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The Effect of Different Oils on Endothelial Function

The Effect of Different Oils on Endothelial Function

Is there a "HEALTHY" oil? We've heard the term used so often that most of us believe there is such a thing. But which is it? Some tout olive oil because of its ancient Mediterranean roots. Others point to the long tradition of using soy products in Asia to prove the benefit of soybean oil....

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Improve Circulation and Enhance Athletic Performance with Nitrate-Rich Vegetables!

Improve Circulation and Enhance Athletic Performance with Nitrate-Rich Vegetables!

In two of my previous blogs, Antioxidant-Rich Foods Dilate Arteries and Eggs Contain Few Antioxidants, I discussed how antioxidant-rich plant foods dilate arteries by supplying the endothelial cells with nitric oxide and how animal products are nearly void of any antioxidants. Athletes who know this, use this to their advantage. When consumed two to three hours before their...

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Could Erectile Dysfunction Save Your Life?

Could Erectile Dysfunction Save Your Life?

Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in the U.S., (killing one out of every three persons), so it's no surprise that men in the U.S. have the highest percentage of Erectile Dysfunction (ED), since ED is indeed a cardiovascular disease. By the time a man is 40 years of age, half have some degree of ED...

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ED is a Warning Sign of Clogged Arteries

ED is a Warning Sign of Clogged Arteries

Did you know that Erectile Dysfunction (ED) is often referred to as "the canary in the coal mine?" This expression originates from the time when coal miners would carry caged canaries into the mine to detect carbon monoxide or other poisonous gas levels. Because the canary is extra-sensitive to dangerous gas fumes, in the event of...

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Heart Attack Proof Your Holidays

Heart Attack Proof Your Holidays

Heart Disease Kills One Out of Every Three People. The statistics are distressing. Heart disease is our nation's leading cause of death for both men and women. Dr. Joel Fuhrman reports, "More than 1.5 million people will have a heart attack this year, with about 1 million deaths as a direct consequence of heart attacks. That...

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Is Vegan the New Viagra?

Is Vegan the New Viagra?

Many men think eating plants is "wimpy" because real men hunt, kill and eat meat for its presumed "superior" (muscle building) protein. On the contrary, a plant-based diet boosts virility/fertility, enhances athletic performance, and supports optimal health and a youthful physique. In fact, the results of a study published in the British Journal of Cancer revealed...

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Endothelial Cells to the Rescue!

Endothelial Cells to the Rescue!

If you're familiar with Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn Jr., world famous and renowned author of Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease, then you're familiar with the term "edothelial cells" and the role these cells play in the prevention of heart disease. The video below is a two-minute clip from the powerful documentary Forks Over Knives. Scientists discovered...

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What Your Arteries Want You to "NO"

What Your Arteries Want You to "NO"

Heart disease kills one out of every 3 Americans. Will you or your family members be one of them? Chances are, if you consume the typical American diet, you could very well be at high risk for a fatal heart attack. Educating ourselves is the first step towards reducing our risk for cardiovascular disease. As...

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How Bad Can Just One Meal Be?

How Bad Can Just One Meal Be?

Holidays come and go, yet the effects from eating poorly, even temporarily, have adverse consequences on our health. We may rationalize that "It's just a few meals, how harmful could they be?" You may be surprised to learn that the majority of heart attacks occur during the holiday season, covering the weeks of Christmas through...

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Olive Oil Not Heart Healthy

Olives are Wholesome, Olive Oil is Harmful Olives are Wholesome, Olive Oil is Harmful

The below eleven-minute excerpt from the 2012 Healthy Lifestyle Expo features Dr. Michael Klaper's presentation on "Salt, Sugar and Oil: What's The Problem?" Dr. Klaper starts out by emphasizing that we should eat "food as grown," - as it is found in nature. He then jokes about how unhealthy restaurant food is, and that we should be...

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Why do Animal Products Cause Inflammation?

Why do Animal Products Cause Inflammation?

The beneficial anti-inflammatory properties of a Starch-Smart® Diet come from the avoidance of inflammatory foods such as animal products, as well as the inclusion of micronutrient-rich, whole plant foods. Plant foods are a rich source of phytochemicals, which support our endothelial cells that line the inside of our entire vascular system. These cells play an important...

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