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Fruits and Nuts are Good Cardiovascular Nutrition

…and macadamias. Pomegranates Research has shown that the antioxidants and phytonutrients in pomegranates can help slow down the development of arterial plaque, keep your LDL cholesterol levels healthy, and reduce promote healthy blood pressure. Pomegranate juice is not inexpensive, but don’t worry.…

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Is This Worth Dying For?

…your blood pressure rises as your body is flooded with stress hormones. The electrical currents to your heart become unstable. And if you have arterial plaque, anger is like throwing a match into a can of gasoline. The plaque can rupture, and the resulting clots can kill you. With all of my patients,…

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When a Healthy Cholesterol Level Can Go Wrong

…arteries because it contributes to—and accelerates—the inflammatory process. Over time, increased inflammation leads to the formation of arterial plaque. When you get down to it, though, the real problem is not cholesterol—it’s whether your body’s antioxidant system can effectively neutralize…

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The Cholesterol Numbers Doctors Should Measure

…dense and highly inflammatory type of cholesterol that can damage blood vessels. It can also make your blood “sticky” and cause a buildup of arterial plaque. Which Cholesterol Numbers Should Your Doctor Test? You want to ask your doctor for a cholesterol particle size test, which will measure your LDL…

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Omega-3 Fish Oil Benefits and Aging

…fish oil in their diets. The benefit of omega-3 fish oil, and other marine-based sources of omega-3s, is that they penetrate the structure of arterial plaque within three days of ingestion, making plaque less prone to rupture. They also reduce inflammation, improve heart rate variability and make blood…

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Books on Reversing and Preventing Heart Disease

…cholesterol isn’t the main indicator of future heart issues. He also does a good job of giving practical solutions, such as how to prevent arterial plaque. Heart disease has many moving parts, and Masley does a good job of simplifying some of the interventions that work. His book is such an easy read…

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