Heart Health

  • National Fresh Celery Month | Natural Health Blog
    If you are always looking for ways to improve your diet, you might want to give celery some serious consideration. April is National Fresh Celery Month, and we think this is a very worthwhile celebration.
  • 2/23/2019
    If you’re an older woman, you just might have one more reason to leave those diet sodas and other artificially sweetened drinks on the supermarket shelves: stroke.
  • Studies on Vitamin D and Fish Oil | Natural Health Newsletter
    Don't believe new studies that claim to show that neither fish oil nor vitamin D lower the incidence of heart disease or cancer.
  • Stroke Survivor Recovery | Natural Health Blog
    If you had a stroke and survived the ordeal, you’d do everything in your power to get healthier, right? Unfortunately, while that might seem like the most rational plan, new research shows that more survivors are doing the opposite.  
  • Reduce Your Stroke Risk | Heart Health Blog
    New research shows that, depending on where in the world you live, your stroke risk could be astonishingly higher than you might think.
  • Weightlifting for Heart Health | Natural Health Blog
    What do you do if you want to keep your heart healthy as you get older?  Learn one activity you may have not considered.
  • Cold Weather & Heart Attacks | Natural Health Blog
    There is another reason to dislike the windy, wintry weather that will soon be upon us. New research suggests that cold weather could mean trouble for your heart.
  • Low-Dose Aspirin Not Protective | Heart Health Newsletter
    Major study shows there is no protective benefit from a regimen of low-dose aspirin -- but it does increase your risk of dangerous bleeds.
  • Are Saturated Fats Healthy | Natural Health Newsletter
    The "simple" truth is that the whole issue of saturated versus unsaturated fat is false.
  • Heat Stroke Dangers | Natural Health Blog
    Currently, about one out of every million people dies from heat-related problems each year in the US.  Find out how you avoid heat stroke...
  • 6/29/2018
    A new study is offering evidence that erectile dysfunction appears to be related to a much more dangerous problem: heart disease.
  • 6/23/2018
    According to new research, having even somewhat elevated blood pressure might mean developing cognitive problems later in life.  Find out more...
  • Dangerous Blood Pressure Meds | Natural Health Blog
    A new study found that post-menopausal women have a considerably increased risk of developing pancreatic cancer if they have taken certain forms of high blood pressure medications.
  • 4/22/2018
    A single high-fat meal, can quickly transform healthy red blood cells into small, spiky cells that set the stage for cardiovascular disease--maybe.
  • National Pecan Day | Pecan Health Benefits Blog
    On April 14, you can go nuts celebrating National Pecan Day. Okay, maybe don’t gorge on pecan pies, but there are lots of healthy ways to get your fill of pecans this day. 
  • 4/5/2018
    We all know the dangers of prescription pain relief medications such as OxyContin. So, if your doctor prescribes a non-steroidal, anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) instead, you might feel safer. Or maybe not...
  • Reduce Varicose Veins | Natural Health Blog
    A new study found that varicose veins are associated with a considerably increased risk of developing life-threatening blood clots.  Find out how to naturally prevent varicose veins.
  • Sauna for Heart Health | Heart Health Blog
    If you have access to a sauna, enjoy it while you can as it can also be good for your heart!  Find out how...
  • Health Dangers of Dining Alone | Natural Health Blog
    Is there anything unhealthy about eating on your own?  New research suggests that eating alone is associated with a higher risk of developing diabetes and cardiovascular disease.
  • Portion Control & Healthy Alternatives Thanksgiving
    A study in 2000 at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston following 1,986 heart attack patients found that the risk of having a heart attack quadrupled within two hours of eating a particularly large meal.
  • Tai Chi for Heart Health | Natural Health Blog
    A new study found that practicing tai chi may help increase physical activity levels and potentially improve heart function in those who have had a heart attack.
  • Vitamin K Deficiency in Teens | Natural Health Blog
    A new study found that teens who do not eat an adequate amount of vitamin K foods such as leafy green vegetables are more likely to have heart issues.
  • Importance of Eating Breakfast | Heart Health Blog
    New research suggests that eating a full breakfast every day might help you stay heart healthy.
  • Health Risks of Standing on the Job | Natural Health Blog
    Should you sit or stand at work?  There is now research that suggests standing too much at work might be just as bad for your health as sitting too much!
  • Strokes Decline, But Only in Men | Health Blog
    New research shows that while men are experiencing fewer strokes than in the past, women are not quite as lucky.
