Tag: high blood pressure

Cut your salt intake by cooking fresh food

Don’t toss that salt shaker! If your doc is on your case about your blood pressure and wants you to cut down on your salt intake, the simplest way to do that is to ditch the packaged and [...]

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Black-eyed peas combat metabolic syndrome

Study finds polyphenols found the traditional New Year’s dish of black-eyed peas combat several features of metabolic syndrome. It’s not too late to get started eating them now!

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Vitamin D could help improve metabolic syndrome

Metabolic syndrome goes hand-in-hand with a vitamin deficiency – but you can turn your health around by making sure you get all the vitamin D you need. Here’s how.

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Shoveling increases heart attack risk

If you live in a colder climate, winter weather can be brutal. But in dealing with the snow, seniors in particular face an increased risk of having a heart attack.

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Eating berries could reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes

A study out of China shows that compounds in berries called anthocyanins can reduce your risk of type 2 diabetes by up to 18 per cent.

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Stress can increase the growth of cancer tumours

A new study shows that stress can turn your body into a “cancer superhighway” by allowing cancer cells to spread out of the tumour and into other areas of your body... six times faster than if [...]

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Surprising ways you can avoid having a stroke

A new study shows that nearly nine out of every 10 strokes worldwide can be avoided – but it’s not just by making obvious changes like quitting smoking. There are other ways to avoid having a [...]

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Curcumin can curb metabolic syndrome

As we get older, it becomes easier than ever to put on weight – but if it’s all centered around your middle, it can be a major health hazard. And that belt-busting belly is rarely the only [...]

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Beta blockers could turn your surgery deadly

I don’t care if you’re a man or a woman… young or old… when you’re being wheeled into surgery, every patient has the same fear: What if something goes wrong? You’re [...]

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Vitamin D lowers blood pressure and boosts fitness

According to findings presented at the annual meeting of the Society of Endocrinology in Edinburgh, Scotland, a healthy amount of vitamin D can help improve your fitness levels and even lower [...]

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