Dental Caries and Periodontitis Linked to Hardening of the Arteries

periodontitis_heart_diseaseResearch from Austria has confirmed that dental caries are specifically linked with atherosclerosis – the hardening of the arteries – a major component of most heart diseases.

The researchers – from Austria’s Innsbruck Medical University – utilized computed tomography along with standard dental instrumentation to analyze 292 patients – 137 women and 155 men. The patients had an average age of 54 years old. Continue reading

Walnuts

one walnutAn exciting new study out of Penn State  shows that one delicious nut may help you crunch your way to lower cholesterol and a healthier heart.

And here’s the best part — this noble nut is jam-packed with heart-protecting fatty acids that go to work protecting your ticker in MINUTES, not days! Continue reading

What You Need to Know About Vitamin K2, D and Calcium

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  • Vitamin      K2 is an important fat-soluble vitamin that plays critical roles in      protecting your heart and brain, and building strong bones. It also plays      an important role in cancer protection
  • The      biological role of vitamin K2 is to help move calcium into the proper      areas in your body, Continue reading

Every Single Junk Food Meal Can Hurt Your Body

junkA new study has found that eating even a single junk food meal damages your arteries. Once again, we find that saturated fat is a formidable enemy to our overall health. And, once again, we find that sticking to a Mediterranean diet is the best health option.

Junk food meals are, by definition, high in saturated fat, which is detrimental to many of the body’s processes, especially the cardiovascular system. Meanwhile, Continue reading

How to Clear Dangerous Plaque from Your Arteries with This Rare Exotic Superfruit

We recently published an article in Underground Health Reporter warning that heart disease is the No. 1 cause of death, according to the Centers of Disease Control.  Every 25 seconds, an American will have a coronary event.

This deadly, Continue reading

Coffee is Exactly What You Need for Healthy Blood Pressure.

If your blood pressure is not where you want it to be.

If you’ve done everything right, but haven’t gotten the results you want.

Then please take five minutes to read this report. I believe I’ve found the solution you’ve been hoping for. Continue reading

Clean Fat Out of Your Arteries with This Herb

Here’s some inside health news that could help protect your |heart. It concerns a potentially new health breakthrough in the fight against atherosclerosis. This amazing alternative remedy could help clear away dangerous fatty deposits in your arteries.

You may know about “Ginkgo biloba.” It’s the herb that has been championed for its ability to boost mental function and protect against Alzheimer’s. Recently, researchers have been discovering that “Ginkgo biloba” extract has antioxidant and antiplatelet properties. Continue reading

The Big Benefits of B3

Vitamin B3 (a.k.a. niacin) hones in on the health benefits that it exerts in our bodies. This goes beyond its many roles, but actually describes the disease- fighting nature of the vitamin. It has much to do with the flow of blood in the body, as we’ll see here.

1. Hyperlipidemia, Coronary Heart Disease: “Hyperlipidemia” means high cholesterol and triglycerides. Vitamin B3 was used as early as 1955 to treat patients with high cholesterol. The nutrient, at doses of 1,000 to 4,000 milligrams (mg) a day, lowered triglycerides by 20% to 50%, and LDL (bad) cholesterol levels by 10% to 25%, while increasing HDL (good) cholesterol by 10% to 30%.

A major study in the 1960s and 70s tracked over 8,300 men aged 30 to 64 who’d had a heart attack in the past six years. Niacin, at three grams a day, reduced cholesterol by an average of 10%, triglycerides by 26%, another heart attack by 27%, and stroke by 26%. In another study, niacin was combined with a statin (i.e. a cholesterol-lowering drug) Continue reading

Breast Cancer and Heart Attacks: A Deadly Side Effect of Calcium Supplements?

Calcium is one of the most popular dietary supplements on the market, largely because of the widely circulated mantra that mega-doses of this mineral are essential for building and maintaining healthy bones.

As a result, many people believe that taking a calcium supplement is a simple way to prevent bone fractures associated with osteoporosis.

What they have not been told is that while you can force increased bone mineral density with calcium supplements, you cannot be sure that this will result in greater bone strength.

Be Careful In Interpreting Bone Tests Results

Bone density, Continue reading

Clean Fat out of Your Arteries with Ginkgo Biloba

Here’s some inside health news that could help protect your |heart. It concerns a potentially new health breakthrough in the fight against atherosclerosis. This amazing alternative remedy could help clear away dangerous fatty deposits in your arteries.

You may know about “Ginkgo biloba.” It’s the herb that has been championed for its ability to boost mental function and protect against Alzheimer’s. Recently, researchers have been discovering that “Ginkgo biloba” extract has antioxidant and antiplatelet properties. A Korean research team decided to take the investigation of ginkgo’s heart- healing properties one step further and see if the herb might protect against atherosclerosis.

