Stroke is the second leading cause of death in the Western world, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). While we can take our nutrition and fitness in to our own hands to help save ourselves from this global epidemic, there’s another factor contributing to our stroke risk – one that is disturbingly silent, and much harder to get a handle on. A new study published in PlosONE has concluded that our exposure to environmental toxins can play a major …Read more
Many vegetables, as well as beans, nuts, seeds and whole grains, are high in nutritional value, including B vitamins. Medical experts have suggested for years that B vitamins help address many health issues, including stress, depression, and memory loss, and studies continue to uncover the important roles that this group of vitamins play in our health. Moreover, researchers now believe this natural supplement complex may be able to reduce your risk of stroke.Read more
The eyes have always been called “the windows to the soul”, but could they be the window to your heart as well? A brand new study published in the Hypertension Journal by the American Heart Association presented some pretty amazing findings: retinal imaging could determine a person’s likelihood of hypertension and stroke. This could change the face of these two leading killers, as they are both diseases with virtually no symptom and can go unnoticed until too late. The sad …Read more
While nobody likes the stench of foul-smelling air or the uncomfortable side effects that may accompany it, the World Health Organization considers even the most undetectable forms of air pollution to be a major risk to health. Pollution has long been linked to respiratory problems, heart disease, and cancer. Recently, evidence suggests there is even a strong association between poor air quality and heart attacks and stroke.
A study led by …Read more