Heart Health

The latest heart health advice.

  1. Three Biomarkers to Reduce Stroke Risk

    Three Biomarkers to Reduce Stroke Risk
    Did you know that simple changes in your lifestyle can reduce the risk of stroke by 60%? This fact was released in a recent study published in Stroke magazine. Every year, around 795,000 US residents suffer from a stroke. It is the fourth leading cause of death, but those who survive are often le...
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  2. Reduced Inflammation (NOT Cholesterol) is the Key to Heart Health

    Reduced Inflammation (NOT Cholesterol) is the Key to Heart Health
    According to the American Heart Association, 75 million Americans currently have heart disease, and the numbers are growing. While many in the American medical community continue to insist that heart disease is caused by high cholesterol, a new paradigm is being offered for consideration. ...
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  3. Omega 3 Fats And Heart Disease Risk

    Omega 3 Fats And Heart Disease Risk
    Omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs), also known simply as omega-3 fats are essential dietary fats which the body cannot make on its own, so they have to be consumed regularly via the diet. Omega-3 fats play a crucial role in brain function as well as in normal growth and development dur...
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  4. Three Unusual Heartburn Triggers

    Three Unusual Heartburn Triggers
    Heartburn, especially serious heartburn, will disrupt the lives of those that suffer from the condition. Eliminating heartburn can be complicated as it can stem from genetic factors to food allergies and food choices. Adding yet another level of complexity to the heartburn equation is ...
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  5. Dangers of Statins as You Age

    Dangers of Statins as You Age
    There's no doubt that lowering your cholesterol can be a health benefit, but taking statins to do so may do more harm than good for older patients, according to recent studies. Most doctors agree that prescribing statins should be on an individual case-by-case basis, weighing the risk of heart di...
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  6. Lower High Blood Pressure Naturally

    Lower High Blood Pressure Naturally
    High blood pressure is an early warning system that all is not as it should be health-wise and should be taken seriously. It forces the heart and blood vessels to work harder, putting undue stress on the walls of blood vessels. There are natural alternatives known to lower blood pressure naturally...
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  7. Lower Cholesterol Naturally and Safely

    Lower Cholesterol Naturally and Safely
    We can all agree that lower cholesterol equals lower health risks, but there are several ways to achieve that optimal number. The ideal total cholesterol level after a fasting lipoprotein test should be less than 200 mg/dL. If your level is 200-239 mg/dL you are considered borderline high and anythi...
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  8. Natural Heart Solutions Are Your Best Defense Against Cardiovascular Disease

    Natural Heart Solutions Are Your Best Defense Against Cardiovascular Disease
    Heart disease continues to be the number one killer of men and women in this country and claims more than 400,000 lives each year. It is also one of the most preventable diseases and half of the deaths could be averted by simple lifestyle changes that support natural heart health. Ac...
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  9. 5 Best Heart Healthy Diet Tips

    5 Best Heart Healthy Diet Tips
    A magazine article, a checkup from the doctor or a friend having a heart attack – all these things may prompt you to change your eating habits. Here are some simple rules for ensuring a heart healthy diet which will lessen the risk of heart disease. Once you know which foods support a healthy heart...
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  10. Optimal Heart Health – Are Americans Meeting the AHA Target?

    Optimal Heart Health – Are Americans Meeting the AHA Target?
    After all the information and attention focused on heart health, new figures on optimal heart health in America are shocking. A study published in March 2011 in the American Heart Association (AHA) journal, Circulation , found that in a study of 1933 participants, only one person met the criteria...
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