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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

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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Overweight Damages Your Heart

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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CBD for Heart Disease Can It Help

CBD for Heart Disease: Can It Help?

CBD is all the rage right now and all sorts of claims are coming out that state it just might be the miracle cure, even for heart disease but is it? CBD is the abbreviation for cannabidiol, just one of many cannabinoids, or chemical comp...

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Apple Watch ECG App | A Cardiologists View

Last year Apple released an ECG App for the Apple Watch. The ECG application is designed to test for atrial fibrillation (AFib) by monitoring a user’s heart rhythm. AFib is a risk factor for strokes and can indicate that something is wrong an...

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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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Egg Whites

Egg Whites Lower Blood Pressure

If you’re already eating egg whites to reduce the risk of heart disease, you’re probably lowering your blood pressure as well. Researchers from Clemson University found that a peptide — a chemical compound containing two or more am...

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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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Herbs and Spices Lower Triglycerides

Lower Triglycerides Naturally

Herbs and Spices Lower Triglycerides Spices and herbs are a cornerstone of alternative health fields, especially in India and China, where they’ve been relied upon for their medicinal value for centuries. Scientific studies in the West...

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Yo-Yo Dieting Harms Heart

Yo-Yo Dieting Could Be Hurting Your Heart. Repeatedly losing and regaining weight — a habit many women get into when they’re young — stays with you for the rest of your life. And if you’re a yo-yo dieter, you may be upping your risk...

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