Nebulous FDA Guidance on Salt Has No Start Time

How much salt is too much? Salt can affect health by raising blood pressure. High blood pressure can lead to heart failure and heart attack. Stroke, osteoporosis, fluid retention, kidney problems, and more are also connected with salt levels. Salt, … Continue reading

Seven Ways to Shape Up and Slow Down Brain Aging

Our brains age daily, incrementally, of course. However, inevitable brain aging can be addressed with simple lifestyle changes. Keeping your brain healthy longer is key to an enjoyable retirement. Brain Aging https://www.nia.nih.gov/health/how-aging-brain-affects-thinking. What are some common symptoms of an aging … Continue reading

An Unexpected Result in Alzheimer’s Testing May Result in New Blood Pressure Drug

Over one hundred million Americans have high blood pressure (hypertension) that is their systolic blood pressure is above 130 mm Hg, or their diastolic blood pressure is over 80 mm Hg – https://www.healthline.com/health/high-blood-pressure-hypertension Just a few years ago, high blood … Continue reading

Significant Health Lessons I Learned While Watching NCIS

I have been watching a little television during my COVID vacation. I usually work in my office until around 9 pm and then head downstairs to unwind before bedtime. My wife and I have been watching earlier episodes of NCIS … Continue reading

Improve and Maintain Brain Health by Controlling These 7 Things

What is the worst thing that can happen to you? My father used to think it was dying. I think being dependent upon someone to change your diaper for the last ten years of your life is worse. Opinions abound. … Continue reading

The Risks of Coronary Heart Disease

Sometimes we hear about the elephant in the room that nobody talks about. What if that elephant is sitting on your chest? That is one of the key tips people are told when they are experiencing major heart issues. They … Continue reading

What Five Things Are You Measuring for Improved Health?

The Irish mathematical physicist, 1st Baron Kelvin (William Thomson), is credited with saying, “If you can not measure it, you can not improve it.” You must understand what you are measuring. If it can’t be expressed in numbers, then you … Continue reading

Waiting for a Stroke?

Blood pressure, the silent killer, is something all of us must track regularly. Why? Your ‘normal’ high blood pressure in the 120-139 range for systolic pressure increases your risk for stroke by 71% and for heart attack by 50% compared … Continue reading

Coronary Artery Disease Factors

Coronary artery disease (CAD) is the most common type of heart disease. It is the number one cause of death in the United States. The buildup of plaque (atherosclerosis) on the inner walls of the arteries restricts the blood flow … Continue reading

Four Additional Keys to Ideal Heart Health

The fourth key is total cholesterol less than 200 mg/dL. I believe that cholesterol is not a good indicator of heart health. Why? Because 50% of the people who die from a heart attack have normal, healthy levels of cholesterol. If … Continue reading