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How Can Alfalfa Leaves Benefit my Health?

Posted on 16th Sep 2019 12:00:00 in Wellness & Well-being, Vitamins & Minerals, Heart & Cardiovascular Health, Food & Nutrition

Alfalfa is good for animals and it can also contribute to the healthy well-being of humans. For centuries, alfalfa, is a plant that has been cultivated as a source of feed for livestock because of its exceptional provision of nutrients, minerals and proteins, setting it apart from other feed sources. Its versatility also has made alfalfa a long-time staple as a medicinal herb for people, with its seeds and leaves available in supplement form, although its seeds can also be sprouted and eaten as alfalfa sprouts.

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What Can I Do to Get Rid of Belly Fat?

Posted on 11th Sep 2019 12:00:00 in Wellness & Well-being, Heart & Cardiovascular Health, Weight Management

Big bellies long have been a source of light-hearted humor, a means to fill roles as Santa Claus at Christmastime, and a source of pride for sumo wrestlers, but for most of us it’s not a goal to aspire to. We now know from health science that excessive fat in the abdominal area has been associated with diseases such as heart disease and type 2 diabetes. Shedding a good portion of your oversized belly is a good idea if you want to live a long, healthy life.

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What Is Polixtra, and What Is It Used For?

Posted on 9th Sep 2019 12:00:00 in Wellness & Well-being, Heart & Cardiovascular Health

PoliXtra, as branded by Wonder Labs, is a dietary supplement that contains policosanol as its primary ingredient. Policosanol, a combination of alcohols, is usually extracted from Cuban sugar cane wax, although it can also be derived from wheat germ, rice bran, or beeswax.

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What Is Royal Jelly, and What Does It Do?

Posted on 4th Sep 2019 12:00:00 in Wellness & Well-being, Vision & Eye Health, Vitamins & Minerals, Heart & Cardiovascular Health, Weight Management

Other than buzzing folks at backyard barbecues, bees are best known for their production of honey, which serves many useful and delectable purposes at the breakfast, lunch, or dinner table. But that’s not all. Bees also give us royal jelly, a nutritional supplement adept at providing a wide variety of health benefits across the spectrum.

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What Benefits Can I Get from Magnesium?

Posted on 23rd Aug 2019 12:00:00 in Wellness & Well-being, Vitamins & Minerals, Heart & Cardiovascular Health

There should be plenty of magnesium to go around for everybody, considering that it is one of the 10 most abundant elements in the earth’s crust and is the fourth-most-prevalent mineral in the human body. Yet many people suffer from a magnesium deficiency, even if they aren’t aware of it at first. Magnesium also happens to be one of seven essential macro minerals in your body.

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What Benefits Can I Get from Cinnamon?

Posted on 2nd Aug 2019 12:00:00 in Food & Nutrition, Heart & Cardiovascular Health, Wellness & Well-being

Many of us are familiar with, and enamored of, cinnamon as a spice. That spice is the finished product of cinnamon that we know best, and one which works well as a sweetener sprinkled on an assortment of food choices ranging from your morning oatmeal and toast to an assortment of dinner desserts (take your pick).

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How Can I Naturally Lower My High Blood Pressure?

Posted on 29th Jul 2019 12:00:00 in Food & Nutrition, Children's Health, Heart & Cardiovascular Health, Wellness & Well-being

High blood pressure, also known as hypertension, has a third name, a nickname, familiar to anyone who has the disease or has heard of it – it’s also known as the “silent killer.” That’s because high blood pressure, left untreated and unmonitored, can put a person at heightened risk of a heart, stroke, or even death – even when he or she can’t feel anything wrong with their body. High blood pressure can run silent, and it can kill.

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How Does Berberine Benefit Diabetics?

Posted on 22nd Jul 2019 12:00:00 in Weight Management, Heart & Cardiovascular Health, Wellness & Well-being

Berberine, a bioactive compound sourced from a small variety of plants, has demonstrated itself capable in clinical trials of providing several key health benefits to your body. One of the most significant of those is lowering elevated blood sugar. That’s especially meaningful for someone afflicted with type 2 diabetes, a reversible form of the disease characterized by raised blood sugar levels, a condition that berberine has proved itself adept at solving.

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What I Can I Do About Insomnia?

Posted on 19th Jul 2019 12:00:00 in Heart & Cardiovascular Health, Wellness & Well-being

One of the cruel ironies that often accompanies insomnia is that the harder you try to sleep, the lesser chance you have of actually getting to sleep. It’s a mind trick on yourself, not a welcome one at that.

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How Do I Treat My Child Who Has Juvenile Diabetes?

Posted on 17th Jul 2019 12:00:00 in Children's Health, Heart & Cardiovascular Health, Vision & Eye Health, Wellness & Well-being

What we generally know and refer to as juvenile diabetes is actually Type 1 diabetes, a chronic condition that for diabetics typically shows up in childhood. It involves the pancreas’s inability to produce insulin, or at least sufficient insulin for your body. And that’s a problem because insulin is a hormone needed by your body to allow sugar, or glucose, to enter your cells so as to produce energy.

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What Is Pyruvate, and What Is It Used For?

Posted on 5th Jul 2019 12:00:00 in Weight Management, Children's Health, Heart & Cardiovascular Health, Wellness & Well-being

If you’re looking for a supplement that provides a one-two-three punch that can help you lose weight, enhance your energy for improved athletic performance (if that is your game), and adds an anti-aging dimension, look no further than pyruvate. Maybe you’ve never heard of it before; well, now you have. So keep reading.

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What Is Bilberry, and How Can It Benefit Our Health?

Posted on 3rd Jul 2019 12:00:00 in Weight Management, Heart & Cardiovascular Health, Vision & Eye Health, Announcements & News

Bilberry is a plant that grows on bushes and is native to many regions, to include parts of North America as well as areas in Europe and Asia. Since the Middle Ages, its berries – the fruit itself – as well as its leaves have been used to treat a variety of health conditions, most notably in dealing with eye and sight issues.

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8 Benefits You Can Get from Vitamin B-12

Posted on 24th Jun 2019 12:00:00 in Children's Health, Heart & Cardiovascular Health, Vitamins & Minerals, Vision & Eye Health, Wellness & Well-being

Your body craves (and loves) vitamin B12, also known as cobalamin. That’s because it can deliver health benefits in a variety of ways all across the spectrum. It can help if you need a boost in red blood cells, or if you are concerned about your bone health and eventual osteoporosis, or if you need a kick to restore your emotional bounce and get you out of a nagging rainy-day funk.

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What Natural Remedies Can Treat/Prevent Dental Issues?

Posted on 21st Jun 2019 12:00:00 in Children's Health, Heart & Cardiovascular Health, Wellness & Well-being

Dental problems are like baseball umpires – you don’t think about them until they start causing you a problem, whether it be a toothache or that pitch you swore was outside but gets called strike three. Problems can range from a relatively simple (even if excruciating) toothache to the need for a root canal that hits you as hard in the wallet as it does in discomfort.

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What Remedies and Measures Can Alleviate Snoring?

