Alcohol

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Omega-3 Fish Oil and Prostate Cancer

…factor that contaminated the SELECT trial. Some of the the participants were also on prescription medications, and many of them smoked and drank alcohol. A study like this would carry much more weight if it didn’t have all of these other confounding variables. What’s also interesting is the reason…

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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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7 Ways to Get Natural Headache Relief

…cold-water fish like salmon and sardines; increase your intake of vegetables, legumes, fruits, nuts, and seeds; and eliminate caffeine, colas, and alcohol. Plus, some people suffer from headaches in response to EMF radiation from cellular and cordless phones and towers, so if you’re sensitive you want…

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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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Prevent Breast Cancer with Lifestyle Choices

…and omega-3 fats; * maintaining a healthy weight; and * getting a balance of adequate sleep and moderate daily exercise. Limiting consumption of alcohol and non-organic dairy products (which do not contain bovine growth hormone) can also help women avoid the high estrogen levels (relative to progesterone…

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