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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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Reducing High Blood Pressure—The Top 5 Moments from My Webinar

…of sodium a day) can also be a disaster, especially if you have congestive heart failure. That’s because too little sodium can have a hormonal interaction with the kidney that can easily become a cause for high blood pressure to go even higher. What scientists have found is that with sodium, there’s…

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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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3 Times Conventional Treatments Trump Alternative Medicine

…consider taking 50 mg of nattokinase a day with your Plavix—but discuss that with your doctor first. Plus, you want to note that nattokinase can interact with Coumadin and other blood thinners, so it’s important to go over your entire protocol with your physician. Now it's your turn: Are there times…

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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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