Your Immune System: Healthy and Aging

The aging process described by Deshaun Hammer in the 1950’s are manifesting at earlier ages.  Metabolic Syndrome – high blood pressure, cholesterol and blood sugar, cancer and heart disease have drastically increased in the last 20 years.  Many observational studies support the theory that these ill effects are exerted by free radicals upon the cell […]

Some Quick Facts and Studies on the Benefits of Exercise

Millani & Colleagues from Ochsner Clinic followed 522 cardiac patients who exercised for 12 weeks of aerobic cardiovascular exercise for 50 minutes 3 times a week.  The results are as follows: -Physically fitter (cardiovascular fitness) -60% less likely to die in 6 years -lowered stress levels Green & Colleagues from The National Institute On Aging […]

Brush Your Teeth and Lower Heart Disease Risk

I know we’ve all heard it from our parents and dentists growing up, that dental hygiene is very important to out overall health. A recent study of 11,000 adult men and women, averaged age 50, surveyed brushing habits and determined the prevalence of cardiovascular disease and levels of C-reactive protein/fibrinogen.  High levels of which indicate […]

Cutting Down on Salt: How You Can Reduce Cardio Vascular Disease

According to the New England Journal of Medicine, January 2010: –  the average man in the US consumes 10.4 grams of salt and the average woman 7.3 grams of salt – per day. –  the US diet is highly processed with 75% to 80% of its salt, due to processed food. –  reducing salt by […]