Daily Heart Tip

A High Antioxidant Diet Lowers Heart Attack Risk

…that those women who ate the most antioxidants (seven servings daily) were eating three times as many fruits and vegetables as the lowest-intake group. That high antioxidant intake benefited them with a 20 percent lower risk of a heart attack. While this study focused on women, men aren’t off the…

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5 Tips for Optimal Lung Health—and Clear Breathing

…is so critical to heart health, I just developed an Advanced Lung & Bronchial Support formula. To choose the ingredients, I collaborated with my son, Dr. Drew Sinatra—a naturopathic physician who has a lot of expertise in this area. I also asked Drew to share some of his tip tips for lung and bronchial…

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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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The Benefits of CoQ10 and L-Carnitine for Your Heart

…-carnitine is like a shuttle, bringing fuel into heart cells to be burned as energy. I’ve observed some dramatic effects in my patients teaming up these two nutritionals. Recommended dose: Take 250–500 mg L-carnitine fumarate three to four times daily. Start at the low end of the dosage scale and work…

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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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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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Check Your Fibrinogen Level

…180–350 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 ginger and/or green tea * Take 100 mg of nattokinase daily And, of course,…

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How to Find a Good Cardiologist

…nutritional supplements can improve heart function. The top nutrients I recommend are what I call the “Awesome Foursome:” CoQ10 (100-200 mg), L-carnitine (1,000–1,500 mg in divided doses), magnesium (at least 200–400 mg) and ribose (One teaspoon (5 grams) daily, or three times a day if you have…

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The Health Benefits of Watermelon

…which bolster your immune system. One specific health benefit of watermelon is that it provides 24.3% of the daily value for Vitamin C. * Vitamin K that helps control blood pressure, regulate heart beat, and possibly prevent strokes. * B vitamins: B1 and B6, important for energy production. * Magnesium…

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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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