mediterranean style diet

How to Lower Cholesterol Naturally with Red Wine

Moderate alcohol consumption, especially in the form of red wine, is a well-researched way to lower cholesterol naturally. If consumed regularly in light to moderate amounts, red wine is well known to decrease the risk of heart attacks, strokes, and other dire consequences of cardiovascular disease. One of the primary … Read More

The Best Metabolic Syndrome Diet

We are facing a pandemic of metabolic syndrome in the West, where more than a third of adults now has the condition and is in dire need of the undisputed first-line treatment: adherence to a metabolic syndrome diet and lifestyle changes. Without diet and lifestyle changes, reversal of metabolic syndrome … Read More

What Causes Strokes—and 6 Ways to Prevent Them

A stroke occurs in the brain, but it can affect your body from head to toe. What causes strokes is a partial or total interruption of the blood supply to your brain. Suffering a stroke can be fatal, or it can cause brain damage, paralysis, and other complications. “A stroke’s … Read More

Heart Failure? Stay Vigilant for Worsening Condition

More than 5 million Americans have heart failure, and 500,000 more cases are diagnosed each year. The condition develops gradually, due to injury to or weakness of the heart—underlying causes include these, among others: Heart attack High blood pressure Coronary artery disease Heart valve disease Abnormal heart rhythms Diseases of … Read More

Heart Disease Symptoms: Don’t Ignore These Telltale Signs

Heart disease symptoms can vary greatly, depending on the type of heart disease you have. Heart disease is actually an umbrella term that covers such conditions as coronary artery disease, arrhythmias, valve disease, and heart failure. Recognizing symptoms of these serious problems is critical to getting early treatment and avoiding … Read More

Heart-Healthy Diet Plan: Yes, “Planning” Is Paramount

Timing and planning may mean everything when it comes to following a heart-healthy diet plan. That’s the message of a American Heart Association (AHA) scientific statement. The more thoughtful you are not only about what you eat but when and how often, the AHA advises, the more successful you'll have … Read More

Diet for Depression: Mediterranean Diet Improves Depression Symptoms

Following a Mediterranean-type diet for depression prevention may be a good idea, according to results from a  study conducted by researchers as Rush University Medical Center in Chicago.[1] Eating a Mediterranean-based diet comprised of vegetables, fruits, whole grains, fish, and legumes “…may protect against the development of depressive symptoms in … Read More

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