Posted on 19th Jun 2019 12:00:00 in Children's Health, Heart & Cardiovascular Health, Wellness & Well-being

Snoring is not good for anyone. It’s not good for anyone who sleeps in the same room or in close proximity to someone who snores, and nothing good comes of it for the person who does snore. Snorers are often the butt of jokes, but it’s no laughing matter for anyone within earshot who is losing sleep or having their own sleep affected because they are the ones registering on the Richter scale even if they are not aware of it while they are doing it.

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What Benefits Can I Get from Turmeric?

Posted on 9th Jun 2019 12:00:00 in Heart & Cardiovascular Health, Wellness & Well-being

Turmeric, the spice, is what gives curry powder its yellow tint; turmeric extract, the nutritional supplement, is what gives consumers health benefit options conveniently available in one capsule. Turmeric is a plant related to ginger that is grown in India, other parts of Asia, and Central America, and its many benefits emanate primarily from its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.

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What Is Oil of Oregano, and What Is It Used For?

Posted on 3rd Jun 2019 12:00:00 in Heart & Cardiovascular Health, Wellness & Well-being

The first thing you need to know about oil of oregano is that its many benefits pack a whole lot of ‘anti’s’ in its health-inducing arsenal. It is an antiviral, antibacterial, antifungal, antiparasitic, anti-allergenic, antioxidant, and anti-inflammatory essential oil that is extracted from oregano leaves.

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What Benefits Can I Get from Valerian?

Posted on 31st May 2019 12:00:00 in Heart & Cardiovascular Health, Wellness & Well-being

Going through life with sleep problems can be brutal. Whether it’s trouble falling asleep at night, tossing and turning, or waking up every couple hours, making it through the next day on a lack of sleep can be a chore. It can be more about surviving than thriving whether at work or at play. In which case your next new best friend might be valerian, an herb that is native to Asia and Europe but can also be found in North America.

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What Is Rutin, and How Can It Benefit Me?

Posted on 30th May 2019 12:00:00 in Heart & Cardiovascular Health, Wellness & Well-being

How many times have we been told that a healthy diet should contain plenty of fruits and vegetables, and in a variety of bright colors? There’s something to be said about the benefits afforded by those assorted fruits and veggies, and color is key. The pigments that give those foods their colors themselves provide of health benefits, taking the form of such compounds as rutin.

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What Benefits Can I Get from Berberine?

Posted on 28th May 2019 12:00:00 in Weight Management, Heart & Cardiovascular Health, Immune System, Wellness & Well-being

Berberine is a compound derived from a Chinese herb, offering a variety of health and a track record in traditional medical practices dating back thousands of years. In recent years, the effects of berberine have caused it to re-emerged as one of the newest ‘it’ supplements, its many reported benefits ranging from lowering cholesterol and blood pressure to supporting cognitive and digestive health.

 

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Added Dietary Sugar: Sweet Substitutes (Part II)

Posted on 15th May 2019 12:00:00 in Food & Nutrition, Weight Management, Heart & Cardiovascular Health, Wellness & Well-being

We recently blogged in this space about how sugar can be Public Enemy No. 1 for people who aren’t careful with their diets and consume an excess amount of added sugar (sugar in addition to already comes in their regular diet). Americans as a whole have been eating way too much sugar for too long, and the consequences are showing up in unwanted health issues such as heart disease, diabetes, obesity, mental health issues, and even acne problems.

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Added Dietary Sugar: Health Risks (Part I)

Posted on 13th May 2019 12:00:00 in Food & Nutrition, Weight Management, Children's Health, Heart & Cardiovascular Health, Wellness & Well-being

Sometimes being told what you should be eating in place of what you want to be eating is news you don’t want to hear, and this might be one of those occasions. For those who have a serious sweet tooth and think little of adding sugar to a food item such at any meal, the bad news is this – sugar might be Public Enemy No. 1 – more so even than fat – when it comes to a healthy diet and a healthy you.

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What Is L-Citrulline, and What’s It Used For?

Posted on 10th May 2019 12:00:00 in Heart & Cardiovascular Health, Immune System, Wellness & Well-being

Here’s another reason to consume watermelon with plenty of gusto – other than tasty relief on a hot day – it is a food known for its abundance of the amino acid L-citrulline, which does many things well. One of those is to boost the body’s production of nitric oxide, which works to enhance blood flow by helping your arteries to relax and function more efficiently.

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What Is Tribulus Terrestris, and How Does It Work?

Posted on 29th Apr 2019 12:00:00 in Heart & Cardiovascular Health, Immune System, Wellness & Well-being

Spoken three times quickly in succession, ‘tribulus terrestris’ can be a real tongue twister. You also want to be careful holding this fruit-producing plant in your hands because it is covered with spines, which explains why it’s also sometimes referred to as the ‘puncture vine.’ Beyond all that, however, the fruit, leaf, and root of tribulus terrestris has various health-inducing and medicinal properties that make it a plant worth embracing – at least in the figurative sense.

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9 Health Benefits That Honey Can Provide

Posted on 26th Apr 2019 12:00:00 in Food & Nutrition, Heart & Cardiovascular Health, Wellness & Well-being

The enjoyment of consuming honey begins with the premise that it’s best not to picture how it is produced. Simply, bees collect the sugar-rich nectar from assorted flowers; once they get back to their beehives, they repeatedly eat, digest, and regurgitate the nectar. Eventually, they produce the end product we know as honey – a thickish liquid that is food for bees, with a smell, color, and taste contingent on the varieties of flowers being “tapped.”

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What Are Cordyceps Mushrooms, and What Do They Do?

Posted on 24th Apr 2019 12:00:00 in Heart & Cardiovascular Health, Immune System, Wellness & Well-being

The thought of chowing down on a type of fungus might not appeal to you, but if we’re talking cordyceps mushrooms, know that this is a fungus that is good for you and can even enhance your health.

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What Is Pycnogenol, and What’s It Used For?

Posted on 3rd Apr 2019 12:00:00 in Heart & Cardiovascular Health, Vision & Eye Health, Wellness & Well-being

Tree bark ordinarily is not the first thing we think about when looking for plants and plant extracts best known for providing health benefits, but Pycnogenol® (PYC) is a different story. There’s plenty of health-inducing bite to this bark.

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Natural Ways to Help Clean Your Artery Walls

Posted on 8th Mar 2019 12:00:00 in Food & Nutrition, Heart & Cardiovascular Health, Wellness & Well-being

Just like keeping the oil changed in your car to keep engine parts properly lubed or taking the right steps at home to make sure your drains don’t get clogged, it’s important to live a healthy life aimed at keeping your arteries cleaned. That latter point is a life-and-death proposition, not to be trifled with.

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Bromelain: What Is It and What Does It Do?

Posted on 28th Feb 2019 14:00:00 in Weight Management, Heart & Cardiovascular Health, Wellness & Well-being

Many of us have grown up believing that anything that’s good for what ails us isn’t going to taste very good, and were it not medicinal, we wouldn’t be touching it with a 10-foot pole. There are exceptions to the rule. One of them is that sweet, juicy fruit known as pineapple, which contains a protein-digesting enzyme known as bromelain. Once extracted from the pineapple, bromelain has the potential to clear things up healthwise in a variety of ways.

