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Top 10 Tips To Avoid High Blood Pressure

2018-07-24T14:16:50+00:00

High blood pressure is very common at menopause, and oestrogen dominance is often the cause. Rebalancing hormones naturally can help bring blood pressure back to normal and so can these simple prevention techniques. If you are diagnosed with high blood pressure, dietary strategies will be crucial to controlling your levels. Avoiding processed foods (due to their being high in sugar/fructose, grains, trans fat and other damaged fats and processed salt) is my number one recommendation if you have high blood pressure. Instead, make whole, ideally organic, foods the focus of your diet. As you reduce processed foods, and other sources of [...]

Top 10 Tips To Avoid High Blood Pressure 2018-07-24T14:16:50+00:00

Statins: Lancet review shows harms exaggerated and benefits underestimated

2016-09-15T11:13:12+00:00

[et_pb_section admin_label="section"][et_pb_row admin_label="row"][et_pb_column type="4_4"][et_pb_text admin_label="Text" background_layout="light" text_orientation="left" use_border_color="off" border_color="#ffffff" border_style="solid"] Doctors, patients and the public now have more help to make informed decisions about statin therapy, thanks to a major review of the available evidence on the safety and efficacy of the drug published in The Lancet. The authors, including researchers from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, warn that the benefits of statin therapy have been underestimated, and the harms exaggerated, because of a failure to acknowledge properly both the wealth of evidence from randomised trials and the limitations of other types of studies. Research on statins has [...]

Statins: Lancet review shows harms exaggerated and benefits underestimated 2016-09-15T11:13:12+00:00

Here’s What Cholesterol Can Do To the Brain

2016-07-22T13:25:26+00:00

[et_pb_section admin_label="section"][et_pb_row admin_label="row"][et_pb_column type="4_4"][et_pb_text admin_label="Text" background_layout="light" text_orientation="left" use_border_color="off" border_color="#ffffff" border_style="solid"] There’s growing evidence that the heart and brain are connected, since both rely on keeping the blood system healthy. Now, in a study published in the journal Circulation, researchers find that changes in levels of LDL cholesterol may be especially harmful to cognitive functions. The scientists, led by Dr. Roelof Smit at Leiden University Medical Center in the Netherlands, studied more than 4000 elderly people enrolled in a study involving a statin, a medication that lowers LDL cholesterol. Previous studies showed that LDL levels influence stroke as well as heart disease risk, so [...]

Here’s What Cholesterol Can Do To the Brain 2016-07-22T13:25:26+00:00

ABC’s For Managing Diabetes in Men

2016-06-19T11:03:00+00:00

[et_pb_section admin_label="section"][et_pb_row admin_label="row"][et_pb_column type="4_4"][et_pb_text admin_label="Text" background_layout="light" text_orientation="left" use_border_color="off" border_color="#ffffff" border_style="solid"] The best way to prevent a diabetes diagnosis is to start living a healthier lifestyle, such as eating healthier food and going to the doctor to get checked for prediabetes or high blood pressure, which can lead to type 2 diabetes. people also can help themselves by staying physically active through walking, riding a bike, swimming, etc. The American Diabetes Association and the American College of Cardiology have teamed up to raise public awareness of the “ABCs of diabetes,” namely A1C, blood pressure, and cholesterol. To have a good sense of your [...]

ABC’s For Managing Diabetes in Men 2016-06-19T11:03:00+00:00

Top 10 Tips to Lower Cholesterol

2016-05-17T08:40:25+00:00

[et_pb_section admin_label="section"][et_pb_row admin_label="row"][et_pb_column type="4_4"][et_pb_text admin_label="Text" background_layout="light" text_orientation="left" use_border_color="off" border_color="#ffffff" border_style="solid"] 1. Attain and maintain a healthy body weight Do a simple calculation of your body mass index (BMI) at home: divide your weight (in kilograms) by your height (in meters) squared. A value between 18.5 and 24.9 indicates that you have a healthy weight, where any value above 25 indicates that you are overweight. Overweight people tend to have higher LDL (bad) and lower HDL (good) cholesterol levels and thus are at increased risk. Obesity is indicated by a BMI of 30 or more. [et_pb_text admin_label="Text" background_layout="light" text_orientation="left" use_border_color="off" border_color="#ffffff" border_style="solid"] 2. Replace saturated (unhealthy) fats [...]

Top 10 Tips to Lower Cholesterol 2016-05-17T08:40:25+00:00

Learn More – Diabetes

2015-11-30T08:55:50+00:00

[et_pb_section admin_label="section"][et_pb_row admin_label="row"][et_pb_column type="4_4"][et_pb_text admin_label="Text" background_layout="light" text_orientation="left" use_border_color="off" border_color="#ffffff" border_style="solid"] What Is Diabetes? Diabetes is a group of diseases that involve high blood sugar (glucose) levels. Every cell in your body needs energy to function. A healthy pancreas produces a hormone called insulin. When you eat, insulin is released into your bloodstream. Insulin helps to distribute glucose throughout your body. It also moves excess glucose to your liver for storage. Without insulin to move the glucose around, it builds up your bloodstream. This leaves your cells starved for energy. Uncontrolled diabetes can lead to a variety of serious complications. These include [...]

Learn More – Diabetes 2015-11-30T08:55:50+00:00