Health

The polypill for heart disease

Cardiovascular disease is the major cause of mortality worldwide.1 In recent years, the mortality associated with cardiovascular disease has decreased in developed countries, however, it is rising in developing countries where the use of preventative medication is lower.2 Cardiovascular disease refers to a range of diseases involving the heart and blood vessels. For example, coronary […]

Fitness

Chef Devin Alexander’s 8 Recipes for a Healthy Heart

Devin Alexander is a Multi-Time New York Times Bestselling Author, Award Winning Entrepreneur, Sought After Keynote Speaker, Passionate Philanthropist and Celebrity Chef best known for decade-long stint as the Chef on NBC’s Biggest Loser. She was recently named, “Inspirational Woman” of 2019 by NAWBO-LA (National Association of Women Business Owners) and was Honored by FirstStar.org.  […]

Health

What are the long term heart risks of high blood pressure in young people?

Researchers in China evaluated the future cardiovascular risk of high blood pressure in young people. High blood pressure is a well-recognized risk factor for cardiovascular problems such as heart attack or stroke in later life. Reducing raised blood pressure through healthy lifestyle improvements (such as increasing exercise, losing weight or stopping smoking) and antihypertensive medication […]

Food & Nutrition

Martha Washington’s Secret Drink Recipe Isn’t for the Faint of Heart

Maksim Fesenko/Shutterstock Former First Lady Martha Washington definitely made herself memorable with this cocktail. When George Washington’s wife, Martha Washington, inherited a handwritten cookbook from her mother-in-law after her first marriage to Daniel Parke Custis (sorry, George!), she was bestowed with some pretty unique recipes. Since she’s the most well-known person in history to receive the […]