Heart Health

Our heart health articles feature the latest heart health advice.

  1. Coenzyme Q10 and Your Heart

    Coenzyme Q10 and Your Heart
    Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) is a popular antioxidant and anti-inflammatory supplement that many people use primarily for its extensively studied heart health benefits. What is CoQ10? CoQ10 is found in just about every one of your cells, so it makes sense that adding it to your daily routine could have health benefits.1 There are two forms of CoQ10: ubiquinol, the active form...
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  2. Running For Heart Health

    Running For Heart Health
    Shedding extra weight, building lean muscle mass, and experiencing the rush of endorphins known as the “runner’s high” aren’t the only potential perks of taking up running. Lacing up your running shoes and hitting the pavement may also benefit your long-term heart health, but moderation is key. How does running benefit your heart? The health and heart benefits of running...
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  3. Probiotics and Heart Health

    Probiotics and Heart Health
    It’s long been known that probiotics can be beneficial for your digestive system, but did you know that they may also be helpful for your heart? Current research suggests that gut bacteria plays an important role in heart function, and that probiotics may be a good addition to your heart healthy lifestyle. What are probiotics? Probiotics are live, good bacteria...
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  4. Keto Diet and Heart Health

    Keto Diet and Heart Health
    The keto diet has quickly become mainstream among the health community, mainly for its tendency to produce quick weight loss results. What does this mean for other important areas of your wellness, like your heart health? What is the keto diet? The keto diet has been used medically to help treat seizures in children since the beginning of the 20th...
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  5. How Sleep Affects Heart Health

    How Sleep Affects Heart Health
    Getting enough sleep does wonders for your mood, immune system, and even anxiety level, but did you know that sleep is also important for your heart health? It turns out that prioritizing your sleep may be one of the most beneficial things you can do to protect your ticker. How much sleep should you be getting? The National Sleep Foundation...
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  6. Does Red Meat Cause High Cholesterol?

    Does Red Meat Cause High Cholesterol?
    You’re probably aware that dietary cholesterol is a hot topic in the nutrition world. There are new studies frequently coming out about the connections between food, cholesterol, and health conditions like heart disease. Over the years, studies have found some associations between eating red meat - like beef, pork, and lamb - and an increased risk for developing high cholesterol...
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  7. Managing Joint Pain with Omega 3s

    Managing Joint Pain with Omega 3s
    As with many health-related concerns, optimal nutrition is one of the best ways to help manage joint pain. Some of the most effective nutrients for painful joints are omega 3 fatty acids. What Are Omega 3s? Omega 3s are a group of fatty acids that play important roles in the functioning of your body. They’re essential, meaning that the body...
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  8. Are Pharmaceuticals Depleting You of Nutrients?

    Are Pharmaceuticals Depleting You of Nutrients?
    There are many of the prescription drugs on the market today that are truly miraculous and are helping us live longer and more comfortable, productive lives. For many of us, it’s worth putting up with even moderate side effects if it means our blood sugar remains stable or we don’t experience heartburn after every meal. But there’s one darker side...
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  9. Does Dietary Fiber aid Weight Loss?

    Does Dietary Fiber aid Weight Loss?
        When people want to lose weight, they are typically advised to exercise and eat lots of fruits, vegetables and lean proteins.   However, as one nutritionist discovered, eating three apples a day, one before each meal, can help you lose up to 30% more weight than if you don't.   How can a few apples make such a...
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  10. Is a high intake of calcium dangerous to women?

    Is a high intake of calcium dangerous to women?
    High dietary calcium intake or via supplements means a higher risk of death in women, particularly from cardiovascular disease, when compared to women with lower calcium intake.Generally health experts recommend a high intake of calcium as it plays a pivotal role in maintaining health. Indeed, more than 60% of middle-aged and older women in the USA are now believed to take...
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