Heart Health

There are so many things you can do to maintain a healthy heart. These articles include everything from advice on how to manage your cholesterol to the latest research on heart-healthy compounds like omega-3s and PQQ.

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21 Questions for Your Heart Doctor

Do you prepare for visits to your heart doctor? Or do you just show up and wing it? I hope you answered, “Yes!” to the first question, because having a dialogue with your doctor can be an educational experience with | Read More…

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Peripheral Artery Disease Treatment

Sometimes I wonder how mainstream medicine has gotten so far off track. These days, the hospitals and big medical practices are more concerned about making money than in keeping people healthy. Here’s the situation – as many as 80 million | Read More…

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5 Supplements to Control Your Heart Health

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States. More people die of heart disease than cancer or accidents or hospital errors. It’s the leading cause of death for men and women, as well as the leading | Read More…

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Heart Attack Symptoms and Emergency Treatment

You’ve seen an actor clutch his chest, gasp in pain, and fall over, pretending to have a heart attack for the cameras. But many heart attacks in real life don’t happen that way. Unfortunately, if you don’t recognize heart attack | Read More…

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Explosive Anger Causes Heart Attacks

How do you feel when you’re cut off in traffic or someone pushes their way to the front of a line you’re in? You get angry, right? That’s only natural. But then what? Do you let go of the anger | Read More…

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Supplements for High Blood Pressure

High blood pressure is a silent killer. You can have high blood pressure without noticing because this disease doesn’t make you feel bad or slow you down. But high blood pressure increases your risk of heart attack, congestive heart failure, | Read More…

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Congestive Heart Failure Improves with CoQ10

Weakness…fatigue…swelling in the legs and abdomen…shortness of breath, even at rest…. When a patient comes to me with those symptoms, it’s a safe bet that congestive heart failure (CHF) is involved. CHF affects some 5 million Americans and claims 40,000 | Read More…

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Lower Blood Pressure with Nattokinase

If you have high blood pressure (hypertension), here’s the short version of how you can add an extra five years to your life — get your blood pressure in the healthy range. Why is High Blood Pressure Bad? Because people with | Read More…

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Daytime Sleepiness is a Heart Attack Risk Factor

Having trouble staying awake all day? Are you drowsy in the morning? Dozing off in the afternoon? You could be at risk for a heart attack or stroke, and even your doctor doesn’t know it! Like many of my patients, | Read More…

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The Best Diet for My Patients? Mediterranean

Finally, there’s a simple, healthy and delicious diet plan that couldn’t be easier to stick with long term. It helps you drop those extra pounds with ease, while slashing your risk of heart disease, diabetes, and other chronic conditions. What’s | Read More…