These 8 Signs May Predict Heart Disease

Your Heart: An Overview Your heart is a hollow muscle, made of two pumps side by side. Each pump has two chambers: the atrium and the ventricle. Your heart is responsible for pumping blood (and oxygen and nutrients) to all parts of your body. Once the blood is ready to be re-oxygenated, it moves through … Read moreThese 8 Signs May Predict Heart Disease

6 powerful foods that can lower blood pressure

Hypertension (high blood pressure) is a common, yet serious, condition that if not treated properly can lead to kidney failure, a heart attack or a stroke. In general, anything above 140/90 Hg is considered high (Your age and gender will play a role in determining your Hg level and thus what is considered high for … Read more6 powerful foods that can lower blood pressure

Six tips to prevent a heart attack

The Route to Long-Term Cardiovascular Health PRACTICAL CHANGES YOU CAN IMPLEMENT NOW Even if heart disease runs in your family, you can protect yourself against heart disease and beat the odds if you start now. Though cardiovascular disease remains the number-one killer in the United States, there numerous ways to reduce the risk factors for … Read moreSix tips to prevent a heart attack

How to Strengthen Bones and Boost Heart Health With Magnesium

By Catherine Guthrie What’s not to love about magnesium? The mineral juices every cell in the body and has a hand in more than 300 biochemical reactions. Subtract it from the bodily equation and nerves stutter, insulin goes haywire, and the heart’s steadfast beat loses its rhythm. And that’s only the half of it. A … Read moreHow to Strengthen Bones and Boost Heart Health With Magnesium

5 Foods to Improve Heart Health

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You’ve seen the ads: “Tone your abs—just five minutes a day!” and “Tone your legs with this simple, everyday workout!” Well, as grating as they may be after repeated viewing, their message does have value. When we “tone” our muscles, we nourish them and bolster their strength. Generally speaking, a daily or frequent workout can … Read more5 Foods to Improve Heart Health

Top 8 Health Benefits of Cauliflower

Cauliflower is a member of the cruciferous family of vegetables, often overshadowed by its green cousin broccoli. This is one vegetable that deserves a regular rotation in your diet, however, as it contains an impressive array of nutrients, including vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and other phytochemicals. Adding to cauliflower’s appeal is its extreme versatility. You can … Read moreTop 8 Health Benefits of Cauliflower

Dark Chocolate Prevents Heart Disease

Support your heart’s health with dark chocolate. Yep, that’s right, chocolate: that oh-so-indulgent treat that makes women around the world swoon. But it’s not the milk chocolate candy bar or the box of chocolate-covered cherries that best support your heart. It’s the dark and cocoa powder varieties that work best. When you surf the shelves … Read moreDark Chocolate Prevents Heart Disease

Eating for a Healthy Heart

Trying to prevent heart disease by lowering cholesterol is like trying to prevent obesity by cutting out lettuce. In 2012, cardiologist Stephen Sinatra and I came together to write a book, The Great Cholesterol Myth: Why Lowering Cholesterol Won’t Prevent Heart Disease and the Statin-Free Plan That Will. We believe that a weird admixture of misinformation, … Read moreEating for a Healthy Heart

30 Minutes Of Daily Sauna Therapy Can Dramatically Improve Heart Health

Saunas are used regularly by nearly one-third of all adults in Finland. They’re also extremely popular in the U.S. That’s because nothing is more invigorating for the body like a sauna. They relieve tension, relax muscles and mentally recharge your brain. Now, a new study reveals that saunas may be more than just relaxing, they’re … Read more30 Minutes Of Daily Sauna Therapy Can Dramatically Improve Heart Health

The Best Diet For Heart Health?

Coffee drinkers probably don’t need any additional data to support their habit, but a new study presented at the American Heart Association meeting brings some happy news anyway: It finds that each additional cup of coffee a person drinks is associated with a measurable reduction in heart risk. Also presented at the conference this week, a … Read moreThe Best Diet For Heart Health?