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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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Civil War History of Stress and Heart Disease

…Some of those poor soldiers—many of whom were very young men, and even boys—had complaints that were at first written off as lack of sleep, or "bad food." They would report shortness of breath, fatigue with exertion, inability to keep up with comrades, palpitations of the heart, sweating, dizziness…

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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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Heart-Healthy Diets: 6 Surprising Foods to Avoid

…know that junk foods like potato chips and cookies aren’t heart-healthy options. But there are other foods where the dangers are far less obvious. Here are the top foods you should avoid, not in my particular order—they’re all equally bad! For a Heart-Healthy Diet, Keep These Foods Off Your Grocery…

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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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5 Common Cardiovascular Myths

…can bring down your blood pressure numbers and reduce your risk for type 2 diabetes. * Saturated fat is something to be feared. Patients often avoid foods containing saturated fats, such as meat, eggs, nuts, and butter, fearing that saturated fat turns into cholesterol in the body, which then promotes…

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Eating Avocado for Healthy Cholesterol

…mention that people some people have food sensitivities or allergies some varieties of avocados, especially those who are allergic to birch and latex. Now it’s your turn: What’s your favorite way of eating avocado? You May Also Be Interested in * More Foods that Heal * Grocery Store Pointers

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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 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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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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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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Information About Eggs & Heart Health

For years, eggs got a bad rap from most doctors and especially cardiologists. That’s because people had the notion that eggs contribute to the formation of LDL “bad” cholesterol—but that’s an unfounded myth. The truth is that eggs are an excellent protein-rich choice for breakfast, or any meal…

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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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