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Eat Well for Heart Health

The first step in your action plan for treating cardiovascular problems is to live a lifestyle free of the heart risk factors that increase the likelihood that you’ll be affected. By that, I mean avoid smoking, follow a program of good healthy heart nutrition, keep your blood sugar low, maintain…

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Statin Medications Will Not Reduce Lp(a)

Statin medicaitons typically prescribed for reducing cholesterol have no impact on Lp(a) levels. In fact, a study involving these drugs showed an increase in Lp(a) levels! And therein lies the dilemma. While statin medications prescribed to help you attain healthy cholesterol can reduce LDL, they…

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Can You Follow a Strict, Healthy Vegetarian Diet?

“Some of you have been asking me for my opinion about the new movie “Forks Over Knives” which includes Dr. Campbell who wrote the book The China Study. For those of you who aren’t familiar with it, in his book, Campbell suggests that many so-called “normal” illnesses of aging aren’t…

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Four Therapies for Heart Attack Patients

If you've had a heart attack, you will likely need to be on medication. However, there are four therapies that can help maximize your heart’s healing and ultimately bring you to an enhanced level of health to help you avoid a second heart attack. * Follow a Smart Diet. As in the case of most any…

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Announcing the Best Heart Health Diet Recipe Challenge

One of the best secrets I know of for sticking to a heart-healthy diet is to vary your menu. Trying different dishes helps to ensure that you’ll eat a wide variety of heart-healthy foods—from salmon, to olive oil, kale, and more. Plus, by keeping your menu varied you’ll be less likely to…

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Lp(a) and Risk Factors of Heart Disease

Lipoprotein A, or Lp(a), is a component of LDL or “bad” cholesterol and high levels of it in your blood can be a serious risk factor of heart disease. According to an article in the 1997 Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), Lp(a) cholesterol appears to regulate clot formation…

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Natural Solutions for a Healthy Cholesterol Level

Some of the most commonly prescribed drugs for maintaining healthy cholesterol levels are statin medications like Zocor (simvastatin), Lipitor (avorastatin), Mevacor (lovastatin), Pravachol (pravastatin), and Lescol (fluvastatin). These drugs can be dangerous if taken with high levels of long…

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Sugar is a Major Cause of Heart Disease

For years, we’ve been told to watch our fat intake. But if you saw me on Dr. Oz’s show, you heard me say that the real villain in heart disease isn’t fat—but sugar. With Americans eating a diet that’s high in sugar, and other refined carbohydrates that are converted to sugar, we’re…

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Low-Carb Diets Can Help You Achieve a Healthy Weight

Many of today’s fad diets revolve around modifying insulin resistance by consuming low-carbohydrate, higher-protein foods and also advocate eating foods high in saturated and monosaturated fats and dairy products. Although I advocate this form of eating, if you do not choose organic this type of…

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Follow This Heart Healthy Diet Plan

After a great deal of research, I’ve concluded that the best overall heart healthy diet plan for healthy blood pressure, healthy cholesterol, healthy triglycerides and to reduce your risk of heart attack and stroke is a combination of Mediterranean and Asian eating. In essence, this heart healthy…

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What To Do After a Heart Attack

One of the most common questions I get from people is why they're still tired after a heart attack that happened six months ago. It's a great question. Fatigue is the number one symptom after a heart attack, because the heart is devoting a lot of its energy to healing. As it builds scar tissue, the…

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