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Grape Seed Extract Lowers Blood Pressure In Double-Blind Study

 Grape Seed Extract Lowers Blood Pressure In Double-Blind Study

Originally published on DoctorMurray.com.

New data shows that grape seed extract may be a safe and effective alternative to pharmaceuticals for lowering blood pressure.

19 Foods Proven To Lower Blood Pressure

19 Foods Proven To Lower Blood Pressure

Hypertension affects about 30% of adults worldwide. While most people try to cut back on salt to lower their pressure, a better strategy may be to add these healthy foods to the menu.   

Hypertension affects about 30% of adults worldwide. Among dietary factors salt has taken the brunt of the blame.  But sugar may be the real culprit in high blood pressure

5 Most Powerful Health Benefits of Ginger

Our modern world is a difficult place to maintain a healthful balance. Ginger is, hands down, one of the most broadly therapeutic and familiar plant allies available to us to prevent and even reverse a wide range of ailments, with the science supporting its safety and efficacy one of the most robust. 

6 Health Benefits of Pomegranate

6 Health Benefits of Pomegranate

Originally published on deannaminich.com

These delicious seeds may be tiny, but they boast BIG therapeutic qualities over a wide range of conditions

7 Proven Reasons To Eat More Blueberries

7 Proven Reasons to Eat More Blueberries

Eating even less than a cup of blueberries a day helps fend off heart disease, cancer, brain aging, and much more. Here are seven great reasons to eat more blueberries every day.

Spring and summer are prime seasons for fresh blueberries.  But there are good reasons to eat them all year round.  Blueberries pack huge health benefits in a tiny package. 

Black Seed Reverses Liver Disease

A new study on a widely revered herbal medicine has produced a potential breakthrough in treating a condition that is a warning sign of serious disease risks. This common health problem affects as many as 90 million Americans, most of whom don’t even know they are in danger.

Blood Pressure Drugs Increase Risk for Breast Cancer

Blood Pressure Drugs Increase Risk for Breast Cancer

 

Introduction:

More than 60 million Americans have high blood pressure (high BP) including more than half (54.3%) of all Americans age 65 to 74 years old and almost three quarters (71.8%) of all American blacks in the same age group. High BP is a major risk factor for a heart attack or stroke. In fact, it is generally regarded as the most significant risk factor for a stroke. 

Chocolate: The "Candy" with Powerful Medicinal Properties

Chocolate is clearly one of the most enjoyed foods on the planet, with millions of pounds produced annually, and has one of the oldest documented histories of use going all the way back to the year 1100 BC in South America.

And yet, many people still harbor guilt about consuming it because they associate chocolate with "candy" (which logically follows from the fact that it is in the candy section in stores where you will find it), having never been exposed to the impressive body of pre-clinical and clinical research indicating that it may actually be closer to a "medicine" than a candy.

Chocolate: The Greatest Health News of All

You know chocolate tastes great. But now science has delivered the best news yet: Dark chocolate may just be nature’s perfect superfood

Conventional Sodium Advice WRONG, Large Study Confirms

Conventional Sodium Advice WRONG, Large Study Confirms

A large international study conducted in 17 countries and recently published in the New England Journal of Medicine has found the advice given by doctors to their heart patients and others with regard to sodium has been WRONG.

Conventional advice given by most Western doctors and even published by the U.S. Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion – part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services – has recommended that those under 50 years old limit their sodium intake to less than 2,300 milligrams per day, and those over 50 limit their sodium consumption to less then 1,500 milligrams per day.

Dark Chocolate Relieves Stress and Lowers Blood Pressure

Dark Chocolate Relieves Stress and Lowers Blood Pressure

Ask most women and they'll tell you that a good dose of chocolate really takes the edge off.  It's not a joke.  Science confirms that eating dark chocolate helps relieve emotional stress and also lowers blood pressure.

A study published in the Journal of Proteome Research found that consuming 40 grams (about 1.4 ounces) of dark chocolate daily for a period of two weeks reduced levels of the stress hormone cortisol and catecholamines, the fight-or-flight hormones.

The authors also concluded that their study "provides strong evidence that a daily consumption of 40 g of dark chocolate during a period of 2 weeks is sufficient to modify the metabolism of ... healthy human subjects."

Garlic Compares Favorably To A Best-Selling Blood Pressure Drug

Garlic Compares Favorably To The Best-Selling Blood Pressure Drug

One of the world's most popular spices is also a powerful medicine with proven superiority to pharmaceutical drugs for a number of conditions.

