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Fish: A Natural Source of Omega-3s

…(EFAs) because they are necessary for life itself. Our bodies can’t manufacture EFAs, but you can get them through the food you eat. Omega-6 EFAs occur naturally in almost all nuts and seeds, and you can also get them from ground flaxseed or flaxseed oil, black currant oil, evening primrose oil, and…

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Healthy Heart Nutrition: Winning Waldorf Salmon Salad

Eating as much salmon as I do, I love to collect great salmon recipes. I also love salad recipes. The recipe below combines salad and salmon into one great meal. In fact, this fantastic salmon-salad recipe has all the omega-3s you want for heart health, plus the low-calorie and low-fat requirements needed…

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DHA Omega-3 Benefits Can Take Years Off Your Brain’s Age

…foods, can take years off your brain's age. We've been told for so long that mental decline is normal with aging that we've come to believe it, and even expect it. But while the degenerative process speeds up as you age, your mind doesn't have to fail or your memory decline. In fact, your brain can get…

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Can You Follow a Strict, Healthy Vegetarian Diet?

…so-called “normal” illnesses of aging aren’t actually normal. Rather, his findings indicate that the vast majority of degenerative illnesses can be prevented, at least until very old age, simply by adopting a healthy vegetarian diet. I greatly enjoyed reading Dr. Campbell’s book and he’s absolutely…

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Heart-Healthy Foods That Benefit Other Conditions, Too

…the right heart-healthy foods can have a positive impact on your ability to maintain optimal heart health. For example, asparagus helps to prevent damaging oxidation that can lead to clogged arteries, blueberries reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease, wild salmon soothes inflammation in the blood…

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Good Pet Health Begins with a Heart Healthy Diet

…make. When we did fall back on store-bought food, I selected organic food as often as possible. Our dogs also loved heart-healthy fish like canned tuna, salmon, mackerel, and sardines which are great sources of omega-3s. Sardines are especially great for dogs and cats since they’re a clean fish, and…

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Are You a Victim of Holiday Heart Syndrome?

…that alcohol contains sugar which can lead to inflammation. So, when it comes to alcohol, less is more. * Make Smart Food Choices: At holiday celebrations, you want to reach for fresh vegetables and fruits as much as possible, as well as unsalted nuts, wild caught salmon, and the like. It's also important…

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5 Foods to Eat (or Avoid) for Healthy Aging

…saying that “you are what you eat.” That’s extremely true, especially when it comes to aging. Eating the wrong foods can accelerate aging, while eating the right foods can help you to “put the brakes on aging”—slowing down the impact of free radicals on your body. Here’s What You Should…

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10 Unhealthy Foods to Avoid

…your coffee or tea, opt for ribose or Stevia instead. * Veal. It’s one of the most inflammatory foods you can eat, and inflammation is at the root of heart disease. * Dehydrated or canned soups. With any soup, you want to check the label carefully because many of them are loaded with sodium. * Sherbet…

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4 Secrets for Preventing Diabetes & Controlling It

…arteries that usually starts before full-blown diabetes is diagnosed. The accumulated plaque typical of atherosclerosis can rupture or break apart, causing blood clots and blockages that can lead to either a heart attack or a stroke. Additionally, insulin is known to have anti-inflammatory properties. However…

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Protect Your Vision with Fish

…carefully: * Avoid farm raised fish, since the water can be stagnant and full of chemicals. * Select “fresh caught” or “line caught” fish whenever possible. * Stay with low mercury fish such as Atlantic halibut, Wild Pacific salmon, cod, scrod, canned anchovies, sardines, light tuna packed in water…

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The Benefits of Multivitamins

…showing they don’t prevent cognitive decline in men. This is like looking at a study of whether salmon alone can prevent a heart attack—and when it doesn’t, telling people to stop eating salmon. It’s silly. In order to have a serious impact on cognitive decline or heart vulnerability, you need…

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Announcing the Best Heart Health Diet Recipe Challenge

salmon, range-fed beef, etc.), and/or slow-burning, low-glycemic index vegetables, such as asparagus, broccoli, kale, Brussels sprouts, spinach, and more. But you're certainly not limited to these ingredients. For more nutrition tips, see my Pan-Asian Mediterranean Diet recommendations. • You can

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7 Ways to Get Natural Headache Relief

…as I've long warned, chronic use of these over-the-counter medications can cause liver and/or kidney damage. Plus, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has recently issued a new, stronger warning that non-aspirin NSAIDS can increase the risk of heart attacks and strokes. Their action was based…

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Menopause and High Blood Pressure

…coldwater fish like wild salmon. * Eat garlic. An Australian review of 11 studies show that it can help patients experiencing menopause and high blood pressure. In the studies, hypertensive patients were randomly given a garlic supplement or placebo. The results found that garlic can reduce blood pressure…

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For Heart-Healthy Omega-3 Benefits, Eat More Fat

…sources are cold-water fish like wild salmon and mackerel. Get more of Dr. Sinatra's advice on Omega-3s Another popular way to get omega-3 benefits is by taking omega-3 oil supplements, which can be found at health food and grocery stores. These omega-3 supplements can come from algae, fish, and calamari…

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The Heart-Brain Connection

…-type information about what quantities of these foods are best for your brain, it certainly can’t hurt (and clearly helps!) to eat as many as we can in our everyday diet. When it comes to brain health, the best nutrients are antioxidants and essential fatty acids. Here's a quick list of foods that…

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Statin Medications Will Not Reduce Lp(a)

…drugs showed an increase in Lp(a) levels! And therein lies the dilemma. While statin medications prescribed to help you attain healthy cholesterol can reduce LDL, they can’t alter Lp(a). If you find that Lp(a) runs in your family, you must attack it with an alternative approach. Here’s what I recommend…

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What Are the Fish Oil Benefits for Women?

…benefits of fish oil can help protect you from rupturing atherosclerotic plaque, and will help prevent progression of your coronary disease. So try a little healthy fish once a week. The best fish for omega-3 heart health benefits are coldwater fish, particularly wild migratory salmon, small halibut, scrod…

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