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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.

Beyond coagulation: the little-known benefits of vitamin K

If there’s one vitamin that hasn’t gotten the respect it deserves, it’s vitamin K. For years, it’s been viewed as the “redheaded stepchild” in the world of supplements and nutrition. Lately though, vitamin K is enjoying a resurgence of sorts. Research is starting to reveal the very diverse benefits of this important nutrient—and some of […]

Curcumin is solid gold for your health—but are you getting your gold’s worth?

The article below was written for Newport Natural Health by Robert Iafelice, MS, RD, LDN. Learn more about Robert and our other experts here. There’s no shortage of herbal supplements on the market today. Mother Nature has provided us with an abundance of treasured herbs to better our health. But if you could only take […]

The truth about the health effects of sitting

Several years ago, a study reported on the health effects of sedentary behavior. And when its findings made the rounds, the catchy new phrase, “Sitting is the new smoking,” was coined. As a result, a whole new segment of office furniture—standing or treadmill desks—surged in popularity. Of course, no one would ever dispute that being […]

Timing is key when taking medications

When you are prescribed a medication, the instructions on the bottle usually provide very generic instructions. “Take one pill once a day” is a typical directive. Rarely does the bottle (or the more detailed instructional pamphlet, for that matter) tell you exactly when or what time to take the drug. And it turns out, this […]

The not-so-sweet truth about chocolate

As a chocoholic, I’ve often reveled in the knowledge that dark chocolate is considered a healthy treat—and even a “super food.” After all, news and research headlines have touted chocolate as good for the heart, cholesterol levels, blood pressure, brain function, mood and depression, and even anti-aging. For these reasons and more, I love giving […]

Low LDL may increase stroke risk

A reader named Steve recently wrote in to tell us how much he loved CoQMax. Taking it, along with other health supplements every day, he said, had really improved his cholesterol. He shared that after six months, his levels—particularly LDL—were down significantly. He went on to say that his excitement turned to concern when he […]

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 […]

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