Does a Healthy Diet Prevent Chronic Disease? CME/CE

Introduction

While overweight and obesity affect 70% of adults in the United States, only a minority of individuals report receiving dietary advice from a healthcare provider. In part this may be due to the myriad diet plans available. The current review provides a succinct and evidence-based analysis of different dietary plans Continue reading

The Top Alternative Remedies That Could Fight High Blood Pressure

This story is all about doctors’ advice. The target is high blood pressure and the subject is whether alternative health methods can work for you. Here is what an array of cardiologists — heart experts — believes on the subject.

There is no question that patients are inquiring more and more about how natural medicine could help lower their blood pressure. There is a shift away from drugs happening. With this in mind, researchers conducted a review of evidence for a wide range of natural hypertension solutions.

Overall, there is not enough proof to recommend any alternative medicine on a regular basis. But, on a person- by-person basis, they believe that natural medicine could be very useful. Every person is different, and every person may react to a medicine in different ways.

Here are the top alternative remedies — some natural, some not –researchers have identified:

1. Lifestyle: They emphasize that all patients with hypertension should adhere to the low-salt DASH (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) diet, which is high in fiber and low in fats and incorporates lots of fruits and vegetables. Another lifestyle measure is to follow an exercise regimen for shedding pounds. Continue reading