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Reduce High Blood Pressure With Plates, Forks, and Exercise

Reduce High Blood Pressure With Plates, Forks, and Exercise
Hypertension is an epidemic in the United States, despite many people not even realizing they are at risk with blood pressures higher than 120/80. Nearly half of the adult population has high blood pressure or its precursor, called pre-hypertension. That's more than 100 million American men and women! Therefore, it is not surprising that hyper...
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Reverse Angina With Plant Foods

Angina Can Be Reversed With a Plant-based Diet
​ Another study confirms additional reasons why it pays to follow a plant-based diet. It turns out that a whole-food, plant-based diet can help reverse angina without medication and procedures. Angina is a type of chest pain or discomfort resulting from reduced blood flow to the heart. Angina is not the same as an heart attack, but it is ...
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Allium Vegetables May Fend off Gastric Cancer

Baskets of Red and White Onions and Garlic
People concerned about avoiding gastric cancer may want to consider adding more allium vegetables to their diet. Vegetables in the allium family include onions, garlic, leeks, chives, shallots, and scallions. There is compelling evidence that high dietary ingestion of allium vegetables can help to halt the development of stomach cancer . ...
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Anthocyanins Rich Food Decreases Parkinson's Risk

Blackberries Blueberries and Raspberries
The United States has one of the highest incidence rates of Parkinson's disease in the world. About 1 million cases out of the more than 10 million cases of Parkinson's disease worldwide occurred in the United States. Every year, nearly 60,000 Americans are added to the growing list of people living with this neurodegenerative condit...
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Eggs Increase Type 2 Diabetes Risk

Eggs are Just Too Risky
The higher the consumption of eggs, the greater the risk of developing type 2 diabetes. This is according to a study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. Unfortunately, the United States is among the top egg consuming nations in the world. An estimated of  274.2 eggs were consumed per person  per year in the Unite...
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Why Eating Legumes May Help Your Heart

Variety of Beans in Spoons and Bowls
Whenever possible, eat a daily serving of legumes, which are an essential component of every heart-healthy diet . (Beans! Beans! Good for your heart!) The legume family of split peas, beans, lentils, and dal is rich in vitamins, minerals, fiber, and phytochemicals that promote heart health. In addition, legumes do not ...
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Protect Your Lungs From Cancer

Lung Cancer Diagram
Lung cancer causes the most deaths from cancer in the US for both men and women. According to the American Cancer Society , lung cancer accounts for 26% of all cancer deaths and 14% of all new cancer diagnosis. Smoking tobacco or vaping nicotine is the principal cause of lung cancer, responsible for nearly 85% of all cases ...
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Reduce Cancer Risk With Cruciferous Vegetables

Brocolli and Colorful Cauliflower
When it comes to the health and nutritional benefits of cruciferous vegetables, the science is clear. The wide array of nutrients found in these vegetables are beneficial in the prevention of various chronic diseases, including type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disorders, Alzheimer's disease, and cancer. Now a new study has added to the (already larg...
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Russell Prentice
I find it interesting that the rate of cancer seems to be higher per 100,000 people in the North East Than the South West. See th... Read More
Monday, 28 January 2019 10:54
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Red Meat Increases Stroke Risk

Stroke Rick is Increased by Eating Red Meat
Some people cherish the taste of a delicious red meat based meal so much that they feel they just can't survive without it. For others... not so much. Those people who belong to the first group should be interested in the findings of a recent study that found a positive correlation between high red ...
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Fiber-Rich Foods Reduce High Blood Pressure

Reducing Hypertension Lowers End Organ Damage Risk
Fiber comes only from plant-based foods, as animal products have no fiber. Eating a diet high in fiber may help reduce high blood pressure in hypertensive patients, according to a study that appeared in the Journal of Hypertension in 2005. By analyzing the results of 25 randomized controlled trials, researchers from Tulane University Scho...
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Smoking Promotes Impotence

Limp Cigarette in Fingers
Cigarette smoking is an established risk factor for erectile dysfunction, also known as impotence. In fact, in 2014, the acting surgeon general of the United States added erectile dysfunction  to the list of health problems that can be caused by smoking. Among men under the age of 40, cigarette smoking is the biggest cause of erectile dys...
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Russell Prentice
Is it possible to perform CT scans on the penile artery like the scans that can be done on the heart to check for penile artery at... Read More
Monday, 28 January 2019 11:37
Sean Carney
Russell,We have seen the movie "The Game Changers" twice now and a very convincing part of the movie for many of the young men wat... Read More
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Plant-Based Diets Relieve Crohn’s Symptoms

Illustration of Inflamed Large and Small Intestines
Crohn's disease is a long-term condition that causes inflammation of parts of the digestive tract's lining. The most common site of occurrence for the inflammatory bowel disease known as Crohn's is at the end of the small intestine (ileum) and the beginning of the large intestine (cecum). This infla...
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