A recent study performed by researchers from University of the Basque Country in Spain, proves that antioxidants help break down triglycerides into smaller units that can be processed more easily by the body.
This lowers overall cholesterol level and decreases risk of stroke and heart attack.
According to a research, led by Douglas Bradley, director of the Toronto Research Institute’s Sleep Research Laboratory, regular walking can drastically improve snoring and even sleep apnea.
Bradley connected the snoring to gathering of a fluid in the legs when the snorer spends most of his day sitting. This fluid then floats up the throat when the person lies down to sleep. Walking reduces the fluid buildup during the day and therefore improves snoring.
Today I would like to take another question from the files of reader polls: What in the world can cause waves of pain upon waking?
This comes up from time to time as people write in about the Stop Snoring and Insomnia programs. However, this question is a bit more generalized than what people usually ask me.
To find out what is causing waking pain, we first need to find out when the waking pain is happening, and also where the pain is occurring.
According to a brand new study, led by Dr. Tae Kyun Kim at Seoul National University Bundang Hospital’s Joint Reconstruction Center and published in “Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery,” depression plays a major role in how people experience arthritis pain.
The researchers used X-rays to determine the actual arthritis damage and then evaluated the patients for any symptoms of depression. Surprisingly, many people who only had minor physical arthritis damage experienced more severe pain if they suffered mild symptoms of depression.
According to this surprising study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, having sex can raise the risk of heart attack. It’s a small percentage, only 3 in a million.
Issa Dahabreh, one of the researchers in the study, said that this didn’t mean people shouldn’t have sex. Strenuous exercises have been shown to increase heart attack risk as well. If you’re at a risk of heart attack, just be careful and don’t overdo anything.
Sex is generally considered healthy. Studies have, for example, showed that men who suffer erectile dysfunction are more at risk of heart attack.
When a reader brought this point up we originally thought he was talking about Chai tea. But No! He asked about the benefits of chia seed and its use in improving cholesterol levels.
As I looked into it, I found an enormous amount of research (and a ton of it was credible) to indicate this little seed is quite miraculous.
This seed was made popular by the Chia Pet people who sold it as a fun past-time for kids and adults, as it was used to grow a little garden on the outside of a clay animal, head, or other shape.
A reader commented on the last milk article that he developed asthma as a result of his body’s intolerance to dairy.
Understanding how this is possible means first understanding that there are different types of asthma, and thus the triggers for attacks will differ.
For the reader whose asthma trigger is dairy, this suggests that his asthma is “non-allergic.” This basically means that his inflammation is caused by irritants outside the allergy world, such as pollen, dander, and dust.
Researchers from the University of Pittsburgh recently discovered one previously unknown symptom of high blood pressure. Elderly people suffering high blood pressure walked slower than those with healthy blood pressure. This can drastically impact people’s mobility and ability to remain independent.
Surprisingly, hypertension drugs did not improve walking speed even if they helped lower blood pressure.
This is just further proof how important it is to manage high blood pressure using natural methods like we teach in our high blood pressure program.
People on beta-blockers have slower metabolism and are 11 to 37 pounds heavier on the average than people similar age with high blood pressure that do not use beta-blockers.
This is the result of a study based on data from 11,438 adults, led by Dr. Paul Lee of St. Vincent’s Hospital in Sydney.
Those using beta-blockers should focus on life-style changes, such as improved diet and more exercises, to improve their metabolism. You may also want to check out our High Blood Pressure Program and Weight Loss Breeze program.
This blog entry again focuses on reader-requested commentary. There were a lot of requests to discuss salt in the diet and how that actually affects blood pressure, but one in particular asked specifically about differences in sea salt and table salt.
There has been a lot in advertising lately to tout the change in soup and other canned or processed foods to the use of sea salt as an ingredient. This is primarily a response to public outcry that sodium is bad, and low-sodium foods taste boring and gross.
So what exactly is the difference? To understand this, you need to look at what you are ingesting when you use the 2 different kinds of salt.