C-Reactive Protein, the New Testing Standard

Word Count: 399 Summary: The latest factor to determine your risk of a heart attack is the C-Reactive Protein (CRP) test. A simple blood test can check your CRP level. A reading of 3.0 or higher triples your risk for a heart attack. When chronic inflammation is present, the CRP levels increase. There is now evidence that chronic low-grade inflammation causes atherosclerosis, or hardening of the arteries. Keywords: C-Reactive Protein heart attack stroke inflammation CRP Article Body: The latest factor to determine your risk of a heart attack is the C-Reactive Protein (CRP) test. CRP is a molecule produced by the liver in response to an inflammatory response. A simple blood test can check your CRP level. A reading of …

Combatting Atherosclerosis With Good Nutrition

Word Count: 996 Summary: Atherosclerosis occurs when cholesterol, fat, and other substances in your blood build up in the walls of your arteries. The process can begin when you’re a child, but it may not become a problem until you’re in your 50s or 60s. As this muck gathers in your arteries, it forms plaque. Plaque can clog or completely block arteries, cutting off blood flow to your heart or brain. That’s when you have a heart attack or stroke. Keywords: Atherosclerosis,nutrition,arteries,blood,cholesterol,fiber Article Body: Imagine hundreds of cars zooming down an eight-lane highway. One lane disappears, and then another, until the same cars crawl bumper-to-bumper along a one-lane country road. That’s sort of what happens when you have atherosclerosis. Your …

7 Vitamins Every Arthritis Sufferer Should Know About

A deficiency of vitamins can lead to a variety of health problems, including some forms of arthritis. These organic nutrients are normal sourced through our intake of fresh fruit and vegetables. Due to the following factors, it is not always possible to get our recommended daily allowance (RDA) of vitamins: Poor soil quality Modern processing methods Popularity of ‘Junk’ foods As an alternative to getting your RDA through diet, many people now take vitamin supplements. The following list of vitamins are known to be especially beneficial to arthritis sufferers: Vitamin B5 – When grouped and tanked together, B vitamins work at their peak. They, and B5 specifically, are good for reducing swelling. Vitamin B3 – This vitamin reduces tissue swelling …

6 Steps to Relieve Stress

We get over-stressed now and then. It’s a natural response under certain conditions. We need to be concern when our stress is getting out of hand and interfering with our lifestyle. What problems can too much stress cause? · High Blood Pressure · Colds and the Flu · Allergies · Diabetes · Damage Relationships · General Bad Health The list goes on…. Getting over the stress is what we want to strive for. How can we go about this? Taking the natural approach is probably the best way to start. Here are a few ideas to begin with. Exercise: It may be difficult to begin an exercise program but once you start it will become easier. Exercise helps to blow …

Importance Of Soya

Soya bean has been part of Chinese diet for many centuries. As we all know soy has many health benefits which due to the presence of soy-proteins and isoflavones genistein and daidzein. It is consumed in various forms which makes it even more popular. It is one of the greatest fighters of dangerous diseases. Even though it is rich in fat properties like fiber, vitamins and minerals, protease inhibitors, flavonoids, isoflavones, polyphenols, terpenes, saponins, phytosterols and phytate makes it very useful. – Benefits of Soya products • It helps in reducing hormone-related cancers like breast and colon, capability of preventing osteoporosis and also in dealing with effects of menopause. • Many of Soya bean products like tempeh (fermented soybean cake), …