Heart Health

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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Salt Impacts Gut-Brain Connection

Salt Impacts Gut-Brain Connection Today’s article comes from a close family friend, Terri. She was intrigued by the connection that a high-salt diet has on the brain, according to a recent research study. Digging further, the research also highlights that salt impacts gut-brain connection. As we learn more about our bodies from science, we can …

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Could this heart-healthy diet also help with depression?

Diet Impacts Depression Nutrition is vital for a healthy body… and perhaps for mental health as well. New research suggests that diet impacts depression. In particular, the DASH diet that is often prescribed for heart health might also benefit mental health. New research suggests there’s even more reason to eat fruits, vegetables and whole grains. …

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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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Sick Care vs Health Care: There Is A Difference & An Answer

Sick Care One morning I was setting up a booth at a trade show. I had time to spare so I looked for the coffee. The facility was still preparing everything for breakfast so I slumped back to the booth to wait. A few minutes later I overheard a gentleman ask the conference administrators about …

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