Heart and Cardiovascular
Question: Is there a way to stop angina attacks, or at least make them less severe?
Vitamin E is an essential antioxidant necessary for cardiovascular health and protection from cancer. There are a number of different tocopherol forms of the vitamin known as isomers and it’s important to understand that both the alpha and gamma types must be available in the body to lower risk from disease.
I'm not much of a literature buff, but I do remember reading Aldous Huxley's sci-fi book “Brave New World” in 10th grade English lit class. In this story, Huxley creates a futuristic world where the government promotes population control.
Ten years ago, when your doctor recommended a daily low-dose aspirin for heart health, he might have pumped up the sales pitch with the added promise that it could possibly reduce risk of age-related macular degeneration (AMD).
Right. And pigs could fly if they had a credit card and a ride to the airport.
Lifestyle therapies that include proper nutrition, stress management, regular physical activity and maintaining a healthy body weight are key elements in the prevention and treatment of many chronic diseases. Heart disease, diabetes, cancer, stroke and dementia are all strongly influenced by fine tuning diet with plenty of raw organic foods
Men and women from southwestern China develop hypertension at nearly ½ the rate as the rest of the country. For decades, this puzzled the best medical minds in China.
You might remember this classic bit from one of the earliest Saturday Night Live episodes: Two people are quarreling over a product, one says, "It's a floor wax!" The other says, "It's a dessert topping!" Then Dan Aykroyd steps in to settle it: It's a floor wax AND a dessert topping.
Stroke is a debilitating and often deadly condition that strikes more than 800,000 people each year and ranks as the third leading cause of death. A stroke is caused by a blockage of blood flow to the brain from either a clot or blood vessel constriction.
Atherosclerosis is the leading cause of heart attack, stroke, and peripheral artery disease. And if you have it, I can pretty much guarantee your doctor wants you to take a statin drug, like Crestor.
But this is a mistake (for more reasons than one).
Well, the FDA finally decided to step into the "corn sugar" battle. I don't know where they've been for the past few months. But I guess I'm glad they're finally waking up--if it means they plan on doing anything, of course.