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Meditation Linked to 51% Reduction in Heart Disease

In All Health Watch, Blood Pressure, Featured Article, Heart and Cardiovascular, Mental Health by Garry Messick0 Comments

For centuries, meditation has been used to treat mental conditions. It has been shown to reduce stress, slow brain aging, and even restore memory loss.

Now a new study shows that the ancient technique has powerful effects not only on your brain, but your body as well. Specifically, meditation is linked to a dramatic reduction in heart disease and the factors that contribute to it.

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A New Way Sugar Is Terrible for You

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

There are good reasons nutritionists consider sugar public enemy number one.

Gary Taubes, author of the best-selling exposé The Case Against Sugar, says the sweet substance is nothing less than a toxin.

And science backs him up.

Studies link sugar consumption to cancer, heart disease, Alzheimer’s, and diabetes.[1]

Now, new research has found yet another way sugar is terrible for you.

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Coronavirus: Two New Alarming Facts

In All Health Watch, Coronavirus, Featured Article, Heart and Cardiovascular by Garry Messick0 Comments

Amid all the sickness, death, and job losses, there were two pieces of information that provided some comfort in the early days of the coronavirus.

Initial statistics showed that serious cases were largely confined to people over 65. Younger people, it seemed, had little risk.

And if you did get COVID-19, once you recovered, it seemed your life would go on as normal.

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Big Fat Heart Lie Exposed

In All Health Watch, Cholesterol, Diabetes, Diet and Nutrition, Featured Article, General Health, Heart and Cardiovascular, Heart Attacks, Heart Disease, Stroke by Garry Messick0 Comments

We’ve been fighting the wrong enemy.

In the war against America’s biggest killer, heart disease, doctors told us for decades that we needed to cut saturated fat.

This, it turns out, is nonsense spawned by bad science.

One of the worst offenders is the 1969 Los Angeles VA Study.[i]

It looked at 850 elderly veterans who were divided into two groups.

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The Strange Way COVID-19 Is Increasing Heart Attack Deaths

In All Health Watch, Coronavirus, Featured Article, Heart and Cardiovascular, Heart Attacks, Heart Disease by Garry Messick0 Comments

Since March, 911 calls for medical emergencies have dropped by more than 26%.

At the same time, emergency calls to homes where someone has died have doubled, according a new study from the University at Buffalo/State University of New York.

What’s going on?

People are afraid to call an ambulance. They worry they will catch the coronavirus if they go to the hospital, researchers say.

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Before You Take a Blood Pressure Drug, Do This

In All Health Watch, Blood Pressure, Featured Article, Heart and Cardiovascular by Ambar Jones0 Comments

Since many health professionals spend their days checking patients’ blood pressure, you’d think they’d be really good at it. 

They’re not. 

Busy doctor’s offices routinely rush through the tests. This often ends up with patients getting falsely high readings. They are then put on drugs.

The American College of Cardiology has issued guidelines that are supposed to ensure accurate measurements. The problem is that doctors, nurses, and physician assistants are notoriously bad at following them.

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