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More Good News About Chocolate and Your Heart

…dinner for those of you who can’t sleep after caffeine). My personal chocolate stash includes resveratrol chocolate bars and organic dark chocolate bars. I allow myself to have a small piece of chocolate every few days. But, there is one caution. Caffeine in chocolate can aggravate cardiac arrhythmias…

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Reduce Your Heart Risk Factors with Sleep

…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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The Health Benefits of Drinking Coffee

…regular or decaffeinated coffee, so the caffeine I’ve been cautioning you about for years didn’t confer any protection. So, what’s the bottom line? While this news makes me feel better about my morning coffee fix, I continue to recommend that you limit caffeine to the equivalent of one or two cups…

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Green Tea is So Good For You

…-organic blends may contain pesticides and lead—ingredients you certainly don’t want in your body. If you’re sensitive to caffeine (even though regular tea has half the caffeine of coffee), buy the decaf variety. For an ongoing medicinal effect, drink at least three cups a day. For more great cardiovascular…

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The Truth About Green Tea

…-organic blends may contain pesticides and lead—ingredients you certainly don’t want in your body. If you’re sensitive to caffeine (even though regular tea has half the caffeine of coffee), buy the decaf variety. For an ongoing medicinal effect, drink at least three cups a day. For more information on…

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Preventing Arrhythmia

There are 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…

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What are Cardiac Arrhythmias?

…Depending on a person’s sensitivity, too much 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…

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Take a CoQ10 Supplement for Heart Health

…doses with your meals. Occasionally, patients report a sense of “too much energy,” and a few even say it’s as though they’ve had too much caffeine. Should this occur, adjust the CoQ10 supplement dose down to a more comfortable level. In my next post I'll introduce you to L-Carnitine. It works…

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5 Heart-Healthy Tips for Lean Living!

…the 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…

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Osteoporosis 101

…estrogen deficiency. * Build: being petite and slender; low body weight, especially body mass index (BMI) * Nutrition: Excessive intake of protein, caffeine (>400mg/day); inadequate vitamin D and calcium intake. * Lifestyle: too little exercise, smoking, too much alchohol (>7 drinks/week), and excessive…

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6 Ways You May Be Sabotaging Your Bone Health

…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. Now it’s…

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Heart Attack and Stroke on the Menu at the Heart Attack Cafe

…lots to say about the fetching “nurses” at the establishment, as well as entrees like the quadruple bypass burger, unfiltered cigarettes, and caffeine-laden sugary drinks. While the restaurant is real, it’s also a real reminder that diet is a major and controllable heart risk factor. At least the…

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10 Cancer-Prevention Habits that Can Save Your Life

…freshly 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…

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Respiratory Sinus Arrhythmia and PACs

…as you exhale, which is why 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…

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Arrhythmia Prevention

…genders and all ages. About 20 or 25 percent of patients with arrhythmias are not in any danger. To prevent arrhythmias, you’ll need to minimize caffeine, sugar, and alcohol intake. I cannot emphasize this enough. I am a huge wine lover—I even have a wine cellar in my house—but if I had arrhythmia…

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Healthy Heart Nutrition with Dark Chocolate

…Not a Lot Now, with all this favorable research, do we have a license to eat chocolate at will? Sorry. Remember that chocolate contains sugars, caffeine, and trans fatty acids. As in all things, moderation is the key. If you have considered chocolate and cocoas an absolute no-no, it's time to reevaluate…

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A Lack of Sleep Can Lead to Heart Attack and Stroke

…in the evening puts you more in line with your body’s natural sleep/wake cycle. 2. 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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Chocolate and Your Heart

…Now, with all this favorable research, that doesn’t mean you have a license to eat chocolate at will. Remember that chocolate contains sugars, caffeine, and trans fatty acids. As in all things, moderation is the key. But, if you have considered chocolate and cocoas an absolute no-no, it's time to…

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5 Tips for Healthier Winter Skin

…almonds and 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…

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Improve Blood Circulation with Bioflavonoids

…really is quite delicious. If you can break your coffee habit in the process, you’ll be doubly rewarded, as you’ll also be reducing the amount of caffeine you ingest. For more information on improving blood circulation, visit www.drsinatra.com.

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7 Ways to Stop Headaches, Without Medications

…for cold-water fish 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…

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The Benefits of CoQ10 and L-Carnitine for Your Heart

…doses with your meals. Occasionally, patients report a sense of “too much energy,” and a few even say it’s as though they’ve had too much caffeine. Should this occur, adjust the dose down to a more comfortable level. L-Carnitine: Fuel for the Heart While CoQ10 benefits your health by sparking…

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