It is a diet for all diseases, one that is certain to get your doctor's seal of approval. The Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) is the supreme weapon in fighting hypertension and lowering blood pressure in just 14 days, according to studies sponsored by the National Institutes of Health. The DASH... Read More
When it comes to metabolism, the liver is the link that is not present. At least, that is what Dr. Sandra Cabot says. The creator of the Liver Cleansing Diet explains we are not fat because of extra calories - we are overweight as a result of liver dysfunction. Dr. Cabot feels that by eating the proper... Read More
When diets fail, there are the controversial stomach-stapling surgeries to fall back on. While the occurrences of this last-resort alternative were few and far between more than a decade ago, they' have become more and more commonplace.
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For years, there has been a good deal of debate over the effectiveness of a low-fat diet. Advocates of the plan say a diet low in saturated fat promotes weight loss and lowers the risk of heart disease, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, cancer and diabetes. When adhering to a low-fat diet, 20 to 30... Read More
"High blood pressure in kids? That's what my grandmother has!"
Nearly 2 out of 3 American adults have unhealthy blood pressure. Hypertension, or high blood pressure (HBP), cuts off nearly 5 years from an average person's life. It is more common beyond middle age. Hence, what comes to mind when discussing HBP are adults challenged to maintain a healthy lifestyle: regular exercise, a healthy diet, and weight control, simple routines... Read More
You may not know it, but May is actually Better Sleep Month. It's not just a good excuse to go out and get a new pillow - it's also an opportunity to take an eye-opening look at your sleep habits. Sleep is an important component of good health. According to the Harvard Women's Health Watch, an estimated 75% of people have difficulty getting some good shut-eye at least a few nights a week. And the problems go beyond too many hours... Read More