Heart

3 Holiday Foods You Can Eat in a Heart-Healthy Diet

…calories. But what we don’t hear about are the holiday foods you can indulge in, guilt-free as part of your heart-healthy diet. A Heart-Healthy Diet Can Include These Holiday Treats Heart-Healthy Food #1: Caramelized Nuts. Roasting nuts with a bit of honey or maple syrup, and sea salt or sesame seeds…

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For Heart-Healthy Omega-3 Benefits, Eat More Fat

…recommend to get the most heart-healthy omega-3 benefits. We often hear about the fats we shouldn’t eat, like fried greasy foods. But what still gets little press is the fact that the majority of Americans are getting far too little of another vital fat that you need in a heart-healthy diet: omega-3 essential…

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Love, Intimacy, and Your Heart

…the heart. It’s also 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…

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The Real Risk Factors for Heart Disease

…what heart risk factors should I keep an eye on?" That's a good question and one that anyone who wants to minimize their odds of developing cardiovascular problems should ask. First off, I would say that you should address some basic lifestyle issues that have been shown to increase risk of heart attack…

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Is Your Cell Phone Causing Heart Problems?

…pacemaker and your heart. Plus, the same danger exists for folks with intra-cardiac defibrillators (ICDs). The reason your cell phone affects your heart is that your heart is more than a muscle—it’s a finely tuned electrical system. Pacemakers and ICDs are inserted when the heart needs help maintaining…

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The Other Cure From Heart Supplements

…lot in common! Both need CoQ10 and other heart supplements. Horses and Humans Both Need Heart Supplements I teamed up with Dr. David Horohov (in photo, at left) of the University of Kentucky Equine Research Department to test a hypothesis of mine, that heart supplements can help both four- and two-legged…

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The Benefits of Fish Oil Supplements for Heart Disease

…published in the Archives of Internal Medicine found that taking fish oil did not prevent heart attack or stroke survivors from having another cardiac event. One news headline read, “Fish Oil Delivers Few Heart Benefits, Study Finds.” This type of media hype drives me nuts because some people will…

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A Healthy Heart Diet Should Not Include High Fructose Corn Syrup

…shouldn't be part of a healthy heart diet. But he didn’t know exactly why. Many people are in that same boat. They hear high fructose corn syrup is bad, but they don’t know exactly what’s so evil about it. Once I told my friend why it shouldn't be part of a healthy heart diet, he threw the rest of…

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The Heart-Brain Connection

When you look at your anatomy, the largest vessel to emerge from the left ventricle is your aorta. And right after it leaves the heart and feeds its own circulatory tree, the aorta has two major arteries—the carotids, which branch off to the head and shoot blood directly to the brain FIRST. That's…

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Can Shifting Your Sleep Schedule Cause a Heart Attack?

We’ve long known sleep is critical to heart health and that shift work taxes your health—but I was surprised to learn just how many of us are at risk. According to the National Sleep Foundation, anyone not working just nine-to-five is considered a “shift worker.” That came as a shock to me since…

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5 Heart Healthy Recipes for Cooking Healthy With Vegetables

…vegetables provide valuable antioxidants, they’re low in calories and a good way to keep your summer meal balanced. Here Are My Top 5 Heart Healthy Vegetable Recipes Heart Healthy Recipe #1: Slice cauliflower or turnips into quarter-inch pieces. Place in a single layer in lined pan, spray with olive oil…

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Benefits of Yoga: A Powerful Exercise for Your Heart

…conference for Spiritual Science Fellowship when I had the good fortune to meet Dr. Madan Bali. Spending time with him reaffirmed the benefits of yoga for heart health. If you take a look at this photo of the two of us, you'll probably be as surprised as I was to learn that Dr. Bali is actually 87 years old…

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A Stressful Job Can Up Your Heart Attack Risk by 23%!

We’ve long-known that stress can increase heart attack risk. Now, a new study quantifies just how dangerous stress can be on your heart. Researchers at the University College of London analyzed results of previous studies in 13 different European countries from 1985 to 2006. Participants in these studies…

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Dark Chocolate Can Be Part of a Heart-Healthy Diet

…benefits of dark chocolate, eaten in moderation of course. It can absolutely be part of a heart-healthy diet. Plus, studies in the past few years have cited even more chocolate-specific health perks for your heart. The Benefits of Dark Chocolate: It Helps to Lower Blood Pressure Naturally Eating dark chocolate…

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Why a Vacation Can Improve Your Heart Health

…Have Shown Vacations Can Have a Significant Impact on Heart Health Some of the most compelling study findings on the heart health benefits of vacations come from two major clinical investigations on cardiovascular disease: the famous Framingham Heart Study, and the Multiple Risk Factor Intervention Trial…

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5 Heart-Smart Secrets for Your July Fourth Celebration

…disaster for your heart and your health. That’s why I wanted to share some of my best heart-smart secrets to make your holiday celebration both enjoyable and healthy. * Select your meats carefully: Eating meat two or three times a week is fine in a heart-healthy diet. Some of the best heart-healthy choices…

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Open Your Heart to Gratitude and Love

…appreciation, and love for those who've helped you, even those you could not help... peace" We can all have our hearts touched as those divers did, each and every day. Just use a little "heart" and pause to meditate on something or someone that touches you in a special way. Whatever image(s) brings appreciation…

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Grief Can Increase Your Heart Attack Risk

…be aware of the risk of heart attack during the bereavement period, and do all they can to help. Now it’s your turn: Do you have any bereavement tips to share? You May Also Be Interested In: * Broken Hearts Increase Heart Disease Risk Factors * Love, Intimacy, and Your Heart

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