Tag: high blood pressure

High Blood Pressure – in Kids?

High Blood Pressure – in Kids?

Recently I’ve been noticing different articles that focus our attention on childhood ailments that previously were only adult conditions. One article I read was citing that high blood pressure in children is on the rise. What? High blood pressure in adults is recognized as the silent killer since many times there are no obvious symptoms. I have blogged many times…

Toxic Heart, Toxic Body

Toxic Heart, Toxic Body

As American Heart Month 2016 winds down, I’d like to shift my focus to an area that we don’t always associate with heart issues – toxins. Toxins are everywhere; there is no doubt about it. In the air we breathe, in the water we drink, in the food we eat, in our homes, in most products we use—even in the…

The Coffee Table's Turned

Coffee in America. To many of us a very desirable liquid that invokes strong emotions of enjoyment, representing a sense of well-being and providing focus. Coffee seems to sharpen us up, help us to get things done. In these stressful times, coffee can offer an important enhancement to the day, or the night. With my habits I like to find…

High-Dose, Multi-strain Probiotics Help Reduce Blood Pressure

One out of every three adults has high blood pressure (hypertension), yet only about half of them have their blood pressure under control. Another one out of three adults has prehypertension, which means that they are on their well on their way to joining the first group. With two-thirds of American adults suffering from hypertension or prehypertension, the search is…

Watch My Segment on Leaky Gut on The American Health Journal

Have you heard the term “leaky gut” but didn’t really understand what it meant? Recently I explained leaky gut in detail and how it relates to silent inflammation and heart disease on The American Health Journal, airing on Public Television in different markets nationally. You can watch the entire segment below: [vimeo 74309037 500 375] Let’s face it. Most people…

Omega-3 for Healthy Arteries in Smokers

One of the many detrimental effects of smoking is the harm it does to the arteries. When smoke enters the lungs, many of its harmful compounds enter the bloodstream damaging the arteries and leading to a condition known as endothelial dysfunction (dysfunction of the endothelium, or the artery lining). This is the main way smoking leads to poor heart health,…

Fish Oil Curbs Harmful Effects of Mental Stress

For many people who experience mental stress, the body responds by raising heart rate and blood pressure, as well as increasing nerve activity of muscles. This phenomenon is believed to be one way in which stress leads to high blood pressure, which has implications for heart disease development. These days, most people experience mental stress on a regular basis, which…

Beet Juice for Blood Pressure

High blood pressure is a common condition affecting 1 in 3 adults in the United States. Many people have high blood pressure for years without even knowing it. That’s why it’s called the silent killer. High blood pressure is one of the signs that you have silent inflammation—the underlying feature of most, if not all, chronic disease. High blood pressure…

What You Should Know About Sugar

In my new PBS special, Heart of Perfect Health I talk a lot about sugar. By the way, it’s airing through the month of March nationally. I hope you catch it! Most of us don’t link heart and cardiovascular disease risk to our sugar intake, but it turns out that blood sugar levels affect far more than just your risk of diabetes.…