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Nutrition and Diet

Five Cholesterol-Reducing Foods

Lowering high cholesterol levels can naturally be achieved by incorporating certain foods into your diet without taking potentially risky medications. Here are some superfoods that can effectively hel...

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Are eggs safe to eat in moderation?

According to a study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, individuals who are prediabetic or diabetic can consume up to 12 eggs per week without increasing their risk of cardiovascular disease.

The researchers from the Un...

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Do Soybeans Have Cholesterol-Lowering Effects?

As we age, the likelihood of developing cardiovascular disease rises. In addressing this issue, some medical practitioners are turning to alternative therapies like Plaquex and EDTA chelation to assist patients in clearing their circulatory sys...

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The Gluten-Free Food Scam (Be Smart Read Labels)

Today Gluten-Free is everywhere and the advertisers are utilizing the Gluten-Free Food Labels to scam people into thinking that they will lose weight and that eating a Gluten-Free diet is somehow better for them.

The Gluten-Free Food Scam (B...

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The ‘Hidden Sugar’ Problem

In some cases, the sugar in what we eat is obvious because it makes foods taste sweet. But you can’t always rely on your taste buds for an accurate reading.

For instance, a 12-ounce can of soda contains the equivalent of nine cubes of suga...

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How Being Overweight Damages Your Heart

Excess pounds are harmful no matter where they are put on.  But the buildup of fat can become deadly if it accumulates in the abdomen.

Belly Fat

The “beer belly” that is characteristic of many men (and occasionally women) as they age...

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Try these 3 things when eating out

Is it unhealthy to dine out?
The vast majority of my patients have one thing in common: they are overweight. And actually, that’s a polite way to put it. In fact, in recent years the rate of obesity in this country has skyrocketed.

As a r...

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The Importance of Vitamin D

How’s Your Vitamin D?

Low vitamin D levels have long been associated with higher risks of heart attack and stroke, and the evidence continues to mount.

Now researchers find that people are at the highest risk of cardiovascular probl...

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Genetics and Heart Disease

Is Heart Disease Genetic?

Genetics plays a role in heart disease. For example, specific genetic conditions, such as familial hypercholesterolemia, result in very high counts of LDL, the “bad” cholesterol. Two scientists, Michael Brown an...

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Eating Veggies Cuts Death Risk

Everyone knows that eating fruits and vegetables is healthy, but how much of these healthy foods should you be eating?

One study finds that eating at least seven portions a day could cut your risk of dying by 42 percent.

The study, pe...

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