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Alpha Lipoic Acid: What Is It and What Does It Do?

Posted on 8th Feb 2019 12:00:00 in Weight Management, Heart & Cardiovascular Health, Vitamins & Minerals, Wellness & Well-being

Alpha lipoic acid is also known as lipoic acid and thioctic acid, but whatever you choose to call it, it remains a compound found in almost every cell in your body – providing protection to those cells. Its primary role is to support your body’s normal functions by converting glucose – aka blood sugar – into the energy needed to drive those bodily functions.

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The Best Vitamins and Supplements for CEOs

Posted on 5th Feb 2019 00:00:00 in Heart & Cardiovascular Health, Wellness & Well-being

Chief executive officers have it made. They command the highest pay in their company or organization – for them it’s called a ‘compensation package’ – and they bask in their power, prestige and jet-setting lifestyle, right?

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Resveratrol -- Its Sources, Benefits and Uses | Featured Product

Posted on 7th Feb 2019 12:00:00 in Food & Nutrition, Weight Management, Heart & Cardiovascular Health, Wellness & Well-being

We all know all too well that drinking and driving don’t mix, that there’s not much good to be gained by drinking too much alcohol. Drinking a moderate amount of red wine, though, can apparently be a boon to our health, starting with how it seems able to protect brain function and lower blood pressure – and that isn’t all.

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Folate/Folic Acid -- Its Sources, Benefits and Uses | Featured Product

Posted on 9th Jan 2019 12:00:00 in Food & Nutrition, Heart & Cardiovascular Health, Immune System, Wellness & Well-being

If you are one of the many who confuse the terms folate and folic acid, you are forgiven. That’s because you haven’t done anything wrong. Essentially, they are one and the same – sort of. Folate, otherwise known as vitamin B9, is one of many essential vitamins, and it is naturally occurring, found in many types of foods. Folic acid is the synthetic version of folate/B9, used to fortify foods and also a key ingredient in nutritional supplements.

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Berberine -- Its Sources, Benefits, and Uses | Featured Product

Posted on 3rd Jan 2019 12:00:00 in Weight Management, Heart & Cardiovascular Health, Wellness & Well-being

Berberine is one of the most versatile nutritional supplements known to man, recognized for its wide range of health benefits that include treating metabolic syndrome, type 2 diabetes, high cholesterol, and inflammation, among other conditions.

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The Best Vitamins and Supplements for Firefighters

Posted on 2nd Jan 2019 06:00:00 in Heart & Cardiovascular Health, Vitamins & Minerals, Immune System, Wellness & Well-being

Being a firefighter is about more than sliding down a pole, holding onto a firetruck while racing to the scene of a fire, manning a high-pressure hose, rapidly climbing ladders, running up flights of stairs, breaking down doors and other obstacles with an axe, and dodging incredibly hot flames while rescuing trapped people. A lot more, which helps explain that living the life of a firefighter 24/7 is a risk-filled challenge not for the faint of heart.

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CoEnzyme Q10: Secret Supplement for Bypass Surgery Recovery?

Posted on 6th Feb 2019 08:03:00 in Heart & Cardiovascular Health, Wellness & Well-being

“CoQ10” may sound like a droid in Star Wars, but it’s actually a naturally occurring substance in the human body. Also known as “CoEnzyme Q10,” this substance plays a critical role in several body functions, including heart health.

Unfortunately, research suggests that some people may have reduced levels of this substance, reports the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health. This substance decreases as you age, and it is believed that many diseases, including some genetic disorders, are associated with low levels of CoQ10.

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Cinnamon | Reap the Benefits for Your Health

Posted on 21st Dec 2018 07:00:00 in Food & Nutrition, Weight Management, Heart & Cardiovascular Health, Wellness & Well-being

To anyone who has a sweet tooth and has longed for a ‘miracle’ food that is not only sweet and tasty but also healthful and beneficial (and low on calories) need dream no longer. There is such a consumable – cinnamon – that in fact has been around for thousands of years and which provides a plethora of potential health benefits that sound almost too good to be true. But it is true.

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Fish Oil | Reap the Benefits for Your Health

Posted on 17th Dec 2018 06:00:00 in Children's Health, Heart & Cardiovascular Health, Vitamins & Minerals, Immune System, Wellness & Well-being

The first thing you need to know about fish oil is that it is one of the most frequently consumed dietary supplements, and it contains an abundance of omega-3 fatty acids, which can boost your health in many ways. All you must do is give fish oil a chance, whether it be eating some of the many types of fish that contain fish oil (such as lake trout, sardines, salmon, oysters, various types of tuna, swordfish, anchovies, and herring, among others) or adding it as a daily supplement to your diet. Then watch it go to work inside your body.

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Make Vitamin B12 a Dedicated Focus of Your Daily Diet

Posted on 5th Dec 2018 12:00:00 in Food & Nutrition, Heart & Cardiovascular Health, Wellness & Well-being

If you follow a healthy, well-rounded diet that includes meat, fish, yogurt and raw milk, you probably don’t have much to worry about when it comes to having sufficient vitamin B12 in your system. Without a steady supply of B12, though, you could be dealing with debilitating symptoms such as chronic fatigue, muscle aches, joint pain, shortness of breath, mood changes, poor memory, and even poor dental health.

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Iodine -- Its Sources, Benefits and Uses | Featured Product

Posted on 13th Nov 2018 04:00:00 in Heart & Cardiovascular Health, Vitamins & Minerals, Immune System, Wellness & Well-being

Most of the various vitamins, minerals, and elements that you need to survive and thrive are naturally manufactured by your body. Then there are some substances vital to your well-being that you need to provide for yourself, either through your diet or supplements. One of those is iodine, an essential trace element. You don’t need a lot but what your body does need is vital, especially in regard to your thyroid gland.

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What You Need to Know about Diabetes

Posted on 19th Nov 2018 03:00:00 in Weight Management, Heart & Cardiovascular Health, Vision & Eye Health, Wellness & Well-being

About one in 10 Americans have diabetes, which works out to more than 30 million people. More than 80 million other U.S. adults are at the risk of developing type 2 diabetes, and that’s sobering news when you realize that this disease – which is closely aligned with blood glucose levels in your body – can lead to blindness, nerve damage, and kidney disease, among other health issues.

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What Is MTHFR Mutation and What Does It Mean?

Posted on 5th Nov 2018 12:00:00 in Food & Nutrition, Heart & Cardiovascular Health, Immune System, Wellness & Well-being

Health, nutrition, and supplementation together cover a myriad of topics, and there are times that such discussions have the look and feel of a science fiction novel. Such as when the subject turns to gene mutation, in this case MTHFR mutation, a gene variation that can affect how successful your body is in metabolizing folate and folic acid, both of which are forms of vitamin B9 that play key roles in many key bodily functions.

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Tea for Two, but Are Alleged Health Benefits True?

