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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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