Stroke

Four Ways to Reduce Stroke Risk

…tragedy is that up to 80 percent of all strokes can be prevented! Fortunately, there things you can do to reduce stroke risk. Four Ways to Reduce Stroke Risk 1. Lower blood pressure. High blood pressure is the single most significant risk factor for stroke. That’s because chronically elevated…

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Four Tips to Prevent Hearing Loss

…(30 mg), and magnesium (500 mg). In addition, Ginkgo biloba (120-180 mg) helps improve circulation and prevent free radical damage. Now it’s your turn: What are you doing to prevent hearing loss? You may also be interested in: * A Sweet Cure from the Kitchen * Four Ways to Prevent a Stroke

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Forget About the RDAs: Here's Why You Need More B Vitamins

…disease. Several clinical trials have demonstrated that supplemental folic acid and vitamins B6 and B12, which lower homocysteine, reduce risk of stroke, heart attack, and other cardiovascular events. 3. Keep Your Bones Strong: Everybody knows that calcium and vitamin D protect against osteoporosis…

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Tips for Preventing Cancer

…trials that evaluated the effects of daily aspirin. Although the original studies examined aspirin’s effects on heart attack and stroke, the Oxford team looked at the participants’ medical records and zeroed in on cancer deaths—both during the trials, which lasted…

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Nutrient Spotlight: 3 Primary Antioxidants

…drugs, and radiation. By decreasing LDL cholesterol and plaque deposits on artery walls, vitamin E reduces the probability of heart attack, stroke, and atherosclerosis. It is also an effective therapy for preventing Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease. Furthermore, vitamin…

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Preventing Heart Disease With Aspirin

…people who’ve had a heart attack, stroke, or TIA (“mini-stroke”), low-dose aspirin (81 mg per day) reduces the likelihood of a repeat cardiac event. 2. Regular use of low-dose aspirin lowers risk of a first heart attack in men and stroke in women (except those with diabetes,…

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How NOT to Prevent a Stroke

…procedures don’t necessarily prevent a stroke. That’s why I don’t think they should be used to treat carotid artery stenosis and/or to prevent a stroke. Carotid Endarterectomy and Angioplasty Don’t Necessarily Prevent a Stroke In a study published in the Lancet, researchers…

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Do You Have Low Thyroid Function?

…* Memory disturbances * Difficulty concentrating Of even greater concern, hypothyroidism can contribute to an increased risk of heart attack, stroke and osteoporosis. If you have any of the symptoms listed above for low thyroid function, are following a weight loss program that includes a healthy…

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Improve Cognitive Function With These Brain Exercises

…older brain is extremely flexible and can reroute and establish new connections when areas of the brain are damaged by age-related shrinkage, stroke, Alzheimer’s disease, or head trauma. Exercises to Improve Cognitive Function You can improve cognitive function and reduce your risk of…

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Taking OTC Lipitor? Look for a Statin Alternative

…in the dark about the complications of these meds, which include liver toxicity, muscle aches, weakness, declining memory, blackout spells, and stroke to name just a few. Research Statin Alternatives * If the FDA does approve this ridiculous proposal, don’t head to your drugstore for a statin…

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Chocolate Reduces Stroke Risk in Women

…having a stroke. The reason is because of cocoa, the primary ingredient in chocolate, contains flavonoids which act as antioxidants in the body. These flavonoids help to keep “bad” LDL cholesterol from oxidizing, which can contribute to stroke risk in women. But reduced stroke risk in…

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Floss Your Way to Better Heart Health

…disease. So, keeping your teeth and gums in good shape is one more thing you can do to promote healthy arteries and stave off heart attack and stroke. While brushing is important, flossing is even more critical. A study presented at an American Heart Association conference looked at 300 patients…

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6 Reasons to Give Dark Chocolate This Valentine's Day

Stroke Risk in Women. A study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology showed that another heart-healthy benefit of dark chocolate is stroke prevention in women. Researchers found the women with the highest chocolate consumption were 20 percent less likely to suffer a stroke.

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The Scary Truth About Halloween--and 5 Guilt-Free Treats

…your blood sugar. In fact, here are five holiday indulgences you can enjoy, guilt-free… 1. Dark chocolate, eaten in moderation, reduces your stroke and heart disease risk, helps you lose weight, and improves cognitive function, mood, blood pressure, and insulin sensitivity. The biggest health…

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Diabetes is a Silent Killer

…kidney failure, and amputations in this country, or that people with diabetes are more likely to have—and die of—a heart attack or stroke than those with normal blood sugar metabolism. Nor do they recognize that diabetes is a primary contributor to erectile dysfunction (impotence)…

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Diabetes Is Much Too Serious to Ignore

…kidney failure, and amputations in this country. People living with diabetes are more likely to have—and die of—a heart attack or stroke than those with normal blood sugar levels. Diabetes is also a primary contributor to erectile dysfunction (impotence) and dementia. Unfortunately,…

