Heart Health

  1. Where Do Omega-3 Fatty Acids Come From?

    Where Do Omega-3 Fatty Acids Come From?
    According to studies published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, omega-3 fatty acids are among the most important nutrients we need for a healthy body and sharp mind. Not only do omega-3s lower the risk of heart disease and stroke, they also regulate cholesterol triglyceride levels, ease joint pain and support brain health. Let’s look at where these essential...
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  2. Omega-3 Fish Oil for Weight Loss

    Omega-3 Fish Oil for Weight Loss
    Many people understand how omega-3 fish oil can be great for healthy joints and skin, but there are also many benefits of omega-3 fish oil for weight loss. A study at the University of South Australia on 75 overweight individuals with a high risk of cardiovascular disease divided the participants into four groups. Group one received doses of omega-3 fish...
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  3. How Fish Oil Increases Joint Mobility

    How Fish Oil Increases Joint Mobility
    Did you know there are over 300 joints in the human body?  Each one of those joints benefit from omega-3 fish oil sourced from oily fish or fish oil supplements. Here’s how! The ends of the bones in the body are cushioned with cartilage, which buffers unyielding bones from jolts and shocks that are part of daily wear and tear...
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  4. Are Fish Oil Supplements Good for the Skin?

    Are Fish Oil Supplements Good for the Skin?
    Whoever said that “beauty is only skin deep” probably had beautiful skin! Skin is the body’s largest organ and millions of dollars a year are spent on creams, lotions and treatments to make it look glowing and wrinkle-free. However, it makes sense to treat the skin from the inside, as well as externally.  That’s where the benefits of omega-3 fish...
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  5. 5 Tricks to Battle Insomnia and Finally Get Some Rest

    5 Tricks to Battle Insomnia and Finally Get Some Rest
    Can’t sleep? Having trouble dropping off or staying asleep? Waking up feeling unrefreshed or waking up early and unable to drop back off? According to the National Sleep Foundation, one in three people suffer from insomnia, so, if you’re suffering from one or more of these problems, you are not alone. What is Insomnia? Insomnia is not a medical condition...
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  6. 7 Exercises for Better Sex

    7 Exercises for Better Sex
    Regular exercise has many health benefits including weight management, lower risk of heart disease and hypertension and it helps you sleep better. Certain exercises can enhance your sex life too.  Dr. Andrew Weil ran a study on swimmers in their 60s. The results showed that they had sex lives comparable to people 20 years younger. Read on to discover some...
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  7. Little Known Ways to Lower Your Risk of Heart Disease

    Little Known Ways to Lower Your Risk of Heart Disease
    Almost everyone knows that the eating a healthy diet, maintaining a healthy weight, exercising regularly, and not smoking are extremely important to lower your risk of heart disease. But, there are many other lesser known ways to protect your heart health. In this week's video you learned about the cardiovascular benefits of regular saunas, meditation and 3 nutritional supplements: nattokinase...
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  8. Signs and Symptoms of Vitamin K Deficiency

    Signs and Symptoms of Vitamin K Deficiency
    When it comes to nutrients that help ensure good health, people remember vitamins A through E, but many forget about vitamin K.  Named after the German word, "koagulation," vitamin K is a fat-soluble vitamin important to the process of blood clotting.  This essential nutrient also helps build strong bones and contributes to heart health.  Because certain bacteria in the intestines...
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  9. Do You Have a Vitamin A Deficiency?

    Do You Have a Vitamin A Deficiency?
    It takes an entire alphabet of nutrients to keep the body healthy, and the list begins with vitamin A.  This important vitamin helps ensure that photoreceptors, or light-sensitive nerve cells in the eye's retina, function properly.  Vitamin A is also important to the health of the skin, lungs, intestine, and urinary tract, and it helps prevent infection.  Most people around...
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  10. Diseases Caused by Poor Diet and How to Prevent Them

    Diseases Caused by Poor Diet and How to Prevent Them
    According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the number of Americans who follow federal nutrition recommendations when it comes to their daily diet amounts to a mere 10 percent.  Most Americans consume too much sodium, sugar, and unhealthy fats; and too little fruits, vegetables, and fiber.  Over time, eating this way can take a toll on the body.  The...
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