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  1. 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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  2. Red Yeast Rice for Cholesterol: The Pros and Cons

    Red Yeast Rice for Cholesterol: The Pros and Cons
    Red yeast rice is produced by fermenting rice with a type of yeast called Monascus purpureaus. Because of its unique, reddish-purple color, it is used as a natural dye for a wide variety of foods, including red rice vinegar, Peking duck, pickled tofu and fish sauce. Red yeast rice is also used to m...
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  3. The Health Dangers of Omega-3 Deficiency

    The Health Dangers of Omega-3 Deficiency
    Omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids – commonly referred to as omega-3s – have been the subject of years of study and are well known as positive components of a healthy diet. Both forms of omega-3s, eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), effectively reduce the level of cyt...
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  4. Are OTC Cold Remedies Harmful to Your Heart?

    Are OTC Cold Remedies Harmful to Your Heart?
    Are you one of the millions of Americans who reach into their medicine cabinets at the first sign of a stuffy head, cough or sore throat? If so, you’re not alone. Over-the-counter cold remedies are a $4 billion dollar business in the United States, according to a 2010 congressional report. But i...
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  5. Statins and CoQ10: What you need to know

    Statins and CoQ10: What you need to know
    Coenzyme Q10 occurs naturally in the body and helps convert food into energy. It is found in almost every cell in the body, and it is a powerful antioxidant – thus, an effective agent for the prevention of premature aging . As an essential component in cellular energy production, CoQ10 is espec...
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  6. Omega Max Gold Benefits

    Omega Max Gold Benefits
    Science has proven again and again that there are substantial and lasting benefits of fish oil . Supplementing your diet with fish oil and eating more fish, such as wild Alaskan salmon, anchovies and sardines, has been shown in studies to be good for heart health and brain health, but this i...
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  7. Is Beer Bad?

    Is Beer Bad?
    There are countless reports on the positive effects of red wine on heart health, but a recent study by the Cardiovascular Research Center in Barcelona, Spain shows that men who have suffered a heart attack may benefit healthwise from regularly enjoying a couple of beers. The study investigated whet...
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  8. The Real Cholesterol Risk

    The Real Cholesterol Risk
    There is plenty of contradictory information available about what constitutes a healthy level of cholesterol, and plenty of questions to consider. Are high levels of high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol really “good”? How concerned should you be with “bad” low-density lipoprotein (LDL) choles...
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  9. Lower Cholesterol with Beta-Glucan

    Lower Cholesterol with Beta-Glucan
    Would you believe that there may be a relatively easy way for you to lower your cholesterol? If you have high cholesterol, then it is simply imperative that you lower your cholesterol levels as quickly as possible. Over time, high cholesterol can actually damage your arteries and your h...
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  10. Red Yeast Rice and Cholesterol

    Red Yeast Rice and Cholesterol
    You may not have heard about red yeast rice and its connection to cholesterol reduction, but this topic is receiving a good deal of buzz.  Considering the epic size of the cholesterol problem not just in the United States, but increasingly around the world, any treatments or new developments regarding efforts to bring cholesterol under control will, of course, receive...
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