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Drink to your heart health

Drink to your heart health

From Personal Liberty

Heart disease is a big deal in my family. I’ve watched the people I care about go through open heart surgery, I’ve lost loved ones to heart attacks and I worry that I could be next.

At 49, I know that it’s vital to take every step I can to prevent heart problems before they start.

I eat super healthy, get plenty of exercise and make sure that every day I have some of the most important drink for heart health (although I don’t actually drink it — I’ll tell you more about that in a bit).

That drink that I’m talking about is green tea… and while you’ve probably heard about how important it is for your brain, attention, memory and more, most people don’t know how much it can do to protect the heart and blood vessels from disease.

Let’s take a look at what studies show about green tea and heart health…

Mountains of support for green tea

One study of 40,530 Japanese adults found that participants who drank more than five cups of green tea a day had a 26 percent lower risk of death from heart attack or stroke and a 16 percent lower risk of death from all causes than people who drank less than one cup of green tea a day.

Another meta-analysis of observational studies — 13 conducted in green tea drinkers and five in black tea drinkers — found that people who drank the most green tea had a 28 percent lower risk of coronary artery disease than those who drank the least green tea. Black tea, on the other hand, had no effect on heart risk.

And, a 2011 meta-analysis of 14 randomized, placebo-controlled clinical trials found that green tea significantly lowered LDL cholesterol and triglyceride levels.

Researchers have also found that people who drink green tea have better blood vessel function just 30 minutes later. Specifically, green tea improves the function of the endothelial cells that line the inside of our arteries. Endothelial cell dysfunction plays a key role in the development of clogged arteries, a process called atherosclerosis.

In fact, the drink was found to widen the artery which runs from your shoulder to the elbow by 4 percent within 30 minutes — which also reduces your risk of blood clots.

Green tea is also loaded with polyphenols like flavonoids and catechins, which function as powerful antioxidants.

These substances can reduce the formation of free radicals in your body, protecting your cells and molecules from damage. This also dramatically increases the antioxidant capability of your blood, which protects your LDL cholesterol particles from oxidation, which is one of the pathways toward heart disease.

Getting your daily green tea

To lower your risk of heart disease, you can get your daily green tea two ways: drink it or take a green tea extract supplement.

If you choose to drink it, you want to look for an organic variety to avoid any pesticide contamination and choose a loose leaf tea to boost the amount of those vital catechins.

To brew your tea, just add 1 teaspoon of loose green tea to one 8-ounce cup. It’s easiest to just put it in a French press with scalding water and brew for 2-3 minutes.

And remember, green tea doesn’t stay fresh for long periods of time. It has a shelf life of about six months and then its freshness begins to diminish. You can extend its shelf life by refrigerating it for a few extra months.

However, if you’re like me and just don’t like the taste of green tea, you can choose to take a supplement of green tea extract instead. Peak BP Platinum offers the exact dose of green tea extract found to be most effective in human clinical trials.

However you choose to get your daily green tea, you heart is sure to thank you.

Sources:

health.harvard.edu/heart-health/green-tea-may-lower-heart-disease-risk
webmd.com/heart-disease/news/20080702/green-tea-lowers-risk-of-heart-disease
sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0021915099002397
sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0955286397000211
sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0940299397800966

Source: Will County News

POPE FRANCIS AT MASS: ‘JESUS IS METAPHORICAL, NOT LITERAL’

Steve Balich Editors note: I Believe in God. His only Begotten Son Jesus Christ!  The leader of the Catholic church can’t be impeached so to add to the conspiracy theory someone shoots him and he comes back to life 666. If Jesus is not real then either is His teachings.

POPE FRANCIS AT MASS: ‘JESUS IS METAPHORICAL, NOT LITERAL’

Pope Francis At Mass: ‘Jesus Is Metaphorical, Not Literal’

Pope Francis At Mass: ‘Jesus Is Metaphorical, Not Literal’

Pope Francis’s latest controversial statement – that “Jesus is metaphorical, not literal” – has pushed the Catholic Church to the verge of open mutiny, with multiple Vatican cardinals going on the record declaring Pope Francis is the false prophet foretold in holy scripture and prophecy.

The statement made by Pope Francis during Holy Mass in the Vatican on Sunday is the latest in a long line of unconventional statements uttered by the pontiff since he ascended the highest office in the Catholic Church, becoming the first jesuit pope in history.

Since assuming the papacy in 2013, Pope Francis has operated as a mouthpiece of the globalist movement, taking every opportunity to push the New World Order agenda. A short list of Francis’s most controversial statements include:

Pope Francis went where no other Christian, let alone Pope, had ever gone before, accusing Jesus of “debasing himself up to the point of totally annihilating himself”, and “turning into Satan.”

Hardcore Francis apologists claim the quote was taken out of context, but when the passage is read in it’s entirety it is clear that Francis meant exactly what he said.

Making matters worse, Pope Francis later doubled down, spreading Satanic doctrine further, when he said that Jesus Christ “made himself the devil, the serpent, for us,” according to L’Osservatore Romano, the daily newspaper of the Vatican.

PREACHING THAT RELATIONSHIPS WITH JESUS ARE ‘HARMFUL’

The heretical statement by Pope Francis comes after he broke with centuries of Christian tradition earlier this year, telling a crowd of 33,000 Catholics in Rome that “a personal, direct, immediate relationship with Jesus Christ” must be avoided at all costs.

