Tag Archives: blood pressure

Eating out raises BP

Do you want to know what can make your blood pressure rocket? Eat out, get high blood pressure. This is according to a new study at Duke-NUS Medical School that shows the correlation between meals eaten away from home and … Continue reading

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A great product for fixing a broken brain

The supplement vinpocetine is made from the periwinkle plant Vinca minor and is great for maintaining and improving brain health and cognitive function as well as for treating cerebrovascular diseases. Vinpocetine improves brain blood flow and benefits brain cells by … Continue reading

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Til death do you part

Married people live longer! Studies show that married people live longer and are generally healthier than the unmarried. Partly because married people wear their seatbelts more, are more physically active and watch their blood pressure closer.

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Nuts for cashew nuts

Cashews, whether roasted, salted, or covered in chocolate, have amazing health benefits. Cashew nuts are actually seeds growing on the end of the cashew apple. The cashew apple itself is far too fragile to export from its native South American … Continue reading

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Oregano does a body good

Oregano, AKA Marjoram is from the mint family commonly found in the Mediterranean region and used to flavor soups, sauces, salads, and meat dishes. Oregano is used in skin cream, body lotion, shaving gel, and bath soaps. When you make … Continue reading

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GABA for calming

The supplement GABA is anti-excitatory in that it helps your brainwaves flow in calm rhythms. GABA enhances normal sleep cycles, improves blood pressure and can also be an effective pain killer for back pain and arthritis. GABA also stimulates the … Continue reading

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Death by Ritalin

Using Ritalin leads to a plethora of side effects including: increased blood pressure, elevated heart rate, higher body temperature, lowered alertness and suppressed appetite. Think taking Ritalin is a cake-walk? Try these additional side effects: cancer, increased suicidal thoughts and … Continue reading

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Getting healthier or sicker?

A snapshot of our deteriorating health: Are we getting generally healthier or sicker? Some 17% of people are prescribed antibiotics – the number 1 drugs. 13% are on antidepressants – the number 2 drugs, and 13% are on opioid pain … Continue reading

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Preeclampsia and vitamin D

Vitamin D deficient women are at a higher risk of developing severe preeclampsia during the first 26 weeks of pregnancy gestation. Preeclampsia is potentially life-threatening disorder that happens with an increase in blood pressure along with elevated protein in the … Continue reading

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Real Health Talk News and Views broadcast 09/10/13

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One great herb!

Hibiscus leaves are an antioxidant-rich addition to hot tea, natural medicines, shampoos, conditioners, skin softeners and other products. The hibiscus plant is used to treat hair loss, dandruff, cold, cough, flu, fever, reducing hot flashes, treating tuberculosis, relieving everyday stress, … Continue reading

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Laughing in the face of danger

Feeling hopeless?  Depressed? Anxious? Stressed? A research team at Texas A&M University recently found that laughter relieves stress, reduces anxiety, lifts energy and even leads to a significant increase in hopefulness. Did you know that laughter is quickly becoming an … Continue reading

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Sunshine saves lives!

The latest study shows that the sunshine vitamin D lowers death from all causes. So if you fell for the old “sunshine causes skin cancer” line, then you want to repent from that and put your pale and sickened body … Continue reading

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Salt deja-moo

Low-salt BULL: Take a computer analysis and program the computer with the misconception that all salt is bad for you and then extrapolate the numbers. What do you get? A worthless outcome based on bad input. Yet that is what … Continue reading

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Buy the right salt

Journal of General Internal Medicine: Stats show that people who eat the least salt suffer from the highest rates of death as a result of heart disease. The patients in the study who ate the least salt were 80 PERCENT … Continue reading

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Fixing causes vs treating symptoms

Cholesterol and blood pressure targets have been revised downwards for years. Not to make people healthier, but to sell more meds… These drugs only treat symptoms and the only reason your doc would leave you on these deadly meds is … Continue reading

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Stuck in stress mode

When our bodies get stuck in a stressed-out state, the hypothalamus continually sounds an alarm that resounds through the whole body. This causes the central nervous system to respond by triggering the adrenal glands to release adrenaline which raises the … Continue reading

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Chocolate therapy !

The herb chocolate: Research shows that dark chocolate can improve heart health, lower blood pressure, reduce LDL cholesterol, and increase the flow of blood to the brain. It also boosts serotonin and endorphin levels, which are associated with improved mood … Continue reading

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Revising the revisions for fun and for profit

NEWSFLASH: Hypertension levels were set – and revised, again and again – not to save lives but to get more people on medications. Big Pharma is behind the latest number of 140. If you have BP around 150 or so, … Continue reading

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Big Pharma Thinking

Blood pressure (BP) has two numbers. The top number is systolic pressure, which is the force of blood against the artery wall as the heart contracts. The bottom number is diastolic pressure, which is the pressure between beats. Normal BP … Continue reading

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