Tag: how to prevent heart disease

Ginger: The “Natural” Medicine

Ginger: The “Natural” Medicine

| Aug 30, 2017

Ginger is valued for many reasons—as a delicious, pungent spice, a tasty tea ingredient, sometimes even as a natural home remedy—but rarely as a bonafide medicine. This beautiful, golden root of ancient and widespread origin has been used for over 5,000 years in the healing systems of India and China, and yet it has been […]

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Cherries: A Classic Summer Superfood

Cherries: A Classic Summer Superfood

| Jul 2, 2017

Summer is cherry season! These delicious little fruits have long been associated with hot and sunny days, not only because of their cool, refreshing tartness, but also because they have an incredibly short growing season. While they can be grown for a few months out of the year in sub-tropical regions, they’re really only “in […]

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Why Salt Is Much Healthier Than You Think

Why Salt Is Much Healthier Than You Think

| Jun 16, 2017

Salt has gotten a bad rap. According to conventional wisdom, sodium leads to dehydration (through decreased water absorption and increased urine output), high blood pressure, heart disease, and other health woes. More recent research has demonstrated, however, that most of these assertions are wrong. As usual, it turns out that the story is quite a […]

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How Nitric Oxide Prevents Heart Disease & Eases Aging

How Nitric Oxide Prevents Heart Disease & Eases Aging

| Jun 9, 2017

Cardiovascular health is a subject of intense complexity, and it has provided medical researchers with more than a few surprises over the years. One prominent example is a breakthrough that occurred in 1987. By this point in history, it had become abundantly clear that heart disease is a grave health issue that must be addressed. […]

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Vitamin E Deficiency?

Vitamin E Deficiency?

| May 6, 2017

The road to mainstream acceptance has proven to be a long and hard one for vitamins and supplements. Even in recent years, they were maligned as useless and unnecessary. In some ways, this accusation is half true. Unfortunately, many store-bought vitamins are ineffectual products—they’re made with inferior, synthetic vitamin precursors, contain all sorts of fillers […]

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The Dangers of High Triglycerides (And How to Lower Them)

The Dangers of High Triglycerides (And How to Lower Them)

| Mar 21, 2017

Triglyceride is a fancy name for fat (they’re also referred to as lipids). All the lipid-based foods we consume contain varying types of triglycerides, which enter the bloodstream after being broken down. These triglycerides are then burned as an energy source (a process called lipolysis), and whatever is left over is stored in fat cells, […]

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Are Pumpkin Seeds an Antidote for Nutrient Deficiency?

Are Pumpkin Seeds an Antidote for Nutrient Deficiency?

| Feb 5, 2017

When it comes to nutrient-dense dietary choices, the so-called superfoods get all the attention. But it’s easy to forget that, living in the shadow of these popular health foods, there are more common (and usually more affordable) foods that offer just as much in the way of nutrition. One example is pumpkin seeds, which are […]

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Are You Getting Enough of This “Master Antioxidant”?

Are You Getting Enough of This “Master Antioxidant”?

| Jan 4, 2017

The human body has miraculously well-designed defense systems—but your body can only be pushed so far before problems arise! Under normal circumstances, our bodies can produce enough anti-oxidants internally to protect us against illness. But the world we now live in has reached such staggering levels of toxicity that our bodies have a hard time […]

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Spirulina: The Secret Superfood with Tons of Benefits

Spirulina: The Secret Superfood with Tons of Benefits

| Sep 10, 2016

The diversity of naturally healing foods and substances is almost mind-boggling. For every miracle food that gets its time in the spotlight, it seems there’s five others that never really receive the credit they deserve. And that’s not even counting the healing foods that haven’t even yet been discovered. One incredibly healing superfood that’s still […]

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Is Your Olive Oil Fake?

Is Your Olive Oil Fake?

| May 16, 2016

The wide-ranging health benefits of olive oil hardly even need to be mentioned. It still remains one of the healthiest oils in the world, even as coconut oil, macadamia nut oil, and other “superfood oils” continue to increase in popularity. Olive oil is packed with beneficial nutrients, including monosaturated fatty acids (MUFAs), which serve as […]

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