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Blood Pressure Increases with Latitude

The rate of high blood pressure among people who resided in the south of Chile was more than 8 percent higher than in the north. LiveScience –Cari Nierenberg –May 18, 2016– The Weird Way Your Latitude May Affect Your Blood Pressure The distance people live from the equator may influence their blood pressure, a new study suggests. Researchers found that people in Chile who lived at greater distances from the equator had higher average blood-pressure levels compared with people who… Keep Reading

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Heart Attacks Can Cause PTSD

Harvard Health Blog June 25, 2012 Holly Strawbridge Heart attack can trigger PTSD A heart attack is a life-changing event. For some people, surviving a heart attack brings renewed appreciation for life. For others, the event is so traumatic that worrying about having a second heart attack consumes their lives. By the latest account, 1 in 8 heart-attack survivors experiences a reaction that might be called post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Although PTSD is usually associated with extreme trauma such as… Keep Reading

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Rose Hips for Reducing Blood Pressure

Overall, the risk of cardiovascular disease was decreased by 17% in the rose hip group compared to the control group Life Extension (Originally in Nature) Michael Smith, M.D. Despite pharmaceutical profits of billions of dollars on heart medications, heart disease is still our number one killer. Although that topic is probably better suited for its own blog post, it sets the perfect stage for what we’re going to talk about here: a new study that explores the range of potential… Keep Reading

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Hibiscus Tea Can Lower Blood Pressure

The volunteers who drank hibiscus tea had a 7.2 point drop in their systolic blood pressure, compared to a 1.3 point drop in the volunteers who drank the placebo beverage United State Department of Agriculture –Rosalie Marion Bliss –November 10, 2008 Study Shows Consuming Hibiscus Tea Lowers Blood Pressure Drinking hibiscus tea lowered blood pressure in a group of pre-hypertensive and mildly hypertensive adults, according to a report being presented today by nutrition scientist Diane McKay at the American Heart… Keep Reading

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Spices and Heart Health

Cinnamon contains cinnamaldehyde, a phytochemical that may fight viruses, lower blood sugar and ward off diabetes, lower cholesterol, and protect against neurodegenerative diseases Harvard Health Letter February 2016 Can everyday spices make you healthier? The health benefits of foods such as berries, broccoli, and salmon are well known. But your kitchen’s spice rack may also hold some secret weapons against conditions such as inflammation, heart disease, cancer, and more. “Spices are underused, but it would be very easy to take… Keep Reading

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Ginger and the Reduction of Heart Disease

Overall, daily ginger consumption was associated with decreased risk for hypertension. Nutrition Volume 36, April 2017, Pages 79-84 Highlights Ginger has a potential preventive property against hypertension and coronary heart disease. he probability of illness decreased when the level of daily ginger intake increased. We provided a preliminary suggestion that daily intake of 2 to 4 g/d of ginger might prevent chronic diseases.   Abstract Objectives The aim of this study was to assess daily ginger consumption and explore its… Keep Reading

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