Posted on 24th Oct 2018 12:00:00 in Weight Management, Heart & Cardiovascular Health, Vitamins & Minerals, Wellness & Well-being

Let’s cut to the chase by answering the question posed in the title of this article. Yes, the alleged health benefits are true, or at least appear to be true, but such a declaration comes with several caveats. One qualifier is that not all teas sold on the market are real teas – those being ones derived from the Camellia sinensis plant. Plus, actual testing of tea’s beneficial potencies has been limited to animals and not humans, so we can’t quite say ‘yeah’ with 100 percent confidence.

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Pumpkin Seeds Can Sprout Health Benefits for You

Posted on 18th Oct 2018 12:00:00 in Food & Nutrition, Heart & Cardiovascular Health, Vitamins & Minerals, Wellness & Well-being

With Halloween just a couple weeks away, what better way to conclude this three-part series on nutritional seed supplements by carving out some time to talk about pumpkin seeds? One good thing to know about pumpkin seeds right off the bat is that they are alkaline-forming, per care2.com, which means consumption of them can go a long way toward balancing out your body’s pH levels in a world full of acidic foods. Think, for example, gooey or hard candy that will make its ways into millions of kids’ trick-or-treating bags.

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Flaxseeds Can Sprout Health Benefits for You

Posted on 12th Oct 2018 12:00:00 in Food & Nutrition, Weight Management, Heart & Cardiovascular Health, Wellness & Well-being

In this second of three blogs in our impromptu good-things-come-in-small-packages series of nutritional seeds, we turn our gaze to flaxseeds, which have been around for a long time – as in 6,ooo years long! These small seeds – which can be found in brown, tan, or gold-colored varieties, are a rich source of omega-3 fatty acids known as alpha-linolenic acids (ALA) and can fight the good fight for good health on several fronts, such as blood sugar, heart disease, digestion, skin complexion, cholesterol, and hormones.

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Chia Seeds Can Sprout Health Benefits for You

Posted on 11th Oct 2018 12:00:00 in Food & Nutrition, Weight Management, Heart & Cardiovascular Health, Wellness & Well-being

When planting a garden, such as the one in your backyard, it is imperative that you have the right seeds in hand to make it possible to plant, nurture, and harvest a nice assortment of vegetables for the family dinner table. Ditto for your body and an assortment of nutritional seeds. As small as they are, such seeds can be indispensable for your health; it’s just a matter of knowing which ones can do what, and then being sure to include them as part of your daily dietary regimen.

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How Your Body is Affected by Blood Sugar Levels

Posted on 18th Oct 2018 05:00:00 in Heart & Cardiovascular Health, Wellness & Well-being

Your blood sugar level is a funny thing, and we don’t mean in a laughing sort of way. If it’s off just a tad from the norm, whether a mite high or a bit low, it’s not exactly a win-win situation. More like a lose-lose. Each deviation of blood sugar level from what’s optimum, up or down, comes with its own set of issues regarding body function.

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Milk Thistle - Its Sources, Benefits and Uses | Featured Product

Posted on 9th Oct 2018 12:00:00 in Weight Management, Heart & Cardiovascular Health, Immune System

Ask a half-dozen people their favorite health attribute linked to milk thistle, and you will likely hear six different answers. That points to the versatility of this flowering plant (reddish-purplish flowers) found mostly in Mediterranean countries and which belongs to the same plant family as the daisy. Scientifically known as silybmum marianum, milk thistle actually goes by an assortment of names that also include Mary thistle, holy thistle, and Scotch thistle.

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Multiply the Health Benefits of Vitamin B-12 and Omega-3

Posted on 8th Oct 2018 12:00:00 in Food & Nutrition, Heart & Cardiovascular Health

Consider this the nutritional supplement version of combining two favorites – peanut butter and chocolate – into one, and producing a whole that apparently is better than the sum of its parts. While this isn’t about Reese’s peanut butter cups, it is about the beneficial effects you can get from supplementing with vitamin B12 and omega-3 fish oils at the same time.

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Never a Bad Time for Healthy Aging Strategies

Posted on 28th Sep 2018 08:00:00 in Food & Nutrition, Heart & Cardiovascular Health, Wellness & Well-being

September is Healthy Aging Month, and even though the month is drawing to a close, there’s never a bad time to be thinking about healthy aging and what you’re going to do about it in the coming years. That’s regardless how old you are right now. They say it’s never too late to start a new hobby or learn a new skill; flip that philosophy, and you can say it’s never too early in life to be thinking about and preparing for your future health, especially once the gray hairs start popping up.

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L-Carnitine -- Its Sources, Benefits and Uses | Featured Product

Posted on 11th Sep 2018 12:00:00 in Weight Management, Heart & Cardiovascular Health, Wellness & Well-being

There are myriad weight-loss products on the market – there has been for decades – and choosing the right one(s) can be an exasperating chore. Fretting over such a choice would be OK if it meant losing a few pounds in the process, but that’s not going to happen. So let’s help you cut through the smoke and offer a suggestion worth a look – L-carnitine.

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Getting a Handle on Cholesterol

Posted on 17th Sep 2018 12:00:00 in Food & Nutrition, Heart & Cardiovascular Health, Wellness & Well-being

For most of our lives we have been taught to think of cholesterol as a bad thing, an enemy to our long-term health and happiness. Too much cholesterol in our bodies, we are told, makes us a walking time bomb, and we don’t even feel it. Well, yes, too high a level of cholesterol in your body can be hazardous to your health, specifically, your heart health, but let’s take a deeper dive on the subject and see exactly what we are dealing with, and perhaps take some of the “fear” out of this touchy subject.

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Berberine -- Its Sources, Benefits and Uses | Featured Product

Posted on 19th Sep 2018 06:00:00 in Weight Management, Heart & Cardiovascular Health, Immune System, Wellness & Well-being

You’ve probably been asked at least once that if you were to end up on a deserted island and could only take one thing with you (short of a boat or helicopter), what would it be? Well, let’s take a variation of that question – one that is much less daunting – and it goes like this: If you could pick only one nutritional supplement to take with you to that deserted island, and assuming an endless supply, what would it be, and why? We can think of several, but one great choice would be berberine.

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How EDTA Helps Remove Heavy Metals and Other Toxins from Your Body

Posted on 5th Sep 2018 08:00:00 in Heart & Cardiovascular Health, Wellness & Well-being

Even if you’ve never wanted to be in a heavy metal band, let alone ever entertained the thought or bothered listening to the stuff, chances are that you have some heavy metal inside of you, whether you like it or not. Small amounts of heavy-metal toxins are pervasive in our society, and we ingest or breathe in some of it quite often, presumably without our ever knowing it, at least not most of the time.

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The Best Sources and Benefits of Potassium

Posted on 14th Aug 2018 12:00:00 in Heart & Cardiovascular Health, Vitamins & Minerals, Wellness & Well-being

Potassium is the third-most plentiful mineral in your body, and that’s a really good thing because it’s a mineral that provides numerous healthy benefits for your body. Not only is potassium an electrolyte, one of about a half-dozen that are essential to our well-being, it also serves a multitude of core function that include regulating your body’s balance of fluids while also controlling the heart’s electrical activity, preserving bone mineral intensity, and decreasing the unwanted formation of kidney stones.

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Flavonoids: What Are They - Where Are They From - What Do They Do?

