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Nitric Oxide Benefits Cardiovascular Health

Few people realize it, but nitric oxide (NO) is the most important chemical compound for cardiovascular health. Simply put, adequate NO production is the first step in a chain reaction that promotes healthy cardiovascular function, while insufficient NO triggers a cascade of destruction that…

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Cardiovascular Benefits of L-Arginine

While attending the American College of Cardiology annual meeting several years ago, I was pleased to hear how much attention the benefits of L-arginine were receiving from other cardiologists. I have been using this healthy-heart nutrient to support healthy cholesterol levels and healthy arteries…

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Lowering Blood Pressure Naturally

Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE When considering targeted nutritional supplements for lowering blood pressure naturally, there’s no room for a “one size fits all” mentality. For example, some patients who are trying to control high…

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What are ACE Inhibitor Drugs?

If you have cardiovascular problems, you may already be familiar with ACE inhibitor drugs, including Capoten, Altace, Vasotec, Lotensin, or Monopril. These drugs slow the activity of angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE), a protein produced in the lungs that converts angiotensin I—a harmless…

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Selenium Supplements and Prostate Cancer

Here’s some important prostate cancer news that I want to share with you. New findings just released from the Selenium and Vitamin E Cancer Prevention Trial (SELECT) showed that for some high-risk men, a high-dosage of selenium supplements can be risky for the prostate. What Is the SELECT Trial?…

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Lowering Heart Risk Factors Begins With Lifestyle

Any approach to lowering your heart risk factors must begin with lifestyle. I am going to put the ball in your court: Can you reduce LDL cholesterol levels, lower your blood pressure levels, lose weight, walk more, dance more, love more, reduce stress? You can do this with a Mediterranean diet,…

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Lower Your Blood Pressure Week 3: Supplement Your Progress

Recently I’ve been sharing some natural ways to lower blood pressure. It’s all part of my four-week challenge to tackle this problem—which affects up to one in three Americans according to CDC estimates. If you’re just joining us, let me bring you up to speed. For each of the past two weeks,…

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