Newer, softer plaques (the ones you don’t see on CT scans) are likely more worrisome than calcified plaques. That’s because newer, softer plaques are more likely to rupture. When plaque ruptures, it triggers the formation of blood clots. It’s these blood clots that choke off blood flow to the heart, causing heart attacks.
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The Pritikin Program is all about laying the foundation for a lifetime of good health and disease prevention. You’ll lose weight without feeling hungry, regain your vitality, and feel healthier, stronger. You’ll live better. Now’s your chance.
However, in order to live longer, the elderly need to be aware of potential health issues that they may face. They include Alzheimer’s Disease, Osteoporosis, Heart Disease and more. Also, when people get older they start having problems with vision and hearing, which should be monitored closely. In addition, the elderly should have modest fitness…
You really want to start exercising and shed some weight, but every time you set out for a walk, it hurts. Your knees are not happy. From knee pain experts at the Pritikin Longevity Center, get insights on why your knees might be suffering, and what you can do about it.
Sometimes, it’s the little things that get you down when your weight’s up. Like cutting your toenails. “It was horrible,” recalls Lee Zaretsky. “When I was 50 pounds heavier, trimming my toenails was such a chore that I dreaded it.” Today, those extra 50 pounds are gone. And they’ve stayed gone.
“Pills are merely a band aid,” points out Dr. Jay Kenney. “A healthy lifestyle goes after the underlying cause of the disease, and fixes it.”
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…
Chronic kidney disease often leads to kidney failure, dialysis, and kidney transplants. Roughly 1 of every 10 Americans has it. Approximately 1 of 3 adults with diabetes and 1 of 5 adults with high blood pressure has it. The good news: Science is learning that certain foods promote kidney health. In fact, a healthy diet like Pritikin may actually halt the progression of kidney disease to kidney failure.
A study that got widespread media coverage in 2013 essentially told America, “It’s okay to be fat.” It was likely comforting for the approximately 70% of Americans who are overweight or obese. But it was false comfort, states Dr. Jonathan Samet and co-authors of a new four-continent meta-analysis that meticulously crunched the numbers on 239 studies and 10.6 million people,
It is important to protect your skin from the potential harmful side effects of sun exposure. Follow these tips to maintain healthy, beautiful skin.
“The osteoporosis problem in America is related to several factors, including our overconsumption of salt, soft drinks, caffeine, refined carbohydrates, excess vitamin A (retinal) from animal foods, and alcohol, as well as smoking. All leach calcium and other important nutrients out of the bone,” states Dr. Jay Kenney, Nutrition Research Specialist and educator at the Pritikin Longevity Center.