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Healthy Blood Pressure: How to Help Our Kids

…television viewing. Now we have the internet, cell phones, and electronic games to contend with. So, get the whole family off the couch and go out for a walk, bike ride, or toss the ball around in the yard. * Serve Healthy Meals: High salt, high trans-fat meals—which are far too common in fast-food restaurants—lead…

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Is Your Heart, or Smoking, Affecting Your Memory?

If you’re finding it difficult to recall names, or walk into a room only to forget what you came to get, you’re not alone. These “senior moments” are normal. But if you’re finding that your memory is declining quickly, and your attention and focus isn’t what it used to be, you may be able…

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Heart-Felt Lessons from the Olympics

…competitions, and I find them compelling for two reasons. On a personal level, watching the athletes takes me back to my teenage years when I used to walk to the high school for football, gymnastics, and wrestling practices. Like the athletes competing now, I had high hopes my dedication to sports would…

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Heart Healthy Eating: Cooking Brussels Sprouts

…dinner we all shared at their home the last time I was in his neck of the woods of Texas to tape another episode of the Becker's show. They certainly walk their talk about healthy eating. Dr. Becker sliced the sprouts in half, and place them flat side down to simmer in organic extra virgin olive oil (EVOO…

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Heartbreak’s Emotional Stress Can Affect You Physically

…with someone close to you. Call up an old friend you haven’t spoken to in a while, get in touch with family members or take your dog for a long walk. If you don’t have a pet, consider getting one—living with an animal is a great way to open your heart to love and diminish emotional stress. *…

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The Truth About Green Tea Supplements

…to tell you a quick story of something that happened very early in my career. A patient of mine had a reaction to a simple diuretic and couldn’t walk for three days due to profound potassium loss. That drug was taken off the market because it was too strong, which taught me at a very early age that…

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Choosing the Best Form of Magnesium

…pillars—D-ribose, L-carnitine and coenzyme Q10—whenever we exercise, whether it be with a personal trainer, a Pilates or yoga class or our daily brisk walk. If you want more details on the best form of magnesium, visit Dr. Sinatra’s website or even check out The Magnesium Miracle by Carolyn Dean, M.D…

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Is It Your Heart, Or Is It Lyme Disease?

…around—your knees are a common site), and generalized chronic fatigue. In fact, Lyme disease can manifest itself as over 300 diseases. Patients can walk into a doctor’s office with symptoms of multiple sclerosis (MS), or worse amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), and have Lyme disease. Others could…

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Juicing Your Way to Optimum Health

…manage our weight! Through the winter months, I convince myself that weight management will be easier in the warm weather when I can work in the yard; walk about more freely without ice, snow, and storms to contend with; enjoy longer days and more light and natural vitamin D; and so on. Then, from my midsummer…

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How to Include Yoga in Your Exercise Routine

…exercise routine is the one I follow when I’m home and not traveling. I use my Power Plate and lift weights in my finished basement. Then, I add in walks, yoga, and Pilates sessions. Over the next few weeks, I’ll be sharing more parts of my exercise routine—but today I want to talk about yoga. Yoga…

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5 Heart-Healthy Snacks

The snack industry in America is a multi-billion dollar business. You can’t walk into a movie theatre, shopping mall, or ballgame without seeing dozens upon dozens of snacks that are loaded with too much fat, calories, and sodium. Americans are literally snacking their way to obesity, poor heart health…

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Prevent Macular Degeneration

There's no question that macular degeneration can be one of the scariest changes we can experience when it comes to eye health, since it can result in functional blindness. In a nutshell, the macula is the "bulls eye," or center, of the retina. It records the images you see and sends them via the…

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8 Ways to Outsmart Poison Ivy

…skin lesions. And now, I am on the poison ivy campaign trail: Here are some poison ivy pointers: 1. Be on the lookout for poison ivy whenever you walk in areas of lush greenery—including in your own yard. 2. Know what poison ivy and poison oak look like. The telltale shiny leaves at the end of the…

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Alzheimer's Disease Touches All of Us

….org/alzheimers_disease_4719.asp?type=more_information—A helpful interactive tour of the brain. * www.alz.org/memorywalk—Great info on the Memory Walk, which raises public awareness for Alzhemimer’s disease. * www.candlelighting.org—For information on candle lighting ceremonies across the country…

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The Importance of Emotion Well-Being

…love into your life by connecting with others in ways you might not have considered. It can start with a card, a phone call, a cup of coffee or a walk in the park. We wish you and your heart love and laughter during this loving season … and all the weeks to come.

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Mindful Summer Escapes

…treatment options such as massage and acupuncture, hydrotherapy, detoxification therapy and weight loss, yoga classes, meditation, hikes and beach walks, and more. Medi-spas also offer healthy dining options including organic produce and meats, and wild-caught fish. For as long as I can remember, I’ve…

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Should You Get Screened for an Aneurysm?

…my dad very suddenly to a thoracic aortic aneurysm we never knew he had until it ruptured. He literally died in my arms just moments after I had walked through the front door of his Long Island home to celebrate New Year's Eve with him. It was devastating to all of us. I called her right back after…

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Neighborly Ties Are Good for Your Health

…refrigerators of food generously hosted a complimentary hurricane brunch cooked on propane stovetops after the worst of the storm passed through. We all walked over, checked in that everyone was doing all right, and shared storm stories. One neighbor suggested a group lunch the day before the storm, and another…

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Science Shows April Fool's Day Can Benefit Your Heart

…heart attack, 26 years with his arthritic/collagen disorder, and 36 years after he was first diagnosed with coronary artery disease! Cousins truly walked his talk. He admitted that he was unsure if laughter affected endorphins, as some claimed back then, but it was clear to him that it was an antidote…

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Mood-Boosting Foods

…: Have you noticed that any of these foods boost your mood? You May Also Be Interested In: * 4 Foods That Beat the Blues and Take Off the Pounds * Walk Away From Depression

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“But I’m Too Young to Have a Heart Attack…”

…Attack * Exercise is vital. Inactivity is the single most prevalent risk factor for heart disease, so it’s important to get moving. Whether you walk, dance, or play a sport, you want to get at least 30 minutes of activity a day. * If you smoke, quit. Sage Stallone was not alone in smoking a couple…

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