Cardiovascular Health

Health Blog: Your Health Bank Account, Part 2

How to manage your ‘whealth’

I recently came across a study suggesting that for the first time in modern history, average life expectancy in the U.S. is expected to fall in the coming years unless preventive measures are taken up aggressively. When my friend Maddy recently described her lifestyle to me, I made the comparison for her between a healthy lifestyle and a sound financial plan.

Food Blog: Mo-o-ove Over Conventional Milk

Organic Milk in the EU Has More Omega-3

Confused about whether to buy organic milk? Here’s an update that might help you decide.

Health Blog: How to Defeat Diabetes 2

With type 2 diabetes, its about diet, exercise and sleep

Type 2 diabetes is a huge and growing problem in the West. If it continues at this pace, the costs to society will be enormous. And it is tough for the person who has it. Type 2 diabetes accounts for almost 90 percent of overall diabetes, and is usually caused when the insulin receptor sites on our cells become resistant to insulin, rendering it non-effective.

Food Blog: Know What You Eat – Garlic

How to get garlic’s best health effects

Consumption of large amounts of raw garlic can help your heart, but did you know that garlic is best – taste-wise and health-wise – when crushed before use?

Women’s Health Blog: Here's an Idea for the Holidays:

Give yourself the guilt-free gift of health

By January 1 are you anxiety ridden? Are you full of regret from eating too much? Are you tired but staying energized with coffee or energy shots? You are not alone. 

Health Blog: Quell the Inflammation in Your Body

Inflammation is at the core of heart disease

Excess body fat can lead to a host of heart diseases. Veins and arteries become more compromised, and blood vessels in legs and microcapillaries in eyes can wear out three times faster in overweight individuals. There is also an increased risk of high blood pressure with each additional pound of fat.[1]

Health Blog: An uphill climb for omega-3 health claims

Government authorities seem tyrannical on health claims

One would think that with the absolute flood of scientific research on omega-3s (as in krill oil, fish oil, chia seed, etc.) confirming their health benefits for dozens of conditions, that it would be fairly obvious that product manufacturers could simply echo these researchers’ findings on their labels. Well, you’d be wrong.

Inflammation: Supplements Can Help

Inflammation is thought to be the core of all modern diseases

Itching, burning, tender, swollen and sore are all symptoms of inflammation, an immune response created by the body in reaction to a cut, scrape, burn or pathogen. In this sense, inflammation is a defense against invaders and a key component of tissue healing. But when inflammation becomes chronic, this natural healthy reaction can become unhealthy and cause problems such as atherosclerosis, irritable bowel syndrome, rheumatoid arthritis, and a host of other diseases.

Health Blog: Is There a Better Way to Breathe?

The ancients knew the importance of breathing

Aside from the absolute need for breathing air, we can be aware of the quality of the air we are breathing, and recognize the vital nature of breathing air beyond the acquisition of oxygen alone. Additionally, we can apply techniques of breathing that enhance our wellbeing and health in a multitude of ways. 

Health Blog: Muscle Your Way to a Longer Life

The body fat-disease-aging link

Everybody wants to live a long and healthy life. But, if you carry excess body fat on your frame, then you may be setting yourself up for a shorter lifespan than the one you were aiming for.

Heart health – you gotta love it

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Pledge shakes salt from packaged and restaurant foods

 

Pass the ketchup but hold the salt.

On April 26, 2010 Heinz and 15 other companies joined a national campaign started by New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg to cut sodium levels in their products. Bloomberg's National Salt Reduction Initiative aims to reduce salt in restaurant and packaged foods by 25 percent over five years.

For Better or For Worse: To Healthcare We Are Wed

With this union comes newlywed jitters, a combination of hope and fear: Will this healthcare overhaul prove a fiscal boon or blunder?  Will we end up increasing or decreasing the overall quality of care available as a whole?  Will we be able to provide health coverage for all without creating a bureaucratic, anti-competitive healthcare system? 

Health Blog: Is Stress Making You Old Before Your Time?

Stress causes aging

Don’t you wish sometimes that you had a shut-off switch for demands on your time? Seriously, how many of you find yourself checking your e-mail at ungodly hours? Often precious downtime is consumed by our willingness to be constantly available by electronic means.

When we go, go, go without enough downtime, or we constantly worry about things – most of which (thankfully) never materialize – we create an unfavourable stress response that can rob us of our youth, biologically speaking.

Alternative Sweeteners ... Are They Worth Trying?

Have you noticed there is a sweetener revolution going on? A friend stopped by my office recently and asked, “Have you heard about the controversy about agave – that it might not be as healthy as we thought?” Another friend emailed me about stevia, Reb-A, asking me if I thought it is safe to eat.

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