Certain Heartburn Drugs May Increase Your Risk of Heart Attack

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Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) such as Nexium, Prilosec, and Prevacid, are severely overprescribed and misused for heartburn—a condition for which they were not designed Continue reading

Raising a Generation of Pill-Poppers; How Abuse of “Uppers,” “Downers,” and Stimulants Threatens an Entire Generation

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ADHD drugs have gained a reputation as “cognition enhancers” among students and young professionals. 48.4 million prescriptions for ADHD stimulants were written in 2011, up 39 percent from 2007

Adverse effects of ADHD drugs include permanent brain damage, Continue reading

Adrenal Fatigue Symptoms and Seven Ways to Support and Heal your Adrenal Glands

In our modern world, adrenal fatigue is extremely common and estimated by some experts to affect approximately 80 percent of the population to some degree. Adrenal fatigue is caused by all types of stress – physical and emotional – and if left unchecked, it can lead to other illnesses such as type 2 diabetes, thyroid disease and heart attack. Continue reading

Stoned To Death: Calcium Supplements Proven To Kill Again

calcium_supplementsCalcium Supplements Increase Heart Attack Risk by 86 Percent

New research published in the journal Heart has confirmed the findings of two controversial studies on calcium supplementation and heart attack risk published in the British Medical Journal last year, and which found a Continue reading

Why Having ‘Normal’ or ‘High’ Bone Density is bad for Your Health

bonedensityA new study published in The Breast Journal, authored by researchers at the Department of Surgery, St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center, New York, NY confirms numerous past studies showing low bone mineral density lowers the risk of breast cancer,[i], [ii], [iii], [iv], [v], [vi], [vii], [viii], [ix], [x], [xi], [xii], [xiii]  and validates the hypothesis that women with breast cancer and low bone mineral density will have lower breast cancer recurrence rates than women with so-called ‘normal’ bone density.

In the study, titled, “Bone mineral density is a prognostic factor for postmenopausal Caucasian women with breast cancer,” Continue reading

The Seven-Cent Cure for High Cholesterol

niacinA new report from the Orthomolecular Medicine News Service (OMNS), a top research group, claims that niacin — and not dangerous statins — is by far the most effective and affordable cure for keeping your nagging high cholesterol in check.

Niacin — a form of vitamin B3 — has been studied in more than 42,000 scientific papers, Continue reading

The Dangers of a Low Fat Diet

Over the years there has been a large amount of media hype promoting the need for a low fat diet.  The supposed dangers of eating fat being increased risk of heart attack, stroke and the growing obesity rates.  Every time I read an article about how bad fat is, hear a news report about another study or find a recipe promoting the low fat lifestyle, Continue reading

Berries Dramatically Slash Heart Attack Risk

Imagine how excited Big Pharma executives would be if they could come up with a drug that could slash women’s risk of heart attacks by one-third. To top it off, what if this prescription could be conveniently taken three times a week and — as an added bonus — what if the medicine tasted great and had no side effects? Drug makers would have doctors pushing these pills as a “miracle drug” and Big Pharma would 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

The Antioxidants That Could Prevent a Heart Attack

The most food cures exist in the produce aisle of your grocery store, or the baskets at your local farmer’s market. The fact that fruits and vegetables are very good for you is obviously not news. But a new study should attract attention of everyone, especially those at higher risk of heart problems. It found that keeping a diet rich in plant- based antioxidants could protect you from a heart attack. Continue reading

This Exercise Mistake Can Give You a Heart Attack

Many people wonder whether it is safe to exercise outdoors during cold weather, especially below freezing.

As a general rule, it is; but you do want to make sure you take certain precautions, and pay attention to signs and symptoms of specific cold-weather dangers.

Additionally, there are likely better and safer options than exercising outdoors during very cold temperatures.

Three primary dangers of cold weather exercise are: Continue reading

The Most Important Vitamins as You Age

Nutritional deficiencies are quite common among older adults. Getting improper nutrition for less than one year can lead to full-fledged deficiencies in vitamins B and C. More than a year spent not getting proper nutrition would result in deficiencies in vitamins A, D, E and K, as well as B12. The more frequent chronic illnesses and medication use further compromise the nutritional status in older individuals. One study found that there was a high number of vitamin deficiencies found even among those who claimed to be taking multivitamin supplements on a daily basis.

Here are the main vitamins all adults, particularly older adults, must consider on a daily basis. Continue reading

A Winter Danger you should be Aware of

There are the murmurings out there that shoveling snow can cause a heart attack. We’ve long thought that it happens every so often, but just in some incidences. Now the evidence points to men who have a family history of heart disease. It is they who should be cognizant about the risks that winter snow can bring…when it is on your driveway.

Two of the most important cardiology associations in the U.S. include snow-shoveling on their web sites as a high- risk physical activity. But the evidence didn’t seem convincing enough for a group of researchers. So they went to work.

They reviewed hospital patient records from the two previous winter seasons and came to this discovery: of 500 patients who came to the hospital with heart problems during this period, 35 of them (seven percent) had started experiencing symptoms while shoveling snow.

They call this a “huge” number. In fact, seven percent of anything in medicine is a significant proportion. What’s more is, perhaps they missed some patients that could have been shoveling snow around the time of a heart attack, but failed to mention it to the doctors. It is conceivable that the number of people could be double that.

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Most State Police Lack Equipment to Save Heart-Attack Victims

Seven out of 10 state police officers don’t carry equipment in their patrol cars that helps jump-start the heart after cardiac arrest, a missed opportunity to save lives, University of Pennsylvania researchers said.

Only 14 of 46 state police agencies that responded to a survey said their vehicles are equipped with automated external defibrillators, according to research released today at the American Heart Association’s annual meeting in Orlando, Florida.

Emergency medical teams treat about 300,000 people each year outside the hospital for cardiac arrest, when the heart suddenly stops beating, and less than 8 percent of those survive, according to the association. Police vehicles Continue reading