Plastic Is Quietly Killing Your Heart

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

Perhaps you remember the controversy a few years ago over the plastic chemical BPA. It was linked to a wide range of health problems, including heart disease, cancer, diabetes, hormone problems, and migraines.[1] 

In 2012, the FDA banned BPA (bisphenol A) from baby bottles and children’s sippy cups. The plastics industry started voluntarily removing the chemical from other products as well.

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Do You Know the 5 Signs of a Heart Attack?

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

You suddenly feel pain in your chest. Could it be a heart attack? 

You have no idea.

You have other symptoms, too. Do they mean you’re having a heart attack?

You don’t have a clue. 

You don’t want to call 911 if it’s something minor, like heartburn.

So, in terrible pain, you get on the internet and Google your symptoms. 

Your life hangs in the balance.

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Hot Peppers Cut Heart Attack and Stroke Risk

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

We all know the foods and drinks that are supposed to be good for heart health.

They include olive oil, red wine, leafy green vegetables, fatty fish, dark chocolate, garlic, and nuts. 

A recent study adds another one that might surprise you: chili peppers

Researchers from Italy’s Mediterranean Neurological Institute tracked the health and eating habits of 22,811 people for eight years.

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Intermittent Fasting Improves Heart Health

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

Intermittent fasting is all the rage these days among people trying to lose weight. And justifiably so. 

Study after study shows it works better than traditional low-calorie diets. Not only does intermittent fasting help people drop weight, but it helps them keep it off. Intermittent fasters are far less prone to regaining lost weight than conventional calorie-cutters.[1]  

Now a new study shows that intermittent fasting’s benefits go beyond weight loss.

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Yes, Fish Oil Is Good for Your Heart

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

The fish oil debate has raged back and forth…

The supplements became popular after researchers discovered in the 1970s that heart disease was virtually nonexistent among Greenland Inuits, who have a high intake of fish oil. 

Studies found that fish oil capsules were so effective in preventing heart attacks that the FDA approved two omega-3 prescription drugs. They are Lovasa and Vascepa.

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The Superfood You Already Eat (But Need More Of)

In All Health Watch, Cognitive Health, Diet and Nutrition, Featured Article, General Health, Heart and Cardiovascular, Heart Attacks, Weight Loss by Garry Messick0 Comments

Health websites are full of information about “superfoods.”

Often they come from strange plants grown in exotic places. Goji berries from China, maca root from the Andes Mountains, and spirulina from Mexico are three examples. 

But the most powerful superfood is one that you are familiar with.

You probably eat it regularly. But recent studies show that more is better.

Researchers have found that it prevents heart disease, cancer, diabetes, and extends lifespan. 

We’re talking about nuts

A new Harvard study may be the largest ever that examined the health effects of eating tree nuts.

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