10 Possible triggers of an afternoon headache

There are many possible causes of afternoon headaches, from dehydration to something more severe like an aneurysm. If you’re worried, read up on the 10 possible causes of afternoon headaches and how to prevent them. As the name implies, an afternoon headache occurs in the afternoon. While they’re no different than other kinds of headaches, afternoon headaches can … Continue reading 10 Possible triggers of an afternoon headache

Here’s why eating garlic and onions can prevent hypertension and diabetes

Alliums are disease-fighting vegetables widely used as everyday food and traditional medicines. This incredible family of edible medicinal plants is composed of garlic, white and purple onions, leeks, chives, scallions and shallots. According to studies, alliums contain unique compounds called organosulfur compounds and natural antioxidants called polyphenols that are responsible for their disease-fighting activities. In a recent study, … Continue reading Here’s why eating garlic and onions can prevent hypertension and diabetes

Are low salt diets doing more harm than good?

According to the American Heart Association (AHA), death from cardiovascular disease could be reduced by 1.2 million people over the next decade if Americans limited their sodium intake to just 1,500 milligrams. Dieticians and health experts are quick to recommend a low sodium diet. Doctors often say that salt intake is a leading cause of … Continue reading Are low salt diets doing more harm than good?

Intermittent fasting found to boost health, lower diabetes risk

A recent study revealed that intermittent fasting can help with heart health, improve blood chemistry and reduce the risk of diabetes. The study, published in Nutrition Research, looked at the benefits of time-restricted feeding – in particular, the 16:8 intermittent fasting method – in healthy college men. “What we are doing is time-restricted feeding. It is a way … Continue reading Intermittent fasting found to boost health, lower diabetes risk

Health benefits and conditions improved by supplementing with CoQ10

Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) is a chemical that your body produces naturally. It plays an important role in DNA replication and repair, as well as energy production. In order to use CoQ10, your cells convert its inactive form, ubiquinone, into its active form, ubiquinol. However, as you age and are exposed to various pollutants (including medications such as statins), the … Continue reading Health benefits and conditions improved by supplementing with CoQ10

Vitamin B6 found to reduce the severity of COVID-19

A recent review published in the journal Frontiers in Nutrition suggests that taking vitamin B6 may reduce the severity of COVID-19. According to Asian researchers, vitamin B6 can reduce cardiovascular disease complications, diabetes complications, cytokine storms and blood clots, all of which are linked to worse COVID-19 outcomes. Reducing disease severity with vitamin B6 Most studies so far focused on … Continue reading Vitamin B6 found to reduce the severity of COVID-19

Fat isn’t fit: Study directly links obesity to heart disease

The phrase “fat but fit” — referring to being healthy despite being overweight or obese — is a myth, according to the findings of a recent study. Swedish researchers revealed that having a BMI of 25 or higher is linked to an increased risk of heart disease and other health conditions. Using the data of more … Continue reading Fat isn’t fit: Study directly links obesity to heart disease

Men with erectile dysfunction are at greater risk of being diagnosed with an irregular heartbeat

Struggling to keep your erection up is bad news in itself, but men with erectile dysfunction may have more to worry about than just lack of sex. According to a recent study published in the American Journal of Medicine, men with erectile dysfunction are more likely to be diagnosed with atrial fibrillation (AFib). Exploring the link between erectile dysfunction and irregular heartbeat … Continue reading Men with erectile dysfunction are at greater risk of being diagnosed with an irregular heartbeat

Study reveals vitamin C is key to preventing stroke and promoting heart health

Vitamin C is an essential micronutrient that plays a crucial role in regulating immune function and supporting overall immune health. But recent studies suggest that it may also hold the key to stroke prevention and better heart health in the long run. In one such study, scientists from the Rennes University Hospital in France compared the vitamin C levels of … Continue reading Study reveals vitamin C is key to preventing stroke and promoting heart health

Lowering homocysteine levels can decrease risk of heart attack, stroke and Alzheimer’s

Homocysteine is an amino acid produced when proteins are broken down. High homocysteine levels, called hyperhomocysteinemia, are known to increase disease risk. As a case in point, the condition is linked to heart attack, stroke and Alzheimer’s disease. High homocysteine levels and cardiovascular disease Previous research has found that homocysteine can damage the endothelium, the tissue lining the blood vessels throughout … Continue reading Lowering homocysteine levels can decrease risk of heart attack, stroke and Alzheimer’s