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Arrhythmia Prevention

…About 20 or 25 percent of patients with arrhythmias are not in any danger. To prevent arrhythmias, you’ll need to minimize caffeine, sugar, and alcohol intake. I cannot emphasize this enough. I am a huge wine lover—I even have a wine cellar in my house—but if I had arrhythmia, I’d never touch…

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Tips for Holiday Stress Reduction for a Healthy Heart

…out of stress. Reframing the situation in this way is a powerful tool for stress reduction for a healthy heart. Heart-Health Tip #3: Curtail Your Alcohol Consumption Every cardiologist on the planet can tell you about “holiday heart syndrome” and its impact on heart health. This is our term for the…

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What are Cardiac Arrhythmias?

…caffeine can set off skipped or rapid heartbeats * Excess sugar intake, as it causes fluctuations in insulin and adrenaline * Alcohol is another culprit, and the combination of alcohol and the sugars and caffeine in chocolate and sweets can generate quite intense arrhythmias among sensitive people. During…

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Protect Your Heart Health with a Sugar-Free Diet

…overload on sugary foods. Sugar-Free Diet Tip #6: Limit your alcohol intake. This includes wine, beer, and liquor. Many people don’t realize that alcohol contains a large store of hidden sugar, so you don't want to drink too much alcohol in your heart health diet. Now it's your turn: How do you stick…

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Preventing Arrhythmia

…many lifestyle choices you can make to help prevent arrhythmia. A few basic ones include: * Avoiding exposure to triggers like caffeine, sugar, and alcohol intake. * Taking bio-identical hormone replacement therapy if you are a menopausal or perimenopausal. * Limiting time spent on wireless technologies…

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Vascular Dementia Can Happen to Anyone

…should you. She was a non-smoker who rarely drank alcohol. You can also help to prevent and treat VaD by reducing your risk for stroke including: * Keep your blood pressure and blood sugar in the normal range. * Avoid smoking and only drink alcohol in moderation. * Take 1–3 grams of fish oil daily…

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9 Secrets for Achieving a Healthy Weight

…to 10-20% of your daily caloric intake, and nix wheat, white flour, and sugar to lose the weight. This includes removing alcohol from your diet since wine, beer, or any alcohol is converted to sugar in the body. 3. Eat plenty of foods that are rich in fiber, especially plant-based fiber found in fruits…

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6 Ways You May Be Sabotaging Your Bone Health

…from bones, causing excessive calcium excretion. Avoid all colas and diet sodas. 5. Alcohol—Limit your intake to three glasses of wine per week. Alcohol, like caffeine, can deplete calcium, harming bone strength. 6. Cigarette Smoking—The data on smoking indicate that it doubles the risk of osteoporosis…

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Sugar is a Major Cause of Heart Disease

…you’ll feel more satiated and be less inclined to overload on sweets that can cause heart disease. * Limit alcohol intake. This includes wine, beer and liquor. Many people don’t realize that alcohol contains a large store of hidden sugar. * Eat an anti-inflammatory Pan-Asian Mediterranean (PAM) diet. My…

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How to Control Your Sugar Intake

…concerned, challenge your willpower. If you can’t resist, take a couple of bites but no more. * Limit alcohol intake. This includes wine, beer, and liquor. Many people don’t realize that alcohol contains a large store of hidden sugar. Remember, if you eat sugar all day long, you will just continue…

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The Truth About Green Tea Supplements

…, how many tests were done, and if there was lead in the supplements. Plus, we don’t know what else those people were taking, such as steroids, alcohol, and more. That’s one of the reasons I started to manufacture my own supplements—to ensure they’re safe. With all of my formulas, I rigorously…

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Pregnancy and Radiation Exposure—An Important Warning

…from pre-natal and early childhood exposure to electromagnetic radiation (EMR)”. Most conscientious moms-to-be are careful to avoid exposure to alcohol, smoking, fresh water fish, chemicals and other environmental toxins. But, expectant parents may be totally unaware that wireless radiation can cause…

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Prevent Blood Clots to Prevent Stroke

…/or stroke * Medical conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure levels, vascular disease, atrial fibrillation, and sickle cell anemia * Drug/alcohol abuse * Poor diet * Sedentary lifestyle * Living in the southeast US (“stroke belt”) * Low socioeconomic status Secondly, take steps to prevent…

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8 Ways to Avoid Colorectal Cancer

…Make sure to take a source of E that includes mixed tocopherols, both gamma and d-alpha, and ideally tocotrienols. 8. Don’t Smoke and Reduce Your Alcohol Intake: Both of which are linked to higher rates of colorectal cancer as well as other cancers. Now it’s your turn: Which of these healthy habits…

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Three Cardiovascular Nutrition Tips

…Eat potassium-rich fruits. Low potassium levels can be the cause of many cardiovascular problems. If you regularly consume a lot of caffeine and alcohol (or even if you don't!), start adding potassium-rich foods into your diet. Good sources include: * Fruits such as figs, bananas, and raisins * Orange…

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10 Cancer-Prevention Tips That Can Save Your Life

…juice once or twice a week. Cancer-Preventip Tip #4. Take a digestive enzyme supplement to restore enzymes depleted by processed foods, caffeine, alcohol, and stress. Cancer-Prevention Tip #5. Fortify “gut-friendly” bacteria with prebiotics and probiotics. You can get prebiotics naturally by eating…

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5 Heart-Healthy Tips for Lean Living!

…processed food found in the middle of the store is full of the substances that are bad for your body—and your weight. 5. Keep your intake of caffeine, alcohol, and sugar minimal. It may feel like these substances give you a boost or some relaxation, but in the long run, they are detrimental to your physical…

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Reduce Your Heart Risk Factors with Sleep

…bed earlier in the evening puts you more in line with your body’s natural sleep/wake cycle. * Eat only light snacks after 7:30 p.m. Heavy meals, alcohol, and caffeineeaten too close to bedtime can make it impossible to fall asleep. If you get hungry in the late evening, have a light “tryptophan”…

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Respiratory Sinus Arrhythmia and PACs

…conscious breathing exercises are so good for your heart. Other SA Node Factors * Activity level * The foods you eat (caffeine, sugar, chocolate, alcohol, etc) * The chemicals you ingest (food dyes, medication, etc) * The world around you (altitude, electric smog, etc.) Respiratory sinus arrhythmia is…

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Lowering Blood Pressure Naturally

…used in conjunction with a healthy lifestyle that includes exercise; weight loss; following a a healthy cardiovascular nutrition plan; minimal or no alcohol use; avoid?ing excessive use of common NSAID medications; and stress reduction. For more information on natural ways to lower your blood pressure and…

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Alzheimer's Disease Prevention: Know Your Risk Factors

…-proof" for your little ones. Other Alzheimer's Prevention Tips Include: * Staying socially connected * Learning a new skill * Avoiding tobacco and alcohol * Keeping your weight at optimum level for your height * Exercising both your body and mind When it comes to the other risk factors on the list, like…

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Preventing Stroke With Vitamin C

…suggests that based on these early findings vitamin C deficiency may be as much of a risk factor for hemorrhagic stroke as obesity, hypertension and alcohol consumption. So, how much vitamin C should you take? I recommend taking 1,000 mg of vitamin C in the morning for preventing stroke, along with other…

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