July 21, 2023

Extending Life with Resveratrol

Scientists are discovering significant additional benefits that resveratrol confers in fighting aging and degenerative disease. While much of this research was initiated by a prolific group at Harvard University and in the biotech industry, scientists around the globe are now making unprecedented discoveries that define resveratrol’s multiple preventive and therapeutic potentials. Most exciting are findings showing how resveratrol may help protect against devastating age-related diseases including cancer, diabetes, atherosclerosis, and Alzheimer’s. We’ll start with an in-depth look at just what they’re discovering and then review the most compelling findings about resveratrol’s current and future roles in sustaining human health and […]
June 12, 2018

Potassium Helps Lower Your Blood Pressure

Most people you talk to about high blood pressure say, “I know, I know. I need to cut back on salt.” That’s correct. Few, however, are aware that potassium also plays a key role in the fight against high blood pressure. Who cares? We should, says the American Heart Association (AHA). High blood pressure is a major risk factor for stroke — sometimes called a heart attack in the brain — that can lead to serious disabilities or death. We could prevent 80 percent of strokes, says the AHA, primarily by keeping our blood pressure in check. A normal blood pressure (now […]
May 22, 2018

Pro-Veggie Diets Prevent Heart Attacks

There’s an endless debate about eating meat, especially when it relates to the risk of heart disease. Some people advocate a meat-based diet, while others avoid it at all costs. The truth may lie somewhere in the middle. A pro-veggie diet, in which plants make up 70% or more of the meals, may be the answer. A recent study showed that it dramatically reduced the risk of heart attacks and strokes. Pro-Veggie Diet Reduces Heart Attack and Stroke Risk by 20% In the study, researchers from the American Heart Association analyzed the diet of 451,256 Europeans. They also collected information on height, […]
March 27, 2018

Can Diet Reduce Risk of Stroke and Depression?

Turns out, the specific diet which is shown to reduce stroke risk may also reduce the risk of depression. People who eat vegetables, fruit and whole grains may have lower rates of depression over time, according to a preliminary study conducted by American Academy of Neurology. The study found that people whose diets adhered more closely to the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) diet were less likely to develop depression than people who did not closely follow the diet. In addition to fruit and vegetables, the DASH diet recommends fat-free or low-fat dairy products and limits foods that are high […]
June 6, 2017

Nearly 80 Percent of Strokes Are Preventable

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, almost 800,000 people in the United States experience a stroke each year. In addition, one person in the United States will die from a stroke every four minutes. Even if an individual survives a stroke, it may cause long term or permanent damage. The good news? Most strokes – nearly 80 percent – are preventable. And a large percentage of the ones that happen are treatable with the right care, right away. It’s a matter of knowing what to do, taking action and spreading the word. What is stroke? Stroke is […]