Posted on 9th Aug 2018 12:00:00 in Food & Nutrition, Weight Management, Heart & Cardiovascular Health, Announcements & News

For years we have been reminded by well-meaning folks to be sure to eat our fruits and veggies, and there is a good health-related, scientific reason for this. Fruits and vegetables are the most abundant food source of flavonoids, which are responsible for the vivid colors of fruits and vegetables and, even more importantly, are characterized by their antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and immune system-bolstering properties.

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How Electrolytes Keep Your Body Functioning As Needed

Posted on 8th Aug 2018 12:00:00 in Heart & Cardiovascular Health, Vitamins & Minerals, Wellness & Well-being

We all know what it feels like to get an electrical shock, like when we experience a buildup of static electricity and then touch something made of metal (shocking us in more ways than one). Not a pleasant experience, although electrical charges are not alien to our normal function as human beings. Many of your body’s processes depend on a small electric current to operate, and substances known as electrolytes provide this charge while interacting with each other as well as cells in our tissues, nerves, and muscles.

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There's Plenty to Like about Lycopene

Posted on 7th Aug 2018 06:00:00 in Food & Nutrition, Heart & Cardiovascular Health, Vision & Eye Health, Wellness & Well-being

If you like tomatoes, then chances are you like lycopene, whether or not you even know what lycopene is. Well, glad you asked. Lycopene is a red pigment that can be found in assorted red fruits and vegetables. That includes tomatoes, which, as strange as it may seem, have been classified as both a fruit and vegetable.

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Cordyceps Mushrooms a Natural Energy Booster

Posted on 16th Jul 2018 12:00:00 in Heart & Cardiovascular Health, Immune System, Wellness & Well-being

Elite athletes, especially those competing in endurance sports such as biking, swimming, and running, seem to like cordyceps mushrooms for the powers they can bestow upon them in terms of improving respiratory health, increasing oxygen uptake, and boosting energy. There’s a lot to like there when your task is to cover a whole lot of yards or miles and your goal is to get to the finish line before anyone else does.

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'T' is for Turmeric: Health, Nutrition & Supplements A to Z

Posted on 12th Jul 2018 12:00:00 in Weight Management, Heart & Cardiovascular Health, Wellness & Well-being

Suppose you are about to be stranded on a small island out in the middle of the Pacific Ocean – even if it’s totally inconceivable you’d actually get advance notice for that sort of thing – and you can take only one nutritional supplement with you. What would it be? Well, depending on your personal preferences and particular state of health, there are, arguably, several right answers. But the best answer? Let’s start (and end) with turmeric.

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Forskolin Is All in for Benefiting Our Health

Posted on 11th Jul 2018 12:00:00 in Weight Management, Heart & Cardiovascular Health, Wellness & Well-being

For anyone who is overweight, afflicted with high blood pressure and looking to build muscle mass while also alleviating their symptoms of asthma, the herbal supplement forskolin might be just what the doctor ordered. Or at least it’s worth a discussion with your physician or other health-care professional, mindful of forskolin’s purported wide range of health benefits.

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A Look at Omega-3 Sources Other Than Fatty Fish

Posted on 5th Jul 2018 12:00:00 in Food & Nutrition, Heart & Cardiovascular Health, Vitamins & Minerals, Wellness & Well-being

Not everyone is a fan of fatty fish or any other kind of seafood, for that matter, but we all can benefit, especially heart health-wise, by sticking to a diet that includes ample omega-3s. The question then becomes: how can we get a good supply of omega-3s without eating fatty fish such as salmon, tuna, mackerel, or sardines?

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Life is Healthier with a Cherry (or Cherries) on Top

Posted on 4th Jul 2018 12:00:00 in Weight Management, Heart & Cardiovascular Health, Vitamins & Minerals, Wellness & Well-being

Life isn’t always a bowl of cherries, as most of us well know, but a bowl of cherries is, well, a bowl of cherries. They enhance our health, no question. Cherries are a fruit that can provide us many health benefits, thanks to a potent makeup that includes plenty of fiber, antioxidants, and anti-inflammatory compounds, making the small, red fruits one of the healthiest foods around, even when topping a thick, delicious calories-laden milkshake.

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Ashwagandha as an Adaptogen Gets All A's

Posted on 2nd Jul 2018 12:00:00 in Heart & Cardiovascular Health, Wellness & Well-being

Ashwagandha, also known as Indian ginseng and winter cherry, is a powerful herb that has been used for a very long time for various medicinal purposes. That’s “a very long time” on the order of 3-5,000 years, with ashwagandha a popular compound among practitioners of ancient Ayurvedic medicine – a practice of natural health with roots in India – cognizant of the herb’s rejuvenating and restorative benefits.

 

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'R' is for Resveratrol: Health, Nutrition & Supplements A to Z

Posted on 22nd Jun 2018 12:00:00 in Heart & Cardiovascular Health, Wellness & Well-being

It’s not by the skin of your teeth that resveratrol possesses the power to provide a variety of health benefits. It’s more like the skin of your grapes. Red grapes, that is. For it is from the skin of grapes, among other sources, that resveratrol is produced – a polyphenol that is believed to act like an antioxidant, protecting our body from the kind of damage that can make us susceptible to serious problems, such as heart disease.

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How Ginger Provides Nutritional Support for Your Body

Posted on 14th Jun 2018 12:00:00 in Heart & Cardiovascular Health, Vitamins & Minerals, Wellness & Well-being

Many of us grew up being force-fed, or to put it kindly, spoon-fed, when Mom was trying to heal us from a cold or fever or upset stomach or indeterminate pain somewhere that needed her attention in order for the whimpering to stop. In those days, the worst a remedy tasted, the more effective it was in treating the illness or infirmity. That didn’t make it any easier going down the hatch. Then came ginger.

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'Q' Is for Quercetin: Health, Nutrition & Supplements A to Z

Posted on 15th Jun 2018 12:00:00 in Heart & Cardiovascular Health, Wellness & Well-being

In one of our recent blogs, we reviewed the many health benefits that an apple a day – or even just a few a week, depending on your tastes – can provide us. In so doing, we learned about quercetin, found in the skin of an apple. Quercetin is what’s known as a flavonoid, a plant pigment that has been determined to be a powerful antioxidant and often the key component in the red and orange pigmentation found in various fruits and vegetables.

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These Fruits Provide a Berry, Berry Good Fruit Punch

Posted on 5th Jun 2018 06:00:00 in Food & Nutrition, Heart & Cardiovascular Health, Immune System, Wellness & Well-being

Subsisting on a diet of nothing but berries might seem a realllll stretch, and it is, as it’s doubtful that any nutritionist or other health expert would ever recommend it. But a closer look at the variety of berries and their benefits afforded us – not to mention what all the other fruits and vegetables of the world can do for us – tells us that there is a lot of good to come from a steady consumption of berries, even if just as a supplement to our main courses.

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'N' Is for N-Acetyl Cysteine: Health, Nutrition & Supplements A to Z

Posted on 10th May 2018 12:00:00 in Heart & Cardiovascular Health, Wellness & Well-being

When it comes to damage control inside the human body, particularly with cells and tissue (like that found in the lungs), few nutrients or minerals can act with the healing power and relief that N-acetyl cysteine (NAC) brings to the table, or to the lungs, or to the liver, or to . . . well you get the idea.