For their animal study, Continue reading

Hardening of the Arteries Link Discovered

Research tells us that environmental toxins are probably not good for us. Unfortunately, this does not stop the widespread use of chemicals such as pesticides and PCBs. There is very little positive press about toxins used in the manufacturing and agricultural industries when it comes to human health. Now researchers are dealing toxins yet another blow: in the latest health news out of Uppsala University in Sweden, environmental toxins may be linked to atherosclerosis.

Atherosclerosis is a hardening of the arteries that often leads to cardiovascular disease. Heart disease is the number one cause of death in industrialized countries.

The Swedish researchers measured levels of environmental toxins in the blood of about 100 Swedes. These study participants were also assessed for hardening of the arteries.

The research team found a strong connection Continue reading

The Importance of Keeping a Clean Colon

It is unfortunate that American doctors have contended for decades that the number of bowel movements an individual has is unrelated to health. They have convinced most of us that they are correct. Most people think that they are not constipated if they are having one bowel movement a day. Yet, we eat three meals a day. Where are the other two meals going if they’re not being eliminated through the colon? The answer actually is somewhat frightening. The rest of the food that is not absorbed by the body as nutrients stays around the body in unlikely places — against the colon walls, in tissues and organs, in arteries — any place at all in the body can serve as a receptacle for uneliminated waste.

In ancient days, there were natural methods of maintaining a clean colon. For instance, Basti is the yogic tradition of natural cleansing of the lower intestines. It involves the controlled use of muscles to pull water up into the colon, and then, after churning the water around to dislodge old waste products, the water, and whatever it carries off with it, is expelled.

Dr. John Harvey Kellogg,  Continue reading

Enzyme from Silk Moth Can Help your Heart Health

Silk moths dissolve their cocoons with a natural substance called serrapeptase. Scientists have found that humans can use this same enzyme to dissolve potential heart problems.

Plaque buildup and inflammation in the arteries are the main reasons people suffer from heart attacks and other dangerous cardiac events. This condition, atherosclerosis, occurs when fat, cholesterol, calcium and other deposits found in the blood clump together, block one or more arteries and interrupt your normal blood flow. These clots can occur anywhere in the body, including in the arteries in the heart, brain, arms, legs and pelvis, according to the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute.

Results of the National Health Interview Survey indicate that more than 26.8 million adults suffer from heart disease each year. It is the leading cause of death in the United States.

The main culprit in this epidemic is inflammation. This seemingly nonthreatening condition is the starting point for a wide range of ailments and health conditions. But the good news is that an all-natural substance, Continue reading

Thrombolysis

Thrombolysis, also known as thrombolytic therapy, is a treatment to dissolve dangerous clots in blood vessels, improve blood flow, and prevent damage to tissues and organs. Thrombolysis may involve the injection of clot-busting drugs through an intravenous (IV) line or through a long catheter that delivers drugs directly to the site of the blockage. It also may involve the use of a long catheter with a mechanical device attached to the tip that either removes the clot or physically breaks it up.

Thrombolysis is often used as  an emergency  treatment to dissolve blood clots  Continue reading

What your Legs Say about your Heart Health

WASHINGTON – When it comes to heart health, you shouldn’t ignore your legs, say experts.

The Vascular Disease Foundation and its P.A.D. Coalition are urging people to listen to the legs and be alert to the signs of peripheral arterial disease, or P.A.D.

P.A.D. occurs when arteries in the legs become narrowed or clogged with fatty deposits, reducing blood flow to the legs. This can result in leg muscle pain when walking, disability, amputation, and poor quality of life.

If you have blocked arteries somewhere in the body, you are likely to have them elsewhere.

Thus, P.A.D. is a red flag that other arteries, including those in the heart, are likely affected-increasing the risk of a heart disease, heart attack and even death.

People with P.A.D. may have one or more of the following symptoms: ‘Claudicating’ – fatigue, heaviness, tiredness or cramping in the leg muscles (calf, thigh or buttocks) that occurs during activity such as walking and goes away with rest.

Foot or toe pains at rest that often disturbs sleep kin wounds or ulcers on the feet or toes that are slow to heal (or that do not heal for 8 to 12 weeks).

“Often, people think leg discomfort or slow healing sores are just a part of aging, yet they can be signs of a serious disease. Through early detection and proper treatment, we can reduce the devastating consequences of P.A.D. and improve the nation’s cardiovascular health,” said Joseph Caporusso of the P.A.D. Coalition.