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The Benefits of Omega-3 Fatty Acids for Blood Pressure

Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), a component of the omega-3 fatty acids found in fish oil and algae, can literally get inside cardiac cells and calm the heart or decrease arrhythmia potential. This is probably why DHA, if taken regularly, helps prevent sudden cardiac death. The benefits of DHA also…

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The 10 Most Common Heart Health Fallacies

Whether it's thinking that wine is healthy so drink up, or that vitamins can overcome an unhealthy lifestyle, here are the 10 most common heart health pitfalls and how to avoid them. During my 30-plus years in active practice, I repeatedly encountered misguided patients who would twist, ignore, or…

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Eating Healthy Foods: Test Your Food IQ

As I’ve long said, sugar--not cholesterol--is the real villain when it comes to heart disease. Naturally, that begs the question about foods you can eat and which foods you should avoid. Test your “food IQ” and get the answers to some of the most frequently asked questions I receive on eating…

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Foods High in Saturated Fat Aren’t the Enemy

We’ve long been told that foods high in saturated fat are bad. But the fact is saturated fats are the good guys. They help to raise beneficial HDL cholesterol, improving your triglyceride/HDL ratio—a key marker of cardiovascular health. Foods high in saturated fat also help to change your LDL…

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Fish: The Wonder Food

I have followed the research on fish as a cardio-protective and anti-aging agent for 30 years. And it is a cornerstone of my eating plan for optimal health. What makes fish so important to any healthy heart nutrition plan is the fact that it is an abundant source of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids.…

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