Two Apples A Day Keep the Cardiologist Away

Instead of candy and salty snacks, try giving yourself and your kids treats of the luscious miracle fruits like tangerines, blueberries, and especially apples. Apples have recently become this season’s star celebrity in healthy eating thanks to recent research. The unassuming apple hasn’t generated this much notoriety since Adam and Eve were kicked out of the Garden…

Dangers of Blood Transfusions Documented

(Health Secrets)  Knowing the dangers of blood transfusions may make you think twice. Blood transfusions increase the risk of complications and reduce survival rates. Recent research is revealing that almost immediately after it is donated, blood begins to loose its ability to transfer oxygen from red cells into the tissues of the patient. When patients receive…

Good Cholesterol Reduces Alzheimer’s Risk

There’s a lot of focus on reducing our cholesterol levels, but we need to be careful just to reduce “bad” cholesterol and to maintain our levels of “good” cholesterol according to researchers at Columbia University, who believe HDL cholesterol helps to reduce the risk of developing Alzheimer’s While we are all now well aware that LDL cholesterol…

Health Secret that Ends Heart Disease

Heart Disease is one of the top two ways to die in the developed world today, yet its causes and preventions are fairly simple. Further, the natural healing prevention and therapy for heart disease is very good for overall health. So, healing/preventing heart disease will improve health across the board. The techniques that do this should be hailed as a…

The Tastiest Way to Lower Blood Pressure

Summer may be just a memory, but new research has just put a perennial summer favorite back into the spotlight.  Watermelon lowers blood pressure says a pilot study led by food scientists at The Florida State University.  Their research suggests the juicy red fruit may be an effective natural weapon against pre-hypertension, a precursor to cardiovascular disease. In…

Potassium Makes Sodium Your Friend

(Health Secrets) Nature is all about balance. The human body reflects this principle in every small aspect as well as in its main orchestration, the constant search for homeostasis. Yet in Western medicine this theme of balance is often overlooked, and each body part or system is viewed in isolation. This approach produces some strange conclusions, one of which…

Smile Your Way to a Healthy Heart

Having a healthy heart could be as simple as taking the time to relax and enjoy yourself, according to researchers at Columbia University, New York. While previous studies have looked at the negative emotions of stress, anxiety and anger, and the way they increase the risk of heart disease, this new research published in the…

How To End High Cholesterol Naturally

  Cholesterol is a frequent topic in health discussions, and some of these discussions make it seem that if we remove all traces of cholesterol, we would be better off.  Apparently, there is some misunderstanding.  So what is cholesterol and how can we get it right? Cholesterol is a soft, waxy substance found in lipids (fats) in the bloodstream…

Crack Cholesterol with a Bag of Nuts

A small bag of nuts a day could dramatically lower cholesterol levels, according to a study by the Archives of Internal Medicine. Various types of nuts seem to produce the same effect, although experts warn against salted or sugar coated nuts, which can have negative consequences for health. What does the study show? A series of…

Are You Eating Too Much Salt?

The average American consumes about 6 to 18 grams of salt daily. That’s approximately one to three teaspoonsfuls.   Americans are eating at least two to three times the recommended daily amount of sodium and most don’t realize it. This is because salt doesn’t just come from the kitchen salt shaker. About 80 percent of salt intake…