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The ‘Goldilocks Factor’ Stops Heart Attacks

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

Most of us think we know the things that lead to a heart attack…

They include lack of exercise, a bad diet, obesity, smoking, genetics, high blood pressure, cholesterol, and diabetes. 

But a new study shows that another factor may be just as important as any of these. 

The research was published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.

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Simple, Natural Way to Lower Blood Pressure 15 Points

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

Heart disease kills more than 600,000 people in the U.S. every year. That’s more American deaths than our country suffered in World War I, World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, and the Gulf War combined.[1]

One of the biggest factors in this annual carnage is high blood pressure.

It is either the primary or contributing cause in 400,000 American deaths a year.

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The Surprising Factor That Determines If You’re Headed for a Heart Attack

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

You probably think you know the things that lead to a heart attack.

Doctors preach about them all the time. The main ones they warn about are obesity, smoking, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and lack of exercise. 

But new research shows there’s a heart attack trigger that may be more important than any of these. And doctors almost never discuss it with their patients.  

The study was published in the Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health.

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The ‘Bad’ Cholesterol Myth

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

There is one indicator that doctors look to more than any other to determine if you’re at risk for a heart attack. 

It’s LDL cholesterol. 

For decades, doctors have told us that the best way to prevent heart disease is to keep this so-called “bad” cholesterol low. That’s why, if you have an LDL reading above 150 mg/dL, chances are your doctor will put you on a statin drug to lower your levels.

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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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5 Ways Your Dog Improves Your Health

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

Dogs are America’s new children. 

Before you dismiss this statement as an exaggeration, consider this: America’s birth rate is now at a 32-year low. Dog ownership is at an all-time high.

There are now more dogs in the U.S. (90 million) than children (74 million). 

One of the reasons we love dogs so much is that they make us feel better.

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