Articles relating to 'heart'
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

Chocolate Pills For Your Heart, Oh My!

78628998Rejoice chocolate lovers! How about getting your chocolate fix without taking in all the fat and sugar? No more chocolate guilt and stealing secret bites.

Too good to be true?

Researchers are working on a chocolate pill to prevent heart attacks and stroke, thanks to chocolate’s health-promoting properties. Now that’s a pill-full of medicine we can get happy … Read More

Microwaving Kills Food Nutrients? 9 Health Myths Busted

179019172Stop right there: You’re heading out the door into the cold without a coat? You’ll catch your death – pneumonia! (My mom’s voice still has a piercing echo in my head.) Other familiar warnings for behaviors that will leave you dancing with Dr. Death could be going outside in winter without a hat or – gasp – with … Read More

A Tie Between Heart Health and Breast Cancer…

cardiac careIt’s a hot topic issue, and touches on two big areas of concern for both women and cancer patients in general. As it turns out there is a new link between a common breast cancer treatment and heart disease risk in women. For now, researchers are trying to flesh out the issues surrounding this new area of concern … Read More

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