By Foods4BetterHealth | Monday, April 6th, 2015
Have you heard of the saying “you are what you eat?”
In the case of heart disease, this is a very accurate statement indeed! The reason that this disease is virtually at epidemic proportions in most countries is because diets have remarkably changed over the last two decades.
When I refer to heart disease, I really am describing a condition known as vascular disease. In this condition, the arteries, which supply blood and oxygen to various areas of the body, are blocked by plaques which impede blood flow to the heart muscle and brain. This can cause a heart attack … Read More
By Foods4BetterHealth | Monday, January 19th, 2015
High blood pressure or hypertension is one of the leading causes of stroke, heart attack, kidney disease and blindness. It is a most common disease which is also associated with the aging process and does not have any specific pattern of symptoms.
There are a lot of treatment options available for high blood pressure, including many types of drug and lifestyle intervention. And, amongst all these treatments, a healthy diet has received quite a good attention in the recent period.
Best Diets to Lower High Blood Pressure
There are numerous different diets that can play an important role in lowering … Read More
By Dr. Kevin J. McLaughlin | Wednesday, November 5th, 2014
Blood pressure, sometimes referred to as arterial blood pressure or hypertension, is the pressure exerted by circulating blood upon the walls of blood vessels. The blood pressure in your circulation is principally due to the pumping action of the heart as well as cell salt content. You can greatly reduce your risk for high blood pressure through some lifestyle changes and your food intake. A healthy diet high in fruits such as berries and fresh apples, green vegetables and good fats such as olive oil – that can reduce the risk of developing high blood pressure. Let’s know more about … Read More
By Dr. Kevin J. McLaughlin | Friday, March 21st, 2014
High blood pressure or hypertension, as it is also known, is a leading risk factor for the development of vascular disease which can lead to stroke, blindness, heart attack, kidney disease, and aneurysms.
Hypertension is also a very important disease because it frequently is not associated with any obvious symptoms, although serious damage can be occurring to your blood vessels and organs.
There are many factors that can raise your blood pressure and keep it elevated. Factors such as your weight, diet, level of physical fitness, race, age, stress, time of day, and genetic heritage can all play a role.… Read More
By Dr. Kevin J. McLaughlin | Tuesday, March 11th, 2014
High blood pressure is a leading cause of heart attack, stroke, blindness, and kidney disease. High blood pressure or hypertension is one of the most common diseases associated with the aging process and may not have any particular symptom pattern.
There are many treatments currently available for this condition including several types of drug and lifestyle interventions. Among the different lifestyle interventions, the diet is an area which has received a great deal of attention.
There are several different diets that have been recommended to lower high blood pressure or prevent it from occurring. The DASH (dietary approaches to stop … Read More