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How Too Much Iron Harms Your Heart

Iron is necessary throughout life for stimulating the production of hemoglobin, the red blood cell pigment that carries oxygen to our cells. However, research indicates that iron overload, or hemochromatosis, can actually increase your risk for cardiovascular problems and harm your heart health. How…

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Preventing Stroke With Vitamin C

…hemochromatosis, or who carry the gene for it. That's because vitamin C plays an important role in the proper utilization and absorption of iron. Too much vitamin C can bring about iron overload states in people with hemochromatosis which increases your risk for cardiovascular problems. So, I recommend that those…

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4 Medical Tests You Should Get

…Getting your blood drawn: Any time you get your blood drawn, or better yet donate blood, it thins the blood. Giving blood also removes excess ferritin (iron), which can contribute to arterial toxicity and cholesterol oxidation. For the best heart health benefits, I recommend donating a unit of blood every…

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Diabetes is No Reason to Jump on the Statin Bandwagon

As if the MacStatin study wasn’t bad enough, there was another recent example of the statin-for-everything mania...and it's ironically timely, given that November is National Diabetes Awareness Month. British researcher John Betteridge, from the University College of London, advised a gathering of…

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Surprising Health Benefits of Donating Blood

…postmenopausal woman, periodically donating blood is extremely important because it helps to reduce excess iron in your blood. Why Is Reducing Iron Levels by Donating Blood So Important? Your body stores iron in your muscles and other tissues and unless it’s lost through menstruation or by donating blood,…

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Blood Iron Levels and Heart Disease

Serum ferritin, better known as iron, is vital to human life because it stimulates the production of hemoglobin, the red blood cell pigment that carries oxygen to our cells. Without it, we couldn’t survive. However, research suggests that iron overload, or hemachromatosis, is a risk factor of heart…

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

…older women. But what the study didn't report is what should be in the best multivitamins for women. The offending vitamins the study cited include iron, vitamin B6, folic acid, magnesium, zinc, and copper. All of the nutrients taken in the study were “self-reported” so we don’t know the doses…

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Is Taking Multivitamins Safe?

…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 effect. Now it’s your turn: Are you taking…

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The Real Risk Factors for Heart Disease

…(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 fibrin, which promotes healthy clotting. Too much fibrin thickens the…

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Pets and Your Heart

…or some other reason, then you can always “borrow” one to spend time with, or watch a movie about an animal character. Some of my favorites are Iron Will, Dreamer, White Fang, and The Horse Whisperer. For more natural health advice for cardiovascular problems, visit www.drsinatra.com.

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Signs and Symptoms of Coronary Artery Disease

…of inflammation and chronic infection in the body * Excess fibrinogen, a protein that helps regulate the clotting process; and * Excess ferritin (iron), which contributes to arterial toxicity and cholesterol oxidation. Emotional stress. Stress hormones promote arterial constriction, high blood pressure…

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“Too Much Margarine Could Kill You”—Quite Literally

…to raise helpful HDL cholesterol, and converting harmful small particle LDL into lesser inflammatory fluffier and larger LDL particles. What’s Ironic Is That Trans Fats Were Originally Developed to Be More “Heart-Healthy” For years, saturated fats like butter have deemed a health hazard, and…

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