Is the Balloon Pill the Magic Weight Loss Pill?

According to the Center of Disease Control, more than one-third of U.S. adults are obese. Many struggle to lose weight, despite their modest attempts to make healthier food choices and take part in consistentexercise, and the existence of newly approved prescription medications Qsymia, Belviq and Contrave.   In desperate attempts to drop pounds, some resort to specialty diets, fads and health gimmicks, which usually result in…

Don’t be Salty: You can lower your BP with these 5 tips!

Even the smallest reduction in salt (aka sodium) intake can reduce your blood pressure by 2 to 8 mm Hg. The goal is to limit sodium to 2,300 milligrams (mg) a day or less. A lower sodium level of 1,500 mg a day or less is even better for people 51 years of age or older, and individuals of any age who are African-American or who have high blood pressure, diabetes or chronic kidney disease. Try these 5 tips to get to your heart healthy blood pressure without being salty about it.