4 Superpower Anti-Aging Seeds That Fight Diseases

Today’s complex techno-world is full of man-made processed foods, synthetic medicines, and artificial replicas of just about everything.  Yet, there are 4 of Nature’s superpower anti-aging seeds that you can still turn to for good health, especially as you get older.  Here’s what they are… Super Seeds: 4 of Nature’s Best Anti-Aging Seeds and Health … Read more

Heart Disease Risk Soars After 2 Weeks of This…

Treating yourself to that daily soft drink as a pick me up at work, or to power your gym workout or home chores sounds pretty harmless, right? Well, I’ve got some surprising news for you. Researchers at the University of California Davis have found a surprising connection between sugary soft drinks and heart disease. Let me … Read more

Save Your Heart: The Key Methods to Keep Your Heart Going Strong

One of the things I frequently hear from patients is, “Dr. Blankstein, what can I do to prevent a heart attack?” They often have the wrong idea that  protecting their heart involves having to learn a lot of complicated nutritional information, follow a low-fat, tasteless, boring diet, perform exhausting exercise and make impractical lifestyle changes.  … Read more

Stroke Warning Signs – The FAST Way to Save A Life

Stroke is a leading cause of death in Americans each year with over 130,000 lives lost to it.  That’s why I’ve decided to talk to you about the FAST system of identifying a stroke in progress to try and save one of these lives. Here’s what you should know.  .  . What Is a Stroke? … Read more

Are You Salting Yourself Sick?

Americans love their salt. It’s in all our processed, packaged and restaurant foods, and we add even more of it to our food as we eat it at the table.  Although salt is a necessary nutrient to human health, and a certain amount of it is essential for your good health, you may not know … Read more

Cholesterol: The Good, The Bad And The “Ugly”

I know it’s also the title of a 60’s “spaghetti Western” movie, but when it comes to your cholesterol, heart researchers have actually classified cholesterol as these 3 types.  Unlike the movie though, where the “Ugly” Tuco Ramirez (Eli Wallach) was only a fictitious character, ugly cholesterol is a real-life killer.  It not only causes … Read more

Does Your Diet Include The Best Anti-Inflammatory Foods?

The New Year is just beginning and many of you have resolved to make some healthy changes in your life.  Some of you may want to lose a few pounds, or plan to get more exercise, which are both important changes to make. However, you may not be aware that one of the easiest, yet … Read more

Prevent Obesity and Its Complications By Boosting Adiponectin

I know you want to keep your weight in a healthy range just because it makes you look and feel your best.  But did you also know that keeping a healthy weight will also help prevent the serious complications of obesity, like type 2 diabetes and heart disease?  It’s true. By keeping a healthy weight … Read more

New Findings On The Calcium Supplement Controversy

If you’ve been taking calcium supplements as prevention against osteoporosis and then quit because of the concerning findings of previous studies – you may not have needed to, says a new Harvard study. In an earlier HealthyAnswers newsletter article [Why You May Want to Stop taking Calcium Supplements, September 2012], I alerted my readers to … Read more

What’s The Difference Between Farmed And Wild Seafood?

You likely know that you should get the health benefits of more fish in your diet. It’s a primary source of Omega-3 fatty acids and I frequently recommend my patients and readers get 2-3 servings per week. Yet, eating only 1 serving of fish per week can still reduce your risk of these diseases.  You … Read more

Your Heart: What Predicts And What Lowers Heart Attack Risk

You’ve heard stories about the guy (or gal!) who seemed to be in good health.  He or she exercised frequently, seemed to eat right, didn’t smoke, didn’t drink to excess.  Yet, one day, to everyone’s surprise, that person had a serious, perhaps fatal, heart attack.  You wondered how could that happen to someone who appeared … Read more

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