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(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.
Bee propolis, a natural resin sourced from honeybees, hosts numerous health benefits thanks to its antiseptic, antimicrobial, antiviral and anti-inflammatory properties. Here, we’ve outlined eight of the main benefits of consuming bee propolis.
(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) Every year, at least 2.8 million Americans develop an antibiotic-resistant infection – and more than 35,000 of them lose their lives. Scientists warn that certain bacteria have become resistant to existing antimicrobial treatments, causing common infections to become difficult – or even impossible – to treat. This frightening situation has led the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to label antibiotic resistance as one of the biggest public health challenges of our time – and has triggered a scramble among researchers to develop alternative antimicrobial strategies.
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:
(NaturalHealth365) Citrus fruits are renowned for being one of the best sources of critical health-promoting compounds. Oranges, grapefruits, limes, and lemons are all loaded with vitamin C and are high in phytonutrients, such as carotenoids, flavonoids, and polyphenols.
(NaturalHealth365) Herbs have been used for centuries as a tonic and as a remedy for certain heart conditions. It is only in recent years that scientists have begun to acknowledge the power of herbs in reversing disease. Keep in mind, to improve heart function, these herbs should be used as a part of a heart-healthy diet and lifestyle – not a replacement.
(NaturalHealth365) Colorful, juicy, and highly nutritious berries offer more to your health than you can imagine. Over the last decade, substantial experimental data indicate that consuming berries protects brain health by preventing brain damage and age-related memory loss. The variety of beneficial compounds in berries not only will reduce the risk of many diseases but also prevent conditions such as stress and depression.
(NaturalHealth365) Virtually everyone is familiar with the feeling of physical fatigue: the sense of tiredness, the heaviness in the limbs, the overwhelming desire to rest. But there is another kind of fatigue that can be just as debilitating: mental fatigue. Sometimes referred to as “brain fog,” this temporary – but frustrating – mental state is characterized by impaired concentration, “fuzzy” thinking, lack of mental focus, and difficulty with simple cognitive tasks that would ordinarily be easy to complete.
(NaturalHealth365) Cancer – second only to heart disease as a leading cause of death in the United States – claimed over 600,000 lives in 2019 alone. And Alzheimer’s disease, now the sixth leading cause of death, currently affects over 5 million Americans – a number that the Alzheimer’s Association predicts will skyrocket as the population ages, potentially tripling by the year 2050.
While these statistics are bleak (conventionally speaking), we are not helpless in the face of these two dreadful health conditions. In fact, scientific research supports the ability of a plant-based diet to help alleviate and even prevent both cancer cell growth and brain damage.