Emotions Affect Your Heart: Link Between Depression and Heart Disease

Did you know that your emotions affect your heart? In fact, Johns Hopkins medicine states "people with depression but no previously detected heart disease, seem to develop heart disease at a higher rate than the general population." These conditions are two of the most prominent conditions in the United States, so it isn't a surprise that they are ...
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Stretching

Stretch Your Way to A Healthy Heart

We all know that eating right  and exercising is a good way to prevent heart disease. But that doesn't mean that you have to spend hours at the gym doing cardio or lifting weights. Recent evidence suggests that stretching and/or doing yoga is just as beneficial. Harvard University states that these exercises "may help lower heart disease risk as much ...
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Heart Health

Heart Disease, Inflammation, and the Cholesterol Myth

Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death of men and women in developed countries and tops the list of most serious health problems. Between 84 million and 121.5 million adults in the United States have some form of cardiovascular disease, meaning nearly half of American adults may have heart disease. Over one in four ...
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heart health

Boost Heart Health Through Diet

You can boost your heart health just by maintaining a healthy diet. This is great news since heart disease is the leading cause of  death for both women and men. The CDC states that about half of Americans have at least one risk factor for heart disease; they have high blood pressure, high cholesterol or they are ...
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statin medications

Harmful Side Effects of Statin Medications

For years, we have been warned about high cholesterol levels. Doctors monitor cholesterol levels and if they get too high, they often prescribe statins. Many Americans today take statin medications. According to the American Council of Science and Health, "in 2015-16, the CDC found that 50% of men aged 60 years and older were taking a medication ...
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untreated hypothyroidism

Untreated Hypothyroidism Leads to Serious Health Conditions

Hypothyroidism is when the thyroid gland doesn't produce enough hormones that your body needs. Symptoms include mental fog, dry skin, unexplained weight gain, depression, frequently feeling cold and muscle weakness. Hypothyroidism is easily treated. However, symptoms can often be misdiagnosed as something else. For example, ome providers prescribe antidepressants for depression, not realizing it is ...
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Do You Have Thyroid Symptoms with “Normal” Lab Results?

According to the American Thyroid Association, over 12 percent of the U.S. population will develop a thyroid condition during their lifetime. An estimated 20 million Americans have a thyroid disorder or disease, and as many as 60 percent of those affected are unaware of their condition. Women are affected by thyroid disorders more often than ...
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muscle weakness

Thyroid Conditions Can Cause Muscle Weakness

A common issue with thyroid disease is that many symptoms are considered part of the aging process. These symptoms include brain fog or memory loss, unexplained weight gain, and muscle weakness. However, stiffness in the joints, muscle weakness or body pain can be a symptom of thyroid disease. The thyroid is a gland in the neck ...
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