Natural Health Remedies
How heart-healthy exercise makes you younger You may remember when joggers were considered a little, well, weird. Why run anywhere just to run back to the beginning, sweaty, breathless, and heart pounding? That dismissive attitude was held decades ago, but many joggers ignored it and kept moving. Researchers recently got to wondering how the health […]
Pop quiz: What are the health risks of smoking? I’m willing to bet that “lung cancer” was your first answer. Maybe even high blood pressure or higher chances of heart attack and stroke. Those are correct answers, but to me it’s only the beginning of the conversation about smoking. Cigarette toxins wreak havoc all over […]
Heart disease has been the number-one killer of Americans for years—and it doesn’t look like that’s going to change any time soon. According to the CDC, 610,000 die of heart disease and 735,000 suffer a heart attack annually. While you can’t do much about family history or your age (two big heart health risk factors), there are three things you can do to dramatically lower your risk of heart disease…and they’re easier than you think.
Your blood is like your body’s running scoreboard. On that scoreboard is a list of statistics about your body’s health and vitality. And a simple blood test can be an effective way to stay on top of your heart health game. However, if you’re not a doctor, the results aren’t always easy to understand. And that’s a problem when those scores and statistics are essential to your present and future health. So here are a few insights on what those tests mean, how to read them and what you can do to keep your results in the healthy range.
Family history is a strong predictor of many health problems, including heart disease and diabetes. Having a first-degree relative (mom, dad, or sibling) with either condition increases your risk significantly. But new research in epigenetics is casting new light on genetics and what you can do to mitigate your disease risks, even in the face of strong genetic predispositions.
Recent research has pulled away the curtain on a little-appreciated group of cells that line the inside of your heart, veins and arteries—they’re called endothelial cells. These cells are largely responsible for raising and lowering your blood pressure as needed. So, if they’re damaged, it can really wreak havoc on blood pressure levels. Exercise is one of the best ways to protect your endothelial cells, but exciting research shows that this golden nutrient is just as effective as exercise!
A big claim, no? Well, February is National Heart Month, an annual event put on by the US Centers for Disease Control (CDC). It’s a great time for brushing up on your heart health knowledge, making any necessary changes in your own approach to heart health while sharing information on America’s leading cause of death. […]
A few weeks ago, I wrote about 9 healthy habits to bring into the new year. I also offered some pointers for turning those habits into long-term lifestyle choices. So, today I want to follow up with you on your plans to become a healthy and happier person in 2019 and beyond. So how’s it going so far? Let’s pull up your health plan, take inventory of your successes and setbacks. Using that info, you can make a tweak or a change—maybe even restart entirely—to get you back on track.
Your body is bombarded by toxins with every breath, bite, and step you take. Your kidneys and liver are your body's main defenders against this poisonous bombardment. Without these vital organs, toxins would build up in your body and damage your other organs. But who filters the filterers? Follow these important steps to protect the health of your kidney and liver, so they can protect the health of the rest of you.
Start the new year with a thorough assessment of your health. We have tests that can “zoom in” on typical trouble spots, better than ever. So we can get a jump on fixing them, or better yet, pronouncing them untroubling—with greater confidence than ever.