Even alternative practitioners can emphasise the importance of nutrition and still overlook another vital aspect that also has a part to play in maintaining a healthy heart. Someone who follows all the right nutritional guidelines can still suffer...
Heart problems still constitute a major health concern in the West - and almost as worrying are the heart drugs employed for lowering high blood pressure and cholesterol. But even major at-risk groups can avoid drugs, while still reducing their...
Angiotensin II-receptor blockers are called ‘safe’ drugs - safer than ACE inhibitors. Notably, they don’t cause persistent coughing, a very common side-effect of the ACE drugs
The evidence is overwhelming that meditative and relaxation techniques are heart-healthy. Ensure that you include some of the following in your daily regime.
A stroke occurs when blood circulation to the brain fails. Brain cells can die as a result of the decreased blood flow and subsequent lack of oxygen.
The flavonoids found in fruit, vegetables, wine and tea are potent antioxidants and have antiplatelet effects (Biochem Pharmacol, 1987; 36: 317-22).
About six months ago, the pressures in my eyes were 22 mmHg (left) and 21 mmHg (right). The optician told me I should have my pressure tested every six months, as I was in danger of developing glaucoma.
Drinking 8-10 cups of green tea a day or taking a daily green tea supplement significantly lowers the risk of breast cancer, and if you have breast cancer, it improves your prognosis. Research shows that green tea inhibits the growth of breast...
While Father's Day makes us think about how much we love the men in
our lives, recent studies show that men's health has been steadily
declining. Acupuncture, however, may help many of the common ailments
that men face.