Tag: heart disease

Are we genetically pre programmed to die of heart disease?

Are we genetically pre programmed to die of heart disease? Check out this article in the Atlantic. Throughout history, humans and all animals have evolved and continue to do so.   Part of this evolution may actually be the reason behind so many people dying from heart disease. According to a new book that Haider Warraich, a fellow in cardiovascular medicine at the Duke University Medical Center is working on, the problems have to do with our immune system, and how inflammation in our modern day society is responsible for todays cardiac and circulatory problems. Inflammation is responsible for atherosclerosis, not Read More »

Something scary; The sugar industry has distorted health science for the last 50 years according to Vox science and health.

Something scary; The sugar industry has distorted health science for the last 50 years according to Vox science and health. Diabetes has become a huge problem in the USA, as well as obesity where all roads lead to sugar, whether in the form of simple carbohydrates (breads, pastas) or outright sugar such as candies, soft drinks and processed foods. Heart disease also has links to sugar as well. American’s are slowly awakening to the problems caused by sugar, and some areas of the country such as NYC have even tried to tax soda due to its affects on our health. Read More »

Is there a natural way to stop heart disease? Check this out…

  Is there a natural way to stop heart disease? Check this out… Garlic has been shown to help decrease arterial plaque and decrease the likelihood of a heart attack naturally. Another great benefit of Garlic is that its usage does not require the constant monitoring that statin drugs do by your family doctor and has only one side effect; the odor. Read about this here New research suggests this food could stop heart disease in its tracks By Dr. David Eifrig, MD, MBA, editor, Retirement Millionaire: According to Newsmax, researchers at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center found garlic extract stops (and Read More »

Runners and food; why the food you eat is important to your health according to the Wall Street Journal

Runners and food; why the food you eat is important to your health according to the Wall Street Journal Many runners do not give too much thought into the quality of the food they eat, especially since they burn so many calories. Apparently, what you eat can affect your heart health even with all that exercise. It is not unusual for a cardiac event to occur during a marathon, although many marathons such as the NY Marathon have extraordinary safety levels. The problem is, they can supply triage however, they cannot predict the health of the people who are running. Read More »

Too much sugar in your diet equals double the risk to your heart says a new study and some suggestions on how to limit sugar in your diet.

  Too much sugar in your diet equals double the risk to your heart says a new study and some suggestions on how to limit sugar in your diet. As sung in Mary Poppins ” Just a spoon full of sugar helps the medicine go down”, perhaps we may wish to rethink that rather catchy tune. For years, many nutritionists have warned about the problem with too much sugar in our diet. From overly sweet cakes, chocolates, breakfast cereals, soda and even that extra amount in your morning coffee or tea, the sugar adds up. Diabetes and obesity are huge Read More »