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Got high blood pressure? This is worse than salt!

Got high blood pressure? This is worse than salt!

An interesting phenomenon occurs once a statement is repeated over and over and over again. It’s believed to be true, even when that’s not necessarily the case! Take cigarettes, for example.  For years the tobacco industry paid enough people off to repeatedly deny that smoking causes lung cancer. Until the evidence was undeniable, that is. Well, another example of this in action is the contention that salt causes high blood pressure.  Because that’s not entirely...

Sep 10, 2019 4 comments

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How to recognize (and prevent!) a heart attack

How to recognize (and prevent!) a heart attack

  Few words conjure up as much fear as “heart attack.” For good reason.  Every 2.6 minutes, someone in the US is having one, and they stand about a 40 percent chance of dying from it. When it comes to a heart attack, time truly is of the essence…and it’s vital to recognize heart attack warning signs. Plus prevention is key!  You won’t have to worry about surviving a heart attack if you put the...

Dec 28, 2018 0 comments

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Is it my imagination or are people just losing it?

Is it my imagination or are people just losing it?

Is it my imagination, or are people even more filled with road rage and/or hell-bent on tailgating than ever before?  Are people just losing it?
Well, there may be another answer to consider…

Sep 18, 2018 13 comments

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2 surprising health benefits of probiotics

2 surprising health benefits of probiotics

Unless you’ve been living in a cave for the last few decades, you probably have heard that probiotics help prevent gas, bloating and constipation.
You also might know that they support your immune system and can help ease asthma and allergies.
And maybe you’ve even heard that they are helpful with depression since most of your body’s serotonin is produced in your gut (especially if you read my blogs on a regular basis!).
Well, there are 2 more surprising health benefits of probiotics that go way beyond your gut!
Specifically to your heart and your liver!
May 21, 2018 4 comments

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Both sides of the  blood pressure story

Both sides of the blood pressure story

Most people are aware that high blood pressure is not a good thing.  If not properly controlled, hypertension can lead to serious damage in your arterial walls and make you a candidate for heart disease.  Although it’s well known that high blood pressure can be caused by things such as too much salt in your diet (along with too little potassium), being overweight, elevated cholesterol, smoking, stress and lacking exercise, it can also be triggered by these factors:
Feb 15, 2018 0 comments

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Startling news about high blood pressure

Startling news about high blood pressure

Currently, about 75 million Americans have high blood pressure—that’s about 1 out of 3 adults!   And it’s not just the total number that’s a concern here because the overall percentage of people suffering from it is growing too.
Oct 05, 2017 0 comments

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