White Coat Syndrome

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Metabolic Syndrome Tests: How to Determine If You’re At Risk

syndrome. This is an excellent question. Metabolic syndrome, as you likely know, is a precursor to diabetes, kidney disease, and coronary artery disease—so it’s not something you want to leave unchecked. But figuring out if you have metabolic syndrome can be tricky. Most signs of metabolic syndrome

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Healthy Heart Nutrition: White Bean Salad

…over from soups to salads in our kitchen. One of our favorite heart healthy recipes is White Bean Salad. Beans are a heart-healthy “wonder food,” high in fiber that helps reduce cholesterol and inflammation. White beans also contain folic acid, which helps to reduce unwanted homocysteine. I love to…

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Are You a Victim of Holiday Heart Syndrome?

Did you know that the holiday season can be risky for your heart? There's a term for it, called "holiday heart syndrome," and at this time of the year it's responsible for a large number of trips to emergency rooms and doctor offices. What Exactly Is Holiday Heart Syndrome? It's a term coined back in…

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Could Omega-3s Boost Weight Loss?

…they are metabolically different from each other. The theory back then was that some of us are genetically disposed to store the fat we eat as white fat, or white adipose tissue (WAT). WAT is the fat that tends to be stored in areas that are easy to see (think “love handles”). Other people, however…

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Healthy Heart Nutrition with Dark Chocolate

…you're deciding between a white or dark chocolate Easter bunny, not all chocolates are created equal. Dark chocolate health benefits are increased because it has the most polyphenol activity, while white chocolate has essentially zip, nada, zilch! In fact, one study compared white chocolate to dark chocolate…

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Make Healthy Breakfast Choices

…conducted by Michael Shechter, M.D. at Tel Aviv University’s Sackler School of Medicine showed that eating high-glycemic foods at breakfast—such as white bread and cornflakes—puts stress on the arteries. In fact, sugar consumption can cause a sudden, temporary dysfunction of the arterial walls. Plus…

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Is Mold Affecting Your Heart, and Overall Health?

…there are medications created from mold, such as penicillin, lovastatin, and cyclosporine. But other mold species can make you ill. “Sick building syndrome,” for example, often results from mold spores circulating in the air ducts of a building. These tiny spores, invisible to the naked eye, can produce…

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How Fruits Dramatically Reduce Stroke Risk

…study in the Netherlands indicates that a high intake of fruits that are white inside—including apples and pears—reduced the risk of stroke by 50%. What the investigators found is that for each 25 gram per day increase in white fruit and vegetable consumption was associated with a 9 percent reduction…

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10 Unhealthy Foods to Avoid

…fast food flame broiled chicken meals contain over 1,200 mg of sodium, which is way more than anyone should eat in a single meal. * White flour. Your body converts white flour to sugar, which spikes your blood sugar and contributes to inflammation. When eating healthier, you want to opt for whole wheat…

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With Ebola, Be Cautious But Don’t Feed Into the Hype

…that Ebola isn’t as easy to contract as some in the media would have you believe. In many ways, it’s is a lot like acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) in its transmission. Like AIDS, Ebola doesn’t seem to be transferred through a cough or a handshake, but rather through direct contact with…

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4 Heart Risk Factors That Affect More Women Than Men

…compared with a risk of only two to three times normal for a diabetic man. The single best way to prevent diabetes is weight loss, as well as eliminating white flour, sugar, and processed carbohydrates from your diet. Instead, add more healthy carbohydrates, proteins, and fats to your diet, including avocados…

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The Benefits of Multivitamins

…for 10 years. We also know that folic acid helps to prevent birth defects, and that vitamin D can help to keep bones strong and prevent metabolic syndrome. On the mineral side, magnesium—to cite one example—has prevented sudden cardiac death. Finally, when it comes to the benefits of multivitamins…

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Reducing Inflammation is the Secret to Weight Loss

…cuts of red meat such as pork, beef and buffalo; olive oil. * Eat in Moderation: whole grains, beans, tropical fruits, poultry, eggs, nuts and seeds, white potatoes, cheeses. * Limit or Avoid: organ meats; veal; high-fat dairy; farmed fish; margarine and shortening; vegetable oils; refined flours and sugar…

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Pets for Heart Health

…may be harder to train. 3. Check out appearance. Does the animal seem hyperactive or dull and depressed? You want a balance. Also, look for a shiny coat and a lean body. A bony frame with a potbelly may indicate parasites and/or poor nutrition. Look in the animal's mouth. A healthy exterior reflects…

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Natural Pain Relief

…He or she may have some safer recommendations. You can also talk to your doctor about trying my recommendations for pain control, which include: * White willow bark (180 mg twice a day); or * Low-dose aspirin (325–650 mg a day as tolerated, but discontinue if you experience abdominal discomfort); or…

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Why a Raw Food Diet is Better Than an Antacid

…high voltage X-rays used to kill microorganisms also destroys live enzymes. Plus, "dead food"—food with no caloric or phytonutrient value (like white table sugar, flours, most breads, or microwaved and processed foods)—drains precious digestion-boosting enzymes. One of the Best Choices for a Raw…

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