A South Korean study showed that vitamins can reduce the risk of metabolic syndrome. Metabolic syndrome is a change in metabolism in patients with excess abdominal fat. They also often have high blood sugar, high blood pressure and high LDL cholesterol. In addition their liver often d
Recently a cardiology team from India found that early graying and baldness predict heart disease. These two risk factors are on top of the conventional risk factors. The ones that are known already are high cholesterol, obesity, smoking, high blood pressure and physical inactivity. C
Are there concerns about stevia? This is the question as the food industry shows more interest in using this natural sweetener. An article in “Medical News Today” pointed out several potential concerns with stevia. I will review this here and add other evidence I found in the literatu
Magnesium helps diabetics and those who are at risk of getting diabetes to lower their blood sugars. This is what a European meta-analysis revealed. European study showing that magnesium helps diabetics The researchers of this publication in the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition
The fear of salt is associated with the medical dogma that lasted for several decades that salt over consumption would elevate blood pressure. We know that high blood pressure will cause heart attacks and strokes. Over the years governments have been influenced by health associations.
At the 23rd Annual World Congress on Anti-Aging Medicine (Dec. 11-13, 2015) in Las Vegas Dr. Joel Heidelbaugh presented a talk entitled “Examining the Correlation Between Androgen Deficiency and Cardiometabolic Risk”. In the beginning he mentioned that in the last few years many physi
A study published in the medical journal Stroke in Sept. 2014 showed that potassium could lower the risk of a stroke. 90,137 postmenopausal women from the Women’s Health Initiative Observational Study had no history of stroke when they were enrolled in the study. With the help of diet
Nobody even thought about looking for the effects of fish oil a few decades back. But this has changed all since we know that high blood pressure is one of the diseases that stems from an inflammatory condition in the lining of the arteries. Given that background it makes sense that D