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  1. Mindfulness can improve heart health Research suggests a regular meditation practice could protect against heart disease. Here's how to begin one. What's good for the mind also tends to be good for the heart. The mind-calming practice of meditation may play a role in reducing your risk of heart disease, according to a scientific statement published in the Sept. 28, 2017, Journal of the American Heart Association. Experts reviewed dozens of studies published over the past two decades and found that meditation may improve a host of factors linked with heart disease — ma
  2. 'Brown Fat' May Help Your Health, Even if You're Obese A special calorie-burning type of body fat appears to help protect against an array of chronic ailments, including heart disease, type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure, a new study suggests. Brown fat generates heat by drawing glucose from the bloodstream, as opposed to energy-storing white fat, explained senior researcher Dr. Paul Cohen. He's an assistant professor and senior attending physician at the Rockefeller University Hospital in New York City. That sort of a tissue sounds like a godsend. However, brown fat
  3. Unfortunately, the “Polypill” is not available for use in the USA, Canada kalip
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  5. A Little Coffee Doesn’t Hurt and Might Help Reduce Your Cancer Risk If you’re a slave to your morning cup of coffee research shows that you don’t necessarily need to hang up the habit just yet. In fact, according to an analyses published in the July 2020 New England Journal of Medicine reviewing all publications on the topic the data shows that coffee may reduce the risk of many cancers and isn't associated with any specific cancer risk. Coffee contains hundreds of different compounds, some of which may have anticancer effects. Nevertheless, the exact mechanisms by which coffee may impact
  6. Blood Pressure Often Differs Widely Between Arms Blood pressure readings between the two arms can be different, and that disparity can sometimes be a warning sign of heart trouble down the road. That's the finding of an analysis of 24 past studies: When people have at least a 5-point difference in blood pressure between the two arms, their risk of heart attack, stroke or premature death inches up. And the greater the difference, the more those risks climb. Experts said the findings give more support to something that's been advocated, but not commonly done by doctors and
  7. Ways to Keep Your Mind, Body, & Spirit Healthy Through the Holidays It’s the most wonderful time of the year—all is merry and bright, right? Well, yes and no. While the holiday season is abundant with opportunities for connection, the endless energy demands, disrupted routines, late nights, and financial strain may leave you feeling drained, depleted, and disconnected. Fortunately, the following tried-and-true strategies can keep your mind, body, and spirit healthy throughout the rush of the holiday season. 1. Be Intentional with Your Time While it can be a delightful experi
  8. Research Suggests Vitamin K Linked to Heart Health and Longevity Key Takeaways A new study suggests vitamin K deficiency may shorten your lifespan. This protective vitamin prevents calcium build-up in artery walls, improving cardiovascular health. Before taking a vitamin K supplement, first try including foods rich in the vitamin, like dark leafy greens and cruciferous vegetables. Although every vitamin and mineral confers benefits, vitamin K may be a particular standout when it comes to increasing longevity, new research suggests. A meta-analysis published in T
  9. 5 Ways to Make 2021 Your Reset Year There seems to be a general feeling, heard from all sides, that the post-COVID world needs a reset. The pandemic imposed new and drastic stresses in people’s lives. The need to cooperate was brought into high relief, and the rise in areas like depression, anxiety, and domestic violence was symptomatic of a society pushed to its limits and beyond. No one escaped the negative effects of the pandemic, but was there a lesson to take away that can actually reset your life? For a moment, set aside the temptation to think that it only takes mass vaccinati
  10. Healthy lifestyle: 5 keys to a longer life How is it that the United States spends the most money on healthcare, and yet still has the one of the lowest life expectancies of all developed nations? (To be specific: $9,400 per capita, 79 years, and 31st.) Maybe those of us in healthcare have been looking at it all wrong, for too long. Healthy lifestyle and longevity Researchers from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health conducted a massive study of the impact of health habits on life expectancy, using data from the well-known Nurses’ Health Study (NHS) and the Health
  11. New York’s New Law Mandates Vegan Food in Hospitals New York's Senate and Assembly has passed a bill that would require vegan meals and snacks to be served at hospitals throughout the state As of December 6, all New York hospitals must guarantee a vegan option at every mealtime. The bill — S1471A/A4072 — “passed overwhelmingly” in the Senate and the Assembly in June 2019. Governor Andrew Cuomo signed it into law five months later on December 6. According to the bill, all plant-based meals must be nutritionally equivalent to the non-vegan options. All written materials and m
  12. Health Benefits of Prune Juice Drinking juice is a way of getting the benefits of many fruits or vegetables in one serving. Juice is healthy, easy to make or buy, and simple to consume. Different kinds of juices contain different vitamins and antioxidants that your body needs in order to stay healthy. Prune juice is one type of juice that is beneficial for your health. A prune is a dried plum — typically, a dried European plum called prunus domestica. Prune juice is made by extracting the water from these dried prunes. But what does drinking prune juice do for your health
  13. When can I get a coronavirus vaccine? Federal government officials are promising coronavirus vaccines soon -- some even before Christmas -- and states are gearing up to begin vaccinating Americans sometime in December. It almost sounds as if people will be lining up everywhere before New Year's to get a vaccine. But while millions of health care workers may be able to get immunized against the virus before the end of the year, the rest of the population is going to have to wait for months. Healthy adults under the age of 65 and children may well have to wait until late spri
