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Health Benefits of Fiber for Weight Loss

…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. If…

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Two Ways to Start Lowering Triglycerides

Today marks the first day of American Heart Month, the American Heart Association’s (AHA) annual campaign to raise awareness about the causes, symptoms, and treatments for heart disease. While I can’t say that the AHA and I always agree, I will be posting regularly about natural solutions for cardiovascular…

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The Blinding Truth About Aspirin

…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 University of Sydney…

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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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Increase Omega-3 for Heart Health

…(eicosapentaenoic acid), have recently been the center of attention when it comes to preventing heart disease. Studies have shown that by simply eating at least two ounces of fish a week, you could cut the risk of heart disease in half. (NEJM 85;May 9:[312]:1205.) The best sources of EPA are the higher-fat fish…

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Padma for Heart Health

Often the first warning of cardiovascular disease is decreased blood flow in the extremities (arms, hands, legs, and feet). It’s one of the more difficult problems for doctors to treat, and it can be extremely debilitating. When body extremities don’t receive enough oxygen-rich blood, it can become…

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Exercise Your Heart

…Man" strenuous workouts are far less effective than simply walking each day. In one study, climbing 50 or more steps a day (at one time) reduced heart disease by 20 percent. Walking as little as five blocks a day reduced it by 21 percent, and regular vigorous sports activity dropped risk by 27 percent…

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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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Eat Your Meat, Take Your L-Carnitine

…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 vegetables…

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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

…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-6…

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Cut Sugar, Boost Testosterone

…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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7 Best Anti-aging Herbs: Astralgus

disease and shorten the duration of several types of infections, including the common cold and hepatitis. It works by increasing the body's production of interferon, a powerful antiviral compound. Hundreds of scientific studies have been done on astragalus, most recently on its ability to improve heart

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The Health Benefits of Whey

…lessens the amount of free iron in the system that can trigger oxidative reactions. (Excess free iron has been a concern in the acceleration of heart disease and other problems.) In an indirect way, whey protein helps reduce the overall need for antioxidants in your body. Various enzymes, immunoglobulins…

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Normal or Not? Reading Your Blood Pressure

…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 taken. There…

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7 Best Anti-aging Herbs: Ginseng

…injury to the heart muscle. * Healthy Blood Flow: Ginseng reduces the stickiness of blood platelets, which allows for increased blood flow and lowers the chances of blood clots. * Immune Function: Several studies have shown that ginseng significantly increases the number and activity of disease-fighting white…

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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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The Whey to Good Health

…monocytogenes. * Immunity: The body’s level of glutathione is a pretty good indicator of overall health and the ability of your immune system to fight off disease and counter the effects of aging. Whey has a very high content of sulfur-containing amino acids (such as cysteine) that are necessary for the biosynthesis…

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Why Glycation Is Harmful To Your Health

…glycation, you get stiffer, less flexible arteries, which lead to higher blood pressure, plaque formation, blood flow blockages, heart and artery disease, stroke, heart attack, etc. The smallest blood vessels are the hardest hit, such as those in the back of the eye, the kidney, and the brain. These…

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