I continue my s_l_o_w recovery from open heart surgery on 9/21. Had a bit of a setback this past week when my blood pressure crashed to 68/53 resulting in a one day and night hospital stay.
My new cardiologist – the prior one moved out of town – eliminated one blood pressure medication. She also told me that I am in the most difficult phase of recovery, that I should not expect to feel good. All I can do is continue to monitor my blood pressure, weight, temperature, etc., take my meds, drink at least 64 oz. of water daily, get up and walk around the house every hour (except at night). I like when a doctor is clear and straightforward like this.
Caffeine consumption has been associated with lower risks for multiple diseases, including type II diabetes, heart disease, and stroke, but the mechanism underlying these protective effects has been unclear. A new study now shows that caffeine promotes the movement of a regulatory protein into mitochondria, enhancing their function and protecting cardiovascular cells from damage.
It’s interesting to note that the food police were after coffee for years, no longer.
- Findings from two new studies show dark chocolate consumption reduces stress and inflammation, while improving memory, immunity and mood. https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/04/180424133628.htm
It might seem too good to be true, but dark chocolate is good for you and scientists now know why. Dark chocolate helps restore flexibility to arteries while also preventing white blood cells from sticking to the walls of blood vessels. Both arterial stiffness and white blood cell adhesion are known factors that play a significant role in atherosclerosis. https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/02/140227092149.htm
What great news! Hope it’s not fake 🙂
The Prescott area is known for many things. Most are positive, but there is one that makes many of the area’s residents absolutely miserable.
“We are given the dubious honor of being the number one allergy capital of the country,” said Dr. Susan Godman, founder and owner of Partners in Health Care Naturally in Prescott.
True. Even my dog Shady is suffering with allergies. As am I.