Tag Archives: Cardiovascular

Cardiovascular Risk Heightened by A Migraine?

A migraine a ‘risk factor’ for cardiovascular disease… A new study brings some concerning news for the millions of us who experience migraine attacks; scientists found that migraine may increase the risk of heart attack, stroke, and other forms of cardiovascular disease. Migraine may increase the risk of cardiovascular disease, say, researchers. Based on these findings, the researchers — at

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Food as Medicine: Pecan (Carya illinoinensis, Juglandaceae)

Pecan (Carya illinoinensis) is a member of the Juglandaceae family, which also includes other economically important North American trees, such as hickory (Carya spp.) and walnut (Juglans spp.).1,2 Fossil records show that the pecan tree can live up to a thousand years, and its existence predates human settlements in North America.3 Pecan can grow to a height of 150 feet with a seven-foot diameter.2-4 The

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Strength Training

Strength Training May Lower Early Death Risk… A new study from the University of Sydney in Australia suggests that exercises that promote muscular strength may be just as important for maintaining health as aerobic exercise. In fact, they may help lower the risk of all-cause and cancer-related death. Strength-building exercises, such as weight lifting, push-ups, and squats, can sometimes seem

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10 Aloe Vera Uses You Probably Didn’t Know About

Aloe vera, also known as Aloe barbadensis, has been a staple resource in many cultures around the world for thousands of years. While the plant originated in southern Africa, you can find it growing around the world in places as varied as the Mediterranean and the southern United States. Traditional uses for aloe vera include soothing burns, moisturizing skin, and helping small

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Beneficial Cardiovascular Effects of Cocoa Flavanols Are Enhanced by Methylxanthines

Cocoa (Theobroma cacao, Malvaceae) Flavanols Methylxanthines Cardiovascular Function Cocoa (Theobroma cacao, Malvaceae) flavanols (CFS) have been shown to exhibit beneficial cardiovascular effects. The authors suggest that other compounds in foods that contain flavanols, such as methylxanthines, could also help improve vascular functions. In cocoa, the main methylxanthines are theobromine and caffeine. Conducting 4 randomized, double-masked, controlled studies, the authors investigated

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