Statin drugs used to fight cholesterol actually HARM your health, say experts

When a doctor tells someone that their cholesterol levels are high enough to warrant a prescription for statins, many people are more than willing to comply in hopes of avoiding a heart attack. Statins are the second-most prescribed drugs on the planet, and one out of every five Americans aged 40 to 75 takes these … Continue reading Statin drugs used to fight cholesterol actually HARM your health, say experts

Egg nutrition facts: How many calories are in an egg?

Eggs are one of the most misunderstood foods because of their cholesterol content. But according to experts, eggs are actually nutritious and can be a good source of energy to boost your day. Eggs contain important nutrients that are linked to many health benefits. They are also a versatile ingredient and a breakfast staple in many … Continue reading Egg nutrition facts: How many calories are in an egg?

The sweet and the sour: Health benefits of honey and apple cider vinegar

Apple cider vinegar starts life as an apple juice. It is then fermented twice with yeast. It is most notable for its strong, sour flavor, which is due to its main ingredient acetic acid. In turn, this substance is said to be responsible for the health benefits of apple cider vinegar. Meanwhile, honey is a sweet and viscous substance … Continue reading The sweet and the sour: Health benefits of honey and apple cider vinegar

Diabetic? Eat more eggs

Many health-conscious people try to avoid eating eggs. The egg yolk, in particular, is notorious for having a high cholesterol content. It may seem logical to think that eating eggs will raise your blood cholesterol levels and therefore should be avoided. Eggs may even appear dangerous to people with diabetes who need to carefully monitor their … Continue reading Diabetic? Eat more eggs

The hepatoprotective, anti-hyperglycemic, and anti-diabetic properties of spirulina

A study published in the journal Nutrition Research found that spirulina is beneficial to people with diabetes. In this study, researchers from the University of Western Brittany in France explored the hepatoprotective, antihyperglycemic, and antidiabetic properties of spirulina. The researchers looked at the effects of spirulina supplementation on diabetic rats. They hypothesized that supplementation with spirulina could help treat diabetes and … Continue reading The hepatoprotective, anti-hyperglycemic, and anti-diabetic properties of spirulina

Study: Intermittent fasting can BOOST heart health and improve your overall well-being

Diet trends come and go, and many of them ultimately prove to be little more than a passing fad. However, one new way of eating that is getting a lot of buzz – intermittent fasting – has a lot of value and could well become the future of healthy eating. Not only can it help … Continue reading Study: Intermittent fasting can BOOST heart health and improve your overall well-being

Take it from a doctor: Heart surgeon says statins DO NOT work, can even increase risk of diabetes and obesity

If you aren’t taking statins, there is a good chance you know several people who do. After all, a quarter of the American population over the age of 45 takes one daily. Given their widespread use, you would think they are incredibly effective and safe, but nothing could be further from the truth – and … Continue reading Take it from a doctor: Heart surgeon says statins DO NOT work, can even increase risk of diabetes and obesity

Statins DOUBLE your risk of developing diabetes

Which condition would you rather have: high cholesterol or diabetes? It’s a choice you might be unwittingly making if you take statins to lower your cholesterol as studies show that those who take the drugs are twice as likely to develop diabetes as those who do not. On top of that, they also have a … Continue reading Statins DOUBLE your risk of developing diabetes

Abnormal blood clot formation can be prevented through natural means

Blood clotting is an essential process that prevents excessive blood loss due to injury. However, it also has the potential to be deadly if a blood clot breaks free and gets stuck on its way to the heart or lungs. This can interfere with blood flow and increase the risk of diseases like a heart attack, stroke, or cancer. … Continue reading Abnormal blood clot formation can be prevented through natural means

Be proactive about your heart health today by understanding how a heart attack happens

A heart attack can be a life-changing event. If you manage to survive a heart attack, it can have dire consequences for your overall health and well-being. The key to preventing a heart attack from occurring in the first place is understanding how and why it happens. What causes heart attacks Plaques are small collections of cholesterol and calcium that form … Continue reading Be proactive about your heart health today by understanding how a heart attack happens