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A Heart-Healthy Diet Plan Should Include Organic Foods

There's no question that organic foods are an important part of a heart-healthy diet plan. But the popularity of organic food has led to a lot of misrepresentation and clever marketing, making it easy to be fooled about the products you buy. Nothing can stop a local grower from claiming produce is…

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The Health Benefits of Onions

Onions are an interesting food. When you eat them raw, the taste is quite sharp. But sauté them in a pan, and they get sweeter as they cook. They’re also an extremely versatile food—adding flavor to salads, sauces and many different dishes. But what many people don’t realize the health…

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Avoid Trouble Swallowing Pills With These Tricks

I have some readers and patients who don’t choose their nutritional supplements based on what’s best for their health, but rather on which pills are easiest to swallow. If you have trouble swallowing pills, you know exactly what I mean. As you get older, pill swallowing can get tough, but…

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4 Secrets for Preventing Diabetes & Controlling It

Many people think of diabetes and heart disease as two separate conditions, but they're closely related. The most common problem is atherosclerosis—the hardening of the arteries that usually starts before full-blown diabetes is diagnosed. The accumulated plaque typical of atherosclerosis can…

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