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'M' Is for Mushrooms: Health, Nutrition & Supplements A to Z

Posted on 4th May 2018 12:00:00 in Food & Nutrition, Heart & Cardiovascular Health, Immune System, Wellness & Well-being

Mushrooms are fascinating plants, not just because of the myriad health benefits they provide as a “superfood” of sorts, but for the “starring” roles they have played in children’s literature (i.e., “Alice in Wonderland”) and in the expanded minds of hipsters from the psychedelic ‘60s and ‘70s drawn to “magic mushrooms” and their hallucinogenic properties from a substance known as psilocybin.

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What is Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine) and What's It For?

Posted on 3rd May 2018 12:00:00 in Heart & Cardiovascular Health, Vitamins & Minerals, Immune System, Wellness & Well-being

Vitamin B6, with pyridoxine as its main ingredient, is a water-soluble vitamin known to be helpful in treating an assortment of health-related problems. These range from issues of the heart to those of the skin as well as those related to depression and the nervous system. Even then, that doesn’t account for all the good that B6 can do for us, or for that matter all the complications we could face if we don’t have enough of it in our bodies.

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What Is Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic Acid) and What's It Good For?

Posted on 17th Apr 2018 12:00:00 in Heart & Cardiovascular Health, Vitamins & Minerals, Wellness & Well-being

Sometimes the best way to describe a vitamin or other supplement is by explaining what happens when you don’t have enough of it in your body. All vitamins and supplements tout a variety of benefits, but what sets vitamin B5 apart from most other vitamins is how a B5 deficiency can produce a relatively uncommon and positively irritating symptom known as “burning foot” syndrome.

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'E' Is for Electrolytes: Health, Nutrition & Supplements A to Z

Posted on 22nd Feb 2018 16:00:00 in Heart & Cardiovascular Health, Vitamins & Minerals, Wellness & Well-being

As athletes – which many of us are in one respect or another, knock on wood – we learned in the early going the importance of staying hydrated, i.e. drinking plenty of water, which is especially important when performing activities that leave us soaked in sweat. Then came the realization that hydrating with just water might not be enough. Now, we’ve been told – and perhaps reluctantly we concur, we also need to stay replenished with electrolytes.

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Should I Drink More Green Tea or Matcha?

Posted on 20th Feb 2018 12:00:00 in Heart & Cardiovascular Health, Immune System, Wellness & Well-being

As Kermit the Frog is so fond of saying, It’s not easy being green. But Kermie probably has never sipped from a nice, piping-hot cup of green tea. It not only tastes great and is less filling but also full of healthy properties that make it a great benefit to our health in numerous ways. Some experts – human ones, in fact – have gone as far as to describe green tea as the healthiest thing to drink, period.

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Sources of Polyphenols Are Abundant

Posted on 16th Feb 2018 12:00:00 in Food & Nutrition, Heart & Cardiovascular Health, Wellness & Well-being

It has often been said that “What you don’t know won’t hurt you,” but we found it smarter, safer, and healthier to take the approach that “What you do know can help you.” That’s the case with polyphenols, about which we have been learning much more in the last decade or two, and that is polyphenols can help us, healthwise for sure, and in a variety of ways.

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Drinking More Tea Is a Healthy Alternative

Posted on 14th Feb 2018 10:00:00 in Heart & Cardiovascular Health, Wellness & Well-being

The choices people make in life often help define them. Paper or plastic? Winter Olympics or Summer Olympics? For guys, Ginger or Mary Ann? Then there’s coffee or tea? Regarding the latter, a handful of drinkers swear by both, but in most cases it’s one or the other, and, in terms of health, neither really is a bad choice (unless you abuse them). Most coffees have more caffeine than most teas do, but teas do a bang-up job when it comes to providing health benefits.

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12 Pre-Workout Supplements for a Performance Boost

Posted on 6th Feb 2018 12:00:00 in Food & Nutrition, Heart & Cardiovascular Health, Wellness & Well-being

Regardless what kind of physical workout you are planning to do tonight, tomorrow, or next Tuesday, chances are you could use a little boost to help get you going – or to keep your motor running at optimal performance. Eating a healthy diet and getting plenty of rest at night are key to great workouts, but oftentimes you need more, and this is where nutritional supplements can help full in the dietary gaps. We all have them, even if we think we don’t.

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Benefits of Probiotics Outside of the Gut or Digestion

Posted on 30th Jan 2018 10:00:00 in Weight Management, Heart & Cardiovascular Health, Immune System, Wellness & Well-being

This how it usually goes with probiotics – make mention of these living microorganisms and the conversation goes straight to how probiotics benefit digestive and gut health. You know the drill: probiotics consist of “good bacteria” that are consumed via fermented foods or supplements and act to restore or strengthen the natural balance of gut bacteria. This aids in proper digestion and helps ward off diseases (such as inflammatory bowel disease and ulcerative colitis) and even diarrhea, which can often be a side effect of antibiotic use.

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Losing Sleep and Losing Our Health

Posted on 23rd Jan 2018 12:00:00 in Weight Management, Heart & Cardiovascular Health, Immune System, Wellness & Well-being

You snooze, you lose, right? Actually, yes, and in a good way. At least it’s a good thing if you are trying to lose weight, or at least shed some of that beer belly. Research has shown that getting sufficient sleep – usually targeted at eight hours, give or take an hour – is a key factor in maintaining or even improving our health, which includes keeping off or shedding the pounds in many cases.

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Turmeric’s Many Benefits Number in the Dozens

Posted on 10th Jan 2018 12:00:00 in Weight Management, Heart & Cardiovascular Health, Wellness & Well-being

If you’re looking for a nutritional supplement that is the Baskin Robbins of the health food industry – you know, 98 flavors and all that stuff – you might consider turmeric, with its key ingredient curcumin. Turmeric/curcumin might just be the Jack or Jill of all trades among supplements because of the many ways it can contribute to our good health, from top to bottom and from side to side with our bodies.

 

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Berberine Runs the Gamut on Health Benefits

Posted on 7th Jan 2018 14:00:00 in Weight Management, Heart & Cardiovascular Health, Wellness & Well-being

One of the most fascinating things about nutrition and health is the number of times that something old – something really old, even – is found to have new human health applications, or at least relatively new when it comes to medical and nutritional science in America. Case in point: berberine, a plant-based compound that has been used in traditional Chinese and Ayurvedic medical practice dating back more than 1,000 years.

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The Best Vitamins and Supplements to Support the Heart

Posted on 10th Jan 2018 16:00:00 in Heart & Cardiovascular Health, Wellness & Well-being

Looking out for and taking care of our health can be a complex chore with a multitude of factors, body parts, and organs to think about. However, it’s not too difficult to know where a good starting point is when it comes to health considerations – the heart. For the average person, the heart beats more than 85,000 times a day, pushing out blood through miles and miles of arteries, veins, and capillaries, supplying our body with what it needs to survive and, presumably, thrive.