A groundbreaking study published in Pakistan Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences has revealed that garlic is at least as effective as the blockbuster blood pressure lowering drug atenolol in reducing systolic and diastolic blood pressure in patients diagnosed with essential hypertension, a condition linked to the #1 cause of death in developed countries.[1]

Many Faces of Insulin Resistance

Insulin resistance is a state where cells cannot take properly sugar from blood to use it as an energy source. Cells become resistant to the action of insulin. It therefore takes more insulin to keep blood sugar in balance. People with insulin resistance syndrome will consequently have normal blood sugar levels but elevated insulin level

Mediterranean Diet Cuts Risk of Atrial Fibrillation and Other Heart Conditions

Mediterranean Diet Cuts Risk of Atrial Fibrillation and Other Heart Conditions

An accumulation of research data is continuing to conclude that the Mediterranean diet is a significantly heart-healthy diet, and can not only reduce the risk of heart disease, but those factors that contribute to heart disease and metabolic syndrome.

Open Sesame! 10 Amazing Health Benefits Of This Super-Seed

Open Sesame! 10 Amazing Health Benefits Of This Super-Seed

Given the growing body of scientific support on its health benefits, sesame would be just as at home in a medicine cabinet as it would be a kitchen cupboard.

Sesame (Sesamum indicum) is one of the oldest cultivated plants in the world, prized as an oilseed for at least 5,000 years.  While it is beginning to regain favor due to its exceptionally high calcium and magnesium content, few realize it is also one of the most potent medicinal foods still commonly consumed today. 

In fact, its history as a medicine goes back 3600 years to Egyptian times where it was listed in the scrolls of the Ebers as a favored medicine.  Also, women in ancient Babylon were believed to use a mixture of honey and sesame seeds (havla) to prolong youth and beauty, and Roman soldiers ate the mixture for strength and energy.

In the past twenty years, a glut of scientific information has poured in demonstrating that sesame seed, and its components, have over one hundred potential therapeutic applications which you can view at on the GreenMedInfo sesame research page.  Given these new revelations, it would seem that sesame would be just as at home in a medicine cabinet as it would be a kitchen cupboard.

Here are just 10 evidence-based medicinal properties of this food-medicine:

  1. Diabetes: A study published in 2011 in the Clinical Journal of Nutrition showed that sesame oil improved the effectiveness of the oral antidiabetic drug glibenclamide in type 2 diabetic patients. [1]  Another study published in 2006 in the Journal of Medicinal Foods showed that the substitution of sesame seed oil as the sole edible oil lowers blood pressure and glucose in hypertensive diabetics. [2]

Pine Bark Extract Treats Psoriasis, Hemorrhoids, Hypertension

Pine Bark Extract Treats Psoriasis, Hemorrhoids, Hypertension

Painful hemorrhoids, high blood pressure and skin issues, such as psoriasis, all have something in common: Blood flow. Research finds these three issues can all be successfully treated with the pine bark extract called Pycnogenol.

Pistachio: Potent Medicine for Heart and Airway

Pistachio: Potent Medicine for Heart and Airway

For thousands of years Ayurvedic medicine has utilized the galls of the pistachio tree to treat asthma, skin conditions and heart conditions. Now science is showing us the proof.

In Hawaii and parts of Asia, there is a local term for the activity of snacking on partially cracked shells and seeds of pistachio nuts along with a few other notable seeds such as apricot: "Crack seed."

One might appreciate the term "crack" with the fact that these nuts – together with the surrounding partially opened shell – are typically roasted and nicely flavored with salts and spices. They can be, well, sort of addictive, and the sweet-salty flavor of the shell often rivals the rich taste of the nut meat inside.

Real Salt, Celtic Salt and Himalayan Salt

Real Salt, Celtic Salt and Himalayan Salt

Real Salt, Celtic Salt and Himalayan Salt

This is what real salt looks like—we all know what regular white salt looks like—and we mistakenly think it is real salt when it is not. The fact is that refined white salt, such as commercial table salt is bad, very bad stuff. Unrefined natural salt on the other hand is good, very good stuff providing many health benefits.

The 50 Latest Coconut Oil Benefits Backed by Science


The 50 Latest Coconut Oil Benefits Backed by Science

Article originally published on Root and Sprout here

Coconut oil has made the journey from villain to victor in the health food world.

The Diet Soft Drink Deception

In pursuit of better health, many people have been led by marketing and media to make the switch from sugar to artificial sweeteners. But, though eliminating sugar is undoubtedly a good health move, it is not so clear that replacing it with artificial sweeteners is. A large new Canadian study has uncovered the genuinely sour side to artificial sweeteners.

The Top 4 Healing Properties of Avocados

Not only is avocado an exceptionally dense source of good fats, vitamins, and antioxidants, but it offers protection against some of the worst degenerative diseases known to humanity. 

Why Daily Greens are the Real Fountain of Youth

You've heard it all your life: "Eat your greens." But did you know that eating just one cup of leafy greens each day makes your brain an average of 11 years younger than someone who skips them?

Medical science has recently produced some of the most compelling evidence to-date encouraging us to eat those greens. New findings reveal that eating just one cup of leafy greens per day can take a whopping eleven years off a person's cognitive age and delay or even prevent the anticipated decline in mental performance that often occurs as we age.

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