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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.

How to jump start your next doctor visit to improve heart health

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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 shows that you are interested in participating in your health care and you realize that your time together can be an educational […]

7 powerful reasons to eat more of nature’s tiny trees of health

When Italian horticulturalists developed broccoli from cabbage, they probably didn’t realize what a powerful treat they were creating. We like to think of broccoli as a multi-purpose vegetable, because it improves your health in so many areas. From fighting cancer and improving eyesight, to helping your heart and detoxing your body, broccoli does it all. […]

4 silent heart attack symptoms to never ignore

What a difference a word makes. In this case, it can be the difference between life and death. Just remove the word “sudden” from “sudden cardiac arrest (SCA).” You’re still left with cardiac arrest (CA), a mortal danger for millions of people. But you can feel a bit less apprehensive.  Because we now know that […]

5 ways to keep explosive anger from crippling your heart

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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 and move on? Or do you make a scene, express your anger, and let it […]

10 ways to lower your blood pressure naturally

High blood pressure is treated like an illness…but it’s really a symptom of an underlying problem that no drug actually addresses. It’s hard to turn on the TV these days without seeing another ad for a blood pressure medication. And many doctors treat these drugs as the catch-all, cure-all for anyone with high blood pressure […]

Is daytime sleepiness putting your heart at risk?

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 our readers, I’ll bet you take heart health seriously. You’ve worked hard to lower your cholesterol and […]

BPA exposure may spike blood pressure reading, heart danger

Perhaps you’ve heard of bisphenol-A (BPA), a chemical compound found in plastic bottles and packaging and in the linings of food and drink cans. Even if you haven’t heard of it, you have most definitely been exposed to it. In fact, more than 92 percent of people ages 6 and older have detectable levels of […]

Foods and nutrients that help get rid of inflammation in your body

Originally Published: July 9, 2013 Imagine discovering that one of your best friends is a traitor. This person, who you’ve trusted for years, is suddenly doing terrible things behind your back — things that could make you very, very sick. That scenario describes inflammation. At low levels, inflammation is a lifesaver, rushing to the scene […]

The heart supplement the FDA now says you should take

For a long time, the medical and pharmaceutical industries having been wanting us to believe that the best way to deal with cardiovascular disease (CVD) is to take a cocktail of heart drugs and to regularly see a cardiologist. (Since procedures and surgeries may be needed, after all). But now, a supplement that has been […]

Is your bedtime affecting your heart health?

In a culture where naps and resting are seen as a sign as laziness, the importance of sleep cannot be overstated. Getting enough quality sleep is just as critical for good health as eating a healthy diet and exercising regularly. It’s not just about getting rest. Several very beneficial things happen while you sleep: Your blood pressure […]

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