Heart Disease Over-medicated?

May 2, 2016 purposelywell 0

New algorithms to determine heart disease medications may be prone to over-prescribing, according to a report by TIME [1]. Heart disease is responsible for about 25% of deaths in America according to the CDC [2], and there are many reasons to be cautious in our treatment of it. Many medications […]

Healthy Eaters Show 24% Less Memory Decline

December 20, 2015 purposelywell 0

Healthy eating is not an extreme diet, or an overload of some particular nutrient. Healthy eating is daily making better choices to include more fresh fruits and veggies and less sugar and processed foods. It is the long term, overall ratio that determines your health. If you worry about developing […]

Top Cardiologist Goes Vegan To Lower His LDL

October 14, 2015 purposelywell 0

There is so much argument over diet these days. It is hard to know who to believe. Forks Over Knives has been promoting vegan plant-based diets to lower cholesterol, heart disease, diabetes, and weight loss. Dr. Kim Williams, president of the American College of Cardiology and chief of cardiology at […]

An Apple a Day Beats Statins For Hearth Health

September 17, 2015 purposelywell 1

An apple a day keeps the doctor away. It has finally been proven with a study in the UK. ¬†Just be sure your apple is an organic one. Apples can be sprayed up to 26 times during the growing season. That level of chemicals may damage your liver in the […]

Your Blood Pressure Med Killing You? The ESC Thinks So.

September 17, 2015 purposelywell 0

Beta-blockers are one of the most prescribed drugs. Millions of people take them daily, trusting their doctors. High blood pressure is a real problem. The question is whether beta-blockers are the answer. Doctors have to rely on the science and on the recommendation of the medical authorities in choosing what […]