Supplements To Avoid

Supplement and Medication Interactions to Avoid

…patients who used a commercial combination of herbs to treat prostate cancer experienced medication interactions that produced negative side effects like swelling of the veins, blood clots and skin rash. 7 Medication Interactions You Should Avoid * Never take long-acting niacin if you take statin-like…

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The Truth About Green Tea Supplements

…certainly provoked a lot of emotion—it even brought a tear to my eye. But what the author of that article went on to do next was to fault the entire dietary supplement industry. For example, he quoted a statistic that said, “Dietary supplements account for nearly 20% of drug-related liver injuries that…

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Avoid Trouble Swallowing Pills With These Tricks

…their nutritional supplements based on what’s best for their health, but rather on which pills are easiest to swallow. If you have trouble swallowing pills, you know exactly what I mean. As you get older, pill swallowing can get tough, but fortunately there’s a simple way to solve the problem. Tips…

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The Benefits of Fish Oil Supplements for Heart Disease

…take isn’t cracked or leaking, which can cause oxidation. Also avoid liquid fish oil supplements, even if they’re refrigerated, since the oil can be oxidized. * Purity is also critical. You want to ensure that any fish oil supplement you take is free of mercury, PCBs and other contaminants. Now it’s…

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The 10 Most Common Heart Health Fallacies

…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 minimize my recommendations in order to continue with their bad habits and beliefs. All doctors, of course…

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The 14 Most Dangerous Toxins to the Heart

…lack the individual ability to eliminate toxins from the environment or to monitor their levels in our daily lives, it is within our control to minimize or avoid exposure. To Detoxify Your Body, Avoid These Toxins 1. Insecticides and pesticides. They are a major contributor to Parkinson’s disease. 2.…

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Vitamin D Deficiency and Sunscreens

…First off, you want to make sure you’re getting enough vitamin D. At this time of year it’s easy to be short on sun, and our bodies need 10-20 minutes of sunlight in order to manufacture vitamin D—or you could end up with a vitamin D deficiency. Supplements are good, but to avoid a vitamin D deficiency…

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Debunking the Gluten-Free Myth

…gluten can cause damage to the villi—the microscopic, hair-like projections in the small intestine that provide the surface area needed to absorb the nutrients from the foods and supplements you ingest. Left unchecked, Celiac disease can set off an immune reaction that leads to inflammation and a host…

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5 Heart-Health Facts Your Cardiologist Won’t Tell You

…literally. Part of the problem is that medical schools spend far more time teaching about pharmaceutical drugs than they do nutritional supplements. Plus, they never even get to new cutting-edge research that doesn't involve a scalpel or prescription pad. Here are the five biggest heart facts that unfortunately…

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10 Cancer-Prevention Tips That Can Save Your Life

…eat red meat on a regular basis go organic and range fed or grass fed as much as possible to help avoid excessive hormone and chemical ingestion. Remember regular beef is fed GMO corn which could be adverse to us over time. The best red meat in my opinion is buffalo. Plus, of course, don’t smoke. Cancer…

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With Cholesterol, Focus on the Right Numbers

…activity three to five days a week. * Drink red wine in moderation. Red wine helps to boost HDL cholesterol, plus it contains resveratrol, a phytonutrient with cardio-protective benefits. * Diet is crucial. As always, the food you eat plays a big role in your heart—and overall—health. To avoid dips in your…

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How to Control Your Sugar Intake

…earlier and earlier ages. I’m not one to put a damper on fun, but I do want to make a case for moderation—during Halloween and throughout the holiday season. I've got some great, realistic tips on how to control sugar intake during Halloween and beyond. Tips to Avoid "Sugar Shock" * Steer clear of doughnuts…

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Magnesium and Calcium for Heart Health

Most of us are deficient in magnesium, which is unfortunate because it is so critical for helping to maintain healthy blood pressure and to avoid a myriad of cardiovascular problems. Adhering to good cardiovascular nutrition can help, but even if you do eat whole-food sources of magnesium (tofu, navy…

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Beware of Dry Cleaning Chemicals on Your Clothes

…experience. I ran into a couple I know at our local shopping mall. They were telling me how they’ve followed my advice to the letter, eating all the right foods, taking nutritional supplements and exercising. Yet, over my friend’s wife’s arm was a bundle of clothes—straight from the dry cleaners. Although…

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Take a CoQ10 Supplement for Heart Health

…nutrition.) If your response to your initial dose is less than optimal, work with your physician or holistic health practitioner to increase the CoQ10 supplement dosage and maintain it over time. As with most nutritional supplements, it is best to take CoQ10 supplements in divided doses with your meals…

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Secrets for Surviving Seasonal Flu

…this year. One of the best ways to arm yourself and your family against the seasonal flu is to keep your immune system in tip-top shape. 13 Ways to Bolster Your Immunity Against Seasonal Flu * Fortify your entire body with a good multi-vitamin and mineral supplement. * Take probiotics: Immunity begins…

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