Approximately 71 million adults suffer from high cholesterol, and only a third of these have it under control. (1) Considering that the condition significantly increases the risk of heart disease, management of high cholesterol is critically important. Continue reading
Researchers may have solved a vexing mystery as to why parabens contamination in humans has been so pervasive in recent studies: Parabens are increasingly contaminating our food supply.
Researchers from the New York State Department of Health and the Department of Environmental Health Sciences, along with the University of New York at Albany have determined in a study Continue reading
Food is the centerpiece of social life in American culture. During the holidays you gather with loved ones to take part in a traditional meal, meet with friends to catch up over lunch, or enjoy a romantic dinner.
All you have to do is get in your car or take a stroll down the block and count the number of Continue reading
You may have seen recent media reports about a scientific study suggesting that carnitine could be linked to heart disease. Carnitine – found in red meat, poultry, and fish and also available as a dietary supplement – Continue reading
What’s going on in the Northland waters near Minnesota? Well, scientists and other experts aren’t quite sure – yet.
Not just one type but almost all kinds of fish, to include some of the most popular gaming fish like bass and walley, are changing.
What – wait. Changing? Continue reading
We’re always hearing how we should eat less fat-cut the fat here, get the lean cut, buy the non-fat version. Most of the time, this is great information. The problem, however, is that cutting out the wrong fats can do more harm than good.
A study by Harvard University and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that a lack of omega-3 fat in a person’s diet can have devastating health effects. In fact, the results were so profound that Continue reading
I’d never fault anyone for doing everything they thought necessary to ward off dementia. If you’ve ever watched a loved one struggle with this debilitating condition, you know what a heartbreak it can be.
But, if like me, you believe that the first rule of medicine should still be, “Do no harm,” Continue reading
Patients with heart disease frequently assume that medication is enough to forestall a repeat heart attack or stroke, but a large new study shows the preventive power of a healthy diet. Continue reading
It may be a Southern staple, but fried fish could be a major reason why the United States has a “stroke belt.”
Research presented in the “Neurology” journal says that people who live in stroke belt states have a greater risk of dying than those from other states — and fried fish may be one big culprit. Continue reading
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
Before any naysayers chime in with, “pheromones are load of nonsense,” consider the amount of time we spend making sure we smell nice.
We shower, shampoo, deodorize and spritz in an effort Continue reading
Did you Know…… that the nucleic acids in fish, fruits, beans, legumes, and chlorella have powerful rejuvenating properties that slow down the aging process?When one thinks of vital nutrients … vitamins, minerals, proteins and essential fatty acids may come to mind, but rarely do nucleic acids top the list. Continue reading
Diet is inextricably linked to conditions such as heart disease, obesity, and diabetes. However, what we consume also seems to have significant implications for the brain: Unhealthy diets may increase risk for psychiatric and neurologic conditions, such as depression and dementia, whereas healthy diets may be protective.
Make for Malta in Depression, Stroke, and Dementia
A 2009 study published in Archives of General Psychiatry found that people who follow Mediterranean dietary patterns — that is, a diet high in fruits, vegetables, nuts, whole grains, fish, and unsaturated fat (common in olive and other plant oils) — are up to 30% less likely to develop depression than those who typically consume meatier, dairy-heavy fare. The olive oil-inclined also show a lower risk for ischemic stroke[2,3] and are less likely to develop mild cognitive impairment and Alzheimer disease, particularly when they engage in higher levels of physical activity.[4,5] Continue reading
Though winter’s best known for colds and flu, it’s also a time to protect your heart. Dim, wintry sunlight means less vitamin D and more depression, risk factors for heart problems. Comfort food, holiday treats and less exercise can lead to heart-threatening body fat. So ’tis the season to melt your cold, cold heart and make simple but powerful lifestyle changes that boost cardio wellness and may save your life.
State of the Heart
National statistics show that an American suffers a heart attack every 25 seconds. That kind of danger means that taking measures to support your circulation and cardiovascular system is critical, especially during the cold months. Continue reading
Lysine is an essential amino acid, meaning your body can’t manufacture it — you need to get it in your diet. Lysine is needed for growth and to help maintain nitrogen balance in your body. While it’s true that most people get adequate lysine in their diets, vegetarians and vegans, and those who
exercise a lot may be deficient.
You’ll want to make sure that you get enough lysine, especially when you consider a new growing body of evidence. It has to do with a link between the virus that causes cold sores and the development of Alzheimer’s disease.
Medical experts think the herpes virus could be a major cause of the plaques found in the brains of people with Alzheimer’s. This has been big health news. Tons of money has been poured into Alzheimer’s research, but treatments remain elusive. No one knows how to stop amyloid plaque and neurofibrillary tangles from multiplying and damaging the brain.
Research teams have discovered that a particular herpes virus is located very specifically in amyloid plaque. In fact, an astonishing 90% of the plaque in Alzheimer’s disease sufferers’ brains contain this virus. Previous research showed that the virus is present in the brains of many elderly people and that, Continue reading