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Natural Angina Pain Relief

Angina Pain is Your Heart Telling You to Get Help

What is Stable Angina? Stable angina is a common term used to describe chest pain or discomfort due to coronary heart disease. Stable angina is clinically referred to as Current Stable Angina Pectoris. This condition occurs when the heart is unable to get the amount of blood flow it needs. Commonly, the blood flow to…

How to get Healthy After Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery

How to get Healthy After Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery

Coronary artery bypass surgery is the most common cardiac surgery performed today worldwide. Approximately 200,000 Americans undergo the surgery each year. It’s a scary proceedure, but it doesn’t mean your life is over. Here’s how to get healthy after Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery.

What is an acute myocardial infarction?

Acute Myocardial Iinfarction Defined

What is an acute myocardial infarction? A myocardial infarction is when blood flow to a section of the heart becomes blocked and the heart muscle cannot get the oxygen it needs to function properly. If the blood flow is not restored quickly, that section of heart muscle will begin to die. Depending on how long…

Women and Heart Health

Hold onto your hearts! This fact may make it skip a beat; most women who die suddenly of heart disease have had no previous symptoms. How is that possible? Heart disease can occur without any symptoms. Take high blood pressure for instance; it has no obvious symptoms. Why is heart disease in women often misdiagnosed?…

Is the Pritikin Program Sustainable?

After having a stent put in his heart, Stan Chlebowski had lost and regained the same 20 pounds back several times. After a friend told him Pritikin had made his father “a new man,” Stan and his wife couldn’t wait to check in to the Pritikin Center. Before Returning Home From Pritikin 152 Days After…

Does Angioplasty Work?

Does angioplasty work? It's a common fix for chest pain and clogged arteries.

The plaques within arteries that trigger the vast majority of heart attacks do not significantly impede blood flow. In fact, an angiogram report would likely describe them as plaque build-up that is “insignificant” or “nonobstructive,” or “minimal atherosclerosis.”

The Truth About Saturated Fat

Get the Truth About Saturated Fat From Real Health Experts

When it comes to food and its effects on your health, don’t rely on the latest headline-grabbers in the media. Rely instead on the real health experts, like the 12 reviewers of this recent paper in Circulation. They’re actually focused on your health, and your health alone.

The Healthiest Hearts On Earth

Many pre-industrial cultures have the healthiest hearts and lowest LDL cholesterol levels.

The Tsimane people in the Amazon rain forest of Bolivia have recently been found to have the lowest reported levels of heart disease of any population examined to date. Their diet is radically different from industrialized society. Nearly three-quarters of their calories come from carbohydrates, but they’re whole, straight-from-the-earth carbohydrates.

Video: How Not To Die
| Dr. Michael Greger M.D. at Pritikin

This short 4-minute video contains highlights from Dr. Greger’s lecture at Pritikin. To watch the full one-hour video, click through to our YouTube channel below. Dr. Michael Greger’s familiarity with Pritikin started at a young age when his grandmother decided to pay us a visit and that visit saved her life. Dr. Greger has since…

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