Many believe that it is men that are primarily at risk of heart disease, but they are sadly mistaken. According to the CDC – Women and Heart Disease Fact Sheet, heart disease is also the #1 cause of death in women. In fact, since 1984, more women than men have died each year from heart […]
Macular degeneration is a chronic eye disease most often associated with aging. The macula is the tissue just inside the back of your eyeball — and if you have macular degeneration, it begins to slowly deteriorate thereby affecting your central vision. While this disease doesn’t result in a complete loss of vision, your lifestyle may […]
A recent study in Japan resulted in EPA (a fatty acid found in fish oil) being approved for the treatment of hyperlipidemia and peripheral artery disease, and in Europe, for reduction of mortality after a heart attacks.
The results of a European study recently published in the Annals of Internal Medicine showed that virgin olive oil contained more antioxidants that a more refined olive oil. What does this mean to you? More antixoidants may offer more protection against heart disease. In this study those taking the virgin olive oil had higher levels […]
In Feb of 2006 a study was published showing the beneficial results that grapefruit, especially the red type, can have on one’s triglyceride level (part of your lipid panel). This study also showed that grapefruit has powerful antioxidant effects as well. This was great news, especially for those with elevated cholesterol panels and atherosclerosis (plaque […]