  • The Art of Reading Tongues For Health | Natural Health Blog
    July 19th is Stick Out Your Tongue Day!  Let's celebrate by taking a closer look at the tongue from the standpoint of health. Learn the art of reading tongues. 
  • Saturated Fat Does Not Clog Arteries
    When it comes to heart disease, the real problem is not saturated fat but, rather, the alternatives the medical community has encouraged consumers to turn to.
  • Fear of the Dentist Affects Quality of Life | Health Blog
    According to new research, your fear of the dentist might affect other aspects of your life.
  • Unemployment & Stroke Risk | Heart Health Blog
    When you become unemployed, there is typically quite a bit of stress involved. As if all of that isn’t bad enough, there is new research that suggests a lack of employment may go hand in hand with a spike in your risk of having a stroke.
  • Health Benefits & Risks of Salt
    Many of the top food sources of salt in an American diet might surprise you, according to the results of new research.
  • Health Benefits of Walking | Natural Health Blog
    April 6th is Walk to Work Day, a holiday created expressly to get us up and moving. Find out ways to incorporate more walking into your day!
  • blood tests for cholesterol
     There is a raging debate in the medical community as to the wisdom of forcing cholesterol levels ever lower.
  • Decaf vs Regular Coffee Health Benefits & Risks | Natural Health Blog
    Is decaf better than regular coffee? It’s confusing when considering decaf, which shares some of the advantages of the rocket-fuel variety, but brings problems of its own.  Find the pros and cons of each.
  • Not Exercising as Harmful as Obesity | Natural Health Blog
    Research says that inactivity has a risk similarly to that of obesity for developing heart disease. Exercise is one of the best ways to protect your heart!
  • 10 Ways to Think More Positively | Mental Health Blog
    Outlook can save your life!  A new study revealed that those who maintain a positive outlook have a significantly reduced risk of dying from all the major killers. Find 10 ways to stay more positive! 
  • What Causes Fainting | Natural Health Blog
    Check out three surprising conditions or triggers that can cause you to faint, and how to avoid them!
  • Anemia Linked to Hearing Loss
    Hearing loss is a very common problem, and not just among the elderly. Now it would seem there are other causes as well. New research suggests that one of these contributing factors might be something you’d never suspect: iron deficiency anemia.
  • Mortality Rates Based on City Location | Natural Health Blog
    Most neighborhoods have distinctive mortality patterns, and high-priced neighborhoods typically have lower overall death rates than poorer regions.
  • Younger People Having Strokes | Health Blog
    Bad news: research shows that the average age of occurrence for a first stroke has recently been getting younger.
  • Stress Tests Less Accurate for Women | Health Blog
    A new study found that the treadmill stress test may not correctly predict a woman’s chances of developing cardiovascular disease.
  • Exercising When Angry Increases Heart Attack Risk | Health Blog
    New research suggests that you could triple your risk of heart attack if you exercise while you're angry.
  • Can Low Blood Pressure Cause Heart Attacks? Natural Health Blog
    We all know that high blood pressure is potentially dangerous. But now, new research suggests that when we lower blood pressure a little too much, it may also raise the risk of having a heart attack.
  • No Health Benefits to Venting Anger | Natural Health Blog
    Catharsis is the release of strong or repressed emotions, whether is be crying or anger, for relief. But, is it really good for your health? Find out in this article...
  • Forgiveness Boosts Health | Natural Health Blog
    August 25 is "Kiss and Make Up Day," and August 27 is "Global Forgiveness Day." Turns out letting go of anger and forgiving your enemies may be essential to your health.
  • Health Benefits of Watermelon |  Natural Health Blog
    Today is National Watermelon Day, and there is more than one reason to celebrate! Just a 2 cup serving of watermelon is only 80 calories, but its loaded with vitamins such as vitamin A, key antioxidants such as lycopene, and amino acids such as citrulline.
  • Better CPR from Strong People | Health Blog
    People may have a greater chance of surviving cardiac arrest if the person performing cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) on them is heavier and has greater upper body strength.
  • Natural Remedies Endometriosis | Natural Health Blog
    The risk of heart disease for women diagnosed with endometriosis is especially magnified in those women who are 40 or under.
  • Daylight Saving Time Increases Strokes | Heart Health Blog
    There appears to be a brief window in the days immediately following a daylight saving time transition during which the risk of having a stroke is increased.
