This is the third of my six part series on Getting the Most from your Doctor. In part two of this series, I talked about inflammation and high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hs-CRP), and gave you tips on how to decrease inflammation in your body. In this third installment, I’ll share with you the
With the average doctor’s visit lasting only about seven minutes, it’s crucial that you go in armed with information and questions vital to your health. What specific things do you need to know for optimal health? If you don’t know what to ask for, you might miss the opportunity to get the
The hormonal decline that occurs with menopause causes uncomfortable symptoms that lead many women to seek relief. Relief is rumored to exist with a steady soy diet or acupuncture, but hormone replacement therapy (HRT) is known as the most effective. Many women, however, live in fear of hormone therapy, questioning its safety
Another study has found the significance of low vitamin D levels associated with heart disease. The latest research, from the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism from January 2012, evaluated coronary stenosis in older adults, and categorized them by vitamin D levels. Those with moderately low vitamin D levels (between 15-29.9 ng/ml)
I was sitting with my kids at one of the “buffet” style restaurants. At the table next to us was a child sitting with a “my eyes were bigger than my stomach” plate full of french fries. He asked his mother if he could go up to get some dessert and she
More and more data is being published correlating higher testosterone levels in men with a lower risk of heart disease. A new study in the prestigious Journal of the American College of Cardiology looked at 2400 elderly men, and found that those with testosterone levels in the highest quartile had a 30
Ever wonder what are the secrets of healthy aging? A study presented in the July Journal of the American Medical Association shares four important habits of longevity. Not smoking, exercising at least thirty minutes a day, eating a Mediterranean diet, and maintaining a BMI (body mass index*) of less than 25 was
What do depression, heart disease and erectile dysfunction (E.D.) have in common? Well for starters, if you suffer from any one of these conditions, the other two might be just around the corner. According to a study published in the Journal of Sexual Medicine, E.D. can be an early indicator of heart disease
According the American Heart Association, heart disease is the number one killer in the United States. In fact, it’s estimated that 2,500 America men and women die each year as result of heart disease. The best thing you can do to prevent heart disease is to eat a heart-healthy diet...
The Study of Women’s Health Across the Nation (SAWN) has followed more than 3,000 American women since 1996. The study indicated that the onset of menopause significantly increases LDL (“bad” cholesterol) cholesterol levels in women.
According to a recent article published on HealthKey.com, “adults with diabetes have heart disease death rates about two to four times higher than adults without diabetes.”
According to an article published on WorldHealth.net, yoga can help women and men decrease inflammation and in turn significantly reduce the risk of heart disease, type-II diabetes, arthritis and other inflammatory-related health challenges brought on by aging.
According to an article on NaturalNews.com, recent studies funded by the Medical College of Wisconsin and Iowa’s Maharishi University have concluded that people who use stress-reduction techniques such as breathing exercises and meditation can significantly reduce their risk of heart attack, stroke and death attributed to heart disease.
Cortisol is a hormone that is produced by the adrenal glands in response to stress or anxiety, giving it the name “the stress hormone.” When we experience stress or anxiety, our bodies respond to these stressors by releasing cortisol into our blood stream. Cortisol is our body’s “fight or flight” response to stress. On the short term, increased levels of cortisol can help boost the body’s immune system, desensitize the body’s response to pain, increase energy levels and help maintain homeostasis.
We all know that some foods are good for and some not so much. But what about fat? For what seems like forever, fat has been stigmatized for it's damaging effects on the human body, but recent studies has revealed that certain fats can actually help slow the aging process! To clear up some of the confusion, here's some quick knowledge on good fats and bad fats.