Lack of Sleep Can Cause Serious Health Conditions

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health has identified that many U.S workers, approximately 41 million, are not getting the recommended amount of sleep. The National Sleep Foundation recommends that adults sleep seven to nine hours a night. Dr. Sara Luckhaupt, lead author of a new study, reported that night shift workers and those Read More

Can Omega Fatty Acids Significantly Lower a Woman’s Risk of Developing Heart Disease

Research suggests that eating fish rich in Omega-3 can lower a woman’s risk of developing heart disease, including; hypertension, stroke and heart disease. A recent study conducted on women of childbearing age found that those who never ate fish had 50% more cardiovascular problems than women who did and a 90% higher risk when compared Read More

Heart Disease Risk Factors and Warning Signs are Different for Men and Women

Heart disease is the leading cause of death of men and women in the United States Although the U.S Centers for Disease Control have indicated that nearly the same number of men and women die from heart attacks and other heart disease each year, most Americans perceive heart problems as a man’s disease. A recent Read More

High Homocysteine Levels Put You at Risk for Heart and Blood Vessel Disease, Stroke and Memory Loss

Can vitamin B supplementation reduce homocysteine levels, reduce your risk for blood clots and hardening arteries as well as a number of other benefits! Homocysteine is a common amino acid and a protein building block that is usually obtained by eating meat. Although it is needed by the body, high homocysteine levels have been linked Read More

Are You at Risk for Diabetes

The American Heart Association recognizes Metabolic Syndrome as a growing concern.  According to the AHA the following are several of the symptoms, causes and possible treatment for Metabolic Syndrome. What is the metabolic syndrome? The metabolic syndrome is characterized by a group of metabolic risk factors in one person. They include: Abdominal obesity (excessive fat tissue Read More

Is Your Cardiovascular Health In Danger?

When your cardiovascular health is in danger, you often are at a loss as to what you can or can’t do to improve your quality of life. And why shouldn’t you? The numerous difficulties you have to overcome and control can be daunting.   The most common risk factors are those developing from, or related to, Read More