Tag: how to prevent heart disease

Studies Suggest Our Brains Are Wired for Laziness (Here’s How to Overcome This Tendency)

Studies Suggest Our Brains Are Wired for Laziness (Here’s How to Overcome This Tendency)

| Nov 7, 2018

We all know that exercise is vital to our health. Why, then, is it so difficult to avoid a sedentary lifestyle? The frenzied pace and work-centered culture of modern life certainly play a role—it’s difficult to prioritize exercise with so many other pressing societal obligations. But scientists believe the story doesn’t end there. A new […]

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Popular New Vegan Burger Contains GMO

Popular New Vegan Burger Contains GMO

| Oct 6, 2018

For most of the world, meat provides a significant percentage of dietary protein. And for Americans, there’s few meat-based dishes more iconic than a good-old hamburger. Much to the chagrin of burger lovers, though, red meat has become the subject of increasing criticism. As early as the late 1970s and early 1980s, a string of […]

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Why A Sedentary Lifestyle Is Disastrous for Your Heart

Why A Sedentary Lifestyle Is Disastrous for Your Heart

| Sep 9, 2018

Even for people in their 70s, exercise can lower risk of cardiovascular disease!   It is very important to remain physically active as we age. Everyone knows that an active lifestyle is decidedly healthier than a sedentary one. Any credible doctor will advocate proper exercise, particularly for the sake of safeguarding cardiovascular health. Despite this […]

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How Probiotics Help Prevent Chronic Diseases

How Probiotics Help Prevent Chronic Diseases

| Aug 26, 2018

  The importance of optimizing the microbiome simply can’t be overestimated. As gastrointestinal microbiologists continue to explore the uncharted territory of the body’s beneficial bacteria, it’s becoming clear that we simply can’t live without these symbiotic microbes. Now researchers have begun to hone in on how supporting these bacteria with probiotics can help prevent many […]

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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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