Results for Heart Health

19 Foods Proven To Lower Blood Pressure

19 Foods Proven To Lower Blood Pressure

Hypertension affects about 30% of adults worldwide. While most people try to cut back on salt to lower their pressure, a better strategy may be to add these healthy foods to the menu.   

Hypertension affects about 30% of adults worldwide. Among dietary factors salt has taken the brunt of the blame.  But sugar may be the real culprit in high blood pressure

Coronary Calcium Score Benefits of Aged Garlic

Coronary Calcium Score Benefits of Aged Garlic

Already a culinary favorite, new research indicates that garlic is beginning to look like an excellent alternative to statin drugs.

Heal Your Heart and Reduce Your Risk of Breast Cancer

Heal Your Heart and Reduce Your Risk of Breast Cancer

The mind-body connection is undeniable.  Can healing your heart and your emotional wounds reduce your risk of breast cancer? 

The average human heart beats 72 times per minute, transporting blood to deliver oxygen and nutrients through miles of arteries and veins. Western Medicine is acutely aware of the importance of this "physical pump" and its role in sustaining life. But is there a connection between the heart and breast cancer?

No Time For The Gym? Eat An Orange!

No Time For The Gym?  Eat An Orange!

New research suggests that vitamin C may give you some of the same heart benefits as regular exercise. 

A study from the University of Colorado, Boulder examined the effects of vitamin C supplements on overweight and obese adults.  This group of people is often advised to exercise to improve their heart health but more than 50% ignore the advice. 

Why Trans Fat Is So Bad – and What Is It, Anyway?

Why Trans Fat Is So Bad - and What Is It, Anyway?

Trans fat isn't crooked—and that's the problem. Though it's chemically identical to natural fats, it doesn't bend. Here's a clear and simple explanation of why, what it means, and why trans fats are so dangerous.

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We have been indoctrinated about fats for decades. Starting in the 1950′s, we were inundated with ads about how bad saturated fat is. We were, and still are, advised by our doctors to avoid butter and use margarine, or better yet, avoid fats altogether. Fairly recently, conflicting information has been coming out. Polyunsaturated fat is good...no, it's bad. Monounsaturated fat is good. Fat that's solid at room temperature is bad. No, coconut oil is good...and so forth.