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Beetroot Getting Attention for Ability to Lower Blood Pressure

Posted on 4th Dec 2017 11:00:00 in Food & Nutrition, Heart & Cardiovascular Health, Wellness & Well-being

Maintaining healthy blood pressure (BP) or lowering BP that is already elevated is a task that can be targeted by a variety of fruits and vegetables. One of the veggies earning a solid reputation in that regard is beetroot. Numerous studies are now showing that beetroot, like several other plant foods, appears to lower the risk of numerous conditions to include heart disease and obesity.

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Berberine: A Supplement for Diabetes as Good as a Drug?

Posted on 14th Nov 2017 10:00:00 in Heart & Cardiovascular Health, Wellness & Well-being

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has declared diabetes an American epidemic, with more than 25 million Americans afflicted with diabetes. Another 80 million are classified prediabetic, per the American Diabetes Association. The numbers get even bigger when you put a dollar sign in front of them: As of 2012, $245 billion a year was being spent on diabetes in the U.S., including $176 billion in direct medical costs and the rest -- $69 billion – in lost productivity.

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Vitamins and Supplements for Cardiovascular Health

Posted on 25th Oct 2017 14:00:00 in Heart & Cardiovascular Health

Keeping our heart strong and healthy should be an everyday goal that never goes away or gets covered up. It is predicated on how well we conduct our lives, how we eat, how we exercise, how devoted we are to submitting to a physical checkup with our physician every year to make sure all things cardiovascular are ticking and operating correctly. Having a good working knowledge of supplements can help in a big way, too.

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DPA: Docosapentaenoic Acid: The 'New' Omega-3 Fatty Acid

Posted on 5th Oct 2017 12:00:00 in Heart & Cardiovascular Health, Wellness & Well-being

Omega-3 fatty acids, usually found in fish oils, comprise one of the best go-to nutritional supplements when it comes to restoring, maintaining, or even improving our health. Name any well-known health condition that can be aided by particular types of diets, then put together a list of foods and supplements deemed highly suitable for such diets, and, finally, be amazed by how often omega-3’s appear on those lists.

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Vitamins and Supplements That Support Healthy Cholesterol

Posted on 18th Sep 2017 16:00:00 in Heart & Cardiovascular Health, Wellness & Well-being

More than 600,000 Americans die from heart disease every year, making it the No. 1 cause of death in the United States. That works out to one in four deaths each year being related to heart disease, with cholesterol often a key factor. The most common type of heart disease, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is coronary artery disease, which can lead to heart attack.

 

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Natural Ways to Lower High Blood Pressure

Posted on 30th Aug 2017 12:00:00 in Food & Nutrition, Heart & Cardiovascular Health

It’s an old story but one that bears repeating if you want to grow old: high blood pressure, or hypertension, has been called the “silent killer” because its symptoms are rarely noticeable. However, that is not to say that hypertension is a death sentence. A variety of medications effective in lowering blood pressure (BP) are available. Better yet, there are natural alternatives that have proved useful in reducing BP to healthier levels.

 

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Here Are 6 Natural Ways to Lower Your Cholesterol

Posted on 2nd Aug 2017 12:00:00 in Heart & Cardiovascular Health, Wellness & Well-being

More than 100 million Americans, or nearly one in three, have high cholesterol. Cholesterol readings higher than 200 mg/dL are generally considered excessive, bringing with it an increased chance of clogged arteries that can lead to heart attacks and strokes. Numerous prescription medicines are on the market – and there likely are more coming through the pharmaceutical pipeline – aimed at lowering cholesterol.

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Salmon Oil’s Benefits Not Just Another Fish Story

Posted on 31st Jul 2017 12:00:00 in Heart & Cardiovascular Health, Wellness & Well-being

When it comes to reaping the benefits afforded us by the omega-3 fatty acids found in fish, salmon earns a well-deserved spot on the conversation. One way of taking advantage of salmon’s omega-3 fatty acids is by buying, grilling and eating salmon; a healthy alternative is salmon oil that is offered in the form of a popular nutritional supplement.

 

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What We Need to Know about Mushrooms

Posted on 6th Jul 2017 00:00:00 in Heart & Cardiovascular Health

A main course of mushrooms will never be found on many, if any, menus, but as a garnishment with assorted healthful benefits, mushrooms have few peers. Labeled as a “superfood” by nutrition experts, mushrooms are low in carbohydrates and calories and full of B vitamins, trace minerals, fiber and protein that make them a powerful anti-inflammatory food that also bolsters our immune system, among other health-inducing qualities.

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Does Your Fish Oil Contain DPA? It Should!

Posted on 8th Aug 2017 12:00:00 in Heart & Cardiovascular Health

The most health conscious among us have known for decades that consumption of omega-3 fatty acids is good for our health. Only in recent years, though, have experts begun to learn the full extension of the reasons why. At the center of this revelation is the newly identified fatty acid docosapentaenoic acid (DPA), which has been found in elevated levels in the diet of Greenland Intuits, whose incidence of cardiovascular disease (CVD) is remarkably low, per naturalproductsinsider.com.

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What Are the Health Benefits of Ginger?

Posted on 24th May 2017 12:00:00 in Heart & Cardiovascular Health, Wellness & Well-being

The fact that the herb ginger can provide a variety of health benefits surely puts a smile on most people’s faces. In addition to being healthy for us in so many ways, ginger also is a tasty favorite when added to food and beverages. In terms of our health, ginger for centuries has earned a sterling reputation for its ability to relieve digestive problems such as nausea, loss of appetite, motion sickness and stomach ache. And that’s just for starters.

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Seven Essential Minerals for the Human Body

Posted on 19th May 2017 12:00:00 in Food & Nutrition, Heart & Cardiovascular Health, Vision & Eye Health, Immune System, Wellness & Well-being

We humans and our bodies have a nifty reciprocal arrangement. We, of course, need our bodies to do the things we want and need to do in our lives, such as getting around, performing our jobs and skipping rope, just for starters. In turn our bodies need for us to take care of them by feeding them with nutrients that they are unable to produce for themselves. Those nutrients include the inorganic substances found in foods, known as minerals.

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What is Chelation Therapy and How Does It Work?

Posted on 27th Feb 2017 10:00:00 in Heart & Cardiovascular Health

For anyone who has ever been unfortunate enough to suffer from heavy-metal poisoning—not to be confused with loud rock music, chelation therapy is an effective antidote. For anyone who has ever been unfortunate enough to suffer from heavy-metal poisoning—not to be confused with loud rock music, chelation therapy is an effective antidote. Chelation therapy involves the use of EDTA (ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid), a synthetic amino acid, which is injected into the bloodstream. Once there, and as it passes through the body, it binds to metals such as lead, mercury, copper, iron and arsenic, and then removes them through the bodily elimination of urine. Chelation therapy involves the use of EDTA (ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid), a synthetic amino acid, which is injected into the bloodstream. Once there, and as it passes through the body, it binds to metals such as lead, mercury, copper, iron and arsenic, and then removes them through the bodily elimination of urine.

