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A Healthy Lifestyle (Almost) Eliminates Sudden Cardiac Death

…more of daily physical activity. * Eating a Mediterranean type diet emphasizing vegetables, nuts, legumes, fish, and olive oil. * Having a moderate alcohol intake. These study results were music to my ears, because I have been preaching these very same things to my patients—and to you—over the years…

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The 14 Most Dangerous Toxins to the Heart

…deplete coenzyme Q10 and diuretics deplete precious potassium and magnesium. So, if you need to take medications you want to supplement accordingly. 3. Alcohol. Overindulgence ages the body. 4. High-fructose corn syrup. This sweetener is added to thousands of processed food items and is particularly prominent…

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How to Relieve Holiday Stress for a Healthy Heart

…incidence of heart attacks, arrhythmias (disordered beating of the heart), and high blood pressure that goes hand in hand with increased alcohol intake over the holidays. Alcohol also exerts a depressant effect that can cause a slowing of brain activity, which lowers your serotonin levels. Plus, as alcohol’s…

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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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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

…be less inclined to overload on sugary foods. 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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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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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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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. Here's how to stop smoking. Now it’s your turn: Which…

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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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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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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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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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5 Surprising Heart Disease Risk Factors

…frustrated, sad, lonely, or depressed are more likely to use poor health habits, such as smoking, overeating, avoiding exercise, using drugs and alcohol, and other poor self-care patterns, to try to balance their emotions. If you are depressed, it's important to seek out a mental health professional…

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Love, Intimacy, and Your Heart

…intimacy one to two hours after meals (digestion shunts blood to the gut, making less available to the heart). * Do not consume excessive amounts of alcohol. * Don't pressure yourself or your partner; the mental anxiety may put more of a strain on the heart than the physical activity. * Listen to your body…

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A Lack of Sleep Can Lead to Heart Attack and Stroke

…bed earlier in the evening puts you more in line with your body’s natural sleep/wake cycle. 2. Eat only light snacks after 7:30 p.m. Heavy meals, alcohol, and caffeine eaten 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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How to Lower High Triglyceride Levels: 5 Easy Steps

…calories into a form of fat called triglycerides (think of “love handles”). Dietary sources of triglycerides include sugars, other carbohydrates and alcohol. To keep your heart in the healthy zone, you want your triglycerides to be 50-180 mg/DL. What’s also important is that high triglyceride levels are…

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