High Iron Levels

Is Taking Multivitamins Safe?

…neutralize it. The reason is that high levels of d-alpha tocopherol succinate can have a pro-oxidative effect on HDL cholesterol. * Iron. The only people who should be taking iron are premenopausal women and men younger than 18, unless prescribed by a doctor. The reason is that iron can have a potent pro-oxidant…

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Signs and Symptoms of Coronary Artery Disease

…ferritin (iron), which contributes to arterial toxicity and cholesterol oxidation. Emotional stress. Stress hormones promote arterial constriction, high blood pressure levels, increased heart rate and oxidation. These symptoms of coronary artery disease can also threaten good cholesterol levels and limit…

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Best Multivitamins for Women: What the Media Didn't Report

…taking iron. When it’s taken when it’s not needed, iron acts as a pro-oxidant causing oxidative stress in your body. Plus, once women are no longer having their periods, iron levels can build up to toxic levels. The best multivitamins for women over 55 don't contain iron. • As with iron, you need…

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Pets and Your Heart

…animal friends can literally open our hearts. They can also help us to better manage some of the heart risk factors we worry about, like high blood pressure levels, high triglycerides, and poor blood circulation. Here are some of the lessons we can learn from them: * Appreciation. Pets not only bring tranquil…

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Diabetes is No Reason to Jump on the Statin Bandwagon

…-skelter. And, secondly, as you know if you take Dr. Sinatra’s newsletter, Dr. Sinatra does not believe that cholesterol causes heart disease. High sugar levels are more responsible, and statins don’t lower blood sugar for diabetics. However, they are potent anti-inflammatory drugs, and both heart disease…

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The Real Risk Factors for Heart Disease

…especially in the heart. Healthy zone: 1.0-1.8 ug/mL * C-Reactive Protein (CRP): The level of this protein indicates the presence of inflammation in the body. Healthy zone: * Ferritin: This substance reflects the amount of iron in your blood. Healthy zone: women, * Fibrinogen: This protein is converted into…

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