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Heart Health

How To Take Care Of Your Heart As You Age

There’s a common misconception that heart problems are inevitable as we grow older when this isn’t always the case, and there are plenty of ways to keep your heart healthy as you age. It’s just a case of being mindful of what it takes to do so, that’s all. However, it is true that one of the main threats to senior health is heart disease. Did you know that 85% of seniors die of heart disease? It’s scary the number of people who die from heart disease, especially as a high number of people don’t know what heart disease even is. Heart disease is the umbrella term which is given to a group of different heart issues, one of the most common of which is coronary...


10 Foods and Herbals to Lower Blood Pressure

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]There are many ways to treat high blood pressure, including lifestyle changes and/or medications. If you are interested in turning to traditional treatments for lowering your blood pressure, you have many options. If you are thinking of trying herbs for medical reasons, whether that means using the whole herb or a supplement, speak to your doctor first. Some herbs, especially in large quantities, may produce undesirable side effects or interfere with other medications. Basil Basil is a delicious herb that goes well with a variety of foods. It also might help lower your blood pressure. In rodents, basil extract has been shown to lower blood pressure, although only briefly.  Adding fresh basil to your diet is easy and certainly can't hurt.   Cinnamon According to a study conducted by the Journal of the American College of Nutrition, cinnamon actually helps...

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Health Benefits of the Astragalus Root (The Magic Traditional Chinese Herb)

This Chinese root is shown to stimulate the white blood cells that fight infection, says Andrew Weil, MD. A study published in 2007 found that astragalus appears to boost immunity in mice. And a pilot study suggests that the herb may have similar effects in people. However, keep in mind that astragalus may take 6 to 8 weeks to reach its full effect. ...

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Eating Right after a Heart Attack

A myocardial infarction, or what is more commonly known as a heart attack, can be quite devastating for both the patient and his/her family. Given how unhealthy and sedentary our lifestyles have become in this age of cubicles and fast food, it’s no wonder that even people in their 30s are suffering heart attacks these days. In case you have someone in your home who has already been through a heart attack, here are a few tips on how to keep them on a healthy diet. Adding More Vegetables Seedy fruits, nuts, whole grains and leafy green vegetables should be a part of the regular diet because they are rich in antioxidants, low in LDL cholesterol and high in fiber content. Two servings of fruits and about...

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How to Prevent a Heart Attack

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Heart attacks occur when blood flow to a portion of the heart is severely reduced or cut off. The result is the death of heart muscle cells (called an infarct). Hardening and narrowing (atherosclerosis) of the coronary arteries that feed the heart is usually the underlying problem. In some cases, a blood clot blocks blood flow; other times, the narrowing is caused by atherosclerosis alone. Spasm of the coronary arteries may also cause a heart attack. Elevated cholesterol, triglycerides, or homocysteine; angina pectoris; and diabetes are each associated with an increased risk of heart attack. Congestive heart failure can occur in some people from severe damage to the heart resulting from a heart attack. Symptoms Chest discomfort, manifest as pain, fullness, and/or squeezing sensation of the chest Jaw pain, toothache, headache Shortness of breath Nausea Vomiting ...

Ways Ginkgo Biloba Helps Improve Memory, Concentration, and Other Mental Disorders

Ways Ginkgo Biloba Helps Improve Memory, Concentration, and Other Mental Disorders

Herbal Supplement Ginkgo Biloba Helps Improve Memory, Concentration, and Other Mental Disorders...


Will a Mediterranean Diet Protect You Against Heart Attack and Stroke?

Can a Mediterranean Diet Save Your Life? The Mediterranean diet helps protect patients with heart disease against heart attack and stroke, based on results of a global trial recently published in the European Heart Journal. The Study - The STABILITY trial (Stabilization of atherosclerotic plaque by initiation of darapladib therapy) This study tested a new heart drug in nearly 15,500 patients with stable heart disease. As part of the study, participants reported their consumption of common foods like fruits, vegetables, meat and alcohol through detailed questionnaires. Participants were then assigned dietary scores ranging from 1-24 based on adherence to typical Mediterranean and Western diets. In general, the Mediterranean diet is rich in whole grains, fruits, vegetables, legumes, and fish, includes moderate alcohol intake and limits meat consumption. The Western diet, on...