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Understanding GI or the glycemic index

Understanding GI or the glycemic index...

I was asked recently what a low glycemic index diet really meant. A good question for anyone who is tracking their weight and watching what they eat!

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Potential interaction between warfarin and pomegranate juice

Potential interaction between warfarin and pomegranate juice...

Posted by KellieMyHS in INR News, Kellie's blog on August 26, 2009 | 3 responses | permalink

Drinking pomegranate juice as a health drink is growing in popularity. However, a study has shown the possible interaction between pomegranate juice and warfarin.

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Vitamin D deficiency linked to hypertension

Vitamin D deficiency linked to hypertension...

I had no idea there were so few food sources of vitamin D. Studies show we are not getting enough vitamin D and a deficiency is linked to high blood pressure.

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Beetroot boosts your stamina

Beetroot boosts your stamina...

Beetroot juice has been shown to reduce blood pressure in previous studies. Now a study shows that beetroot juice reduces oxygen uptake which makes exercise less tiring.

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Air pollution linked to adult asthma

Air pollution linked to adult asthma...

Posted by KellieMyHS in Asthma News, Kellie's blog on August 20, 2009 | no responses | permalink

We know that air pollution is linked to child asthma. Now a study shows that traffic air pollution may cause adult onset asthma too.

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Sleep deprivation increases diabetes risk

Sleep deprivation increases diabetes risk...

Posted by KellieMyHS in Diabetes News, Kellie's blog on August 18, 2009 | no responses | permalink

This study sounds more like torture! Researchers put a group of people through 2 weeks of sleep deprivation to see the impact it had on diabetes risk.

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Cholesterol linked with dementia

Cholesterol linked with dementia...

Even moderately high cholesterol levels in our 40s can significantly increase the risk of developing dementia later in life.

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Resistant hypertension linked to salt

Resistant hypertension linked to salt...

A study has shown that a high salt diet may prevent those with resistant hypertension from being unable to control their high blood pressure with medications.

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How to use a pulse oximeter

How to use a pulse oximeter...

I found a great video on using a pulse oximeter that has good information and tips for taking accurate blood oxygen readings.

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Using a home monitor accurately

Using a home monitor accurately...

The American Heart Association have clear guidelines on how to use a blood pressure home monitor. They now have a short video that shows exactly how to take accurate readings.

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Blood Pressure Story – POTS

Blood Pressure Story – POTS...

Posted by KellieMyHS in Blood Pressure Articles on August 10, 2009 | 2 responses | permalink

Daniel Eaton – Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS). In early 2005 Daniel developed POTS. This sends his blood pressure and pulse skyrocketing when he stands up. Daniel’s story highlights how finely tuned the bodies mechanisms are for regulating blood pressure, and how bad it can be when things go wrong.

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Looking for weight loss inspiration?

Looking for weight loss inspiration?...

I found an inspirational video of ‘before and after’ weight loss photos of some very normal average people. Seeing their transformations is great motivator!

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How to use a peak flow meter

How to use a peak flow meter...

Posted by KellieMyHS in Asthma News, Kellie's blog on August 8, 2009 | no responses | permalink

I found a great short video that shows how to take a peak flow reading accurately. The lady in the video gives great reminders and tips on using a peak flow meter.

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A ring around the eye linked to diabetes

A ring around the eye linked to diabetes...

A study has shown that an eye condition called corneal arcus, characterized by a ring around the cornea, is linked diseases such as diabetes, high blood pressure and cholesterol.

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‘Silent strokes’ are a risk

‘Silent strokes’ are a risk...

A new study has shown many people over the age of 60, especially those with high blood pressure, may have had a a ’silent stroke’ and don’t even know it.

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