Congestive Heart Failure

Exercise Your Heart

Every day you need to do something that specifically makes your heart work harder and beat faster. Not only does exercise strengthen the heart muscle, it causes blood vessels to dilate and expand, which helps them retain their elasticity. If you’re sedentary, they'll become rigid and hard; and when…

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Fight Heart Disease With a Multivitamin

Without question, the single best thing you can do for heart health—and your overall health—is to take a comprehensive multinutrient every day. By comprehensive, I mean a nutrient that provides the combinations and dosage levels that research has shown bring about positive changes in the body. Many…

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Padma for Heart Health

…Bengal quince fruit, calendula flower, cardamom fruit, clove flower, columbine, costus root, English plantain, gingerlily rhizome, golden cinquefoil, heart-leaved sida, Iceland moss, knotgrass, lettuce leaf, licorice root, margosa fruit, red sandalwood, tropical almond fruit, and valerian root—plus natural…

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Eggs Are Heart Healthy

…bounty available to us in this country, we likely have a better chance of preventing heart disease than those who live in any other country on Earth! There are so many delicious foods that can actually help your heart, it's hard to imagine why there is such an abundance of fake foods on grocery shelves…

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Protect Heart Health With Two Simple Nutrients

…four-year study involving 443 participants aged 70 to 88. They were testing the effects of taking coenzyme Q10 (200 mg) and selenium (200 mcg) on heart health. At the end of four years, they found that taking these two supplements reduced the risk of dying from cardiovascular problems by almost 50 percent…

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Ease Angina With Padma

…small percentage of either group has any idea how serious this is. Their failure to realize that it is a symptom of a far more serious health problem may come from a lack of understanding about angina. Angina occurs when the heart is put under extra stress because it does not receive adequate oxygen from…

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Eat Your Meat, Take Your L-Carnitine

…this study involved only six people and some mice. Most of the data and conclusions came from the mice, which were genetically engineered to develop heart disease. Also, previous studies have shown that eight ounces of carnitine-rich foods, including red meat, produced no more TMAO than common fruits and…

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Nattokinase: The Japanese Clot-Busting Miracle

…answer is ultra-expensive “clot-busting” drugs like streptokinase, Activase, and urokinase. These drugs are administered within minutes after a heart attack or stroke because their fibrinolytic activity (ability to dissolve clots and the fibrin deposits that cause clots) lasts for only 4 to 20 minutes…

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Why You Should Eat More Garlic

…cholesterol and triglyceride levels In fact, research at the UCLA Medical Center has confirmed the power of using garlic extracts to help prevent heart disease. In a double-blind study, 19 individuals were given either a placebo or aged garlic extract for one year. Researchers wanted to see if the garlic…

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Go Nuts for Nuts

…again that by simply eating nuts you can improve your blood-lipid profiles (cholesterol and triglyceride levels), significantly reduce your risk of heart disease, and lose weight. Nuts are one of nature's best kept secrets. Many of their benefits come from their rich EFA content, particularly the omega…

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7 Best Anti-aging Herbs: Ginseng

…high-quality ginseng powder. * Heart Protection: Taking ginseng can also help the heart in two ways: First, it improves blood flow to the muscle in times of low oxygen. Second, the Chinese have found that ginseng has antioxidants that combat free radical injury to the heart muscle. * Healthy Blood Flow…

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7 Best Anti-aging Herbs: Astralgus

…scientific studies have been done on astragalus, most recently on its ability to improve heart function. Other studies have confirmed its successful use in the treatment of heart attack, high blood pressure and coronary heart disease. Chinese doctors learned long ago that astragalus potentiates the many positive…

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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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The Blinding Truth About Aspirin

…perfectly safe. Everyone from their family doctor and cardiologist to the news media have told them that this tiny pill is the best way to prevent heart attacks, cardiovascular disease, and strokes. I’ve seemed to be one of the lone voices warning about its dangers. Not anymore. Researchers at the…

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The Health Benefits of Whey

…protein really does address many of the problems associated with cardiovascular disease—and it isn’t associated with any side effects common to heart medications. Whey proteins inhibit the angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE). I’m sure you’ve heard of the class of blood pressure–lowering drugs…

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Padma for Brain Health

…your heart, it is a sign that your small arteries supplying your brain are starting to clog and impede blood flow. Since these changes often cause no pain or noticeable sensation, it’s easy to attribute memory loss to aging. Padma can help restore circulation in the brain as well as the heart. At Regional…

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The Whey to Good Health

…biosynthesis of glutathione. And studies have shown that you can effectively raise your gluthathione levels through the consumption of whey protein. * Heart health: Whey proteins inhibit the angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE). I’m sure you’ve heard of the class of blood pressure–lowering drugs called…

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Cut Sugar, Boost Testosterone

…Symptoms of low testosterone can include: * Low sex drive * Erectile dysfunction * Osteoporosis and bone fracture * Depression * Lethargy * Insomnia * Heart disease * Diabetes * Weight gain * Muscle loss * Decreased physical performance When you look this list of symptoms, it’s pretty obvious the pharmaceutical…

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Go Crazy for Coconuts

…and coconut oil are high in fat. But research has shown that saturated fats in tropical oils such as coconut do not cause heart problems and may actually be beneficial to your heart. Coconut oil reduces LDL cholesterol, raises HDL (the beneficial form of cholesterol), and reduces the stickiness of blood…

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