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The Best Exercise to Stop Hardening of the Arteries

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

Peripheral artery disease (PAD) may be the most common serious disease you’ve never heard of. About 10% of Americans have it.[1] 

PAD causes artery blockages in the legs. This can lead to severe leg pain.

But even worse, having PAD means you have about a 50% chance of also having heart disease.

Doctors typically recommend that PAD patients walk every day.

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Low-Carb Benefits Go Beyond Weight Loss

In All Health Watch, Blood Pressure, Cholesterol, Diabetes, Diet and Nutrition, Featured Article, Heart and Cardiovascular, Weight Loss by Garry Messick0 Comments

Low-carb diets are popular because they are more effective for weight loss than traditional low-calorie, low-fat diets. And people often find they are easier to stay on. 

But new research shows cutting carbs has other important benefits.

The study comes from Ohio State University. It looked at  obese people with metabolic syndrome.[1]

Metabolic syndrome is the name for a group of conditions that, taken together, increase risk for heart disease, stroke, and type 2 diabetes.

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5-Minute Breathing Trick Lowers Blood Pressure, Study Finds

In All Health Watch, Blood Pressure, Heart and Cardiovascular, Longevity by Garry Messick1 Comment

Exercise has long been one of the go-to natural remedies for high blood pressure. Typically, people with hypertension are told to do cardio…the more, the better.

The problem is that the results are usually modest. You might get a couple of points lower. Some people don’t get any drop at all.

Now, a new study has found an exercise that is far more effective than cardio.

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It Gives You High Blood Pressure…and It’s in Your Medicine Cabinet

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

Mainstream doctors often blame high blood pressure on obesity, lack of exercise, too much salt, smoking, stress, or other lifestyle factors.

But many people with hypertension have none of these issues.

Now, a new study shows the culprit may be in your medicine cabinet.

The research was published in the journal Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology. Scientists wanted to see what effect antiseptic mouthwashes have on blood pressure.

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The Ancient Aztec Secret to Lower Blood Pressure

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

Aztec warriors were known for their bravery, fierceness, and fighting skills. But the people of ancient Mexico prized one quality in their warriors above all others…

Speed.

Not only were fast runners superior fighters, but to maintain their vast empire, the Aztecs needed fast runners to carry messages from one village to another. Running was considered so important that one of the Aztec gods is named Paina, which means “runner.”[1]

In letters to the Spanish crown, Cortez reported that teams of Aztec relay runners could carry information 260 miles in less than a day.

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Study: Exercise Works as Well as Drugs to Lower Blood Pressure

In All Health Watch, Anti-Aging, Big Pharma, Blood Pressure, Featured Article by Garry Messick0 Comments

If you walk into your doctor’s office with high blood pressure, chances are that you’ll walk out with a prescription for a hypertension drug.

But major new research shows that exercise can lower high blood pressure just as much as medications…and without the side effects that drugs often cause.

The study is believed to be the first of its kind.

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