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Nutrients in Potatoes Can Help Reduce Risk of High Blood Pressure

Researchers examined the impact of increased dietary potassium from baked/boiled potatoes and baked French fries as opposed to a potassium supplement on blood pressure and other cardiovascular disease risk factors in comparison to a ‘typical American’ control diet (lower potassium intake) among 30 pre-hypertensive to hypertensive individuals.1✅ JOURNAL REFERENCEDOI: 10.3390/nu13051610 Results revealed that including baked/boiled… Read More »

COVID study uncovers a surprise: Health workers may be at less risk than others

Breadcrumb Trail Links News Health Canada Even unvaccinated health workers had a lower rate of lab-confirmed cases than the overall community – 1.33 per 10,000 person-days versus 1.96, researchers concluded Author of the article: Tom Blackwell Publishing date: May 27, 2021  •  3 hours ago  •  5 minute read  •  52 Comments “We’re just not seeing… Read More »

Depression Meds Place Elderly at Risk of Severe Medical Conditions

Researchers have shown that older people using new generation medications for depression will be at more risk of death and experiencing various severe medical conditions such as falls, stroke, epilepsy and fractures. The study found that SSRIs (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors) for depression are more strongly linked to a higher possibility of a number of… Read More »

AstraZeneca vaccine: Are you at risk of blood clots? JCVI issues new advice

A smattering of reports from the UK and elsewhere have found AstraZeneca’s coronavirus vaccine triggers an unusual blood clotting disorder. It must be emphasised that the complication is an extremely rare occurrence – around eight people develop this condition for every million doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine given. This is seen slightly more often in… Read More »