Inflammation

Is Chronic Inflammation the No. 1 Threat to Your Health?

As fear of coronavirus is prompting Americans to stock up on food, hand sanitizer and other supplies, 22 leading scientists have spotlighted a far greater threat to public health: chronic systemic inflammation. In a new Perspective article published in Nature Medicine, they report that this fiery condition is “the most significant cause of death in the world,” accounting for more …

Chili Peppers

The Spice of Longer Life and Better Heart and Brain Health

Chilies have been used as a food and medicine for at least 8,000 years. Now, literally hot off the presses, a new study suggests that eating these fiery fruits could save your life. The researchers reported that people who ate chili peppers regularly lived longer and had much lower risk for fatal heart attacks and strokes than those who ate …

Fruits and Vegetables

The Ten Best and Worst Foods for Your Heart and Brain Health

“Let food be thy medicine,” wrote Hippocrates centuries ago. But which foods should you choose to protect the health of your heart, brain and arteries — and which ones should you avoid? In 2017, an analysis of American dietary patterns linked eating suboptimal amounts of ten foods and nutrients — too much of some and not enough of others — …

AHAforLife

AHA for Life: A Proven Plan to Prevent Heart Attacks, Strokes and Dementia

Worried that a heart attack, stroke or dementia could loom in your future? The BaleDoneen Method’s new AHA (Arterial Health Assurance) for Life program can help you avoid these devastating conditions, even if you are at significant risk for developing them due to your family history or other factors. Drawing on the latest peer-reviewed science and the pioneering new medical …

Arteriology

Arteriology: A Revolutionary New Approach to Preventing and Reversing Arterial Disease

After decades of progress in reducing deaths from cardiovascular disease (CVD), the leading killer of Americans, CVD fatalities are on the rise, particularly among people under age 55. Indeed, middle-aged adults are more likely to die from heart attacks, strokes and other CV events now than they were in 2011. This alarming trend has prompted experts from the Johns Hopkins …

Measurements

The Amazing Heart Health Benefits of Cutting 300 Calories a Day

A simple lifestyle change can help you flatten your belly, improve your heart health and might even add years to your life, a new study suggests. The researchers found that people who cut 300 calories a day from their diet — the equivalent of two chocolate chip cookies or a slice of pizza — not only lost an average of …

Soda Can

The Skinny on Diet Soda and Your Health

For more than a decade we’ve been warned about the health risks of sugar-sweetened drinks, which have been linked to increased risk for heart attacks, strokes, diabetes and obesity. A new Harvard study reported that the more of these beverages people drink, the higher their risk for premature death, particularly from cardiovascular disease (CVD) and, to a lesser extent, cancer. …

Eggs

The Facts About Eggs and Heart Health — Unscrambled

Are eggs a superfood or a dietary villain to avoid? You’ve probably seen frightening headlines like these: “Alert! An egg a day increases risk of stroke death,” “A New Study Wants You to Stop Eating Eggs,” “Study: Cholesterol from egg consumption increases risk of heart attack,” and “Eggs are bad for your heart — it’s no yolk.” However, the 2015 …

Medicine

New Guidelines on Aspirin for Heart Attack and Stroke Prevention: What Should You Do?

For decades, aspirin has been hailed as a panacea to prevent heart attacks and strokes, as well as some forms of cancer. Until recently, guidelines from leading medical groups, including the American Heart Association (AHA) and the American College of Cardiology (ACC), advised certain patients to take daily low-dose aspirin to avoid cardiovascular (CV) events — and about 40% of …