  • Health Benefits & Risks of Coffee | Health Blog
    New research finds that coffee does not cause heart palpitations, fluttering, extra beats, or other cardiac irregularities.
  • Allergies Can Affect Heart Health | Natural Health Blog
    Children with allergies or asthma may have up to twice the risk of developing elevated blood pressure levels and high cholesterol.
  • Childhood Stress Leads to Disease | Children's Health Blog
    Emotional distress during childhood may be associated with an increased risk of developing chronic health conditions including cardiovascular disease and diabetes as adults.
  • Your Love Life After A Heart Attack | Natural Health Blog
    Many post-heart attack patients are perfectly safe having sex, and it might even be beneficial to their health as a source of exercise.
  • Meds linked to Heart Attacks | Health Blog
    New research suggests that heartburn medications such as Prevacid, Nexium, and Prilosec may be linked to heart attacks.
  • Vaccine for Hypertension Safe? | Heart Health Blog
    A new hypertension vaccine may one day help eliminate "noncompliance," which refers to patients who don't take their medication or who skip doses regularly.
  • Hand-Grip Strength Linked to Heart Disease | Natural Health Blog
    According to new research, a drop in your ability to grip may be a predictor of future heart disease.
  • Divorce Ups Heart Attack Risk | Natural Heart Health Blog
    Divorced individuals are more likely to suffer a heart attack compared to their peers who stayed married.
  • Cholesterol Does Not Cause Heart Disease | Heart Health Newsletter
    How long will we have to wait before the cholesterol theory of heart disease and the statin drugs that support it are finally buried and no longer able to harm the living?
  • Heart Attack Symptoms Ignored by Younger Women | Health Blog
    Younger women tend to dismiss the signs indicating that they may be having a heart attack.
  • Amount of Sleep Needed | Health Blog
    People who typically sleep for longer than eight hours each night may have an elevated stroke risk compared to those who generally get less sleep.
  • Blueberries Lower Blood Pressure | Natural Health Blog
    There is now evidence of that eating blueberries on a regular basis may help lower blood pressure.
  • Health Effects of Working Long Hours | Health Blog
    Overwork doubles the risk of heart attack and stroke and significantly ups the risk of depression.
  • Increase Use of Statin Drugs -- Health Blog
    Over the last 10 years, the percentage of people across the United States taking statin drugs has risen by nearly one-third.
  • Women Ignore Heart Problems -- Heart Health Blog
    According to new research, women are much more likely than men to shrug off chest pain and other signs of heart disease.
  • 9/16/2014
    Consuming a little fruit every single day has been linked in new research with helping to protect the heart.
  • Why Love Your Neighbor | Top Health Blog
    According to new research, a good relationship with your neighbors may be very good for your heart.
  • 7/12/2014
    New evidence shows that the restaurants we patronize aren't doing enough to make their meals less salty, either, in spite of having made public pledges to do so.
  • 7/3/2014
    According to new research, residing in a place that is conducive to lots of walking means you may be less likely to become obese or develop diabetes.
  • aspirin heart
    This week, in a miracle turnaround, the Food and Drug Administration withdrew its recommendation that all at-risk patients should take an aspirin a day to prevent heart attacks.
  • 4/15/2014
    A new study has found that people who are overweight and have hypertension might be able to improve their blood pressure levels by consuming more watermelon.
  • 4/12/2014
    Despite a recent study, until a verdict can be reached more conclusively, it is probably safer for the majority of us to forgo marathon training in favor of less rigorous and extreme forms of activity.
  • 3/29/2014
    Proposed new guidelines would have 87 percent of all men between the ages of 60-75 on statins, and 53 percent of all women in the same age group.
  • Is coffee good for you?
    It's always thrilling when new research discovers that a favorite treat isn't poison, after all. We've learned that chocolate may actually benefit body and soul, red wine is a must-have for a healthy heart, and coffee delivers a plethora of health advantages along with the caffeine buzz. And now, there's one more pro-coffee study to be pleased about. Investigators from the University of Athens have discovered that coffee can make you live a lot longer, but there's a catch. The coffee has to be boiled, Greek-style.
  • angry man
    A study conducted at the Harvard School of Public Health in Boston, Massachusetts found that a flare up of temper may raise the risk of experiencing a heart attack or stroke.
  • couple arguing about health
    A recent study has found determined that men and women who have mixed feelings toward their mates may face a greater risk of developing heart disease.
