The Worst Food for People With High Cholesterol

In All Health Watch, Diabetes, Diet and Nutrition, Featured Article, General Health, Health Warning, Heart and Cardiovascular by Garry Messick0 Comments

For decades, doctors had one main message for patients with high cholesterol: Stay away from saturated fat. 

Meat, dairy, and eggs, they told us, were the worst things to eat if you want to avoid a heart attack.

This advice was not based on any solid evidence. But it seemed to make sense. If you ate foods high in cholesterol, wouldn’t that cholesterol end up in your arteries?

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Coronavirus: Will Summer Save Us?

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As winter ends, cases of seasonal flu and colds dwindle. Could the same thing happen with COVID-19?

Viruses surge in winter for three reasons:[1]

  1. Viruses are more stable in cold, dry conditions with low levels of sunlight.
  2. People spend more time together indoors during the colder months. This allows viruses to spread from person to person easier.
  3. Our immune systems may be weakened due to a vitamin D deficiency caused by lack of sunlight.
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The Coronavirus Guide for Getting Food

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Most of us could survive quarantined in our homes for weeks except for one thing…

We have to eat. 

There’s no way to avoid buying groceries or ordering takeout. For many of us, getting food is our only contact with the world outside our homes.

And that makes it the most likely way we could catch coronavirus. 

Here are seven ways to reduce the risk…

5 Coronavirus Rules for Getting Food

  1. Go to the store as early in the day as possible.
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Coronavirus: What You Should Know About These Blood Pressure Drugs

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Two popular classes of blood pressure medications may increase the risk of getting a severe coronavirus infection, according to a new scientific paper.

Millions of Americans take angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors and angiotensin II receptor blockers (ARBs). They’re two of the most prescribed types of medications in the country.[1]

ACE drugs include:

  •  Lotensin (benazepril)
  • Vasotec (enalapril)
  • Prinivil (lisinopril)
  • Altace (ramipril)
  • Aceon (perindopril).
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9 Coronavirus Symptoms You Should Watch For

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If you’re not feeling well, you’ll want to know as soon as possible if you have coronavirus so you can take steps to avoid spreading it to those around you.

The first step is knowing what the symptoms are. Especially if you have the first four below, consult your doctor or get tested.

But keep in mind, just because you have some or all of these symptoms doesn’t mean you necessarily have COVID-19.

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Coronavirus: Early Research Provides Hope That One Supplement Could Help Control It

In All Health Watch, Cognitive Health, Featured Article, General Health, Health Warning by Garry Messick0 Comments

The race is on…

Medical research labs around the world have one goal: To find a way to prevent and treat COVID-19. 

Hydroxychloroquine has gotten a lot of publicity. It’s an old malaria drug. News media such as CNN report it could be effective in treating coronavirus.[i]

But it has risks. Its side effects include chest pain, severe dizziness, slow heart rate, muscle weakness, and nausea.

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