While the physical addiction to nicotine and other chemicals in cigarettes can explain much of addiction, there is also another issue at play. Smokers create a variety of habits or rituals that surround and support their smoking addiction. In addition to the addictive nature of cigarettes, these behaviors become part of the smoker’s life and become very difficult to change.
Like heart disease, strokes are largely preventable through proper diet, exercise, and a generally healthy lifestyle. Specifically, there are some foods that may encourage general vascular health and help reduce the risk of a stroke. Here are 5 foods to include in your anti-stroke diet.
Misinformation aggravates us all, and unfortunately the food industry is rife with it. One Californian man, however, is holding a soda manufacturer legally culpable for false claims about its supposedly antioxidant sodas, including diet Cherry Antioxidant, Mixed Berry Antioxidant, and Pomegranate Antioxidant 7UP flavors.
University of Maryland researchers found antibiotic-resistant methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) at two water treatment plants in the Midwest and two more in the mid-Atlantic area. This brings into question the health and safety of the facilities’ workers as well as individuals exposed to wastewater.
Wouldn’t it be great if there was a healthy soda that would keep your body from absorbing the fat in a deliciously oil-drenched dinner? Pepsi and Suntory, the sole bottler and distributor of Pepsi goods in Japan, have collaborated to bring just that—a “healthy soda”—to the island country beginning November 13th of this year.
Scientists gathered in New Delhi to discuss the need for the Indian government to ban GMO trials in their country. As we reported last month, the proposed ban, backed by a committee appointed by the India Supreme Court, would ban GMO field trials for 10 years, at the very minimum, postponing the damaging environmental and health hazards of the seeds and GMO foods.
Your dentist doesn’t want you to know, and the American Dental Association (ADA) sure doesn’t want us to tell you of the many dangers of root canals. A root canal essentially removes the live pulp from a tooth and replaces it with a synthetic material. In addition to the central root of the tooth, there are thousands of tiny side canals that die when the root is removed.
3 states – Washington, Colorado, and Oregon – have recently voted for the legalization of marijuana not for medicinal use, but for recreational use. On Tuesday, November 6, both Washington and Colorado citizens helped to make recreational use of marijuana legal, while Oregon decided to deny the proposal.
Researchers found that young people approaching middle age with high blood pressure—even mild levels for which doctors don’t intervene—experience accelerated brain aging. This could be because high blood pressure makes arteries stiffer over time, raising the risk of cardiovascular disease by 49% and cerebrovascular disease—like ischemic stroke—by 62%.
Smoking is an addictive behavior; we all know this – it’s not breaking news. But with the knowledge should come a deeper understanding of how the addiction works. Why does nicotine make you a slave to cigarettes and how can you use this information to reclaim your power and your health?