Category Archives: Cardiovascular Health

Sugar, Salt and Hypertension

Toronto has an enviable supply of ‘ethnic’ restaurants. I visited a Tibetan one about a few years ago. When I met the owner, he offered me a traditional Tibetan tea. After the first mouthful, I exclaimed, “Wow! Now that’s salty!” A … Continue reading

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Sunshine Vitamin Improves Stroke Outcome

A new study shows that low vitamin D (25-OH-D) levels are associated with larger brain “infarct” volume in patients with “ischemic” stroke.  Both words really describe the same basic condition, which is that the brain is being deprived of oxygen. … Continue reading

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Probiotics and high blood pressure

Many people take probiotics (good bacteria) for digestive issues such as IBS or bloating etc. Did you know that probiotics has other health benefits? New study published in July 2014 in Hypertension suggests that consumption of multiple strains of probiotics … Continue reading

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Long-Term Diabetes Triples Stroke Risk

One of the important risk factors for stroke is diabetes. Many diabetic patients control their diabetes by mean of medication and diet. However, a tight control of blood glucose may not reduce stroke risk. Philip Gorelick MD, from Hauenstein Neuroscience Institute … Continue reading

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Young Women With Heart Attack Most Likely to Have No Chest Pain

Heart attack has affected my family and many other families. Heart attack continues to be one of the top killers in North America and affects both men and women. The signs and symptoms of heart attack are more than just … Continue reading

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