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A Hidden Cause of Sudden Cardiac Death

…When this connection was broken, he experienced heartbreak, which can often lead to a variety of cardiovascular problems, including heart attack and stroke. What Can You Do to Overcome Heartbreak and Prevent Sudden Cardiac Death? * Massage and other touch therapies, such as Reiki, can be powerful healers…

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Improper Grilling Can Be Hazardous to Your Health

…benefits of omega-3s, including increased HDL cholesterol and LDL cholesterol levels, improved blood circulation, and reduced risk for heart attack and stroke. So eat up and enjoy how delicious healthy heart nutrition can taste! A Taste of the Orient This taste delight combines the protection of soy sauce…

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5 Ways to Help Prevent a Cardiac Event

…to join a gym to improve your heart health, unless you want to. Walking just one mile, or more, a day improves your heart health, minimizes your stroke risk, and improves your blood pressure and blood sugar. Plus, it helps you shed unwanted pounds. 5. Discharge harmful electro-pollution with earthing…

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High HDL Levels Reduce Risk of Alzheimer's Disease

…levels of HDL cholesterol. Researchers believe that higher HDL cholesterol may also protect against Alzheimer’s because it reduces your risk of stroke, and may also help prevent amyloid-ß proteins from accumulating in the brain. Other ways to increase HDL blood levels include: * smoking cessation…

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Beware of Elevated Lp(a) Cholesterol Levels

…the bloodstream increases the “stickiness” of blood, and contributes dramatically to the formation of clots and the chance of a heart attack or stroke. In Europe, the European Atherosclerosis Society now urges doctors to check Lp(a) in patients at moderate to high risk of cardiovascular disease. This…

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Blood Iron Levels and Heart Disease

…have been accepted only recently. Women and Blood Iron Levels Half of American women will die of cardiovascular problems, including heart attack and stroke, yet risk levels among women vary tremendously. Menstruating women produce estrogen, which is heart protective, and most lose a significant amount…

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The Health Benefits of Drinking Coffee

…studied 173,141 women and 229,119 men for 13 years. All were between 50-71 years of age and in good health. They excluded anyone with a history of stroke, heart disease or cancer. After adjusting for variables like smoking, they found that the more coffee people drank, the longer they lived. The health…

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Treating Your Feet Can Help Your Heart

…Rouleaux formation indicates clumpy, sticky blood and increased blood viscosity, a risk factor for cardiovascular problems, such as heart attack and stroke. The post-foot bath blood analysis revealed red blood cells that were not sticking together; they were flowing freely in the microscopic field. Mildly…

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I'm a Hoosier at Heart

…if you can learn to recognize the triggers of your stress and defuse them, you will be less prone to angina, irregular heartbeat, heart attack and stroke, high blood pressure, and other cardiovascular problems. That’s where your favorite movie comes in. Movies allow you to feel fear, get outraged,…

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Love, Intimacy, and Your Heart

…a good time to address a sticky question that many people don’t want to ask, whether you can safely engage in intimacy after a heart attack or stroke. While sudden death from intimacy is rare, many of my cardiac patients have said they felt vulnerable about their heart. In fact, it's a common fear…

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On the Road with Dr. Sinatra

…American women are five times more likely to develop heart disease than breast cancer. And, sadly, cardiovascular problems such as heart attack and stroke kill more women annually than any other illness—including all the cancers combined. Clearly, we all need to support any cause that raises awareness…

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Walking Club Check-In: 10 Reasons to Walk!

…that nearly 30 percent of adults aged 18 and older reported being inactive. 2. It will reduce your risk of cancer. 3. You'll minimize your risk for stroke. 4. You'll improve arthritis symptoms. Increased muscle strength restores range of motion and flexibility and reduces pain. 5. You'll slim down. When…

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Vitamin K2 & It’s Benefits

…fibrinolytic enzyme called nattokinase, which is reported to reduce/prevent blood clots. The nattokinase is why some people eat it for both heart attack and stroke prevention. Specifically, nattokinase has natural anticoagulant properties, as well as the ability to lower blood pressure levels. It can take a while…

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Fight Heart Risk Factors With Nutraceutical Support

…, there are some key nutritional allies that reduce your risk for many of the cardiovascular problems out there today, including heart attack and stroke. For example, taking the right supplements is one of the best natural ways to lower blood pressure levels, improve poor blood circulation, and maintain…

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