(Natural News) Struggling to find clinical benefits for statin drugs and blood pressure medications, a team of researchers put two drug protocols to the test to see their effects on human thinking and memory. The research, funded by the maker of the drugs (AstraZeneca), hoped to find cognitive benefits for candesartan and hydrocholorothiazide, rosuvastatin, or a combination of the protocols. The study was published online in Neurology, the medical journal for the American Academy of Neurology (AAN). The AAN represents the world’s largest association of neurologists and neuroscience professionals and is dedicated to promoting the highest quality patient-centered neurological care.
(Natural News) Nordic people are the happiest people on the planet. They consistently take the top spots in global rankings when it comes to happiness and life satisfaction. And in case you’re wondering, the term Nordic refers to anything that belongs to Norway, Iceland, Finland, Denmark, or Sweden. These Northern European countries are known not only for their cold climates but also for their progressive and wellness-oriented way of life. In fact, these countries practice philosophies such as “hygge,” which means fostering a sense of contentment, “lagom” or doing things in just the right amount, and “friluftsliv” or spending time in nature.
(NaturalHealth365) As you probably know, it’s not cancer, Alzheimer’s disease, diabetes or auto accidents that make ups the conditions most likely to threaten the lives of American adults – it’s cardiovascular disease. In fact, according to statistics published by the CDC, heart disease currently kills nearly 650,000 people – every year – in the United States. And a primary factor in heart disease is arterial plaque – artery-clogging deposits of fat and calcium that can lead to angina, heart attack and stroke.
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Originally published at mercola.com and reproduced here with permission.
Cholesterol is a waxy substance found in nearly every cell of your body, vital for optimal functioning. For instance, your body uses cholesterol in the construction of cell membranes and in regulating protein pathways required for cell signaling. Without sufficient amounts of cholesterol in your body you may experience a negative impact on your brain health, hormone levels and heart disease risk.
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(NaturalHealth365) Obesity is a growing problem in this country, and statistics show that more than two out of three adults are either overweight or obese. But, today, let’s focus our attention on quercetin and how this can help you.
Keep in mind, excessive body weight is not just an adult problem. One out of six children and adolescents in the United States are considered obese. A shocking statistic when you really think about it.
(Natural News) Obesity has become a global epidemic, affecting more than 650 million people. Poor diet is one of the reasons behind this widespread problem. A study published in The British Medical Journal found that oversized meals served at restaurants and fast food outlets are part of a poor diet, and associated with obesity.
(NaturalHealth365) You love avocados as a sandwich garnish or mashed in guacamole at your favorite Mexican restaurant, but this little green superfood is so much more than just a dip or a garnish. Avocados are loaded with nutrients – which offer profound health benefits.