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(NaturalHealth365) While artichokes feature a nutty, mild flavor when properly prepared, their interlocking leaves and armor-plated appearance convey the perception that they are the “tough customers” of the food world. And, when it comes to defending your health, it turns out that artichokes really do live up to their intimidating appearance. These odd-looking members of the thistle family, botanically known as Cynara cardunculus var. scolymus, contain a roster of antioxidant compounds that help combat serious conditions such as heart disease, liver disease, and cancer.
(NaturalHealth365) According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), about 45 percent of Americans have high blood pressure (hypertension) or are taking a high blood pressure medication. Like other medications, antihypertensive drugs are no stranger to side effects; commonly reported ones include dizziness, diarrhea, and lightheadedness.
While you shouldn’t stop taking any medications without your doctor’s consent, switching out your morning cup of coffee for a mug of black tea or green tea may help you get better control of your blood pressure.
(NaturalHealth365) For years, natural health experts and knowledgeable physicians and nutritionists have advised the Mediterranean diet for its heart-healthy, life-prolonging effects. High in healthy fats, fruits, vegetables, and fish and low in saturated fats, sugar, and red meat, the benefits of this way of eating are backed by an accumulating body of international scientific evidence. Now, a pair of new studies from German and Spanish researchers unveil the connections between the Mediterranean diet and chronic disease risks.
(NaturalHealth365) Heart disease remains the leading killer in the United States, claiming over 655,000 lives a year. In addition, 54 million people – almost a quarter of all American adults live with the painful, potentially debilitating disease of arthritis, the leading cause of work disability in the nation. Now, in a stroke of medical serendipity, it appears that a popular supplement may benefit both conditions at once.
(NaturalHealth365) Heart disease, a condition in which the heart can’t pump enough blood to meet the body’s demands, currently affects 5.7 million people in the United States, with roughly 550,000 new cases diagnosed each year. Unfortunately, heart failure – often triggered by coronary artery disease and ischemic heart disease – features a high mortality rate.
(NaturalHealth365) The “graying of America” has led to soaring rates of Alzheimer’s disease, an age-related neurodegenerative condition that currently affects 6.2 million adults in the United States. And, there is worse to come. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, the incidence of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia doubles every 10 years after the age of 60 – leading experts to predict that cases of cognitive decline will skyrocket to 13.8 million by the year 2050.
As the weather warms and trees and grasses begin to bloom, the challenges of seasonal allergies also rise. The condition is called allergic rhinitis or hay fever and affects 19.2 million U.S. adults and 5.2 million children.1 Many doctors lean heavily on prescription drugs to alleviate symptoms.
(NaturalHealth365) Dark chocolate is one of those foods that tends to go through a revolving door in the media. In one news cycle, we’re told dark chocolate isn’t a health food and is so high in calories that it should be avoided. In the next news cycle, we hear that dark chocolate actually comes with many notable health benefits.
So, which is it? The truth is, dark chocolate is generally considered to be beneficial for your physical and even mental well-being — provided you consume it in moderation. And while you don’t have to eat dark chocolate to live a healthy lifestyle, there are a few tips that will help you figure out how to choose the right dark chocolate brand if you want to add this sweet treat to your weekly diet.
(NaturalHealth365) No doubt, spending time in the sun is beneficial for human health: it’s the best way to ensure your body gets enough vitamin D, and it also promotes a normal sleep-wake cycle. By the way, clinical evidence even shows that UV radiation can destroy the novel coronavirus (although sunlight shouldn’t replace other measures to protect against infectious diseases, like a healthy diet, good sleep habits and other immune-supportive lifestyle habits. But, in terms of sun exposure, you’ll certainly want to consider a good sunscreen to protect your skin from UV damage.
Nutritional therapy is a powerful tool used in the health field to help patients overcome a variety of health complications. Both patients and doctors alike are aware that nutrition is vital to the health and natural healing properties in the human body. This is why targeting specific nutrients helps patients overcome vitamin and mineral deficiencies, reduces inflammation and side effects associated with allergies, and even treats simple ailments such as the common cold. Read more: