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Happiness Can Extend Your Life

…of a person’s age, gender, ethnicity, or social status. Clearly optimism is important, but what if you’re not an optimist by nature? The good news is that it’s never too late to change your perspective—reframing the events in your life with a positive spin. Plus, adopting what I like to call…

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Discussing the Effects of Microwave Oven Radiation

Every once in a while I get asked about microwave ovens and whether they’re good or bad. My short answer, microwave ovens are bad news. I shun them because of the electromagnetic radiation (EMR) they emit. The FDA has regulated the manufacture of microwave ovens since 1971 and says they’re safe…

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How To Avoid Age Spots and Sun Damage to Skin

…the result of free radical damage to skin cells, particularly collagen and underlying connective tissue. Foods To Eat in Age Spot Treatment The good news is that a high intake of olive oil, legumes, fish, vegetables and dried fruits appears to be protective against sun damage to skin. Foods associated…

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Best Multivitamins for Women: What the Media Didn't Report

Chances are you saw the recent news reports about a study that suggested multivitamins cause higher mortality rates in older women. The Archives of Internal Medicine released a study that followed about 40,000 women ages 55 to 69 for nineteen years and found that taking multivitamins was linked to a…

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Even Mildly High Blood Pressure Ups Stroke Risk, Significantly

…the term "borderline hypertension" when the numbers started creeping up into the highest point of the normal range. So, I realize that it may be big news to many of you that there are now five blood pressure categories, and the concern starts at lower levels than before. Specifically, let's look at the…

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Can a Flu Vaccine Stop Heart Disease?

You may have heard the recent news reports, like I have, which proclaim that getting a flu vaccine not only prevents the flu—it can also prevent heart disease. In fact, these new findings which were released by the Canadian Cardiovascular Congress says that a flu shot can reduce the risk of a major…

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New Study Shows Heart Benefits of L-Carnitine

…University of Pennsylvania published a report suggesting a link between L-carnitine and hardening of the arteries (atherosclerosis). Nearly every news report featured photos of red meat with headlines proclaiming the saturated fat in red meat is innocent—and the L-carnitine in red meat is causing…

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Protect Your Heart Health with a Sugar-Free Diet

As you've heard me say for some time, sugar is bad news when it comes to a heart healthy diet. Too much sugar will age you faster, and put you at a greater risk for developing heart disease than cholesterol. So, as we head into the hotter days of summer I want you to read the packages carefully on sodas…

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Can Shifting Your Sleep Schedule Cause a Heart Attack?

…workers were no more likely to die from any cause than those working traditional nine-to-five hours. If shift work is a way of life for you, the good news is you can protect yourself: * Get enough sleep and plenty of exercise. * Avoid things that disrupt sleep. Remove all electronics from your sleeping…

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The Best Homocysteine Level for Cardiac Health

…integrative cardiologist and my co-author for Reverse Heart Disease Now—and we both shared that we have low homocysteine levels. That may sound like good news, given the well-documented danger of high homocysteine levels. But the truth is, when it comes to homocysteine, low levels can be just as dangerous…

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Cancer-Fighting Kitchen Book Review

…to others…and Donna was first on the list. And while I wish that this book had been out back in 2008 when she first started treatment, the good news is that the book is here now, and it is a must for anyone going through cancer treatment, as well as anyone post-treatment. Actually, it’s a valuable…

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You Can Think Your Way to Better Heart Health, Quite Literally

…event, reframe it for yourself—asking yourself how your life can get better, rather than wallowing in the negative. For example, you can embrace the news at the opportunity improve your diet, get more exercise, or even to take more time in your life to do the things you really love. Taking small steps…

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The Health Benefits of Drinking Coffee

…decaffeinated coffee, so the caffeine I’ve been cautioning you about for years didn’t confer any protection. So, what’s the bottom line? While this news makes me feel better about my morning coffee fix, I continue to recommend that you limit caffeine to the equivalent of one or two cups of coffee per…

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Is Your Heart, or Smoking, Affecting Your Memory?

…reaching the brain. Earthing, taking omega-3 essential fatty acids (at least 1–2 grams per day), and taking nattokinase can help. Plus, the good news is that all of these risk factors are preventable… * Don’t let the “silent killer” sneak up on you. Regularly test your blood pressure and keep…

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