According to Devarajan Sankar, MD, PhD, researcher, a study of 300 people (average age 67) with mild to moderate high blood pressure, those who added about one ounce of a blend of sesame oil and rice oil to their meals daily had an average blood pressure drops of 14 points systolic (top number) and 11 points diastolic (bottom number). This was almost as much of a blood pressure drop in those taking the blood pressure drug nifedipline (procardia). The theory of this all is that the antioxidants and fatty acids found in these oils may have a blood pressure lowering effect. The blends of oils used in the study are not commercially available, but you can make your own 50/50 mix. Find which oils work for you today!
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Fight colds, flu, and pneumonia all winter long.
According to Bottom Line health, colds are potentially more dangerous than most people realize. That is because they often weaken an already compromised immune system, making the sufferer more vulnerable to flu and pneumonia.
There are many key things you can do to extend the quantity of your years. Here are some ways below that can help you.
Proper Food Choices: Generally speaking you should focus your diet on whole, unprocessed foods (organic vegetables, grass-fed meats, raw, dairy, nuts, and so forth) that come from healthy local sources such as small organic farms near your home.
According to Michelle Albert, MD, MPH, over 10 years researchers studied the link between work and stress and cardiovascular health in 22,000 women (average age 57). Woman with the most stressful jobs, including those with high demands and little opportunity to make decisions or use creativity were 38% more likely to suffer heart related events such as stroke or death than those with less stressful jobs. Risk for heart attack was 70% higher.
According to Richard M. Cohen, a journalist and writer who has battled muscular sclerosis and cancer, if you have been diagnosed with a chronic health problem, your first instinct may be to put all of your energy into fighting it. It can work for some people but there are alternatives worth considering for everyone.
Live the life you had planned for as long as you can. You don’t have to deny that you have a disease, but you don’t have to become a victim to it either. If you like to travel, continue to do so even if it’s harder. If you like gardening, keep at it. Always remember that you are still the same person.
Steven Sandberg-Lewis, ND:
Bronchitis usually occurs after a cold or other upper-respiratory infection. Antibiotics may be helpful-but many people don't need them because bronchitis is often due to a viral infection rather than a bacterial infection.
Simple home remedy: An inhalation of liquid allicin, an active compound in garlic with antibacterial and antiviral effects.
How safe is your cell phone?
Even though cell phone manufacturers say that there is no evidence that cell phones are harmful, research has begun to raise questions about their safety.
Recent development: It has been stated on www.ewg.org that cell phone radiation levels are more than 1,000. In addition, David O. Carpenter MD, director of the Institute for Health and the Environment at the University of Albany, New York, recommends…
Bottom Line/Health interviewed Robert Steven Gold, a hospital pharmacist and affiliate instructor of clinical pharmacy at Purdue University in West Lafayette, India, who states that medication is given to patients to help them, not to harm them. This makes it hard to comprehend that the side effects and interactions from medications cause more deaths annually than homicides, car accidents and airplane crashes combined.
Irregular heartbeat, burning rash on upper body, unexplained bruises, stomach or esophagus ulcers, persistent muscle pain, and tremors may occur as a side effect due to many popular drugs.