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The 10 Most Common Heart Health Fallacies

…The problem is that these oils oxidize rapidly with heat and the resultant chemical transformations can have a serious impact on your heart health. Omega-6 oils like canola, corn, and vegetable are also pro-inflammatory, versus olive oil which is anti-inflammatory. But even heart-healthy extra virgin…

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Could Alzheimer's Begin in Your Mid-40s?

…mental focus, reaction times, mental clarity, and memory recall. * Nourish your brain with omega-3s. Eating low-mercury coldwater fish 1–2 times a week is ideal for the brain because of the health benefits of omega-3 fatty acids. Taking 2–3 grams of fish oil daily is a great substitute if you don’t…

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Eating Healthy Foods: Test Your Food IQ

…inflammatory omega-6 fats. Q: Which is better for cooking, coconut or vegetable oil? A: The hands-down winner is coconut oil. Coconut oil contains medium-chain fatty acids (MCFA)—not the long-chain fatty acids found in most oils—so it's heart healthy. In fact those MCFAs have an effect similar to omega-3 fatty…

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Healthy Heart Nutrition for Kids

…ingredients themselves. This particular recipe is packed with omega-3s for brain health, antioxidants for a healthy immune system, and fiber to keep them full until lunch. Plus, while you’re at it why not make one for yourself? The same omega-3s, antioxidants, and fiber also help to control high blood…

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A Spring Favorite in My House: Grilled Mediterranean Halibut

When we think omega-3 essential fatty acids, most of us think salmon. But eating Atlantic halibut is another excellent way to add these healthy fats to your diet. Halibut is filled with vital omega-3s that help to reduce triglycerides and blood pressure, and support your brain, joint, and skin health…

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Secrets for Conquering Attention Deficit Disorder, Naturally

…been diagnosed with ADD or ADHD, here are some natural solutions that can help. To Treat Attention Deficit Disorders Naturally * Supplement with an omega-3 rich oil: up to 2 g daily. * Eliminate all sugar and gluten from the diet. * Read labels: eliminate/avoid boxed and canned foods with long lists of…

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Lipoprotein(a) Cholesterol Guidelines

…levels are normal, borderline or even slightly elevated and you want to be more aggressive in your preventive medicine efforts, just be sure that omega 3s are part of your daily vitamin and mineral plan. About 1 to 2 grams of a high-quality fish oil—or squid oil—should do the trick. Learn More About…

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The Benefits of Multivitamins

…nutritional supplement. For cognitive decline, it’s essential to take mixed tocotrienols in order to improve oxygenation to the brain, as well as DHA omega-3s. For heart support, it’s essential to take Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10), L-carnitine, magnesium and D-Ribose. The benefits of multivitamins don’t include…

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Treat Heart Disease With a Heart Healthy Diet Plan

…years. Now all that information and more is the basis for this one reference to help guide you to foods that can heal your body. For instance, the omega 3 essential fatty acids—especially those found in squid and fish oils—assuage cardiac arrhythmia, lower blood pressure levels, reduce LDL cholesterol…

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Even Mildly High Blood Pressure Ups Stroke Risk, Significantly

…levels significantly. * Eat garlic. Garlic acts as a natural ACE inhibitor, helping to lower high blood pressure. Strive for a clove a day. * Take an omega-3 oil (1-2 grams daily) such as Calamarine® oil. Now it’s your turn: Have you tried any of these steps to lower high blood pressure? You May Also…

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Improper Grilling Can Be Hazardous to Your Health

…favorite fish. Not only do you get delicious protection from the potentially harmful side effects of grilling, but you get the heart-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…

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Heart Health Benefits of Coconut Oil

…-chain fatty acids (MCFA)—not the long-chain fatty acids found in most oils—so it's heart healthy. In fact, those MCFAs have an effect similar to omega-3 fatty acids, so they make blood platelets less sticky. Researchers also demonstrated that coconut’s MCFAs can neutralize and kill many microorganisms…

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5 Foods to Eat (or Avoid) for Healthy Aging

…memory loss—as measured by putting the rats in a maze. 4. Eat More Wild Alaskan Salmon: Chances are you know that salmon is rich in heart-healthy omega-3s. But what many people don’t realize is that it also contains a powerful carotenoid called astaxanthin, which gives salmon its distinctive color…

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With Cholesterol, Focus on the Right Numbers

…reducing your intake of processed carbohydrates and sugar, and losing weight. Even a modest weight loss can bring your triglycerides down significantly. Omega-3 essential fatty acids, 2-3 grams daily in divided doses, can also help to reduce your triglyceride level. I'm a personal testament to what a huge…

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Warming Up When Your Hands and Feet Are Always Cold

…magnesium, 400-800 mg daily; broad-spectrum carnitine 1-2 g daily in divided doses, and D-ribose 5 g twice daily. * Supplement with fish or squid oil. Omega-3 fatty acids reduce arterial wall inflammation, improve endothelial function, make blood less sticky and help keep plaque under control. Daily dosage…

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5 Heart-Healthy Tips for Lean Living!

…always a good bet. Juice at least twice a week for the most benefit. 2. Include “good” fats in your eating plan, like the monounsaturated fats and omega-3s. Substitute olive oil for butter in your cooking, and make cold-water fish like salmon or Atlantic halibut a weekly routine. 3. Get into the habit…

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Reduce the Risk of Mercury Poisoning From Eating Fish

Fish is a wonderful source of protein and heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids. But… The world’s oceans contain high levels of mercury and other contaminants, making fish our primary source of environmental exposure to mercury poisoning. Nearly all fish contain trace amounts of mercury, some more than…

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