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5 Heart-Healthy Tips for Lean Living!

…meal planning. Avoid processed foods, chemicals, trans fats, and preservatives. One good rule of thumb is to always shop the perimeter of the grocery store. Generally speaking, the processed food found in the middle of the store is full of the substances that are bad for your body—and your weight…

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Foods High in Saturated Fat Aren’t the Enemy

We’ve long been told that foods high in saturated fat are bad. But the fact is saturated fats are the good guys. They help to raise beneficial HDL cholesterol, improving your triglyceride/HDL ratio—a key marker of cardiovascular health. Foods high in saturated fat also help to change your LDL cholesterol…

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Foods that Help to Knock Out Disease and Slow Down Aging

…aging. Now, we know that many antioxidant-rich foods, like blueberries and turmeric, actually have dual personalities. They still act as protective antioxidants. But in some instances they also act as pro-oxidants, which we normally think of as the bad guys—but they do it in a sneaky way. They go inside…

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12 Foods To Include in a Heart Healthy Diet Plan

…not a single one comes with food dyes or preservatives, or comes packaged in a box. Heart Healthy Diet Plan Foods * Onions and garlic contain allicin, which helps lower cholesterol levels. Onions also contain quercetin, which is a powerful bioflavonoid that prevents the "bad" LDL cholesterol from clogging…

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Why a Raw Food Diet is Better Than an Antacid

…Streptococcus thermophilus, and neutralize toxin-producing bad bacteria. Toxins in the bowel are the cause of 80–90 percent of all illnesses. Juicing is also another good way to take in enzymes that support digestion in a raw food diet. While solid foods require many hours to digest, juice extracted from fruits…

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Protect Your Heart Health with a Sugar-Free Diet

As you've heard me say for some time, sugar is bad news when it comes to a heart healthy diet. Too much sugar will age you faster, and put you at a greater risk for developing heart disease than cholesterol. So, as we head into the hotter days of summer I want you to read the packages carefully on sodas…

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Is Taking a MacStatin a "Holistic" Approach?

…logarithms—that taking a cholesterol-lowering statin drug with a fast food meal could “be expected to neutralize the increased relative risk for cardiovascular disease associated with the regular consumption of unhealthy foods.” Then, during the last week of October, there was more UK support for…

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The 10 Most Common Heart Health Fallacies

…the game. Keep it to one glass of wine, three or four times a week. 2. Seeing "low-calorie" on a food label means it’s healthy. Listed among the ingredients of many so-called healthy low calorie foods is sugar, high-fructose corn syrup, or other unneeded sweeteners. That's especially true if the product…

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The 14 Most Dangerous Toxins to the Heart

…and chronic inflammation are just two of the conditions influenced by the unnatural particles (and even some natural ones) in the air we breathe, food we eat, beverages we drink, and products we use on a regular basis. Although we lack the individual ability to eliminate toxins from the environment…

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A Healthy Heart Diet Should Not Include High Fructose Corn Syrup

…cholesterol goes down. That’s bad news for heart health, and a good reason to remove high fructose corn syrup from your heart healthy diet. * Leading researchers, including Peter Havel at the University of California Davis Nutrition Department, say that long-term consumption of food and beverages high in fructose…

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The Benefits of Multivitamins

…argue that if you eat a healthy diet you don’t need a multivitamin. The problem, however, is that our diets are laced with genetically modified foods, antibiotic laced poultry, feed lot cattle and more. All of these things put enormous stress on our bodies. Taking a multivitamin and nutritional supplement…

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The Best Homocysteine Level for Cardiac Health

…International. Low homocysteine and high urine sulfate suggests that you would also benefit from changing to a primarily vegan diet and cutting back on foods rich in sulfur compounds. To the extent you can, you should also limit drugs and nutritional supplements that contain large amounts of sulfur. Now it’s…

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Discussing the Effects of Microwave Oven Radiation

Every once in a while I get asked about microwave ovens and whether they’re good or bad. My short answer, microwave ovens are bad news. I shun them because of the electromagnetic radiation (EMR) they emit. The FDA has regulated the manufacture of microwave ovens since 1971 and says they’re safe to…

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The Real Risk Factors for Heart Disease

…increase risk of heart attack and stroke. For example, if you smoke, stop. If you're carrying some extra weight, lose 5 or 10 pounds. When you shop for food, choose items that are fresh, and not processed or prepackaged. You also want to buy plenty of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and healthy fats (essentials…

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Could Popcorn Replace Fruits and Vegetables?

Movie theatre popcorn has gotten a bad reputation—and with good reason. A medium size bucket of popcorn at a movie theatre concession stand can pack upwards of 1,600 calories and 60 grams of saturated fat! But a study has shed light on the healthier side of this popular treat. Researchers from the…

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