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Grapefruit Health Benefits and Side Effects

…help promote a healthy triglyceride to HDL ratio. But If You're Taking Medications, You Need to Be Careful About Grapefruit Interactions You may have seen a grapefruit interaction warning on a medication you're taking. The reason for that warning is that the liver can be literally overwhelmed metabolizing…

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When a Healthy Cholesterol Level Can Go Wrong

…completely safe, and it’s impossible for your cells to absorb too much of it. LDL becomes unsafe only when it interacts with molecular fragments called free radicals. The effect of such interaction is that the LDL becomes oxidized. The Dangers of Oxidized LDL Cholesterol Unlike normal LDL cholesterol levels…

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Vitamin K2 Benefits and Coumadin

…Researchers suggest that Coumadin inhibits the K2-dependent MGP protein system that keeps calcium out of arterial walls. Thus, vitamin K and Coumadin interaction may actually encourage cardiovascular calcification as an adverse side effect. As you might imagine, this dilemma has many doctors and holistic health…

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The Truth About Green Tea Supplements

…exceedingly safer than pharmaceutical drugs, are taken in high doses they can cause toxicity—just like a pharmaceutical drug can. One of the classic interactions that cause harm is high-dose beta carotene and/or vitamin A taken by smokers and asbestos workers. This combination has been shown in human and…

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When You’re the Caregiver, Don’t Forget to Care for Yourself

…didn’t come easy—and in fact, snuck up on the family over time. Like many people with dementia, at times Peg is conversational and appropriately interacting with her environment. Yet, more and more of the time she’s easily confused and disoriented. Slowly, caring for Peg at home had become a 24/7 proposition…

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Alzheimer's Disease Prevention: Know Your Risk Factors

…disease are the result of what I call a “perfect storm," which is usually the case with most health conditions. This means that there are complex interactions between our genetic structure and our environment that can tip the scale and jeopardize our precious brains. For Alzheimer’s disease, one risk…

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Why a Vacation Can Improve Your Heart Health

…four weeks of paid vacation or more, many of us here in the U.S. take one week of vacation or less. According to a 2014 survey conducted by Harris Interactive for the career website Glassdoor, employees use just 51% of their eligible vacation time. Plus, 61% of Americans say that they work while on vacation…

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Measuring the Heart Rate-Brain Connection

…allows you to measure your heart rate variability pattern in real time and learn how to increase the variability through breathing, as well as interactive games. There are also several videos that detail this, one on how the emwave works, and another for more on the science behind the Stresseraser.…

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Alzheimer's Disease Touches All of Us

….asp—The Green-Field Library can help you find references and resources. * www.alz.org/alzheimers_disease_4719.asp?type=more_information—A helpful interactive tour of the brain. * www.alz.org/memorywalk—Great info on the Memory Walk, which raises public awareness for Alzhemimer’s disease. * www.candlelighting…

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A Delicious Heart-Healthy Breakfast—Overnight Oatmeal

…I like the fact that it contains small amounts of activated omega-6s, which we need in small amounts several times a week to help balance the interactions of other omega-6s, as well as anti-inflammatory omega-3s. Here's the Recipe for This Heart-Healthy Breakfast I've tweaked the recipe a bit to make…

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