Author: Heather Newgen

Everyone has a different idea of what optimal health is and while the path to achieve health goals varies from person to person, one thing millions have in common is taking a daily supplements. With countless options to choose from it can be challenging to determine which ones are right for you. Eat This, Not That Health spoke with family practitioner, Dr. Janice Johnston, MD, Chief Medical Officer & Co-Founder at Redirect Health who shares the top five healthiest supplements to take and why. As always, please consult with your physician for medical advice. Read on—and to ensure your health…

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Pancreatic cancer is considered one of the deadliest cancers because it’s difficult to diagnose and is oftentimes discovered in later stages when treatment isn’t effective. According to the American Cancer Society, “About 62,210 people (32,970 men and 29,240 women) will be diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. About 49,830 people (25,970 men and 23,860 women) will die of pancreatic cancer. Pancreatic cancer accounts for about 3% of all cancers in the US and about 7% of all cancer deaths.” While genetics and age do play a role in the risk of pancreatic cancer, so do unhealthy habits. Eat This, Not That! Health…

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High cholesterol might not make as many headlines as other health issues, but it’s a serious concern that affects an alarming amount of people. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, “Nearly 94 million U.S. adults age 20 or older have total cholesterol levels higher than 200 mg/dL. Twenty-eight million adults in the United States have total cholesterol levels higher than 240 mg/dL.” In addition, the CDC states, “7% of U.S. children and adolescents ages 6 to 19 have high total cholesterol.” If left untreated high cholesterol can cause major health complications so knowing the signs and getting…

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Healthy aging is vital for having a great quality of life as we get older. Breaking bad habits now can help us stay independent and healthy in our later years as well as reduce the risk of serious health issues such as cancer, health disease and more. Eat This, Not That! Health spoke with experts who share their tips for good health in our golden years and bad habits to stop after 55. Read on—and to ensure your health and the health of others, don’t miss these Sure Signs You’ve Already Had COVID. ShutterstockDr. Steve Hruby, a Doctor of Chiropractic…

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High blood pressure is a common condition that affects nearly half of Americans, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. When left untreated, high blood pressure can lead to serious health issues such as stroke, heart failure, dementia and more. Eat This, Not That! Health spoke with Dr. Tomi Mitchell, a Board-Certified Family Physician with Holistic Wellness Strategies who explained who is at risk for high blood pressure and the main causes. Read on—and to ensure your health and the health of others, don’t miss these Sure Signs You’ve Already Had COVID. Shutterstock / Andrey_PopovDr. Mitchell says, “Blood…

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Our veins have a big job to do. They’re are part of the circulation system that moves blood throughout the body and their main role is to deliver blood to the heart. Without healthy veins, our body couldn’t function so knowing signs they’re in trouble is essential for your overall health. “When you think about your veins, you might not think there is much to pay attention to. However, your veins are an essential part of your circulatory system and deserve some care and attention,” Dr. Tomi Mitchell, a Board-Certified Family Physician with Holistic Wellness Strategies tells us. Here’s what…

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Heart disease is the leading killer in the United States for men and women, and every 40 seconds someone has a heart attack, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Although genetics do play a role, poor lifestyle choices drastically increase the chance of a heart attack. Eat This, Not That! Health spoke with Dr. Sam Kalioundji, Cardiologist and Medical Director of Stroke Center at Dignity Health Northridge Hospital and KAL HEART who explained causes of a heart attack and how to help prevent one. As always, please consult with your physician for medical advice. Read on—and to ensure…

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Heart attacks seem like they happen out of nowhere, but oftentimes there are warning signs that were missed. Nobody thinks they’re going to have a heart attack, but every 40 seconds someone in the United States has one. That said, there are certain factors that can help predict who is at risk and knowing what they are can be life-saving. Eat This, Not That! Health spoke with Dr. Tomi Mitchell, a Board-Certified Family Physician with Holistic Wellness Strategies who shares factors that can predict a heart attack. Read on—and to ensure your health and the health of others, don’t miss…

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There’s several factors that can increase the risk of heart disease, which is the leading cause of death in the United States for men and women. While age and genetics do play a role, so do lifestyle choices like poor diet, lack of exercise, smoking and gum disease. According to a study published in the Journal of Periodontology and conducted by Forsyth Institute and Harvard University scientists, people with periodontitis are at higher risk for stroke, heart attacks and other cardiovascular diseases. Read on—and to ensure your health and the health of others, don’t miss these Sure Signs You’ve Already…

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An expanding waistline is more unhealthy than you think! Excess belly fat is a sign of visceral fat, which is located deep in your abdomen and wraps around your vital organs, causing serious health issues. Most people don’t realize they have it, but it’s a hidden health concern not talked about enough. “Too much abdominal fat can lead to several health problems, including heart disease, diabetes, and even certain types of cancer. The good news is that simple lifestyle changes can help reduce your risk of these severe health conditions,” Dr. Tomi Mitchell, a Board-Certified Family Physician with Holistic Wellness…

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