Mindfulness can Improve Heart Health

What's good for the mind also tends to be good for the heart. The mind-calming practice of meditation may play a role in reducing your risk of heart disease, according to a scientific statement published in the Sept. 28, 2017, Journal of the American Heart Association. Experts reviewed dozens of studies published over the past two decades and found that meditation may improve a host of factors linked with heart disease - making it worth including in an overall program for ongoing heart … [Read more...]

15 Foods for Heart Health (Show Your Heart Some Love!)

  Heart Healthy Foods #1 - Berries Berries, especially the red and blue varieties, are remarkably potent, heart-healthy warriors. Results of a meta-analysis study from 2016 found that berry consumption contributed to lower LDL (bad) cholesterol, blood pressure, and body mass index. Simply consuming 1 to 2 daily portions of either strawberries, raspberries or blueberries can help reduce your risk of cardiovascular disease. Heart Healthy Foods #2 - Leafy Greens Leafy greens, such as … [Read more...]

Statin Alert!

Statins are drugs that inhibit enzyme HMG-CoA reductase, which plays a central role in the production of cholesterol. They are prescribed to over 100 million people around the world with high cholesterol and generate tens of billions of dollars per year for pharmaceutical companies. Scientists at the Tulane University in New Orleans found that statin drugs "deactivate" the stem cells responsible for cellular repair throughout the body. Side effects from this deactivation include memory loss, … [Read more...]