 

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Naturally Controlling Your Cholesterol Levels

Posted on 17th Feb 2017 10:00:00 in Heart & Cardiovascular Health

It is a common health question people ask themselves, and that includes those who haven’t yet been diagnosed with a related problem: How can I control, or even lower, my cholesterol naturally? In fact, How exactly do I lower cholesterol without using prescription medicine? and How quickly can I lower those cholesterol levels?

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Chocolate Has Its Health Benefits

Posted on 30th Jan 2017 10:00:00 in Heart & Cardiovascular Health

With Valentine’s Day just two weeks away, chocolate is on the minds of millions of Americans. They can’t wait until it is in their mouths, too, when they get to celebrate love and romance with their loved ones by the traditional exchange of Valentine’s candy, much of it chocolate. Hey, it can be good for your health as well, in strict moderation, of course. But, it is safe to say chocolate has health benefits.

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Eat Your Way to Healthier Blood Pressure

Posted on 27th Jan 2017 10:00:00 in Heart & Cardiovascular Health

High blood pressure. It is one of the most commonly mentioned health issues in America, and for good reason: nearly a third of all Americans have high blood pressure and, according to healthline.com, another third have what's known as prehypertension. That's where blood pressure (BP) is higher than what's considered normal (a reading most often cited as 120/80) yet not quite high enough to be categorized as hypertension.

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5 Supplements That Can Boost Heart Health

Posted on 2nd Jun 2016 08:30:03 in Heart & Cardiovascular Health

Keeping a healthy heart can require exercising, eating more fruits and vegetables, or sticking to a high-fiber diet. According to researchers, supplements also may help encourage heart health. It’s important to understand what they are and how they might contribute along with diet and exercise. Here are five supplements and vitamins that could help.

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Eat, Walk, Breathe and Sleep Your Way to a Healthier Heart

Posted on 10th Mar 2016 08:30:14 in Heart & Cardiovascular Health

As you know, the simple things you do every single day can lead to a lifetime of benefits, especially when it comes to your health. Specifically your heart health. With heart disease being the No. 1 killer of American adults, it’s worth making every effort to adopt a few daily habits to boost your heart health.

It’s a matter of improving the way you eat, walk and breath. The basic stuff. Take a look at these 6 habits that can get you on the road to better living. 

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Stand Up and Start Moving for Better Heart Health

Posted on 22nd Feb 2016 20:35:02 in Heart & Cardiovascular Health

It’s been more than 40 years since the first anti-smoking campaigns got underway, with studies clearly showing that the habit can lead to diseases like lung cancer. Along the way, research also showed the connection between smoking and heart disease.

In recent years, a new campaign has gotten underway to promote another bad habit that could lead to premature death. Unfortunately, it’s a habit that’s shared by millions of Americans — sitting. Whether you’re sitting behind a desk, in front of the television, or anywhere else, the simple act of sitting for hours on end could be shaving years off your life, according to research.

Numerous media outlets, including CNN, have been reporting on the deadly effects of sitting. According to a study published by the American Heart Association, people who don’t move enough and sit for five hours or more each day have double the risk of heart failure. And other studies show that the vast majority of Americans are sitting anywhere from 7 hours to 15 hours a day.

Take the test by JustStand.org to see how you measure up. Are you sitting way too much? Then it’s time for a change.

So, how do you get moving for better heart health? Try to break up your days of sitting by following these ten tips.

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How to Adopt Heart-Healthy Habits That You Won't Quit

Posted on 3rd Mar 2016 08:30:45 in Heart & Cardiovascular Health

In most cases, you already know what it takes to live a heart-healthy lifestyle. Chances are you’ll immediately think of exercising, eating more veggies and less processed foods, giving up smoking, and managing your stress as key things you can do to ensure you’re doing great things for your body.

But, as most Americans can attest, it can be difficult to stick to those healthy habits day after day — especially when you have a demanding work and home schedule, and you’re constantly bombarded by unhealthy foods in grocery aisles, restaurants, and well-meaning friends and relatives.

Indeed, you have your work cut out for you. But it’s so worth it. Here are a few tips to get you adopting healthy habits that actually stick. The main goal is to take it one day at a time. According to a study published by the British Journal of General Practice, it takes about 66 days for you to turn a certain behavior into a habit.

Now try these 4 additional tips for better heart health.

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Heart Healthy Requires Dropping Bad Habits for These Good Habits

Posted on 1st Mar 2016 08:30:48 in Heart & Cardiovascular Health

Maybe your New Year’s resolutions have been long forgotten. If you already dropped the diet and haven’t spent much time in a workout facility, don’t despair. Maybe you were overthinking it.

Here are 2 bad habits to drop, and 3 really good ones to pick up to get on the path to a lifestyle that keeps your heart healthy. If you only tackle one at a time — whether it’s dropping a bad habit or picking up a new one, you’ll be one step closer to guarding yourself against heart disease — the No. 1 killer of American adults.

Let’s get started!

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4 Supplements That Can Support a Healthy Heart

Posted on 25th Feb 2016 08:30:00 in Heart & Cardiovascular Health

When we talk about discovering the fountain of youth, too many of us immediately think of the potions that will reduce the appearance of wrinkles and other outward signs of aging. How about guarding yourself against the No. 1 killer of American adults — heart disease?

Fortunately, there is no discovery necessary to find the keys to a healthy heart. Study after study has revealed that we can do a lot to reduce the risks of heart disease by eating a healthy diet, keeping stress under control, and exercising regularly — taking great care of our bodies.

While these areas are essential in boosting heart health, research also shows that supplements can be beneficial in helping lower cholesterol and maintain a healthy blood pressure — areas that are related to preventing heart attacks and strokes.

Take a look at these 4 supplements that can boost heart health.

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5 Ways to Eat Your Way to a Healthier Heart

Posted on 23rd Feb 2016 08:30:16 in Heart & Cardiovascular Health

If you were told that there was a secret to a longer life, there’s no question that you’d want to hear about it. Well, as it turns out, the secret is not so secret. Taking steps to boost your heart health is one of the keys to longevity. Reduce your risk of this No. 1 cause of death among American adults, and you’re off to a good start.

One of the most significant steps you can take is changing up your daily diet. Diet, along with exercise, tackles many of the issues that can cause heart disease and stroke, including high blood pressure and high cholesterol.

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4 Important Changes That Can Improve Your Heart Health

Posted on 18th Feb 2016 08:30:00 in Heart & Cardiovascular Health

Reducing your risk for heart disease — the No. 1 cause of death among both American men and women — doesn’t have to be a massive undertaking. By making changes in your daily routine, you can start eliminating the factors that lead to heart disease. While some changes may be more challenging than others, they all can be significant in contributing to your overall heart health — and your longevity.

Make a commitment to adopting these habits as part of your daily routine.

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Best Vitamins For A Healthy Heart

Posted on 2nd Feb 2015 14:12:14 in Heart & Cardiovascular Health, Wellness & Well-being

The foods you eat and the bad habits you avoid make a significant impact on your heart health. But are you doing enough to ensure the healthy beat goes on and on? Heart disease is the number one cause of death in the United States - but a majority of heart conditions can be avoided with the right lifestyle and mind set.

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