Finding out what your cardiovascular risk is requires that you see your physician periodically to have your cholesterol, blood pressure, blood sugar, and weight checked. From there, your health-care team may recommend a variety of tests and investigations to determine your level of risk and develop a plan to minimize
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A fasting blood sugar test measures the amount of a type of sugar, called glucose, in your blood after you have not eaten for at least eight hours. Checking for an ideal fasting blood sugar is one of the most commonly performed tests to check for prediabetes and type 2
Q: Can you slow down dementia once symptoms have started?
A: This is a question people with the early signs of dementia and their family members ask frequently, and unfortunately there is no simple or guaranteed answer. Dementia, whether the result of Alzheimer’s disease or other cause, is a very individualized condition.
Seasonal Indulgence Can Raise Cholesterol Levels
Increased consumption of fatty foods during winter holiday break can boost cholesterol levels 20% higher than in the summer, according to researchers in Copenhagen. The risk of having elevated cholesterol is six times higher immediately following the winter celebrations. Nine out of ten of the
Ginseng is the root of plants in the botanical genus known as Panax and has been used for thousands of years in traditional Chinese medicine. The name Panax means “all healing” in Greek, which reflects the belief that it can heal all aspects of the body. Today, however, we lack
Tea is the most frequently consumed beverage worldwide, besides water —and for good reason. In addition to the soothing calm that a nice cup of tea brings, drinking tea also provides a range of potential benefits, from improved cardiovascular health and brain function, to diabetes and cancer prevention.
Traditional Teas. The
What is CBD oil? CBD is a non-intoxicating extract from the Cannabis sativa family of plants (which includes hemp and marijuana). CBD is just one of a family of chemicals known as the cannabinoids, shown to have anti-inflammatory, antipsychotic, anti-anxiety, and anticonvulsant properties as well as homeostatic properties (meaning it maintains
It’s not just your eating pattern and your physical activity that affect how well your heart and blood vessels function. Other aspects of your lifestyle appear to intersect with your diet and activity level on the path to better cardiovascular health. Your sleep, for instance, can affect your quality of
Implementing and adhering to a healthful eating pattern is a critical part of a heart-healthy lifestyle. As you’ve read in the previous chapters, making the right food choices in the right amounts has been shown time and again to be associated with a lower risk of cardiovascular disease.
Additionally, the foods
The benefits of the DASH diet, Mediterranean-style diet, and other heart-healthy dietary patterns are clear. By adopting one of these eating patterns, or some variation thereof, you will eat the type of foods that support heart health while minimizing or avoiding those foods you’re better off without.
These dietary patterns can