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  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...
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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 benefits of cardio exercise, like...
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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. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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