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      Multivitamins Found to Be Linked to Heart Health

      By Dr. Mercola About one-third of Americans take multivitamin and mineral supplements, and this rises to more than 40 percent among older Americans.1 Despite their popularity, there’s been quite a bit of debate about whether or not they’re truly useful. In 2013, researchers at the Kaiser Permanente Center for Health...
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      Optimism Gives Your Heart Health a Boost

      By Dr. Mercola Mounting research reveals that you cannot separate your health from your emotions, and numerous studies support the idea that having an upbeat and positive perspective can translate into living a longer healthier life. For example, in one older study,1 pessimism was linked to a 19 percent higher...
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      Dietary Fiber Helps Curb Appetite, and Promotes Heart Health

      By Dr. Mercola You’ve probably heard that fiber is an important part of your diet, and in all likelihood, your reasons for including foods like whole wheat bran muffins is to ensure you’re getting enough fiber. However, this is a far from ideal choice, and part of this article will...
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      Statins Might Make Your Heart Health Worse

      The biggest “sham” of all is that statin drugs, which millions are taking as a form of “preventive medicine” to protect their heart health, can have detrimental effects on your heart.
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      Pinpointing Flavonoid Heart Health Benefits

      Chocolate, soy protein and green tea show health benefits. Since 1930, research has shown health benefits associated with flavonoids.  Limited research has left a solid understanding of these benefits elusive,   A first of kind study, published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, has opened the door on this important...
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      Heart Healthy Fats

      Helping to answer a questions that has been debated by nutritionists for decades, according to a new study by Spanish researchers, for heart health eat a Mediterranean diet rather than a low fat diet. The Mediterranean diet is rich in “good fats” from sources like olive oils and nuts. For...
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      Vitamin K2: The Missing Nutrient for Heart and Bone Health

      By Dr. Mercola Most everyone, including many conventional physicians, have begun to appreciate the importance and value of vitamin D. Few, however, recognize the importance of vitamin K2, which is nearly as important as vitamin D. Dr. Dennis Goodman,1 who was born in South Africa and trained at the University...
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      How Avocado Can Help Improve Your Cholesterol, Heart, and Brain Health

      By Dr. Mercola Avocados are an excellent source of heart-healthy monounsaturated fat that is easily burned for energy, while being low in fructose. Not surprisingly, improved weight management1,2 is one of the health benefits of avocado consumption, and its high-fat, low-sugar content is likely a key factor contributing to this...
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      How Stress Affects Your Heart and Gut Health

      By Dr. Mercola As much as you may try to ignore it, you cannot separate your wellness from your emotions. Every feeling you have affects some part of your body, and stress can wreak havoc on your physical health even if you’re doing everything else “right.” The classic definition of...
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      Seven Simple Steps to a Healthy Heart

      The American Heart Association (AHA) has come out with seven health and lifestyle behaviors that its research says are key to a healthy heart. The AHA calls them the Simple Seven 1. Get and sat active. At least 150 minutes per week of moderate exercise or 75 minutes per week...
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      Healthy Gums Good for the Heart

      Scientists at University College London (UCL) have helped to demonstrate a positive link between a treatment for periodontitis (gum disease) and the health of blood vessels. The details of the study are published in the latest edition of the New England Journal of Medicine and were the result of collaborations...
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      Study: When It Comes to a Healthy Heart Take Lifestyle Over Drugs

      A new study published Monday July 3 in Circulation once again shows that when it comes to the heart, doing the right thing pays off. This is true even for men on heart medication for risk factors of coronary heart disease (CHD). Also, the more positive lifestyle changes made the...