Having a personal relationship with Jesus is dangerous and very harmful,” the pope said during the June 25 speech.

The unconventional teachings of Pope Francis have caused Vatican Cardinals and senior priests to turn their back on the pontiff and refuse to pledge obedience to him.

OPENLY CALLING FOR ‘ONE WORLD GOVERNMENT’

In July this year Pope Francis told the Italian newspaper La Repubblicathat the United States of America has “a distorted vision of the world” and Americans must be ruled by a world government, as soon as possible, “for their own good.

The week before he also called for “a one world government” and “political authority”, arguing that the creation of the one world government is needed to combat major issues such as “climate change.”

Speaking with Ecuador’s El Universonewspaper, the Pope said that the United Nations doesnt have enough power and must be granted full governmental control “for the good of humanity.”

France’s Marine Le Pen described Pope Francis as a “globalist bulldog“. Vladimir Putin argued that Francis’s unconventional teachings disqualified the Pope from calling himself a man of God. Francis’s own Cardinals are in open revolt against him, telling anybody who will listen that he was installed in unusual circumstances, with the assistance of globalist powerbrokers like George Soros.

Pope Francis’s anti-Christian teachings are forcing Christians around the world to confront the difficult question – is he the false prophet that will precede the antichrist foretold in holy scripture?

Source: yournewswire.com

Source: Will County News

Senate GOP repeals ObamaCare mandate

Senate GOP repeals ObamaCare mandate

Senate passes tax overhaul, securing major GOP victory
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Senate Republicans have approved the repeal of ObamaCare’s individual mandate as part of their tax-cut bill, a major step toward ending an unpopular part of the health-care law.

“Families ought to be able to make decisions about what they want to buy and what works for them — not the government,” Sen. John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) said, hailing the accomplishment.

“I believe if people don’t want to buy the ObamaCare insurance, they shouldn’t have to pay a tax penalty to the IRS.”

The Senate tax bill must still be reconciled with House legislation that does not include the mandate’s repeal. But that is unlikely to be a major issue, given support in the GOP conference for repealing the mandate.

No Democrats in either chamber voted for the GOP tax bills.

It’s unclear what repeal of the mandate will mean for ObamaCare.

Many experts and health-care groups warn that repeal will destabilize ObamaCare markets, leading to premium increases or insurers simply dropping out of certain areas. Without a financial penalty under the mandate for lacking health coverage, there is less incentive for healthy people to sign up and balance out the costs of the sick.

Some experts counter that the effects will not be as severe as others say, given that there are doubts the mandate had a strong effect on people to begin with.

Moderate Republicans are now pushing for bipartisan ObamaCare fixes to help stabilize insurance markets, setting up a showdown with conservatives.

The mandate’s repeal was not part of the original tax-reform measure released by the Senate Finance Committee, and Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) previously said he wanted to keep the divisive health-care issue separate from taxes.

But President Trump, along with Senate conservatives such as Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.), made a vocal public push for its inclusion.

Repealing the mandate also saves $300 billion over ten years in subsidies that otherwise would have been spent on consumers, according to the Congressional Budget Office, providing savings for the tax cuts.

The CBO estimates that 13 million fewer people will have health insurance over the next decade without the mandate, and it projects that premiums will rise 10 percent. But it also projects markets will remain stable in “almost all areas of the country.”

While three Republican senators, John McCain (R-Ariz.), Susan Collins (R-Maine) and Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) defeated an ObamaCare repeal bill over the summer that included mandate repeal, this time they put aside their concerns.

Murkowski wrote that repealing the mandate didn’t hurt the structure of the health-care law, but allowed people the “freedom” to choose whether to enroll.

Collins said she had won a commitment from Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) to pass two bipartisan ObamaCare fixes before the end of the year. She hopes those bills will counteract the increase in premiums from mandate repeal.

One of the bills, from Sens. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) and Patty Murray(D-Wash.) funds key payments to insurers, while the other measure provides funding known as reinsurance to pay for some sick people’s claims and help bring down premiums.

The Alexander-Murray bill does not directly deal with the effects of repealing the mandate, and some experts argue there would have to be more reinsurance funding than currently proposed to make up for mandate repeal.

It’s unclear if either fix will actually become law, as House conservatives oppose the measures as propping up ObamaCare.

Rep. Fred Upton (R-Mich.), a member of the moderate Tuesday Group, said he supports passing Alexander-Murray to try to counteract the premium increases from mandate repeal. But he acknowledged conservatives oppose that move, meaning he thinks the initial House version of a government funding bill will not have the health fix attached.

He thinks the Senate will add it later, setting up a choice for the House.

“They’ll toss it back to us and either you take it like that or you shut the government down,” Upton said.

Trump appears eager to return to the full repeal-and-replace push after the final tax bill passes.

“We will Repeal & Replace and have great Healthcare soon after Tax Cuts!” he tweeted in late October.

GOP leaders have not committed to revisiting the issue in an election year, though Sen. John Kennedy (R-La.) said he thought mandate repeal brings full repeal and replacement a step closer.

“I think it’s going to make our third attempt at health-care reform easier,” Kennedy said.

 

Source: Will County News