Daily Heart Tip

Heart-Healthy Eating Tips to Increase Fats & Reduce Carbohydrates

…my dietary recommendations to help people reduce carbohydrates and increase fats. For heart-healthy eating, here's what I now recommend... For Heart-Healthy Eating Reduce Carbohydrates As many of you know, for heart-healthy eating I always encouraged limiting high-carb foods and drinks which convert to…

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4 Heart Risk Factors That Affect More Women Than Men

…women. * Overweight: Women have a higher heart disease risk from being overweight than men do. Studies indicate that being only 20 pounds overweight doubles a woman’s risk of heart disease. If you are overweight, I recommend following my healthy weight loss tips. Plus, it's important to get physically…

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Check Your Fibrinogen Levels to Reduce Your Heart Risk

…mg/dL. Tips to Maintain Healthy Fibrinogen Levels * Eat cold-water fish a few times a week and/or take 1–2 grams of fish oil daily * Take 500–1,000 mg of garlic (in capsule form) and/or 600 mg of bromelain * Drink 100 mg ginger and/or green tea daily * Take 100 mg of nattokinase daily And, of course…

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The Health Benefits of Resveratrol

…protect the production of nitric oxide, the critical chemical produced by the endothelium that keeps blood vessels optimally dilated. But heart health is just a tip of the iceberg. There have now been more than 4,400 studies on the benefits of resveratrol to date, showing that it helps to protect your…

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Secrets for Surviving Seasonal Flu

…vitamin D3 1,000-3,000 mg daily of each. Vitamin C is a protective antioxidant and vitamin D is essential for both immune system and cardiovascular health, especially during cold and flu season. * Fuel your body with coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10), which we often think of as the heart nutrient. But it’s also…

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The 14 Most Dangerous Toxins to the Heart

There are 14 environmental toxins that can affect your heart and overall health. Though distasteful to think about, we live in a sea of chemicals that have a significant impact on our health. Endocrine disorders and chronic inflammation are just two of the conditions influenced by the unnatural particles…

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7 Ways to Get Natural Headache Relief

…cautioned consumers that while a heart attack or stroke can occur in patients with or without heart disease or other risk factors, NSAID use within the first year after a heart attack is most risky. As I've long said, one of the problems with NSAIDS is that with daily use they can raise your blood pressure…

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For Weight Loss, Eat More Fat?

…your carbs even further, to 30-35% (or less) of your daily calories. Now it’s your turn: Have you found that a low-carb diet helped with weight loss? You May Also Be Interested In * The Best Exercise for Weight Loss * Quick & Healthy Cooking Tips

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Is Taking a MacStatin a "Holistic" Approach?

…these drugs to our kids to prescribing them for folks who are afraid of developing cardiovascular problems, drug companies prey on our fears about heart disease. Supporters for the MacStatin idea claim they “envisage a future in which fast food restaurants encourage a holistic approach to healthy living…

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When You’re the Caregiver, Don’t Forget to Care for Yourself

…they go about their daily caretaking duties. The end result is that they hurt not only themselves, but the person they’re caring for. I’ve seen this happen so many times. * Go ahead and cry. Crying and sobbing cause the chest to soften and become less rigid. Tension in the heart is freed and chronic…

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Protect Against Air Pollution with Fish Oil and Olive Oil

…regulation of heart function. This new study confirms what was previously known about fish oil’s ability to protect healthy HRV. Now it’s your turn: Do you take fish oil supplements and cook with olive oil? You May Also Be Interested In: * 5 Ways to Help Prevent a Cardiac Event * Three Tips for Detoxifying

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The Health Benefits of Onions

…blood clots, which helps to stave off heart disease. Plus, onions contain a very powerful antioxidant called quercetin, which has been shown to significantly reduce high blood pressure in hypertensive patients. In one study, participants took 730 mg of quercetin daily for one month, and the group averaged…

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Could Popcorn Replace Fruits and Vegetables?

daily intake of fruits and vegetables with popcorn? Absolutely not. But when you add the high antioxidant content of popcorn to the fact that it’s high in fiber and considered a whole grain, I would definitely feel free to indulge in it often. In fact, popcorn has long been on my list of heart-healthy…

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Salt: A Common Cause for High Blood Pressure

Find out why too much salt can be a cause for high blood pressure and heart disease. Virtually every doctor alive will tell you that if you want to reduce your blood pressure, you need to limit the amount of salt you consume—and I’m no exception. That’s because salt promotes water retention, and…

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