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  1. 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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  2. Blood Pressure Meds May Increase Breast Cancer Risks

    Blood Pressure Meds May Increase Breast Cancer Risks
    Postmenopausal women who take prescription medications called calcium channel blockers to lower blood pressure may have increased odds of developing breast cancer, according to recent studies. Research published in the August issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association said in some cases the breast cancer risk may be more than doubled. The reason for the link is still...
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  3. Study Found Women with a Diet High in Antioxidants Experience Fewer Strokes

    Study Found Women with a Diet High in Antioxidants Experience Fewer Strokes
    A study published in Stroke: Journal of the American Heart Association found that Swedish women with a diet high in antioxidants experienced fewer strokes - even those with a history of cardiovascular disease! Oxidative stress can damage blood vessels and cause inflammation. It occ...
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  4. Heart Disease - What your Doctor isn't telling you

    Heart Disease - What your Doctor isn't telling you
    When it comes to cardiovascular heart disease whoever said “prevention is the best medicine” was exactly right. Lifestyle choices like diet, exercise and whether or not to smoke and drink alcohol can have a direct effect on heart health . While you may think you have already heard all ...
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  5. Eating Fruit can Help Reduce the Risks for Stroke

    Eating Fruit can Help Reduce the Risks for Stroke
    Ranked third in the list of leading causes of death in the United States, stroke affects roughly one million people per year. Research from a Dutch study published in Stroke, an American Heart Association journal, found that higher consumption of fruits and vegetables with white flesh can l...
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  6. Biofeedback Provides Natural Solutions For High Blood Pressure

    Biofeedback Provides Natural Solutions For High Blood Pressure
    Wouldn’t it be great if you could ditch your blood pressure medication and control hypertension naturally? Biofeedback is rapidly becoming the treatment of choice for patients who want to minimize their reliance on medication and take charge of their own health. The techniques applied in biofeedb...
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  7. Omega-3’s – Counting on Good Health

    Omega-3’s – Counting on Good Health
    For some reason, whenever I hear the word omega, I think of alpha and omega; the first and last letters of the Greek alphabet: alpha (A) and omega (O). Alpha and omega loosely translated relates to the expression from “A to Z”… front to back, start to finish, the beginning and the end, and ev...
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  8. Green Coffee Extract and Blood Pressure

    Green Coffee Extract and Blood Pressure
    In general, coffee has not been seen as being a healthy beverage. However, this image is not really a fair one in many regards. While coffee is very high in caffeine, it does serve as a source of antioxidants . Quite surprisingly, and somewhat alarmingly, coffee is the largest so...
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  9. The Benefits of Swimming on Blood Pressure

    The Benefits of Swimming on Blood Pressure
    Is swimming good for blood pressure ? As it turns out, the answer to this question seems to be a resounding yes! Why is it that swimming is so good for lowering one's blood pressure? Swimming has long been viewed as a great way to improve one's overall health, and recent studies ...
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  10. Biofeedback and High Blood Pressure

    Biofeedback and High Blood Pressure
    High blood pressure can be highly damaging to the artery walls of your heart, and this can lead to heart disease and premature death. In short, if you discover that you have high blood pressure, it is essential that you work with a doctor to have your high blood pressure treated properly.&nbs...
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