High Cholesterol Diet NOT Linked with Heart Disease
IN YOUR DAILY DOSE today is information that will help you design a nutritional plan which includes foods you love, will help you lose weight and is not linked with heart disease.
IN MAKING CHANGES today are strategies you can use to improve your health through the foods you eat without fear of heart disease and stroke.
IN FACT OR FICTION you’ll discover some interesting details about history and the Civil War.
Eating a Higher Fat Diet Lowers Blood Pressure and Triglycerides
IN YOUR DAILY DOSE today is a research discovery that has deep meaning for the flavor of the foods you eat for breakfast, lunch and dinner. High quality, healthy fats are actually good for you!
IN MAKING CHANGES today are a list of great foods high in healthy fats you can incorporate into your day to increase your intake. Food high in fats will reduce your craving for sweets and carbohydrates. Diets low in carbs will improve your weight loss and reduce your risk of disease. It’s a win/win!
IN FACT OR FICTION you’ll discover where the term ‘lobbyist’ was first coined. It’s an interesting story!Read more
Blood Sugar and High Blood Pressure
IN YOUR DAILY DOSE today you’ll discover how high blood sugar is linked to high blood pressure, which is also linked to heart disease, stroke, kidney disease and blindness.
IN MAKING CHANGES today are specific strategies you can use starting TODAY that will help you stabilize your blood sugar, whether you suffer from diabetes or not.
IN FACT OR FICTION you’ll discover four very cool facts about your heart that will help you appreciate this incredible pump.Read more
Medications and Your Blood Pressure
IN YOUR DAILY DOSE today you’ll discover that researchers found a way of using current medications to get better results in the treatment of high blood pressure. This improvement reduces side effects and increases the number of patients who are satisfied with their treatment.
IN MAKING CHANGES today are specific strategies you can use each day to reduce your blood pressure without taking medications.
IN FACT OR FICTION you’ll discover how NASA trains their astronauts for anti-gravity. Does this include an anti-gravity chamber?
How Low Should You Go
IN YOUR DAILY DOSE today is news from three different Universities who collaborated on a study to evaluate how low your blood pressure should really go when you’re on medication. What they found should change the guidelines used to treat patients in the months and years to come.
MAKING CHANGES gives you some concrete methods of lowering your blood pressure to within normal limits without medications. These methods won’t take your pressure too low, but will help your body to stabilize and normalize the numbers.
YOUR DAILY AFFIRMATION continues to look at how helping others will help you more than it helps them.
IN FACT OR FICTION you’ll discover the little trick you can use to “wake your brain” up in the middle of the afternoon.Read more
Acupuncture and High Blood Pressure
In The News
Individuals with high blood pressure find that they experience a drop in their blood pressure that can last up to a month and a half when they practice acupuncture. This groundbreaking research was the result of over a decade of information and reported by the Susan Samueli Center for Integrative Medicine.
This is the first study that has scientifically confirmed acupuncture has some benefit in treating mild to moderate hypertension. Regular use can help you control blood pressure and lessen the risk of stroke and heart disease.Read more
Sign 4 Cardiovascular Disease
Thank you so much for signing the 'Sign4Cardio' campaign list and supporting our efforts for better education and program development for Cardiovascular Disease the #1 Killer in America. Your signature helps us to move forward in our crusade to develop a healthier America.
Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) is caused by disorders of the heart and blood vessels, and includes coronary heart disease (heart attacks), cerebrovascular disease (stroke), raised blood pressure (hypertension), peripheral artery disease, rheumatic heart disease, congenital heart disease and heart failure. The major causes of cardiovascular disease are tobacco use, physical inactivity, an unhealthy diet and harmful use of alcohol.
Cardiovascular Disease Global Facts
- CVDs are the number one cause of death globally: more people die annually from CVDs than from any other cause.
- An estimated 17.3 million people died from CVDs in 2008, representing 30% of all global deaths. Of these deaths, an estimated 7.3 million were due to coronary heart disease and 6.2 million were due to stroke.
- Low- and middle-income countries are disproportionally affected: over 80% of CVD deaths take place in low- and middle-income countries and occur almost equally in men and women.
- By 2030, almost 23.6 million people will die from CVDs, mainly from heart disease and stroke. These are projected to remain the single leading causes of death.
Cardiovascular Disease Facts for America
- Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women.
- About 600,000 Americans die from heart disease each year—that’s 1 in every 4 deaths.
- Coronary heart disease is the most common type of heart disease, killing more than 385,000 people annually.
- In the United States, someone has a heart attack every 34 seconds. Each minute, someone in the United States dies from a heart disease-related event.
- Heart disease is the leading cause of death for people of most racial/ethnic groups in the United States, including African Americans, Hispanics, and whites. For Asian Americans or Pacific Islanders and American Indians or Alaska Natives, heart disease is second only to cancer.
- Coronary heart disease alone costs the United States $108.9 billion each year. This total includes the cost of health care services, medications, and lost productivity.
High blood pressure, high LDL cholesterol, and smoking are key heart disease risk factors for heart disease. About half of Americans (49%) have at least one of these three risk factors.
Several other medical conditions and lifestyle choices can also put people at a higher risk for heart disease, including:
- Overweight and obesity
- Poor diet
- Physical inactivity
- Excessive alcohol use
* 1,2,3,4,5: see http://www.cdc.gov/dhdsp/data_statistics/fact_sheets/fs_heart_disease.htm
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