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Heart Conditions

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

Homocysteine: The Amino Acid that Predicts Heart Disease

I recently went for my annual physical, and for the first time ever, I had my homocysteine levels checked by my new doctor. They were within the normal range, but on the higher end, so we discussed ways to get my number a bit lower. She also explained what homocysteine is and what it means […]

Drink to your gut health!

Wine lovers: Here’s another reason to rejoice! It turns out that having a little merlot or pinot noir once in a while may do your tummy good. It’s not as crazy as it sounds. Let me explain… It’s widely known that red wine has properties that protect your heart. This is courtesy of compounds called […]

Can these “healthy mouth bugs” keep your dentist happy?

When it comes to maintaining good oral and dental health, everyone knows the basics—brush twice a day, floss every night, and visit the dentist regularly for cleanings and checkups. But perhaps we need to add another important item to this list: Taking probiotics. It’s well known that having a diverse variety of beneficial bacteria (probiotics) […]

Are You Wasting Money on Turmeric?

If you’re a fan of Indian food, you’re probably quite familiar with turmeric. A member of the ginger family, this brilliant yellow-orange spice is used frequently to make curry—a staple in Indian and other Asian cuisines. But turmeric is far more than a culinary staple; it’s a centuries-old medicine too. One of its most active […]

Fight Periodontal Disease with CoQ10

Coenzyme Q10 (or CoQ10 for short) is a vitamin-like antioxidant naturally produced by your body. It mainly resides in mitochondria—organelles in each and every cell responsible for breaking down nutrients and turning them into energy. This energy is especially important for the heart: the hardest-working muscle in the body. Because the heart beats 24/7 without […]

Go Crazy for Kombucha

Kombucha is a popular beverage made by fermenting green or black tea. While it has only just recently become everyone’s favorite “trendy” health drink, kombucha has been around for millennia. Kombucha originated in the Far East, with the first recorded use coming from China in 221 BC. Back then, it was called the Tea of […]

Heart Health Plan: Three Steps to Wellness

woman making salad with heart healthy olive oil as part of a heart health plan
Heart disease has been the number-one killer of Americans for years—and it doesn’t look like that’s going to change any time soon. According to the CDC, 610,000 die of heart disease and 735,000 suffer a heart attack annually. While you can’t do much about family history or your age (two big heart health risk factors), there are three things you can do to dramatically lower your risk of heart disease…and they’re easier than you think.

Understanding Blood Tests: Heart

Your blood is like your body’s running scoreboard. On that scoreboard is a list of statistics about your body’s health and vitality. And a simple blood test can be an effective way to stay on top of your heart health game. However, if you’re not a doctor, the results aren’t always easy to understand. And that’s a problem when those scores and statistics are essential to your present and future health. So here are a few insights on what those tests mean, how to read them and what you can do to keep your results in the healthy range.

Curcumin’s Heart Health Benefits

Recent research has pulled away the curtain on a little-appreciated group of cells that line the inside of your heart, veins and arteries—they’re called endothelial cells. These cells are largely responsible for raising and lowering your blood pressure as needed. So, if they’re damaged, it can really wreak havoc on blood pressure levels. Exercise is one of the best ways to protect your endothelial cells, but exciting research shows that this golden nutrient is just as effective as exercise!

National Heart Month

A big claim, no? Well, February is National Heart Month, an annual event put on by the US Centers for Disease Control (CDC).  It’s a great time for brushing up on your heart health knowledge, making any necessary changes in your own approach to heart health while sharing information on America’s leading cause of death. […]

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