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Why You Need Vitamin Supplements

…with Alzheimer’s had lower levels of B12. That’s because it helps to support nerve function and offset high levels of homocysteine, which cause free radical damage to endothelial cells lining the blood vessels. * Folic acid lowers blood pressure. A study published in the Journal of the American Medical…

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New Study Shows Heart Benefits of L-Carnitine

…unnatural hormones, insecticides, and pesticides. So, what’s the bottom line? Eating red meat two or three times a week is fine, but make it organic free-range lamb, beef or bison. Continue taking your L-carnitine supplement to get its benefits. It’s the only molecule in our cells with the ability to…

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Pregnancy and Radiation Exposure—An Important Warning

…are completely unaware of the radiation exposure dangers before conception and during pregnancy. Thankfully, the BabySafe Project has developed a free 10-page downloadable booklet to address our lack of public awareness. I recommend it as a must read for anyone expecting a baby, or even planning a…

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The Antioxidant Benefits of Alpha Lipoic Acid

Hundreds of studies have shown that antioxidant nutrients protect cells from free radicals, neutralizing these molecular marauders before they do serious damage. Antioxidants also protect your genetic DNA, cellular membranes and even the enzyme systems that support cell metabolism. This protection has…

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With Cholesterol, Focus on the Right Numbers

When it comes to cholesterol, many myths abound--including the right numbers to focus on. I'll be covering this more fully in the rebroadcast of my free online webinar, The Great Cholesterol Myth--Debunked! It will be rebroadcast on Tuesday, November 18, 2014 at 8:00 PM ET. To register, sign up here…

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Helping Your Pet to Live a Long, Healthy Life

…lives: 1. Earthing. Pet paws naturally touch the earth, but if they walk primarily on asphalt with little contact with the earth's health promoting free electrons, they need grounding. I’m hoping to develop pet-sized Earthing products in the near future, but in the meantime I hear amazing stories of…

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The Heart Health Benefits of Watermelon

…underestimated: watermelon. Watermelon contains a number of important nutrients, including: * Carotenoids lycopene and beta carotene that neutralize free radicals to prevent heart disease, cancer, and other diseases. Research shows that lycopene decreases the risk for cancer of the breast, prostate, endometrium…

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Skipping Breakfast Puts Your Heart at Risk

…Mediterranean diet suggests limiting eggs to a few times per week, I feel you’ll be fine eating eggs on a regular basis, as long as they come from free-range chickens raised on organic feed. In addition to being a good protein source, eggs provide choline which is vital for your circulatory and neurologic…

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The Side Effects & Symptoms of Statin Medications

…elevations will come down. Q: Is it safe for someone who has had a heart attack and four stents to stop taking a statin medication? My husband is gluten free and has completely changed his diet, and he has lost a lot weight and has reduced his inflammation. A: Your husband is doing everything right, but I…

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Heart-Healthy Eating Tips to Increase Fats & Reduce Carbohydrates

…fats (avocado, nuts, coconut, and extra virgin olive oils) Also, remember to buy organic produce whenever possible, and meats that are grass-fed and free of chemicals. I now eat meat that has a bit of visible fat marbling in it if I know it is organically raised. But non-organic meats most likely contain…

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Vitamin D Deficiency and Sunscreens

…dioxide and zinc oxide which I thought were safe—cross cell membranes and interfere with cellular division. So, sunscreens can cause oxidative stress, free radical damage, and premature aging: the very things we use them to protect against! What does that mean for you? Brief sun exposure, 10 to 20 minutes…

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Cooking Healthy: Secrets for a Heart-Healthy Thanksgiving Meal

…heart-healthy makeover. How to Prepare a Heart-Healthy Thanksgiving Meal * Turkey is an excellent heart-healthy choice. Just make sure you choose a free-range, organic turkey. Instead of stuffing the turkey with breadcrumbs, make a vegetable stuffing. Sauté onions, sliced celery, diced onions, sliced…

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Spinach: A Sinatra Super Food and Apparent Crowd-Pleaser!

…studies have confirmed that a diet high in spinach and other lutein-rich green vegetables might also reduce the risk of cataracts by protecting against free radical damage in the epithelium and cortex of the lens of the eye. Recipe Ideas from Dr. Sinatra Fans Of course to get all these health benefits, you…

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Healthy Heart Nutrition with Dark Chocolate

…increase the antioxidant activity in your blood for up to 4 hours, offering you some protection from the harmful effects of lipid peroxidation [excessive free radical stress occurring in blood vessels]. Lipid peroxidation is the first step in the accelerated aging of your blood vessels and increased risk of…

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Could Popcorn Replace Fruits and Vegetables?

…But when you add the high antioxidant content of popcorn to the fact that it’s high in fiber and considered a whole grain, I would definitely feel free to indulge in it often. In fact, popcorn has long been on my list of heart-healthy treats. The Only Trick Is To Make Your Popcorn the Right Way * First…

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Are Airport Security Scanners Safe?

…down” instead of walking through the scanner. As I did, the airport security agent approached to assure me that they had just installed the latest RF-free scanner—the L3 Provision ATD—and that all would be well. Skeptically, I gave him the Missouri challenge: I asked him to “show me.” I grabbed…

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Announcing the Best Heart Health Diet Recipe Challenge

…first initial of your last name. Then, if I receive enough recipes, I will create a cookbook of all of the recipes for my Facebook fans to download free. I'll even add my favorite recipes from my kitchen. You can think of it as an “online recipe exchange.” So, let’s get cooking! I can't wait to…

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Open Your Heart to Gratitude and Love

…off, the only way to save her was to dive in and untangle her. “They worked for hours with curved knives and eventually freed her. When she was free, the divers say she swam in what seemed like joyous circles. She then came back to each and every diver, one at a time, and nudged them, pushed them…

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5 Last Minute Heart-Healthy Gifts

…of the healthiest teas you can drink. Green tea contains potent phytochemicals which are powerful antioxidants that protect your body from harmful free radicals. Green tea is also a powerful immune booster, and studies have shown it helps to support healthy cholesterol levels. You can give your recipient…

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Mindful Summer Escapes

…yourself from mitochondrial diseases and have the opportunities to ask questions about your health. Plus, it’s an excellent way to slow down and relax, free of the modern-day trappings of television and computers. So, whether you escape to a yoga retreat center like Kripalu, or something more convenient…

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