  14. Confidence Drops in Prescription-Strength Fish Oil Does high-strength fish oil help the heart or doesn't it? Prior research into a prescription medicine derived from fish called Vascepa, announced earlier this year, suggested it might be of real value for heart patients. But the results from a trial of another such drug called Epanova, released Sunday, are disappointing: Researchers found no benefit from taking the medicine for a wide range of heart health outcomes, compared to taking a placebo pill containing only corn oil. "Many people continue to take fish oil supplement
  15. 'Polypill' May Cut Heart Attack, Stroke Risk By 40% A single pill loaded with cholesterol and blood pressure medications can reduce your risk of heart attack and stroke by as much as 40%, a new international study reports. The "polypill" containing three generic blood pressure medications and a statin dramatically reduced the risk of heart-related illness in people with no prior history of heart problems, according to clinical trial results. When taken on its own, the polypill reduced by about 20% the risk of heart attack, stroke, procedures to reopen clogged art
  16. Walking: Your steps to health Exciting benefits of walking for heart health, including lower risk of heart attack and stroke Why should you start walking for heart health? Walking doesn't get the respect it deserves, either for its health benefits, its value for transportation, or its role in recreation. Aerobics, walking and health Ever since the 1970s, the aerobic doctrine has dominated the discussion of exercise and health. In a scientific update of your high school coach's slogan "no pain, no gain," the doctrine holds that the benefits of exercise depend on working hard eno
  17. As far as I know an echocardiogram is a test that uses ultrasound to show how your heart muscle and valves are working. I don’t think it can show blood flow etc. I had a nuclear test done many moons ago; apart from the contrast material injected into you and the scan it’s not unlike a normal stress test. There is a chemical stress test, where the patient receives medications that either speed up the heart rate or dilate the arteries. The body responds in a similar way it would to exercise. I don’t think that there is any reason to fear but your Cardiologist is the best one to
  18. For Maximum Safety, Be Sure to Wash Your Homemade Face Mask: Study The homemade cloth masks recommended for slowing the spread of COVID-19 seem to expel invisible cotton fibres into the air as people talk, cough or even breathe -- underscoring the importance of regularly washing them, researchers say. In experiments, researchers found that medical-grade masks -- surgical and N95 -- blocked most exhaled "particles" from the wearer's mouth. But the results with cloth masks, fashioned from T-shirt material, were surprising. People actually emitted more invisible particles while wea
  19. How Meditation Renews Your Body and Brain If you are looking to renew your vitality, reset your focus, and recharge your body, meditation is the tried and true path that will lead you to the fulfilment of these goals. Here’s how. For the vast majority of people, 2020 has been filled with unexpected challenges. Pandemic-induced health concerns, career turbulence, loss of routines, and future uncertainties have left many individuals with a generalized sense of unease. Fortunately, stepping into a space of renewal does not require a retreat centre stay nor an elaborately planned va
  20. How Safe Is it to Use A Public Bathroom? With dirty door handles, heavily trafficked toilet bowls, and proximity to strangers, public restrooms can be a germophobe’s worst nightmare. But the COVID-19 pandemic adds a new layer of risk, and infectious disease doctors are urging people to be cautious ahead of the holiday weekend. A recent study published in Physics of Fluids outlines the potential dangers of toilet plumes -- clouds of droplets that can rise 3 feet from a flushing toilet and be inhaled by an unsuspecting user. Aside from the obvious ick factor, simulations found that co
  21. Getting Your Protein From Plants a Recipe for Longevity Swapping out tofu for your morning eggs or using beans instead of ground beef in your chili could help you live longer, a new study report. Getting your daily protein from plants instead of animals appears to reduce your overall risk of early death, researchers found. Every 3% of a person's daily energy intake coming from plant protein instead of animal protein reduced a person's risk of premature death by 10%, the results showed. The results were particularly strong when people swapped plant protein for eggs (24% l
  22. COVID-19 May Spike Blood Sugar, Raising Death Risk Bodies stressed by severe COVID-19 could produce abnormally high blood sugar levels, even in people without diagnosed diabetes. And that appears tied to a doubling of the odds of dying from COVID-19, Chinese researchers report. High blood sugar (glucose) levels, measured at the time of admission to the hospital, were also linked to more severe disease and complications, according to researchers led by Dr. Yang Jin, of the Union Hospital and Tongji Medical College, in Wuhan, China. Wuhan was the originating epicentre of the global pan
  23. Forgiveness and the Power of Letting Go Learning to forgive doesn't always come easy, and it's a patient and tender process. Many times, forgiveness can feel more like a weakness than an act of courage and strength. Let's explore how elevating awareness around this powerful act can be a catalyst toward greater health—physically, mentally, and spiritually—while helping to transform your family, community, and country. Good health and nourishment aren't just about the vitamins and minerals you ingest; it's also who you are as a human being. What Is Forgiveness? In simple ter
  24. Coronavirus: Spanish study casts doubt on herd immunity feasibility A Spanish study has cast doubt on the feasibility of herd immunity as a way of tackling the coronavirus pandemic. The study of more than 60,000 people estimates that around just 5% of the Spanish population has developed antibodies, the medical journal the Lancet reported. Herd immunity is achieved when enough people become infected with a virus to stop its spread. Around 70% to 90% of a population needs to be immune to protect the uninfected. The prevalence of Covid-19 antibodies was below 3% in coast
  25. BBQ Tempeh Vegan Ribs Ingredients 1 pkg Tempeh (12 oz) 2 Tbs Apple Juice 2-3 Tbs BBQ Rub 2 cups Hickory Wood Chips (for outdoor smoking) BBQ Rub 1/4 cup Paprika 2 Tbs Kosher Salt 2 Tbs Chili Powder 2 Tbs Brown Sugar 1 Tbs Black Pepper 2 tsp Garlic Powder 2 tsp Onion Powder 1/2 tsp Cayenne Pepper (or more to taste) Instructions If using outdoor grill or smoker: Soak Hickory Wood Chips in water for at least 30 minutes. Prepare ribs by slicing Tempeh into 6" long strips about 1" wide. Brush r
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