Could just drinking a tasty fruit juice to lower blood pressure really work? Research shows as little as 2 ounces a day of this ancient drink is enough to help lower blood pressure and experience the heart-healthy benefits.
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Olive Leaf Benefits: Use Olive Leaf Extract for Blood Pressure Treatment, Cholesterol Control, and More
The leaves of the olive tree may not be as legendary as its Superfruit, the olive, but even the ancient Egyptians used olive leaf extract for medicinal purposes. Today, researchers are confirming that olive leaf benefits health in many ways, including its usefulness as an effective high blood pressure supplement
First off, let’s try to keep this between us. I never thought I’d be the type of person to agree to Botox, much less someone who appreciates the lack of wrinkles on my now-smooth forehead. I’m a naturalist when it comes to self-care. I hate mirrors and rarely wear makeup.
Nearly one in seven American adults has chronic kidney disease (CKD), and millions more are at risk. “The incidence of CKD in the U.S. is definitely increasing,” says Michael Conrad, MD, senior member of the Center for Kidney Care in New Jersey, “and since the major risk factors for CKD—diabetes,
Consumption Changes After Sugary Beverage Tax
Does taxing sugary beverages really help cut consumption? A preliminary study of a tax of one cent per ounce enacted in Berkeley, Calif., in March 2015 suggests the answer is yes. Berkeley was the first US jurisdiction to pass such a levy, which adds to
It’s good to be in tune with your body and alert to changes that might indicate illness, but constant fretting over physical symptoms can be an illness in itself. Chronic fear about your health is a form of anxiety, which in its most severe form may be diagnosed as hypochondria.
For the 3.5 million Americans over the age of 65 who smoke, here is yet another reason to stub out that cigarette: Researchers have discovered that smoking shrinks your brain!
A comparison of brain scans of smokers with those of non-smokers revealed that the tobacco habit causes atrophy in the brain’s
Group therapy that encourages walking at home is helping people with peripheral artery disease (PAD) improve their mobility. A small study published in the Journal of the American Heart Association found that a group of PAD patients who attended weekly therapy sessions that promoted walking five days a week at
While LDL (“bad” cholesterol) and HDL (“good” cholesterol) are common health topics, triglycerides—fats that circulate in the blood—get less press coverage. But just like high LDL and low HDL, high triglyceride levels increase your risk of cardiovascular disease. According to a 2015 study, triglyceride levels have been dropping in the
Loss of independence and mobility is one of the most dreaded consequences of aging. Thus, preserving physical function in older age is critical to maintaining independence.
Chronic pain affects approximately 100 million adults in the United States and in many cases impacts their ability to function. Among adults age 65