November 2010

Certain factors may increase your risk of developing an arrhythmia. These include: Age. With age, your heart muscle naturally weakens and loses some of its suppleness. This may affect how electrical impulses are conducted. Genetics. Being born with a heart abnormality may affect your heart’s electrical function. Coronary artery disease, other heart problems and previous […]

You may find yourself surrounded with sugary sweets, foods that are high in fat and calories, and alcoholic drinks this holiday season, making it difficult to keep your healthy eating plan on track. These temptations make it especially challenging for people with pre-diabetes symptoms, or Metabolic Syndrome, and diabetes to keep their blood sugar levels […]

Atherosclerosis The narrowing of the arteries in CAD is caused by a process called atherosclerosis. People with atherosclerosis have a build-up of a substance called plaque inside the wall of their arteries. Plaque is made up of fat, cholesterol, clot, calcium deposits, and white blood cells that have gotten into the artery wall. The plaque […]

Lower risk for cardiovascular disease and diabetes Increasing your yoga routine can have be mentally relaxing and benefit your heart as well. Another study in the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, which looked at 98 adults with varying health concerns, such as hypertension, coronary artery disease, and diabetes, found significant improvements in blood sugar […]

Here’s Why Grains Are Good: Grain products, such as bread, rice, pasta, oatmeal, cereal, and tortillas, are generally low in fat and provide fiber, carbohydrates, vitamins, minerals, and some phytochemicals. Most of the foods we eat are refined grains (eg, white bread, white rice, pasta, pretzels). Refined grains do not contain as many nutrients as […]

Flaxseed provides many benefits for the body’s systems due to its richness in alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), an essential fatty acid that can contribute to lower cholesterol levels, decreased inflammation in joints, and constipation relief. Cholesterol Incorporating flaxseeds into your diet may decrease bad cholesterol levels and regulate blood pressure levels. Flaxseeds naturally contain lignin, which […]

We’ve heard a lot from medical researchers and from the media about the importance of Vitamin D. New research is revealing how important it is for breast cancer. A new study from the University of South Carolina found that women with aggressive and late stage breast cancer were more likely to have a vitamin D […]

Is a system of therapy in which disease is considered the result of abnormal function of the nervous system. The method of treatment usually involves manipulation of the spinal column and other body structures. Back pain lasts just as long if you go to a chiropractor, if you go to a physical therapist or if […]

In hypertension, the heart has to work harder to pump blood against the higher than normal blood pressure in the arteries. This increases risk of various diseases of the heart and arteries, including heart attack, stroke, kidney failure and blindness. Most cases of hypertension can be prevented or controlled with lifestyle changes Diet: Reduce sodium […]

Older women who get regular dental care are about one-third less likely to suffer from heart disease than those who don’t, new findings suggest. The study doesn’t prove that dental care directly improves the heart health of women by lowering the risk of conditions like heart attack and stroke, and dental care seemed to have […]

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