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A Lack of Sleep Can Lead to Heart Attack and Stroke

Since 1996, I’ve been writing about the connection between sleep and cardiovascular health. Then, new research findings published in the European Heart Journal underscored just how critical sleep is to your heart. Researchers examined the sleep habits of 475,000 participants in 15 previous…

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4 Foods for Depression

…to the formation of LDL cholesterol. That’s an unfounded myth. 2. Include 4–5 oz. protein with every meal to stimulate steady production of tryptophan, a building block of serotonin. My top recommendations, in addition to fish, are organic, range-fed meats and poultry, as well as tofu, tempeh, and…

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Reduce Your Heart Risk Factors with Sleep

We’ve clearly become a sleep-challenged nation, but what many people don’t realize is a lack of sleep is one of the heart risk factors. A chronic lack of sleep makes you more prone to high blood pressure, and heart disease. Not to mention that sleep loss can cause you to become hungrier for…

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