Hypertension

7 Baking Soda Health Benefits

…in the body that buffers acids and helps keep pH in check. In people who have chronic kidney disease, which is most often caused by diabetes or hypertension, poorly functioning kidneys have a hard time removing acid from the body. This often results in a condition known as metabolic acidosis. In one…

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Preventing Sudden Cardiac Death

…sudden cardiac death because it plays key roles in several aspects of cardiovascular health, and deficiencies are linked to an increased risk of hypertension, heart attack, heart failure, and death. Subpar levels also promote electrical instability in the heart and are associated with a variety of…

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Why Low-Carbohydrate Diets Work

…is a marker for elevated levels of insulin in the blood and for insulin resistance, which encourages the production of more and more insulin. Hypertension and high levels of cholesterol, triglycerides, and blood sugar are also markers for insulin resistance. The foods that stimulate the highest…

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How to Beat Metabolic Syndrome

…of millions of Americans are suffering with metabolic syndrome—the precursor to type 2 diabetes—and if you have abdominal fat, hypertension, abnormal lipids, and/or borderline high blood sugar, you’re likely one of them. Fortunately, you can beat metabolic syndrome by addressing…

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The Best Foods for Health

…tasty way to increase your intake of DHA is to eat DHA-enriched eggs. * Drinking a little alcohol lowers risk of heart attack in men with hypertension. * Flavonoid-rich foods for health (apples, pears, strawberries, dark chocolate, and red wine) lower risk of heart disease and death in…

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New Vitamin D Recommendations Are Misguided

…National Institutes of Health database on vitamin D. They show that vitamin D supplementation is protective against: * Cancer * Heart disease * Hypertension * Peripheral artery disease * Type 2 diabetes * Multiple sclerosis * Rheumatoid arthritis * Asthma * Depression * Dementia * Autism * Falls and…

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Get Pumped with EECP Therapy

…patients with vascular dementia and memory loss, erectile dysfunction, Parkinson’s disease, neuropathy, peripheral artery disease, stubborn hypertension, some types of kidney disease and vision problems, and a handful of other conditions. The Whitaker Wellness Institute was one of the first…

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Four Medical Tests That Can Save Your Life

…a specific condition. 2. Regular Blood Pressure Readings: According to the American Heart Association, as many as 76 million Americans have hypertension, 28 percent of them are unaware of it, and a large percentage of those who have been diagnosed have poor blood pressure control. This is why I…

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Surprising Connection Between Insulin and Hypertension

…with either oral drugs or insulin, and what they discovered may shock you. They found that patients using insulin had a higher prevalence of hypertension (61.3 versus 53.9 percent), and the longer they used it, the greater their risk. This is not surprising when you consider insulin’s…

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Lose Weight, Lose Diabetes

…office,’ and those meals were usually ‘supersized’ so I could get as much food as possible for my money. “I already had hypertension and high cholesterol when a routine physical found a fasting blood sugar of 160, and I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. Fortunately for me,…

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Sea Buckthorn for Healthy Aging and Overall Well-Being

…of sea buckthorn include treatment for cough, asthma and other lung disorders, skin diseases, stomach ulcers and other digestive issues, and hypertension and circulatory disorders. While these traditional uses of sea buckthorn still apply today, its ability to provide powerful support for immune…

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The Causes of Chronic Cough

…or inadvertently caused by medical treatment, in this case by drugs. ACE inhibitors, a popular class of medications for heart disease, hypertension and heart failure, promote a chronic dry cough in one in four patients who take them—and it’s severe enough that a good percentage…

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4 Secrets for Eating Your Way to Better Heart Health

…tract and cause sharp spikes in blood sugar. High-glycemic index foods contribute to insulin resistance, which is a common underlying cause of hypertension and abnormalities in cholesterol and triglycerides. 4. Eat healthy fats in moderation. These include omega-3 fatty acids found in flaxseed and…

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