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Coronavirus: The Heart Effects Are Scary

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

Most people think of COVID-19 as a lung disease. That’s a big part of the story. But now, as the pandemic stretches on, it’s clear there is another danger to worry about.

Many doctors assumed that once people recovered from COVID, they could carry on with their lives normally.

Two new studies show this may not be true. The disease may leave patients with lasting heart damage.

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Chocolate Lowers Heart Disease Risk, Study Finds

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

If there was any doubt before, there should be none now…

Chocolate is good for your heart.

Past studies have shown that chocolate lowers bad cholesterol and prevents atrial fibrillation, a type of irregular heartbeat.

And now, new research provides perhaps the strongest evidence yet that eating chocolate improves cardiovascular health.

The massive study followed 336,289 people for nine years. It found that eating chocolate more than once a week led to an 8% lower risk of heart disease.

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The Path to a Longer Life Is Clear…

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

If you can avoid heart disease and cancer, chances are you will enjoy longevity.

That’s because these illnesses are by far the biggest killers in the U.S. Just over 43% of Americans die from heart disease or cancer. They take more lives than all other medical conditions combined.[1] 

The ways to prevent heart disease are well known: Keep your weight, blood pressure, and bad cholesterol under control.

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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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