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Long Term Manifestations of Domestic Violence

submitted by: admin on 11/25/2013
An excellent article in the November 2013 issue of More Magazine reported that 25% of all women are victims of domestic violence. Two million women are injured annually by domestic violence, 25% require medical care, and 1300 die! Sixty percent of those going to emergency rooms are strangled and one in three lost consciousness.  MDs and dentists...

Lower Blood Pressure Readings May Be Dangerous When Treating Hypertension

submitted by: admin on 07/10/2014
A medical study from Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center published an article in the journal, Internal Medicine, in June of 2014 that contradicts common medical belief that when treating hypertension, the lower the better. They studied 4,480 patients for 21 years and found that once blood pressure is below 140, there is no benefit in loweing the systolic...

Managing Isolated Systolic Hypertension

submitted by: admin on 02/19/2015
  Isolated systolic hypertension (ISH) is the result of stiffening of the arteries. ISH is different in its cause from humoral or diastolic hypertension in that humoral hypertension is the result of vasoconstriction of arteries from stress and other hormones; it is reversible to a point whereas ISH is the end result of advanced arteriosclerosis whereas...

Masked Hypertension

submitted by: admin on 10/10/2013
The definition of high blood pressure and what it is, is reviewed. Being "tense" leads to tense arteries and dealing with stress is critical. Complications are discussed. White coat hypertension is common and home blood pressures are more reliable.

Middle Aged Running Speed Predicts Heart Attacks

submitted by: admin on 10/11/2013
  How fast you can run a mile at age 55 is predictive of your risk for a heart attack. If you can run a mile in 15 minutes your lifetime risk of a heart attack is 30%. If you can run a mile in 8 minutes, your risk is under 10%. Exercise benefits our risk for hypertension, type 2 diabetes, being overweight, depression, anxiety, insomnia, and fitness....

Modest Weight Loss has Lasting Health Benefits

submitted by: admin on 02/19/2015
  Overweight and obese people can benefit from a decade of health benefits by losing just 10% of their weight, even if they regain this weight later in the decade. This reduced the risk of type 2 diabetes by 58%. This minimal weight loss has been shown to have benefits on the long term impact of sleep apnes, high blood pressure, mobility, and overall...

Night Shift Working is Not Healthy

submitted by: admin on 04/23/2019
Night shift work leads to disturbed sleeping patterns that can increase risk for osteoporosis, hypertension, diabetes, heart attacks, etc. Dfferences between acute and chronic stress are explained. Vitamin D production is compromised.

NSAIDs: The Myriad of Side Effects

submitted by: admin on 05/31/2014
The effectiveness of NSAIDS for longterm pain is questionable according to new research. Chronic use of these drugs shows their effectiveness is close to that of a placebo. There are many alternatives to drugs for pain management that are more effective and far safer. More than 30,000 people die annually in the US from this class of drugs, which include Advil,...

One Session of the Relaxation Response Alters Gene Expression

submitted by: admin on 10/12/2013
  According to an article published in the May 2013 issue of PLoS ONE, a single session of the relaxation response produced immediate changes in gene expression of immunity, energy metabolism, and insulin secretion. Investigators from Harvard analyzed the expression of more than 22,000 genes and found that the relaxation response alleviates symptoms...

Only Drugs Can Treat Hypertension

submitted by: admin on 10/12/2013
A study comparing drugs to other therapies is presented. The pros and cons of using drugs or non-drug approaches are reviewed and discussed.

Prescriptions For Health Radio Show: May 6, 2011

submitted by: admin on 04/23/2019
Prescriptions for Health Radio Show May 6, 2011Dr. Len and Nurse VIcki explore the following topics: The influence of salt in primary prevention of heart attacks and strokes Intestinal microflora types Diet for diabetics: The ketogenic diet Insomnia causes type 2 diabetes Why night owls tend to put on weight Ideal blood sugars increase mortality in people...

Prescriptions for Health Radio Show: May 13, 2011

submitted by: admin on 04/23/2019
Prescriptions for Health Radio Show May 13,2011Dr. Len and Nurse Vicki explore the following topics Doctors prefer medical education sponsored by Big Pharma What is CAM? Forgiveness Pre-diabetes Holism Health Medicine and the Health Medicine Forum H. pylori: inflammation vs anti-inflammation Dangerous side effects of Tylenol Vicki's 20-20...

Preview, Hypertension Overview

submitted by: admin on 04/23/2019
This short video overview of hypertension by Dr. Saputo defines what it is, how to diagnose it, its complications, causes, and treatment.  A much more extensive video is available to Members of  See the link at the bottom of this page for more on how to become a Member.

Preview: Blood Pressure Pills

submitted by: admin on 04/23/2019
When you make the decision to use a pharmaceutical drug to manage your blood pressure, you also need to understand that there are common side effects that may be problematic. The different classes of anti-hypertensives is reviewed and their common side effects highlighted. Both mainstream and CAM approaches to managing high blood pressure are reviewed.

Qigong for Hypertension with Michael Mayer, PhD

submitted by: admin on 10/14/2013
Working with the breath it is possible to "sink the chi" and change from sympathetic to parasympathetic breathing. This in combination with imagery using the "river of life" meditation is very powerful to lower BP.          

Reduce Stress to Treat Hypertension

submitted by: admin on 10/14/2013
Stress and anxiety are the most common causes for high blood pressure and is treatable. We tend to rely on medication to treat high blood pressure and the underlying stress. Americans are over-stressed. Relaxants lower blood pressure as well or better than antihypertensive drugs.        

Response to question one: hypertension survey

submitted by: admin on 04/23/2019
Media for hypertension survey

Reversing ED Without Drugs

submitted by: admin on 04/09/2014
Erectile dysfunction is often the presenting symptom of a number of diseases such as arteriosclerosis, diabetes, hypertension, low testosterone, many neurological disorders, and much more according to a University of Adelaide study that was published in the March 2014 issue of the Journal of Sexual Medicine.  There are an amazing number of drugs...

Salt, Exercise, and Risk of Alzheimer's Disease

submitted by: admin on 10/14/2013
There is a lot of confusion about what salt does for the risk of hypertension, heart attacks, strokes, peripheral vascular disease, stroke, congestive heart failure, and mortality. Recent studies have shown that for people without heart disease or stroke, that salt does not increase mortality. There is no question that salt is a bad idea for someone with congestive...

Sleep is Critical for Wellness

submitted by: admin on 10/14/2013
  We don't get enough sleep even though it is a critical lifestyle factor for wellness. Getting less than four hours of sleep is the most predictive lifestyle factor predicting morbidity and mortality. Missing just four hours of sleep for one night reduces immunity by 30%. Sleep deprivation in the long term is a potent risk factor for cancer, heart...