Stroke Prevention

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 blood…

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How NOT to Prevent a Stroke

stroke is carotid artery stenosis, which is the buildup of plaque in the arteries in the neck that supply blood to the brain. Treatment options for carotid artery stenosis include drugs and lifestyle changes. Two invasive procedures are also used to treat carotid artery stenosis and to prevent a stroke:…

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Nutrient Spotlight: Benefits of B Vitamins

…greatest benefits—their rate of atrophy was half that of the placebo group. The vitamin takers also scored higher on tests of cognitive function. * Prevent cardiovascular disease. An elevated level of homocysteine is also a well-established risk factor for cardiovascular disease. Excess homocysteine spills…

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Preventing Heart Disease With Aspirin

…this test. Now, it’s your turn: Do you take daily aspirin to prevent heart disease? If so, what’s been your experience with aspirin? You may also be interested in: * Natural heart disease treatment options * Natural treatment for stroke patients

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Preventing Heart Disease Naturally

…absolutely prevent heart disease, even if you’re at high risk—and you don’t need powerful prescription drugs or surgery for cardiovascular disease prevention. * If You Have High Cholesterol: Get regular physical exercise, which helps to raise your protective HDL cholesterol, preventing heart disease…

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Tips for Preventing Cancer

Benjamin Franklin famously quipped that, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” And nothing could be truer when it comes to preventing cancer. According to the National Cancer Institute’s Surveillance Epidemiology and End Results (SEER) database, nearly one in every two American men…

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Four Tips to Prevent Hearing Loss

…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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Prevent Heart Disease With This Tasty Treat

…participants. 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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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. The…

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Natural Treatment for Erectile Dysfunction

…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 prevention is the best medicine. Some degree of ED affects 42 percent of men between…

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You Heard It Here First: The "K" Factor Lowers Blood Pressure

…against hypertension, crippling strokes, and premature death. But that’s not the only benefit. Eating foods high in potassium and low in sodium can also help prevent kidney disease and heart problems caused by hypertension. Furthermore, this diet reduces risk of stroke and premature death—even if blood…

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

…older men and women and found that those with the lowest blood levels of vitamin B12 had a six-fold greater risk of excessive brain volume loss. 2. Prevent Cardiovascular Disease: An elevated level of homocysteine—a toxic amino acid that damages the arteries—is a well-established risk factor for cardiovascular…

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4 Ways to Clean Up the Air in Your Home

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

…silent stalker, and if you’re over 40, overweight, and inactive, you’re a prime target. According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), approximately 25 million people in the United States have diabetes. And one-quarter of them don’t even know they have the disease. What…

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Knock Out a Top Cause of Diabetic Complications

If you have diabetes, what I’m about to tell you in this blog post could prevent you from having a premature heart attack, save your eyesight, kidneys, legs, and nerves—even save your life. Diabetes has a devastating effect on virtually every system in the body, which sets the stage for a variety…

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Prevent Cancer and Protect Your Heart with Tomatoes

…lung, breast, and 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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Caffeine Withdrawal...A Mental Disorder?!?

…polyphenol—chlorogenic acid—slows the absorption of glucose in the intestines. * Coffee curbs appetite and facilitates fat burning in the liver, thus preventing obesity—the number-one risk factor for type 2 diabetes. * A high coffee intake reduces the risk of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease—another common…

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Nutrient Spotlight: 3 Primary Antioxidants

…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 E helps alleviate respiratory problems and…

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Learn About Flaxseed’s Health Benefits

…patients at the 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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Floss Your Way to Better Heart Health

…function and health of the arteries over six months. Now it’s your turn: How often do you floss? You May Also Be Interested In: * Four Ways to Prevent a Stroke * 3 Powerful Ways to Stay Off the Cardiac Ward

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

…beer is on tap at your holiday celebrations, go ahead and enjoy a mug. Not only is it okay, it’s a preventative for a multitude of health conditions including osteoporosis, heart attacks, and stroke. But don’t forget that the positive effects of alcohol end after one or two drinks. Now it’s your…

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