Tag: how to prevent heart disease

Strawberries: Taste Great and GOOD for You

Strawberries: Taste Great and GOOD for You

| Jul 7, 2018

We tend to think that the more delicious a food is, the less likely it is to be healthful and nourishing. While this idea holds true for sugar-laden processed and packaged foods, it’s good to remember that there are notable exceptions. For example, strawberries offer perfect proof that delicious foods (even sweet ones) can also […]

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Why You Should Think Twice about Root Canals

Why You Should Think Twice about Root Canals

| Mar 15, 2018

Conventional dentistry suffers from some worrying flaws. We’ve written in past articles about the health issues associated with common dental practices (though they should really be called malpractices). Both the FDA and ADA refuse to acknowledge any present dangers, and in many cases have even gone to great lengths to silence criticism—so you may not […]

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Mitochondrial Dysfunction Leads to Chronic Fatigue and Disease

Mitochondrial Dysfunction Leads to Chronic Fatigue and Disease

| Jan 22, 2018

The mitochondria in the cells throughout our bodies are responsible for creating 90% of the energy needed to sustain life and support organ function. When mitochondria malfunction, organs start to fail – people get chronically sick, and even die. Chronic fatigue and disease are an all-too-common feature of aging in the modern world. Almost half of all adults in […]

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

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

| Jan 22, 2018

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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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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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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