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New Study Shows Heart Benefits of L-Carnitine

…benefits of L-carnitine supplementation include reductions in all causes of mortality, angina symptoms and ventricular arrhythmias following a heart attack. The study acknowledged L-carnitine’s ability to stabilize heart cell membranes and improve compromised cellular energy metabolism. This study…

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Treating Your Feet Can Help Your Heart

…rooo- low). 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…

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I'm a Hoosier at Heart

…Fortunately, 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,…

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Love, Intimacy, and Your 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, it's…

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Season Your Way to Better Heart Health

…Ginger tea was used in the coronary care units of Manchester Memorial Hospital several years ago to help alleviate stomach upset and nausea from a heart attack. It also has terrific calming capabilities and is the treatment of choice for sea sickness as well. 10. Cinnamon — It helps regulate blood sugar…

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Which Sports Are Heart Safe?

…Now it’s your turn: What’s your favorite type of exercise? You May Also Be Interested In: * 5 Things Your Cardiologist Won’t Tell You * Heart Attack Risk Factors Rise on Mondays

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Improved Energy: One of the Top Benefits of CoQ10

…production of CoQ10, so if you're on a cholesterol-lowering statin drug it's critical to supplement with CoQ10. 3. Have you had a recent heart surgery, heart attack, or congestive heart failure? If so, I recommend taking 200-300 mg of CoQ10 daily. This is my recommended dosage for using CoQ10 as one of the natural…

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What are Cardiac Arrhythmias?

…more common in women * Altitude * Exposure to EMF/ WiFi frequencies * Ischemia, or lack of blood flow to the heart as happens during angina or a heart attack. Are there different kinds of cardiac arrhythmias? Yes, there are several. The most common, called premature ventricular contractions (PVCs), occur…

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3 Times Conventional Treatments Trump Alternative Medicine

…health, and can truly be lifesaving. Three Times I Don't Recommend Alternative Medicine for Heart Health 1. In any male patient with a history of heart attack, stent, bypass, or angioplasty, and even in male patients who have a high degree of stress with high C-reactive protein levels or those with high…

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The Importance of Emotion Well-Being

…the heart suffers from lack of oxygen. When everything is “open,” the heart is pretty healthy. But, when these arteries close physically, a heart attack will happen and tissue will die from lack of oxygen supply. Emotional Well-Being Depends on Being Open In a similar “vein,” closing your heart…

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Don't Lug Your Luggage

…also give our cardiac patients individualized weight limitations for lifting heavy objects, especially if they have angina, or have had a recent heart attack or heart surgery that’s still healing. Ask your cardiologist. If you are in a cardiac rehab program, you can inquire about your specific guidelines…

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The Great Cholesterol Myth

…drug companies who want to sell cholesterol-lowering statin drugs. * Cholesterol levels are a poor predictor of heart attacks. Only about 50% of heart attack victims have high cholesterol levels, and 50% of people who have high cholesterol do not have heart disease. * Recent studies suggest statin drugs…

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Improper Grilling Can Be Hazardous to Your Health

…-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…

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A Hidden Cause of Sudden Cardiac Death

…football history, died of a massive heart attack shortly after his retirement. His abrupt demise was termed a “sudden death.” A sudden cardiac death occurs once every minute. It’s the leading cause of death in the 20-to-64 age group and usually involves a heart attack that kills within an hour of the…

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Learn the Symptoms of Atrial Fibrillation

…(episodes longer than 24 hours, or extremely high or low heart rates), can place a considerable strain on your heart. Occasionally, this can lead to a heart attack or congestive heart failure. There is also a risk that blood clots may form in the fibrillating atria. This can lead to the most dreaded complication…

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