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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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Does Coconut Oil Lower Cholesterol?

Does Coconut Oil Lower Cholesterol?

Coconut oil has become a popular "super food" among health conscious individuals, claiming to heal just about every affliction known to man. Those who profit from this highly-refined product claim that consuming coconut oil lowers bad LDL cholesterol while at the same time raises good HDL cholesterol. Sound too good to be true? Dustin Rudolph PharmD,...

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How do the Majority of Heart Attacks Occur?

How do the Majority of Heart Attacks Occur?

Because heart disease is called "the silent killer," many patients aren't aware that they have cardiovascular disease until they experience chest pain or have their first heart attack. In fact, 64% of women and 50% of men who have suffered a major cardiac event had no previous symptoms. Over 30% of these (first heart attacks)...

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Lower Your Cholesterol Using Fiber!

Lower Your Cholesterol Using Fiber!

If you're tired of all the side effects from taking statins to reduce your cholesterol, you may be interested in trying another approach that's safe, side-effect free, and shown to reduce cholesterol more than statins. What does this new approach involve? Eating! Eating a wide variety of whole, delicious, colorful, plant foods packed with micro-nutrients...

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What's the Daily Required Intake for Cholesterol?

What's the Daily Required Intake for Cholesterol?

What is Cholesterol? Cholesterol is an organic chemical substance which is manufactured by our body's cells, but predominantly made in our liver. It is an essential component of cell membranes throughout the body, particularly the brain, central nervous system and myelin sheath which insulates the nerves. Cholesterol is also needed to make bile acids necessary...

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Super Bowl Food/Stress Can Trigger Heart Attacks

Super Bowl Food/Stress Can Trigger Heart Attacks

According to two studies published in 2008 and 2011, intense emotional strain, excitement, and distress experienced during viewing dramatic athletic games such as the Super Bowl can trigger a cardiovascular event. A study published in the 2008 New England Journal of Medicine revealed that heart attacks among German men spiked during matches involving the German...

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Who has Heart Disease? Everyone?

Who has Heart Disease? Everyone?

Heart Disease Kills One Out of Every Three People - Will You be Next? The statistics are distressing. Heart disease is our nation's leading cause of death for both men and women. "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....

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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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Pomegranate's Powerful Health Benefits

Pomegranate's Powerful Health Benefits

Pomegranate season is here! This beautiful fruit provides numerous health benefits and can be used to embellish many holiday dishes. According to two of Dr. Joel Fuhrman's articles, the time spent seeding this fruit is well worth it. The phytochemical compounds in pomegranates are the most "powerful anti-oxidant of all fruits" and supports a healthy...

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Seeing is Believing!

Seeing is Believing!

Have you ever met your friends at your favorite restaurant and when you returned home, you felt too sluggish or sleepy to be productive, so you crashed on the sofa to watch TV? This phenomenon is not a surprise to Dr. John McDougall, who has been studying the effects of high-fat meals for over 40...

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Antioxidant-Rich Foods Dilate Arteries

Antioxidant-Rich Foods Dilate Arteries

In 1998, a pivotal discovery earning the Nobel Prize in Medicine, led to the discovery of a "miracle molecule" called Nitric Oxide (NO). The Nitric Oxide molecule is a gas which is produced inside the endothelial lining of all blood vessels. The endothelial layer is a thin layer which forms a barrier between the flowing...

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Everyone Else is Doing It!

Everyone Else is Doing It!

If you've already decided what you're making for dinner, did any of the following points guide your decision - taste preference, convenience, familiarity, and nutritional or religious/ethical beliefs? Because most people don't have the time or interest in studying the scientific literature, our nutritional beliefs (especially those regarding animal products) are formed without giving them...

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