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Normal or Not? Reading Your Blood Pressure

…comes down to technique and regular readings. If you are worried that you may have high blood pressure and all the health risks that come with it like heart disease, stroke and kidney disease, you need to become educated about what your blood pressure numbers mean and the proper way to have your blood pressure…

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Propolis: A Natural Antiviral

…It’s one more instance in which the total natural product works better, with fewer side effects, than its isolated components. And at the National Heart and Lung Institute in London, researchers discovered that propolis was active against the human tubercle bacillus, better known as tuberculosis, or…

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How To Maximize the Benefits of a Walking Regimen

…Madison University, showed that people who used walking poles while hiking over a variety of terrain improved their lung capacity and increased their heart rate (both indicators of cardiovascular health) and burned more calories while on the hike. Also, rather than continuing on the same route every day…

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Multiple Benefits of Multivitamins

…above their dietary intake. The point here is that if you wanted to increase your plasma levels of vitamin E and enjoy its protective effects on the heart and circulatory system, you couldn’t do it with food alone. The best place to begin with nutritional supplementation is with a multivitamin. Think…

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Health Benefits of Fiber for Weight Loss

…the 1980s, the big "discovery" was the importance of fiber in the diet. There were dozens of reports explaining how high-fiber diets could prevent heart disease, ease common digestive problems, and help dozens of other health problems. I'd like to add another key health benefit of fiber: weight loss…

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Alleviate Allergies Naturally

…antihistamines work by trying to prevent the release of histamine or by reducing histamine levels. Unfortunately they can cause a wide range of side effects (heart problems, hair loss, adrenal depletion, weight gain, drowsiness, mood changes, etc.). In addition, drug-containing sprays and inhalers can often lead…

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Why You Should Walk for Exercise

…risk of developing osteoporosis. Walking can also be highly effective in weight loss as long as you are walking vigorously enough to increase your heart rate, for at least an hour. Your exercise routine need not exceed a lively walk down your neighborhood for you to change your life for the healthier…

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Why Health Nuts Eat Nuts

…still haven't begun to stockpile nuts, let me give you a few more good reasons to do so. There are still many doctors and dietitians who have their heart patients avoid nuts because of their high fat content. Study after study, however, has shown that adding nuts to one's diet can dramatically lower the…

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Safe Alternatives to NSAIDs

…Alternatives, I answered a question from a reader about whether or not I have changed my views on aspirin, considering it has been found to prevent heart attacks, cancer, and even Alzheimer’s disease. Not to mention, millions of people regularly use aspirin and other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs…

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How To Use Turmeric To Stop Asthma

I obviously have a warm spot in my heart for the Ayurvedic spice turmeric. I’ve been writing about it for years, and included it in my many formulas. As I’ve covered in the past, turmeric has been shown to have remarkable anti-inflammatory, antitumor, antibacterial, antiviral and antioxidant properties…

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Stop the Flu With Resveratrol

…it’s been well established that it helps inhibit blood platelet activity (i.e., it stops the blood from clotting and forming blockages that lead to heart attack and stroke), and it also inhibits enzyme activity that leads to atherosclerosis. Resveratrol may have just recently been discovered by our generation…

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Multivitamins--Your Best Nutritional Safety Net

…above their dietary intake. The point here is that if you wanted to increase your plasma levels of vitamin E and enjoy its protective effects on the heart and circulatory system, you couldn’t do it with food alone. The best place to begin with nutritional supplementation is with a multivitamin. Think…

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Protect Your GI Tract With This Summertime Vegetable

…instead of bringing them to a halt. This fact makes it easier to determine whether or not the bleeding has stopped. If you take daily aspirin for heart or cardiovascular problems, keep in mind that you are at much, much higher risk of internal bleeding. Knowing about rhubarb could one day help save…

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7 Best Anti-aging Herbs: Gymnema Sylvestre

…diseases and symptoms associated with imbalanced blood sugar. Included in this list are some of the most prevalent problems of our time: obesity, heart disease, hypoglycemia, diabetes, hyperactivity in children, insomnia and fatigue. I'm not suggesting for a moment that gymnema sylvestre can cure these…

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A Spicy Alternative to NSAIDs

…those who used NSAIDs regularly to those who didn’t. After about 3 years, those who regularly used NSAIDs had a tremendous increase in their risk of heart attack, stroke, and death. Those who used NSAIDs had a 90% greater risk of dying from all causes and a 126% greater risk of dying from cardiovascular…

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Boost Your Energy With These Three Nutrients

…through aerobic cellular respiration, which requires the presence of CoQ10. This explains why the organs with the greatest energy requirements (the heart, liver, and kidneys) have the highest concentrations of CoQ10. Sardines and mackerel are great sources of CoQ10, and one of the reasons I like sardines…

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Vision Saving Foods

…now beginning to be recognized for its health-supporting merits. Both are rich in hundreds of bioflavonoid compounds that support the health of your heart, eyes, bones, and even your brain. (Chew on a few sprigs of parsley to counteract onion or garlic breath.) And here’s a bonus: garlic and onions,…

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7 Best Anti-Aging Herbs: Ginkgo Biloba

We all have concerns about getting older, but it seems that what many of us fear most isn't developing heart disease or arthritis or other "physical" diseases. It's losing mental capacity and the ability to care for ourselves. Medical professionals refer to this degeneration as senile dementia. The most…

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Carnosine for Cataracts

…carnosine. Carnosine is made up of the two amino acids—beta-alanine and L-histidine. It is naturally found in high concentrations in our muscles, heart, skin, and brain. Its antioxidant activity is well documented, but carnosine is also one of the very best glycation preventatives known. (Benfotiamine…

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Flaxseed: The Perfect Food

…form blood clots had reduced dramatically . Consuming certain fish oils, particularly EPA, can help lower the risk of developing high blood pressure, heart attack, stroke, and clogged arteries. Flaxseed and flax oil can provide the same benefits as eating fish—at a nominal cost. Your body can convert…

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