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Preventing Heart Disease Naturally

…or heart muscle. To prevent a magnesium deficiency, you need 800 mg to 1,000 mg per day. Now it’s your turn: Do you have a secret for keeping your heart healthy and preventing heart disease? You May Also Be Interested in * How NOT to Prevent a Stroke * Chocolate Reduces Stroke Risk in Women

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Prevent Heart Disease With This Tasty Treat

…What they found is that people who ate the most chocolate reduced their coronary heart disease risk factors by 37 percent and decreased stroke risk by 29 percent, compared to those who ate the least amount of chocolate. How Chocolate Reduces Risk of Coronary Artery Disease The researchers…

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HBOT Revisited: Fighting for Your Rights as a Healthcare Consumer

…benefits of hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT)—specifically, how it can help a wide range of injuries and conditions from burns, psoriasis, and stroke to brain trauma and heart issues—and I got quite a story in return. Sharmyn B. wrote to tell me how her daughter’s entire life was…

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Let's Get the Word Out About Diabetes and Heart Disease

…significantly raises heart disease risk. In fact, people with diabetes are two to four times more likely to die from heart disease or suffer a stroke than those with normal blood sugar levels. So, what are doctors doing about this epidemic? They’re wearing out their prescription pads with…

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Easy Ways to Eat More Fruits and Vegetables

…the many health benefits of fruits and vegetables. How Eating Fruits and Vegetables Benefits Your Health For example, want to decrease your risk of stroke by 26 percent? Eat five or more servings of fruits and vegetables per day. Want to lose weight? Focus on eating more fiber-rich vegetables. Want…

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More Men's Health Problems--Solved!

…over-the-counter antifungals contain an active ingredient such as miconazole, clotrimazole, or econazole, and some include hydrocortisone to relieve itching. Look for these products in health food or drug stores. You may also be interested in: Four Ways to Prevent a Stroke Four Easy Ways to Stop IBS

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3 Powerful Ways to Stay Off the Cardiac Ward

…or call 800-488-1500. To locate an EECP provider in your area call 800-455-EECP (3327) or visit vasomedical.com. Now it’s your turn: What have you done to help protect your heart? You May Also Be Interested In: * How NOT to Prevent a Stroke * Four Medical Tests that Can Save Your Life

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7 Summer Survival Tips

…can, however, hot weather may make air pollution even more dangerous. The pairing of these two elements has the potential to increase risk of stroke by about 50 percent! Your best bet is to stay indoors on hot days when air quality is poor. Now it’s your turn: Do you have a tip for weathering…

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4 Ways to Clean Up the Air in Your Home

…makes a real difference. For example, three years after public smoke-free laws were adopted in Florida, hospitalizations for heart attacks and stroke fell by 18 percent. You obviously have no control over the quality of air in public places, but here are four easy ways to clean up the air in your…

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Health Benefits of Tea

…against cardiovascular disease. And a recent study found that regular consumption of both green and black tea reduced risk of heart attack and stroke by 10–20 percent. But be careful when reaching for the bottled varieties. Some prepackaged teas may have the same health benefits of tea that…

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Four Natural Pain Relievers

…can damage your joints. COX-2 inhibitors have problems of their own. In addition to gastrointestinal distress, these drugs increase the risk of strokes and heart attacks. In fact, one of these medications, Vioxx, was removed from the market after being linked to more than 50,000 fatalities. And…

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4 Tips for Healthier Summer Travel

…long flights can also help reduce your risk of deep vein thrombosis. You can also massage your calves, quadriceps, and hamstrings. Use long, upward strokes to help the blood move toward your heart, and take deep, relaxed breaths to keep plenty of oxygen in your bloodstream. * Avoid Motion Sickness.…

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Niacin: Is it Really Safe and Effective?

…average total cholesterol of the men taking niacin fell by 10 percent, triglycerides by 26 percent, recurrent heart attacks by 27 percent, and strokes by 26 percent. Although there was no difference in the death rate at that time, in a nine-year follow-up period there were 11 percent fewer deaths…

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Reap the Benefits of Glutathione

…delivering it to target tissues. At Whitaker Wellness, we’ve had particularly good success treating patients who are recovering from strokes and those with hepatitis, neurodegenerative disorders such as Parkinson’s disease, and other chronic illnesses—conditions associated…

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The Dangers of Diabetes Drugs

…not all. In early studies, one diabetes drug in particular (Avandia) was demonstrated to more than double the death rate from heart attack or stroke! In contrast, thousands of diabetic patients have learned how to manage diabetes with natural treatments, including special supplements for diabetes,…

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Defy Aging With Resveratrol

…of clots to the artery walls, which is the cause of most heart attacks and strokes. It is also a potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory agent that tends to minimize damage, even if you have a heart attack or stroke. But resveratrol’s benefits go far beyond heart disease. Resveratrol may…