  • sarsaparilla plant
    While it may often be referenced in westerns as a "sissy drink," real sarsaparilla is indeed a valuable herb with many uses, and has likely been used for thousands of years by indigenous tribes of South America.
  • peanut butter on yellow plate with wooden spoon
    Nuts are a very versatile type of food. Whether you sprinkle them on top of a salad for added crunch and flavor, put them in some homemade trail mix to munch on, or add them into the treats you bake, nuts can definitely provide a little extra zest.
  • flax seed with scooper
    Flaxseed is considered by many to be one of the most powerful foods on the planet. According to history, this may have always been the case.
  • bamboo
    While bamboo may still be on the newer side of things here in Western herbal medicine, traditional Chinese medicine has long known of the many health benefits of bamboo. Its usage as a medical remedy can be traced back to ancient Chinese times. In fact, the Chinese have uses for every part of the bamboo plant.
  • 2/18/2014
    Studies have found that when provided with a heart age rather than a percentage likelihood of developing heart disease, people gain a greater understanding of their risk.
  • 1/25/2014
    Researchers may have discovered the first therapy that specifically targets a key driver of the damage that occurs after a heart attack-- inflammatory immune cells.
  • Stress and Anxiety Increase Stroke Risk | Natural Health Blog
    A new study has found that those individuals with the most stress/anxiety/pressure face a much higher chance of a stroke occurring at some point in the future.
  • An "Apple a Day" is Great for Natural Heart Health | Natural Health Blog
    Eating an apple a day may be more effective at balancing the prevention of cardiovascular disease with the deaths that may result from eating them than taking pharmaceutical drugs.
  • Blood Pressure Guidelines Revamped | Natural Health Blog
    The recommendations for hypertension treatment have been questioned by a committee of scientists who just completed a five-year study of the guidelines currently in use.
  • 12/3/2013
    Regularly consuming nuts may offer some protection from cardiovascular disease and certain cancers and make you less likely to die early.
  • 11/2/2013
    According to a paper published by cardiologist Dr. Aseem Malhotra of the Croyden University Hospital in London, virtually everything the establishment has been advising about cutting fat from the diet and lowering cholesterol is wrong.
  • Too much fitness and exercise
    Some people exercise so much that, according to studies, they might actually be risking their health.
  • 9/16/2013
    Supplementing with pomegranate makes sense if you are looking at cancer prevention, heart health, reducing bad cholesterol, lowering blood pressure, and protecting against aging.
  • Coronary Artery Disease is Common and Deadly in Women | Women's Health Blog|
    Women have a higher death rate from coronary artery disease than men and receive less thorough medical care for it than men,
  • 8/12/2013
    Almost everyone loves chocolate but what if you knew dark chocolate had heart health benefits? Would you be more likely to indulge?
  • Fitness and exercise
    Over 80 percent of the US population doesn't do even the minimum amount of exercise recommended by the Health and Human Services Department.
  • Volunteering: natural heart health benefit
    A recent study out of Carnegie Mellon University has found a link between being a committed volunteer and having a lower risk of hypertension, or high blood pressure.
  • Natural heart health
    A new study, just published in the New England Journal of Medicine, concluded that fish oil does nothing to prevent heart disease.
  • 5/10/2013
    In this latest video, Jon Barron discusses the findings of clogged arteries in ancient Egyptian mummies and what the findings implicate for pre-historic diets and the genetics of heart disease.
  • Dangers of Calcium Supplements
    Although researchers are not exactly sure how it does it, ever mounting data indicates that high calcium intake increases the risk heart attacks and death.
  • Balding men
    New research suggests that a man who is losing his hair appears to have a substantially greater risk of having a heart attack…and where that balding is taking place affects the degree of risk.
  • Side effects of statins
    A new study just out reports that almost one-fifth of those patients taking statin drugs end up discontinuing the medications due to side effects.
  • 4/12/2013
    Researchers have found atherosclerosis in one-third of ancient mummies that they have discovered and it's surprising to hear that this is the same rate of the disease as we have in modern times.
  • 3/27/2013
    A study from Denmark shows that for every 10 decibels of traffic noise exposure a person lives with, cardiovascular health risks such as heart attacks increase.
  • 3/23/2013
    A recent study suggests that we might be genetically encoded to have heart disease as we age. But the truth may be more complicated than that.
  • Ancient mummies
    Researchers find atherosclerosis in one-third of ancient mummies. It's the same rate of the disease as we have in modern times.
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