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What to eat to relieve high blood pressure

Measuring high blood pressure

High blood pressure can have potentially serious, even fatal, consequences. The good news is that there are scientifically proven changes to one’s diet which can be made to help deal with this condition. While serious cases (e.g. 160+/115+) may require the attention of a doctor and immediate pharmaceutical intervention, too many people and doctors unfortunately turn to medical drugs too ... Read More »

Six ways to lower blood pressure fast

blood pressure

High blood pressure is no longer just an affliction of the elderly, as more than one-third of young people between the ages of 16 and 34 are now said to suffer from some form of hypertension. And a recent study out of California revealed that, if left unchecked, this cardiovascular malady, even in its mild form, can lead to premature aging and brain ... Read More »

The Calcium Wars: Magnesium deficiency causes heart disease

Heart with Stethascope

Many people think that calcium is the only nutrient necessary for strong bones. This is a dangerous myth that needs to be addressed.(1) In fact, it takes 18 different nutrients to make durable bones. However, the most important bone mineral is magnesium because it activates alkaline phosphatase, the enzyme required to ensure optimal bone cell activity, as well as a ... Read More »

Statin drugs found to accelerate arterial calcification

Artery calcification

Newly published research reveals that more frequent statin drug use is associated with accelerated coronary artery and aortic artery calcification, both of which greatly contribute to cardiovascular and all-cause mortality. Published Aug. 8th, 2012 in the journal Diabetes Care, researchers studied patients with type 2 diabetes and advanced atherosclerosis and found that coronary artery calcification “was significantly higher in more frequent ... Read More »

Swimming ‘Jellyfish’ built out of rat cells & silicone

jellyfish rat cells

Using rat heart cells and silicone polymer, researchers have bioengineered a “jellyfish” that knows how to swim. The odd jellyfish mimic, dubbed a “Medusoid” by its creators, is more than a curiosity. It’s a natural biological pump, just like the human heart. That makes it a good model to use to study cardiac physiology, said study researcher Kevin Kit Parker, ... Read More »