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Rare Undersea Discovery Could Extend Your Life by 10, 20 or 30 Years January 16, 2014

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This article is interesting, even though it’s sponsored by the manufacturers of this ‘new’ product…. I think it might be a watch this space situation! Have a read.

Humans have made incredible health strides and are living longer lives than ever. Many of the maladies that struck down our ancestors have for the most part been completely eliminated – everything from tuberculosis, to polio to malaria.

Today, the biggest killers stem as much from our lifestyles as from microscopic bacteria and viruses. One of the worst of these is heart disease, and specifically high blood pressure. It’s a slow, but efficient killer that robs many people of what should be the last 10, 20 or 30 years of their lives.

Part of the reason that heart disease is so prevalent and intractable is that it often requires massive changes to one’s lifestyle— changes that are not easy to make. Everything from radically altering ones diet to implementing serious exercise routines. And while it’s never too late to start, people often realize the true danger only when it’s too late to make the changes and the damage is done.

Now, however, there may be a scientific breakthrough that could have an impact on high blood pressure comparable to penicillin’s ability treat infections or quinine’s effect on malaria.

Scientists are claiming that they have now isolated unusual ingredients in a rare seaweed discovered by fishermen off the coast of Korea that offer incredible health benefits—including the ability to restore blood pressure to normal levels.

Dr. Haengwoo Lee, a renowned biochemist living near Seattle, Washington conducted a massive 15 year, multimillion dollar clinical study on these two ingredients. The first is Seanol, an extremely rare seaweed extract from Ecklonia Cava that’s proven to be 100 times more powerful than any land-based antioxidant. That’s because it stays working in your body for 12 hours, compared to land-based antioxidants that work for 30 minutes.

“Its secret is its make-up of special polyphenol antioxidants that are a whopping 40% lipid (fat) soluble,” Dr. Lee explains. “Unlike nearly all land-based antioxidants that are water soluble, Seanol’s protective compounds can get into things like the fatty tissues of your brain and penetrate all three layers of your cells, including the outside, the oil-based cell membranes, and your DNA.”

Indeed, Seanol is so powerful, it’s the only FDA-approved Ecklonia Cava marine-algae extract in existence.

The second ingredient is Calamarine, a deep-sea omega-3 discovery that delivers 85% more DHA omega-3s to your heart, brain, joints, and eyes. It’s known to combat everything from fatigue and poor memory, to vision problems, joint pain, mood swings and depression.

With that research in mind, Dr. Lee combined Seanol and Calamarine with a high dose of vitamin D to form Marine-D3, the newest supplement in the fight against age-related illnesses and high blood pressure.

According to the CDC, about 1 in 3 U.S. adults has high blood pressure, which increases the risk for heart disease and stroke, the two leading causes of death in the United States. Increasing your omega-3 intake can reduce high blood pressure, and because it’s difficult to get enough omega-3s in foods like fish and nuts, many people turn to supplements.

Dr. Lee found that Calamarine delivers some of the greatest concentration of omega-3s known to science, and has been able to formulate it without any fishy burps or aftertaste. Combined with Seanol’s ability to reduce body inflammation, as well as help cells get the nutrients they need to thrive, stay healthy and protected, Marine-D3 is able to boost a body’s entire well being.

The makers of Marine-D3 are so confident that you’ll see fast dramatic results from this product, that if you aren’t happy after two full months, simply return the unused portion and they’ll buy it back. They’ll even give you ten dollars extra just for giving it an honest try! That kind of faith, combined with Dr. Lee’s exhaustive research, shows that Marine-D3 really is a one-of-a-kind product.

Copyright 2014This article sponsored by Marine-D3

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How To Reduce the Risk of Second Cardiac Event November 25, 2013

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I ran a short workshop on Saturday for a few clients and while we discussed juices vs. smoothies I was explaining the work I do with my Super Seniors. I’ve known for a long time that just turning up to a club like ours give members a much better chance of avoiding further problems. The thing I find interesting is that this protective effect has as much to do with friendship and support as the exercise activities I offer – never thought I’d admit that!

Then I found this article published in SAGA newsletter- have a read. Maybe you’ll decide to join a support group for your rehab, or encourage someone close to you to…..

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Reduce the risk of a second heart attack

By Lesley Dobson , Thursday 14 November 2013
New guidelines on cardiac rehabilitation aim to improve heart health, both in and out of hospital.
Scientists know that taking part in a cardiac rehabilitation programme after you’ve had a heart attack can help improve your health and reduce your risk of having another heart attack.

Now the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) has published updated guidance on the best ways to reduce this risk.

The UK death rate from Coronary Heart Disease (CHD) is quite high when compared with other countries. CHD causes more than 103,000 deaths a year. And there are around one million men and almost 500,000 women in the UK who have survived a heart attack.

