Tag: Heart Disease

What You Should Know About Cholesterol

Monday, March, 2nd, 2015 at 8:21 am by Easy Drug Card

Cholesterol is a waxy, fat-like substance that your body needs. But, when you have too much in your blood, it can build up on the walls of your arteries and can lead to heart disease and stroke. Did you know that cholesterol is only found in animal-based foods? There are two types of cholesterol: dietary and blood cholesterol. Dietary cholesterol is the cholesterol found in foods of animal origin. Like people, animals naturally produce this [Read More...]

Alkaline Vs. Acidic – Why it Matters to Your Health

Wednesday, February, 25th, 2015 at 7:50 am by Elena Spraguer

What is pH and how does it affect my health? Maintaining a balanced pH is essential to good health, yet few people know what that means or how to balance their body’s pH. So what is pH? It is a chemistry term that refers to the level of acidity or alkalinity in an environment. The pH scale ranges from 0-14 with 0 being the most acidic, 7 being neutral (distilled water), and 14 being the [Read More...]

Coronary artery disease (CAD), which can lead to a heart attack, is the most common type of heart disease in the United States. Lifestyle changes and, in some cases medication, can reduce your risk of a heart attack. Through a process called atherosclerosis, cholesterol (or plaque) can build up in your arteries and slowly choke off the blood supply to your heart. Angina (Latin for squeezing of the chest) – is chest pain or tightness [Read More...]

11 Tips for Taking Charge of Your Health

Monday, June, 9th, 2014 at 3:38 pm by Easy Drug Card

A large part of staying healthy is completely under your control. Take charge of your health by following these tips: Eat reasonable-sized portions of a variety of foods, including yellow and green vegetables, foods with a low glycemic index (such as whole grains, oatmeal, soy, and nuts). Avoid fad diets. Avoid transfats. Follow your doctor’s recommendations for immunizations, both for your children and for yourself. Get recommended screenings for silent but treatable conditions that could [Read More...]