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Sodas Deposit Fat in Liver, Muscle, and Abdomen

submitted by: admin on 10/14/2013
Drinking a liter of soda a day for 6 months increases the amount of fat that will accumulate in the liver, muscles, and abdomen by 25% according to a December 2011 article published in the AJCN. This has been linked to the metabolic syndrome, the precursor of type 2 diabetes, and all of its complications that include hypertension, heart attack, stroke, and obesity....

Sodas Linked to Stroke

submitted by: admin on 10/14/2013
The April of 2012 publication of the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition reported that a greater consumption of sugar-sweetened and low calorie sodas is linked to a higher risk for stroke. Soft drinks have been associated with weight gain, type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, gout and coronary artery disease. Those people consuming the most...

Stroke

submitted by: admin on 10/16/2013
The types, causes, and treatment of stroke are reviewed from both the mainstream and CAM approaches.

Stroke Overview

submitted by: admin on 04/20/2018
  This is an extensive overview of stroke. The cause of most strokes is the result of interrupted blood flow to the brain from plaque, clots, and bleeding. Transient ischemic attacks are often the warning of an impending stroke and it is a medical emergency. Guidelines for recognizing and managing stroke are reviewed. The importance of a healthy lifestyle...

Suddenly Sick Syndrome

submitted by: admin on 10/16/2013
Big pharma redefines the criteria for disease to make more people "sick" and sell more drugs for these conditions. Pre-hypertension, pre-osteoporosis (osteopenia), and pre-obesity are examples. How this happens is described. This creates the "worried well!"          

Sugar

submitted by: admin on 10/16/2013
Diets high in high fructose corn syrup and other sugars lead to obesity, type 2 diabetes and its complications of heart attacks, strokes, hypertension and cancers. Many sugars provide empty calories.          

Sugar and High Blood Pressure

submitted by: admin on 10/16/2013
It is well known that salt can cause increase your blood pressure.  Recent research has shown that beverages containing sugar, such as soda and fruit juice, can also increase your blood pressure. The worse thing a person can do is to combine the two; such as "enjoying" a bag of chips and a soda with your lunch. This can double...

Sun, Vitamin D, and Cancer

submitted by: admin on 10/16/2013
  We need sunlight to make vitamin D. The types, sources of vitamin D, and physiology of vitamin D are reviewed. The relationship between vitamin D levels and cancer are reviewed.        

Supplementing for Low Vitamin D Reverses Heart Disease

submitted by: admin on 10/16/2013
  Supplementing with vitamin D in people with low levels lowers the risk of dying from any cause by 60% according to an article in the November 7, 2011 issue of the American Journal of Cardiology looking at 10,000 people. This is a landmark study documenting that elevating low levels of vitamin D makes a profound difference in mortality. Low levels...

The ALLHAT Study on Hypertension, Diuretics, and Lifestyle

submitted by: admin on 10/16/2013
The largest study ever done on how we should treat hypertension showed that thiazide diuretics and lifestyle are what was recommended. It exposes the mercenary nature of big pharma in promoting their new designer drugs that work no better than older approaches that are cheap.

The Danger of Gaining Just Five Pounds

submitted by: admin on 09/30/2014
Gaining just five pounds can increase your blood pressure and lead to more weight around the middle according to a Mayo Clinic study presented at the American Heart Association's High Blood Pressure Research Scientific Sessions in September of 2014. In this study researchers tested blood pressures using 24 hour abulatory blood pressure monitors before and...

The Dangers of Thiazide Diuretics in Treating Hypertension

submitted by: admin on 04/12/2015
According to a collaborative study between the University of Texas Medical Center and UCSF Medical Center that was published in the Journal of the American Geriatric Society in June of 2014, people over the age of 65 who are treated with thiazide diuretics (such as HCTZ -- which is hydrochlorthiazide -- or Hygroton), are in danger of developing several...

The Importance of Sleep

submitted by: admin on 04/20/2018
Sleep is one of the most important lifestyle factors. Prolonged insomnia leads to inflammation and a whole host of illnesses that include hypertension, type 2 diabetes, cancer, osteoporosis, overweight, and suppressed immunity. There are hormonal imbalances as well, that include insulin, leptin, ghrelin, adrenal hormones and neurotransmitters that cause profound...

The Importance of Sleep (video)

submitted by: admin on 02/13/2014
This is a video that is an extensive overview on the importance of sleep. Sleep is critical for quality and length of sleep. Most Americans are sleep deprived because we're living in the "fast track." There are profound effects on osteoporosis, hypertension, diabetes, heart disease, stroke, cancer and accidents. Sleep is absolutely essential...

The Relationship of Insulin and Arteriosclerosis

submitted by: admin on 10/17/2013
According to Joslin Clinic Studies published in the journal Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology, high levels of insulin in themselves do not cause arteriosclerosis. Without other factors such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, or type 2 diabetes, high levels of insulin do not cause arteriosclerosis. There must be insulin resistance in endothelial...

Treating High Blood Pressure

submitted by: admin on 04/20/2018
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Treating Hypertension Extends Life

submitted by: admin on 02/19/2015
  The first long term study (22 years) showed that for every month of treatment with chlorthalidone for high blood pressure extended life by one day. This JAMA of December 2011 showed that over 10 years this is 4 months of life extension. It has already been well established that strokes and heart attacks are reduced dramatically, and that may be much...

Treating Hypertension Using Mindbody Psychotherapy

submitted by: admin on 10/17/2013
Hypertension is generally treated with drugs in mainstream medicine, but using bodymind psychotherapy can get many people off their drugs and still have controlled blood pressure. This approach shifts the balance of the autonomic nervous system from sympathetic (fight or flight response) to parasympathetic (relaxation response) dominance. This treats the cause...

Triglycerides: What You Need to Know

submitted by: admin on 04/20/2018
Triglycerides are defined. We need them for energy, energy storage, insulation, mambrane function. When levels are too high problems follow. Diets too high in sugar lead to high levels of insulin and of triglycerides as well as blood pressure and a tendency to lay down fat. Exercise is the antidote to this, as is a low carbohydrate diet. We burn fat as our primary...

Vitamin D Deficiency

submitted by: admin on 05/27/2016
There is a pandemic of vitamin D deficiency because we don't get the UVB rays from sunlight that are needed to make it ourselves. This leads to not only an increased risk of osteoporosis but also of type 2 diabetes, hypertension, several cancers, heart attacks, strokes, and seasonal affective disorder. Vitamin D replacement is necessary for most people. The...