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The Surprising Habit that Raises Your Blood Pressure

 

Research shows a link between grilling and increased blood pressure

Barbecue season is here. But before you grab that grill you might want to keep reading, especially if you're prone to high blood pressure or heart disease. That’s because recent research shows that grilling regularly can increase your blood pressure.

According to the study published in the medical journal Circulation researchers found that eating grilled meat on a regular basis increases blood pressure over and above the amount normally linked to meat consumption. This result occurred over and above the effects of meat eating on high blood pressure, which was taken into account within the study. The researchers at the Department of Nutrition at the Harvard T. H. Chan School of…

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Is Coconut Oil Really Bad for Me?

Since the American Heart Association (AHA) stated that coconut oil is harmful to health, many people have dropped their favorite cooking oil in favor of canola oil. After all, the AHA recommended the latter as a supposedly healthier option indicating that cooking with coconut oil was just as unhealthy as cooking with butter, beef or bacon fat. It might be tempting to adhere to the AHA advisory, believing that coconuts, and the oil extracted from them, are villains that stalk us from grocery store shelves just waiting to clog our arteries and force us into premature death from heart attack or stroke. But is coconut oil really the enemy of health or was the AHA advisory just an alarmist pe…

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Top 12 Foods and Herbs for Healthy Eyes

Blueberries and blackberries are great for eye health

While most people think of the foods they eat if they are suffering from digestive issues, few people consider how the foods they eat can keep their eyes and vision healthy for life. But the right foods can make a difference between strong and healthy eyes or a tendency toward eye disorders later in life. So, what foods should you choose? Here are my top 12 picks for healthy eyes and eyesight:

Apricots: When it comes to eye health you’ll want to indulge in a handful of fresh or dried apricots. These mostly-overlooked nutritional powerhouses contain a wide variety of nutrients needed for healthy eyesight, including: alpha-carotene, beta-carotene, lutein, rutin, and zeaxanthin—the latte…

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Top 10 Foods to Transform the Health of Your Liver Now

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Photo: World's Easiest Vegan Yogurt from The Cultured Cook: Delicious Fermented Foods with Probiotics to Knock Out Inflammation, Boost Gut Health, Lose Weight & Extend Your Life by Dr. Michelle Schoffro Cook, PhD, DNM.

Food is the best medicine. There are many foods that offer support and healing to the often-overworked liver. Since the liver has over 500 functions, supporting it with healthy liver-healing foods is essential to great overall health. While there are many excellent liver-supporting foods to choose from, here are my top X foods for liver health.

Beets—These purple powerhouses contain a substance known as betaine which improves digestion. One of the liver’s many func…

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Living “in a World Where Sad Wants to Win”

I was listening to the music of my favorite singer, Mario Frangoulis, who you may remember from the 2004 Greek Olympics; however I discovered his stunningly beautiful music long before the games and it has often been comfort to me during difficult times. Perhaps it is because he wears his emotions and his heart in his music and speaks to the vulnerability of the human experience.

In one particular song he asks “Is a man allowed to feel this happy in a world where sad wants to win?” Having been the subject of ongoing harassment by a group of people who seem to have nothing better to do than to make up lies about me and harass me wherever I go…even to seek me out where I live, I have st…

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