Heart Health

Normal or Not? Reading Your Blood Pressure

…pressure basically 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…

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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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How To Maximize the Benefits of a Walking Regimen

…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, change the routine so…

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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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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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Boost Your Energy With These Three Nutrients

…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 so much. Pork and beef liver are ask good sources. Of course, CoQ10 is also available in almost every health food store and vitamin…

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A Spicy Alternative to NSAIDs

…blood pressure or other cardiovascular problems and compared the health of 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…

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The Superpowers of Fermented Foods

…Fermented foods are alive and teaming with beneficial microbes (or probiotics) that keep the digestive tract running efficiently, but also protect the heart, boost immunity, reduce the risk of diabetes and obesity, and prevent food allergies. Just the sheer numbers of bacteria in fermented foods can be astronomical…

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