Stroke

How NOT to Prevent a Stroke

…is that for patients 70 or older, the risk of having a stroke or dying within four months of stenting was 12 percent (1 in 8!). That’s over twice the rate for carotid endarterectomy, which was 5.9 percent (1 in 17). Plus, most of the strokes and deaths in both groups occurred in the first 30 days…

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Four Ways to Reduce Stroke Risk

There’s no question that even hearing the word stroke can be scary, but unfortunately it’s a very real risk. Every year more than 750,000 Americans suffer a stroke (technically called a cerebrovascular accident), and strokes are the third-leading cause of death in this country. For the majority of…

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Bountiful Benefits of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

…accessible oxygen provides tremendous healing benefits for a wide range of conditions. At Whitaker Wellness, we use hyperbaric oxygen successfully for stroke rehabilitation, slow or non-healing wounds, Parkinson’s disease, autism, burns, head and spinal cord injuries, diabetic ulcers, spider bites, migraines…

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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 people…

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Diabetes Is Much Too Serious to Ignore

…blindness, 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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Natural Treatment for Atrial Fibrillation

…intervention is rarely warranted, and, as is the case with most pharmaceuticals, can be dangerous. The biggest worry with atrial fib is increased risk of stroke: blood pools in the atria where clots may form and travel to the brain. Aspirin, Coumadin, or other blood thinners are often prescribed to decrease…

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Chocolate Reduces Stroke Risk in Women

…the American College of Cardiology shows that the health benefits of chocolate reduce stroke risk in women. The study focused on 33,000 Swedish women between the ages of 49 and 83 who had no history of a stroke, cancer, diabetes, or heart disease. The participants completed a survey on diet and lifestyle…

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6 Reasons to Give Dark Chocolate This Valentine's Day

…chocolate consumption are 20 percent less likely to suffer a stroke. The reason is that the cocoa in chocolate contains flavonoids which act as antioxidants in the body, helping to keep LDL cholesterol from oxidizing and contributing to strokes. What type of chocolate should you give? Look for high-quality…

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

…spike 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 benefits…

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3 Things to Consider About Medical Tourism

…abroad. * Immediate treatment. Sure, you’d be on a plane for upwards of 10 hours and away from home for days to weeks, but that knee replacement, stroke rehab program, multiple sclerosis treatment, or stem cell procedure, can be done immediately, rather than months down the road. This is particularly…

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Preventing Heart Disease With Aspirin

…that: 1. For 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, according…

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Floss Your Way to Better Heart Health

…cardiovascular 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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Diabetes Complication #1: Heart Disease

…pressure, smoking, high cholesterol, or a family history of heart disease, people living with diabetes are still at a much higher risk of heart attack, stroke, and death from cardiovascular disease. They’re also more likely to be concerned about their blood pressure health. Why is this? The most common…

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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 and…

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Preventing Heart Disease Naturally

…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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Defy Aging With Resveratrol

…adhesion 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 even…

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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. That’s…

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