Heart Health

Loneliness is bad for your heart – Business Insider Deutschland

Loneliness Can Hurt Your Heart When we think of heart health, the normal visions include people running, handfuls of pills or maybe a cardiac surgeon. We might even think of a plate of healthy food or (increasingly) someone meditating. However, a major determinant in heart health is social interaction. Put simply, loneliness can break the …

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New study shows health impacts of eating plant-based diet

Plant-based Diet Health Benefits An upcoming nutrition conference plans to highlight the numerous plant-based diet health benefits. At HealthCare Too, we keep finding, posting, and commenting on such research. What we haven’t found is evidence that so much of our conventional modern Western diet promotes health. Occasionally there is something that bacon or milk or …

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Trans Fats Should be Eliminated Worldwide by 2023, W.H.O. Says – The New York Times

Eliminating Trans Fats Worldwide There are perfectly tasty and perhaps even healthy oils we can use to prepare and flavor food. However, we have continued to use trans fats. The World Health Organization has issued guidance for eliminating trans fats worldwide. The only thing we will likely notice is better health. The World Health Organization …

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Lentils Combat High Blood Pressure, ‘amazing’ trial reveals

Lentils Combat High Blood Pressure Eating healthily may have just gotten more support. Many people appreciate that eating wholesome food can help avoid illnesses like heart disease. Researchers are now finding that food can even fight those illnesses, such as when lentils combat high blood pressure. This offers not only a lower cost but can …

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Listening Exercise – Music May Help You Exercise Longer And Regularly

Listening Exercise Music inspires exercise. Think of “Gonna Fly Now” from Rocky (and most recently the Philadelphia Eagles). Too often we think of exercise only as activities that are exhausting and make you sweat profusely but there can also be a listening exercise, or at least listening as a component of exercise. Listening to music …

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Does Your Psychological Wellbeing Affect Your HDL Cholesterol Levels?

Mindful of Your HDL Cholesterol Levels New research suggest that being mindful of your HDL cholesterol levels may have a new meaning. For many years the link between psychological well-being and lipid profiles has been studied. Initially, it was found that there was a negative correlation between cholesterol and moods. This means that as cholesterol …

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How To Save Lives And $800 Billion (or Sick Care, I Call Your Bluff)

The Triple Aim A 2008 article, The Triple Aim: Care, Health, And Cost, offered a new model to fix the US “health care” system. The Triple Aim article recognized that US was spending more yet falling behind other nations: The recent “Scorecard” from the Commonwealth Fund Commission on a High Performance Health System gives the U.S. …

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Can lifestyle medicine reverse heart disease’s progression?

Reverse Heart Disease There is hope for those who wish to reverse heart disease. Conventional medicine has many life-saving therapies available. However, integrating a Lifestyle approach can offer not just preventative but curative benefits. We were taught in medical school that heart disease is a progressive disease by nature, and medications and interventions could only slow …

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Lifestyle Program Reverses Heart Disease

Lifestyle Program Reverses Heart Disease This is one of those times that the news seems too good to be true. For many people that alone is enough to dismiss it. Luckily, the folks at Geisinger continue to look at non-clinical factors to improve health. They are offering Ornish Lifestyle Medicine. This lifestyle program reverses heart …

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Science Says Sauna Bathing Reduces Blood Pressure

Sauna Bathing Reduces Blood Pressure More research has arrived highlighting the benefits of saunas. In this article sauna bathing reduces blood pressure as well as elevates the heart rate. This relaxing therapy has a history of benefits, according to the article, that include reducing stress and relieving joint discomfort. The ancient Finnish tradition has stuck …

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