TACT (Trial to Assess Chelation Therapy) was the first large-scale, multicenter study designed to determine the safety and efficacy of EDTA chelation therapy for people who have suffered a heart attack. The chelation treatments worked—chelation therapy was found to reduce heart attacks, strokes, deaths, … Read More
“Your vitamin D levels are in the toilet,” said my primary care physician, a naturopathic doctor who’s not one to mince words. Sure enough, my level of 25-hydroxyvitamin D—usually abbreviated 25(OH)D or sometimes 25-OH-VitD, turned out to be low. As we know, 25(OH)D is the compound that’s measured in the … Read More
We hear the term frequently but may not fully understand it: What is heart disease? Yet there is no simple way to define it, however, because it’s actually a broad term that refers to many conditions that affect the heart or your blood vessels.
Among the types of cardiovascular diseases are:
Your heart is part of your cardiovascular system, which also includes all of the arteries that transport oxygenated blood from your heart throughout your body, and the veins that transport blood back to your heart. Many cardiovascular diseases and events—including coronary artery disease (CAD), peripheral artery disease Read More
Coconut water has become increasingly popular as a drink around the world because of its natural ingredients, electrolytes, and mineral content combined with its low levels of fat, calories, and carbohydrates. Coconut water health benefits include strong antioxidant effects; protection of the cardiovascular system and the liver; and reduction of … Read More
If you don’t smoke, you may think you're safe from the health complications that can accompany a smoking habit. But secondhand smoke also raises your risk of smoking-related diseases—and according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 126 million non-smoking Americans are regularly … Read More
Menopause can sound terrifying. Hot flashes, facial hair growth, and mood swings are certainly nothing any woman looks forward to—and those aren't even the truly dangerous effects. For starters, heart disease risk and osteoporosis risk skyrocket. It’s no wonder women were so eager to embrace … Read More
When you have the option, do you always choose mild over spicy foods? When your waiter asks, “how hot would you like that?” do you order one star out of five? If so, it may be time to dial up your spice level.
These mouth-burning foods are worth getting used to. … Read More
In late 2016, Johns Hopkins Medicine released the results of a 10-year study that questioned the value of calcium supplement pills as sources of calcium. The findings prompted those with calcium deficiency symptoms to reach instead for calcium-rich foods. The study found that taking supplements as sources of … Read More
From knee replacement alternatives like arthroscopy to total joint replacement, surgeons can employ a variety of techniques to ease joint pain and improve function. Which procedure is right for you depends on the type and severity of arthritis you have, the joint affected, your age, and overall health.
The … Read More