The pomegranate is one of mankind’s earliest cultivated fruits, and legends of its health abilities have been in vogue since ancient times. In fact, some ancient people believed the pomegranate offered mystical healing properties. Clinical studies today are showing that indeed 100 percent pomegranate juice, such as that made by POM Wonderful, offers health benefits. Health [...]
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According to Medline Plus over one million people have a heart attack every year and about half of the heart attack sufferers die. Many heart attack sufferers also end up with permanent damage because they don’t get help immediately. These statistics may change if you know and follow some key items to improve your chances of surviving a heart [...]
High triglycerides have been linked to atherosclerosis and heart disease. In fact, the American Heart Association has set triglyceride guidelines and maintain they should be below 150 milligrams per deciliter (mg/dL). If you don’t know your triglyceride levels, ask your health care professional for a lipid profile to determine them. If you find your trigylcerides are [...]
An atherosclerosis study with 5042 participants ages forty-five to eight-four years old was conducted by Jennifer Nettleton and other University of Minnesota researchers. The results, published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition in June 2008, found a diet rich in whole grains, fruit, vegetables, and low-fat dairy foods was associated with 20 percent lower incidences of atherosclerosis.
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You probably know there are many factors that contribute to heart attack risk. Some factors, such as aging, your sex, or your family history, you can’t change, but here’s some things you can change, and in the process you can lower your overall risk for heart attack.
A study published in March 2008 in The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine and conducted by Jeffery A. Dusek, et al., involved 122 patients over fifty-five years old who were taking two or more medications to lower their blood pressure. The test was to evaluate lifestyle modification versus relaxation response techniques in relation to systolic blood [...]
f you’re suffering from high blood pressure or want to reduce stress one way you can lower it is with a great new machine, called the RESPeRATE. It harnesses the natural therapeutic power of breathing in combination with musical cues to lower blood pressure and alleviate stress. Here’s how it works:
If you’ve worried about eating eggs, this study may relieve your concerns.
A study out of Penn State shows pistachios may lower cholesterol just like nutritious fruits and vegetables do. Part of the reason for the cholesterol reduction has to with the pistachios high levels of lutein, gamma tocopheral, beta carotene, and antioxidants.
According to the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, one in three adults suffers from high blood pressure. If your blood pressure is high it makes the body work harder because it affects every body organ. Many people don’t even know they have a problem, and many people also have misconceptions about blood pressure and [...]