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Mediterranean-style diet linked to healthier arteries throughout the body

January 22, 2014

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Daniel Pendick, Former Executive Editor, Harvard Men's Health Watch

Daniel Pendick is a former executive editor of Harvard Men’s Health Watch. He previously served as editor and chief writer for the Cleveland Clinic Men’s Health Advisor and Mt. Sinai School of Medicine’s Focus On Healthy … See Full Bio
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March 3, 2014

I have heard alot about this diet; I would love more information about this. Great article.thanks

February 23, 2014

Great article. This is a scary condition and the number of people it affects is surprising.

We have seen patients with improvements when taking circulation related nutritional supplements. Some of the most encouraging improvements have been in reduced bruising and improve circulation.

February 12, 2014

I have heard alot about this diet; I would like more information about this. Great article.

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February 3, 2014

The lifespan can be increased by reducing the heavy meals (full of calories and carbohydrates) intake. By doing so we would minimize the stress on our digestive system so that allocate energy and time for other tasks such as warding off the onset of disease, repairing and rebuilding the body’s cells.

Digestive enzymes are most bullied when we consume heavy meals excessively. The pancreas is forced to produce and secrete enzymes in larger quantities. Approximately 80% of body’s energy is mobilized only to break these foods down. This is why our bodies become easily exhausted and sleepy not long after we finish our meal. No other activities are so energy-drained as breaking down heavy meals!

By letting this happen over and over definitely will lower our energy, ruin our digestive system, stimulate the emergence of various diseases, and shorten our lifespan.

To avoid those all, stop eating heavy meals and start implementing an enzymes-rich diet that is found in vegetables, fruits, nuts, and seeds. For the best result eat them in their raw state as their enzyme and energy will not ruin by the heating process.
January 30, 2014

This blog is provides information about healthy diet. I would like to say that healthy diet is most important to body.oily food is not good to heart.

January 29, 2014

Olive Oil has n number of beneficial compounds that reduce inflamation in the arteries and buildup of fatty deposists.

Tiana Gustafson
January 27, 2014

Thank you so much for the awesome information about how to take better care of our bodies. I will look forward to applying the advice and also sharing it with my followers. I will be back to check out more great content. Thanks again!

January 25, 2014

I am a Nurse Practitioner with 25 years experience in helping people change their lives with diet… this works.

Luke Melvin
January 24, 2014

Thanks a bunch for sharing this with all of us you actually know what you are talking about!

January 24, 2014

I have been on a life style diet for emphysema from a book titled, How I Reversed My Moms Emphysema. Been on the diet for about four months. Can breath much better. The diet consists of organic sources if possible. Protein from fish, red meat, chicken ect. Vegetables Fifty percent raw fifty percent steamed. No breads no potatoes no starches. Only complex carbs from vegetables. Virgin olive oil ect. Seams a lot like the Mediterranean diet in many respects with added supplements to combat pathogens.

January 24, 2014

Congratulations on your publications; good information from a reliable source and written in language understandable by most. I wonder if using extra virgin olive oil is analogous to using cold-pressed wild caught salmon oil for the same reasons of simplicity in processing and retention of “healthy substances in the oil”, i.e the oil more closely resembles the native product; is it the same in principle as eating fresh vegetables and fruits for antioxidants rather than taking pills? Some recent publications suggest that fish oil (type and processing method not specified)doesn’t appear to offer cardioprotection. Does it depend on the fish oil used – cold pressed or extracted by other means?

Jean Marani, PhD
January 23, 2014

I am about to be 90 and have been eating a Med type diet the last 15 years. I am in good
shape ( from Tai Chi) and have only a few problems which the doctors say are not life threatening. Thanks be to G0d.

January 22, 2014

The Mediterranean Diet includes plenty of fresh vegetables and fruits which many people rarely eat today in their natural state preferring to drink juice or processed vegetables. It also includes plenty of fish and smaller portions of animal protein or substituting with vegetable proteins like beans. Everything is prepared from scratch eliminating additives, preservatives, sugars, and excess salt all of which have negative effects on a healthy diet.

I believe that going back to preparing basic fresh foods is the way to a healthy diet.

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