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Archive for June, 2012

Popular Food Allergy Linked to Heart Disease


It seems much more prevalent today than in years passed that individuals of all ages are suffering from debilitating food allergies. Of the top food allergies most common in children and adults, an allergy to the protein prominent in wheat is on the rise and it could be taking a toll on more than just your digestive system. Read more »


Is Stress on the Streets Driving You Into the Ground?


The driving force behind stroke and heart attacks may be linked to stress and daily pollution intake. Whether you are a driver or pedestrian on a busy road with amplified noise and an increased amount of exhaust, scientific findings suggest that your entire body is taking a beating—especially your heart. Read more »


A Healthy Heart is Worth Smiling About


A patient is told that they have a serious plaque build-up. No, this is not a riddle for you to guess the outcome, rather a bit of information that could have you double checking whether or not you brushed your teeth before bed. Have you ever wondered if there was a correlation between dental plaque and plaque in the arteries? After all, “plaque,” is deemed as negative by the general consensus, so why would the two not be related? Read more »


‘Fishy’ Findings in the World of Heart Health


Fish Oil SupplementsOmega-3 fatty acids found in fish oils are currently used by millions of Americans in hopes of maintaining a healthy heart. According to the Nutrition Business Journal, fish oils top the chart as the most popular dietary supplement sold in the United States. In 2009, over-the-counter fish oil supplements brought in a staggering $739 million according to Forbes magazine. Read more »