The aim of the updated guideline is to help prevent those heart attack survivors from having another heart attack. The new guideline recommends:

Cardiac rehabilitation should be started as soon as possible, and before the patient is discharged from hospital.
Patients should be invited to a cardiac rehabilitation session, starting within 10 days of their return home.
Cardiac rehabilitation programmes should be offered in a choice of places, including in hospital, in the community, and even in their own homes.
The programme should provide a range of different types of exercise to meet the needs of people of all ages, or those who have other illnesses.

“Cardiac rehabilitation has been identified by national government, the health service and NICE as a vital part of the care that people with heart disease should receive, yet provision and take-up remains patchy across the UK,” says Joseph Clift, Policy Manager at the British Heart Foundation.

“In a tough financial climate for the NHS, it’s crucial to invest in effective chronic disease management that improves patients’ quality of life and stops their health deteriorating. These services should be fully funded and every patient who is suitable should be offered a place on a programme.”

The new guideline recommends that people who have had a heart attack should eat a Mediterranean-style diet, with more bread, fruit, vegetables and fish. Other major priorities in the updated guidelines include the use of drugs after a heart attack. This includes treatment to prevent blood clots and drugs to reduce blood pressure and to control heart rhythm and rate.

“People who have had a heart attack, almost 80,000 in England and Wales in 2011–2012, are at increased risk of a further attack, but there is a lot we can do to help them reduce this risk,” says Dr Phil Adams, retired consultant cardiologist and Chair of the Guideline Development Group.

“The guideline stresses the importance of starting cardiac rehabilitation very early so that people can straight away start to learn about the lifestyle changes that will help, for instance stopping smoking, and can make plans for exercise when they are ready.”

“The guideline also makes recommendations to make drug treatment as effective as possible, bringing in the new drugs to stop clotting in the arteries, and most important, emphasising communication about drug plans between all those caring for people who have had a heart attack.”

To find out more about cardiac rehabilitation programmes, talk to your GP or heart specialist.

Have a Great Day

Jax

 

UK slips down death rate rankings April 3, 2013

Britain has a worse record of premature death from many diseases than a host of other comparable countries, and the gap is widening, experts have warned.
Between 1990 and 2010 life expectancy in the UK increased by an average of 4.2 years to 79.9 years. But the trend masks worrying declines when matched against other nations with similar levels of health care, it is claimed.
In 1990 the UK ranked 10th in a league table of 19 countries showing years of life lost (YLL) per 100,000 members of the population. YLL is a standard method of measuring levels of premature death. Twenty years later Britain had slipped to 14th in the table, with only five countries showing worse figures.
In terms of death rate (numbers of deaths per 100,000), the UK’s position in the table fell from 12th in 1990 to 14th in 2010. Some specific causes of death had a significantly increased impact over the two decades, including Alzheimer’s disease, cirrhosis of the liver and drug use disorders. For Britain the best news was that it saw the largest fall in death rates from heart disease of any of the 19 countries.
Scientists compared the UK’s record for a range of important health indicators with that of 14 other European Union countries, plus Australia, Canada, Norway and the US. Data was drawn from the Global Burden of Disease Study, published in 2010. The results covered 259 diseases and injuries, and 67 risk factors or risk factor clusters.
Outlining their findings in The Lancet medical journal, the international authors pointed to the biggest individual risk factors for illness and disease in the UK.
Heading the list was tobacco, accounting for 12% of the disease burden, followed by high blood pressure, high body-mass, physical inactivity, alcohol and poor diet. Levels of disability at specific ages had not improved in the UK over the 20 year period, the study found. This was a problem shared to a greater or lesser degree by all the countries. Major causes of disability varied by age but included mental and behavioural disorders such as depression, anxiety, psychosis, substance abuse and osteoarthritis and other musculoskeletal problems.
The research was published as Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt outlined plans to save 30,000 lives in the coming seven years by improving outcomes for patients with cardiovascular diseases. He said more people will be trained to use defibrillators and conduct CPR and relatives of people who have died suddenly of cardiac conditions are to be offered tests to see whether they too are at high risk.
Mr Hunt also set out his ambition to get the whole country to match the performance levels of the top hospitals. A Department of Health spokeswoman said that if all patients suffering from a transient ischaemic attack, also known as mini strokes, were treated as rapidly as those treated in the top 25% of hospitals, 540 strokes would be avoided in England each year.
Mr Hunt has previously pledged to cut the number of avoidable deaths from cancer, heart disease, strokes, respiratory and liver disease. “Despite real progress in cutting deaths we remain a poor relative to our global cousins on many measures of health, something I want to change,” he said. “For too long we have been lagging behind and I want the reformed health system to take up this challenge and turn this shocking underperformance around. Today’s proposals for those with cardiovascular diseases will bring better care, longer and healthier lives and better patient experience – which we must all strive to deliver.”