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Vitamin E for Diabetes

…disease. Israeli researchers found that when these people took 400 IU of vitamin E daily, their risk of cardiovascular events such as stroke, heart attack, and death fell by 50 percent! Vitamin E’s benefits were so profound the study was terminated early so all study participants…

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The Health Benefits of Beer

…Beer is also a great source of B-complex vitamins, which have been linked to lower levels of homocysteine and reduced risk of heart attack and stroke. So go ahead and enjoy an occasional cold one this summer, but don’t forget that the health benefits of beer (and other forms of alcohol) end…

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Prevent Cancer and Protect Your Heart with Tomatoes

…prostate cancers. Eating tomatoes also helps to lower your cholesterol and blood pressure—both of which can help to prevent heart attacks and strokes. That’s because they contain B vitamins and potassium. Lastly, tomatoes contain chromium which helps to lower your blood sugar and vitamin…

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Learn About Flaxseed’s Health Benefits

…Whitaker Wellness Institute is flaxseed. Flaxseed Health Benefits Flaxseed not only helps to lower cholesterol, it can help prevent heart attacks and strokes. Flaxseed health benefits also include its role as an excellent source of soluble fiber which acts as a natural cholesterol control mechanism.…

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Caffeine Withdrawal...A Mental Disorder?!?

…inflammation, platelet aggregation, blood flow, and blood clot formation. * Studies demonstrate that moderate caffeine consumption reduces risk of stroke. * At an optimal level of four cups per day, coffee protects against heart failure. Bountiful Benefits of Caffeine * Caffeine improves endurance…

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Remedies Worse Than the Disease

…Cardiovascular Risk in Diabetes (ACCORD), was designed to evaluate the effectiveness of various medication regimens in reducing heart attacks, strokes, and death from cardiovascular disease in patients with type 2 diabetes. One arm of the study tested the widely held assumption that using more…

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How to Stick to a Healthy Diet Plan During the Holidays

…most dedicated people stray from their healthy diet plan. "Holiday feasting" is as human as wearing shoes. But so are heart attacks, strokes, obesity, and the terrible discomfort of engorgement. Here are seven tips for sticking to your healthy diet plan, without sacrificing your holiday…

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Natural Treatment for Erectile Dysfunction

…erectile dysfunction. Weight loss, regular exercise, a high-fiber low-fat diet and targeted supplements not only reduce risk of heart attack and stroke, but according to a 2011 meta-analysis in the Archives of Internal Medicine, may also give your sex life a boost. And don’t forget that…

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Can Alcohol Really Increase Risk of Breast Cancer?

…cardiovascular risk. Add to that the known benefits of resveratrol in red wine coupled with alcohol’s proven ability to reduce risk of stroke, dementia, and diabetes, and you find that overall, the benefits still outweigh the risks for moderate drinkers. Heavy drinking, however, is associated…

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How to Ward Off Cognitive Decline

…“a substance that enhances cognition and memory and facilitates learning.” Used as a drug in Europe and Asia to treat patients with strokes, head trauma, seizures, and dementia—in one study it performed as well as Aricept, the leading Alzheimer’s drug—piracetam is also…

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Inflammation and Heart Disease

…elsewhere. People with gum disease invariably have higher CRP levels than those with healthy gums. They also have greater risk of heart attack and stroke. Brush and floss regularly and consider investing in a toothbrush that uses high-frequency vibrations such as Sonicare. Finally, think about…

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Benefits of Pycnogenol

…platelet aggregation—the clumping together of blood cells to form blood clots that cut off blood flow and precipitate heart attacks and strokes. A group of smokers, in whom this process is accelerated, were given either 500 mg of aspirin or 100–120 mg of Pycnogenol. Pycnogenol performed…

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Benefits of Krill Oil

…story. Measured by the biomarker C-reactive protein (CRP), high levels of inflammation over a long period of time are linked with heart disease, stroke, Alzheimer’s disease, and other serious conditions. Research published in the Journal of the American College of Nutrition found that when…

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Snoring: Mere Nuisance or Real Health Problem?

…your memory and mood, make you fat, raise your blood pressure and blood sugar, stress your immune system, and increase your risk of diabetes, stroke, heart attack, and dementia. In addition, hundreds of scientific studies have confirmed just how devastating sleep apnea itself can be. The combination…

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The Top 5 Health Benefits of Avocados

…and in place of saturated and trans fats, monounsaturated fats can help with cholesterol control and aid in the prevention of heart attack and stroke. Of the 22.5 grams of fat that a medium avocado contains, more than two-thirds is heart-healthy monounsaturated fat. Health Benefit of Avocados #3:…

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Boost Nitric Oxide Levels to Improve Health

…abundance of protective potassium, it’s not surprising that a plant-based diet is associated with lower blood pressure and reduced risk of stroke, heart attack, diabetes, and a variety of other health concerns. Another way to up your intake of dietary nitrates is to drink beet juice. Studies…

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