, nutrients, heart, potassiumWhat lies underneath that bright yellow peel? An abundance of nutrients your body needs to stay healthy and functioning at its best!

Turns out, the humble banana is more important for your health than you may have realized, so take a lesson from those energetic apes. Here’s why.

Are you getting enough vitamin C, magnesium, potassium and fiber? … Read More

What you really need to know about painkillers

HEART, PAIN RELIEF, HEART, PAIN RELIEF, HEART, PAIN RELIEFOver the years, over-the-counter and prescription painkillers have come alongside a number of precautions and health warnings. I’m always counseling patients about alternative natural methods for pain relief to try first given these concerns.

Because new research has shown that they could lead to heart trouble.

A study published this April in BMJ Open found that patients who … Read More

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