Guess what, despite cancer concerns, cardiovascular disease is the number one cause of death by disease in America, including both heart attacks and strokes, in men and women. But it’s wise to stay away from statin drugs if you have any of the “considered” warning signs of poor heart or cardiovascular health.
Reducing overall cholesterol encourages early dementia as your brain is constructed with cholesterol. It also reduces the capacity for your skin to begin its conversion of sunlight into vitamin D, a process which relies on the cholesterol in your skin. Besides, more and more MDs, even some cardiologists, are convinced that cholesterol is not the primary villain for cardiovascular disease.
Daily low dose aspirin has mixed results: Slightly less heart attacks with a higher incidence of fatal attacks; higher stroke events; lots of gastrointestinal side effects. (more…)
(Health Secrets) Do you have a healthy heart? The heart is the most important and most active muscle in the body, and keeping that muscle strong and fit can help you have a longer life. In addition to the benefits of exercise and diet for a healthy heart, there are several nutritional items which can have great benefits for the heart.
Here are 12 of the best for a healthy heart:
1. Cayenne – Sometimes referred to as the “King of Herbs”, cayenne is one of the most powerful heart-healthy substances. It strengthens, stimulates, and tones the heart, balances circulation and blood pressure, and calms palpitations. Due to its fiery punch, you may want to start small and work your way up to larger amounts of cayenne added to foods, juices, or simple taken in water. (more…)
One criticism often received by recipes involving cooked onions, garlic and other alliums is that the heating process destroys much of the allicin that leads to its protective effects. While this is partially true, knowing how to optimize garlic before eating it raw or cooked will maximize garlic enzymes and give them the best chance to survive meal preparation. I’ll share a very simple recipe to use regularly during the cold and flu season that will supercharge your immune system. (more…)
The heart is the most important and most active muscle in the body. In addition to the heart healthy benefits of exercise and a healthy diet, there are several nutritional items which can have great benefits for the heart.
Here are 12 of the best: (more…)
According to the American Heart Association, one out of every three adults suffers with elevated blood pressure. This means that at least one third of our population is at risk of heart trouble. Fortunately you can correct high blood pressure with common sense, natural remedies, simple dietary and lifestyle changes, and without resorting to blood pressure drugs. (more…)
High blood pressure is clinically defined as systolic arterial pressure above 140 mm of mercury (mm Hg) and diastolic arterial pressure greater than 90 mm Hg. Normal blood pressure is 120 / 80. Elevated blood pressure is a major risk factor for heart attack or stroke. Ands given the fact that nearly 45 percent of all deaths are attributable to either heart attacks or strokes, hypertension is not a disorder to be taken lightly. (more…)
Ancient societies, particularly those of the Americas and China, have consistently used cayenne pepper therapeutically.
A powerful anti-inflammatory, cayenne pepper is currently all-the-rage for cleansing and detoxifying regimes such as the Master Cleanse, which uses the spice’s health boosting properties to stimulate circulation and neutralize acidity in the body.
Cayenne pepper has been used for a variety of diseases and ailments including heartburn, delirium, tremors, gout, paralysis, fever, dyspepsia, flatulence, sore throat, atonic dyspepsia, hemorrhoids, menorrhagia in women, nausea, tonsillitis, scarlet fever and diphtheria.
The list below will expound upon more of the many health benefits of cayenne pepper. (more…)
Many of us have a cabinet full of herbs and spices we use to help improve the flavor of our meals. What many may not realize is how much common kitchen herbs and spices can also help improve our health. Here are ten top examples: (more…)