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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The Not So Sweet Truth About Sugar

…eating little portions throughout the day, you will be less inclined to overload on party food. 6. Limit Alcohol Intake: This includes wine, beer, and liquor. Many people don’t realize that alcohol contains a large store of hidden sugar.

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Tips for Holiday Stress Reduction for a Healthy Heart

…Curtail Your Alcohol Consumption: Every cardiologist on the planet can tell you about “holiday heart syndrome.” This is our term for the increased incidence of heart attacks, arrhythmias (disordered beating of the heart), and high blood pressure that goes hand in hand with increased alcohol intake over…

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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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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 pull calcium from bones. 6. Cigarette Smoking—The data on smoking indicate that it doubles the risk of osteoporosis and hip fracture…

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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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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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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, caffeine, and sugar 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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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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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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10 Cancer-Prevention Habits that Can Save Your Life

…juiced fruit or vegetable juice once or twice a week. 4. Take a digestive enzyme supplement to restore enzymes depleted by processed foods, caffeine, alcohol, and stress. 5. Fortify “gut-friendly” bacteria with prebiotics and probiotics. You can get prebiotics naturally by eating whey protein, bananas…

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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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7 Ways to Stop Headaches, Without Medications

…like salmon and sardines; increase your intake of vegetables, whole grains, 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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5 Tips for Healthier Winter Skin

…walnuts, and flaxseed. I also recommend that you supplement with 1–3 grams daily of high-quality fish oil. 3. Decrease the amount of caffeine and alcohol in your diet. Both of these substances can have a dehydrating effect on your skin. 4. Drink eight glasses of pure, clean water a day—which hydrates…

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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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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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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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