Posts Tagged ‘heart health’

Four reasons why your heart loves fiber

You may only think about your fiber intake when you are concerned about bowel regularity. Here are four reasons why fiber is also important for heart health. 1. It helps promote healthy cholesterol levels, particularly the LDL (bad) cholesterol. 2. It helps support normal, healthy blood pressure. 3. It supports healthy blood glucose levels. This…

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Nuts for heart health

February is National Heart Health Awareness month so this is the perfect time to talk about some of the tasty foods we can eat that are good for our heart. We all know fruits, vegetables and fish offer heart benefits, but you may be surprised to learn that nuts can also be included in a…

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Surprising strategies to save your heart

The statistics are shocking but real: according to the American Heart Association, 43 million American women are affected by heart disease, and it is the leading cause of death among women. For too long, women have taken the “bikini approach” to their health, worrying about cancers of the breast and pelvic area. Yet heart disease…

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Coffee, tea (or both)?

I’m sometimes asked, “Which is the healthier beverage, coffee or green tea?” There is no right or wrong answer. Both naturally contain caffeine, although in varying amounts, and research has shown that both have beneficial properties. A recently published book, Green Tea Polyphenols, reviews much of the research about how the natural components found in…

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Myths and Facts about Heart Disease – What Women Need to Know

Myth #1: Heart disease is more common and deadly in men. Fact: Heart disease is actually the number one killer of women. Women often delay getting treatment and even when they do go to the hospital they are more likely to be investigated as having emotional vs. cardiovascular issues, they are treated less aggressively and…

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New Book: Saving Women’s Hearts

Mention the term “heart disease” and most people picture an overweight, middle-aged man. Yet the reality is that heart disease is the number one killer of women in North America, accounting for a third of all deaths in women and far surpassing the prevalence of breast cancer.   Cardiologist Dr. Martha Gulati and holistic pharmacist…

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