Heart Conditions

There are so many things you can do to maintain a healthy heart. Read everything from advice on how to manage your cholesterol and blood pressure, to the latest research on heart-healthy compounds like omega-3s and PQQ.

Are these cholesterol drugs worth the cost?

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Two new cholesterol drugs, FDA-approved in 2015, promised big—to just maybe put an end to LDL “bad” cholesterol-related heart disease and heart attack fatalities. As always, I compared Big Pharma’s “solutions” to nature’s home-grown gifts. Two years of testing and study recently gave us scorecards. Mission accomplished? Not at all…but sort of. It gets complicated […]

5 Best Blood Pressure Supplements

About 75 million American adults have high blood pressure—that’s one in every three people. High blood pressure (also called hypertension) is known as a silent killer because you can have it for years and never know it. And all that time, the condition is slowly destroying your health. If your doctor discovers that you have […]

Oral Health is Natural Heart Disease Prevention

Recent research has found that people with gum disease face nearly double the risk of developing heart disease.  So keeping your teeth and gums in good shape is about a lot more than a bright smile and clean breath.  Good, preventive oral hygiene can truly be a lifesaver. This is a big deal.  More than […]

Natural Remedies for High Blood Pressure

High blood pressure is treated like an illness…but it’s really a symptom of an underlying problem that no drug actually addresses. It’s hard to turn on the TV these days without seeing another ad for a blood pressure medication. And many doctors treat these drugs as the catch-all, cure-all for anyone with high blood pressure […]

Food: Natural Heart Treatment

If you are trying to watch what you eat—and who isn’t—then you are probably used to hearing about all the foods you should avoid. But I’ve got some good news for you. New studies show we have just as big a problem eating too few beneficial foods. Specifically, we could cut down on nearly half […]

Natural Blood Pressure Control

On November 12, 2017, nearly one third of U.S. adults—75 million or so—had high blood pressure (HBP). On November 13, that number jumped to around 105 million. Here’s what happened, and how it might affect you. An overnight high blood pressure epidemic? Did 30 million people “catch” HBP overnight?  Of course not—it’s not contagious. So […]

Natural Cholesterol Control

Once, there was just cholesterol. It was believed to make you fat and cause heart attacks, so everyone tried to get rid of it. Now, we know there’s both good and bad cholesterol, so everyone wants less bad, and more good. So how does one accomplish this? Well, there are two kinds of solutions: the […]

The First Dementia Test: Blood Pressure

I’ve got a brand-new tool in the fight against dementia. And, oddly enough, it’s one of the very first tools any medical student learns to use. It’s something you’ve probably had tested hundreds of times—never realizing that it could give you a glimpse of your future. I’m talking about your blood pressure. Long a harbinger […]

The Best Way to Naturally Lower Your Cholesterol

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Let’s be clear about one thing straight up: when it comes to heart disease, cholesterol isn’t your biggest problem. Don’t get me wrong—eventually, cholesterol can cause blockages, which lead to strokes, heart attacks, thrombosis, or other problems. Too much cholesterol in your body is very dangerous. But my point is simply this: If you are […]

Four outdated medical treatments to skip

Doctors don’t know everything. Most people know that—but when that white coat starts speaking, we assume they are an absolute authority. We have a tendency to respect the uniform, without question, no matter what he or she is saying. But good healthcare means good communication. If you aren’t acting as your own advocate, sooner or […]

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