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19 Simple Ways to Lower Heart Disease Risk

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19 Simple Ways to Lower Heart Disease Risk

By Kate Hanley, Natural Solutions

If you’re thinking, “Why should I worry about heart health?” here’s a reality check: A third of Americans already have some form of the condition. Even if you don’t have a family history of cardiovascular problems, you should take steps to protect your ticker. Why? Because your heart rules the health of every other system in your body.

“Every disease is connected to heart health, including Alzheimer’s, arthritis, diabetes, and breast cancer,” says Mark Moyad, MD, director of preventative and alternative medicine at the University of Michigan Medical Center. “When you protect the heart, you protect the body from head to toe.” Safeguarding your heart means doing simple things such as exercising, maintaining a healthy weight, not smoking, and keeping tabs on your cholesterol and blood pressure. But you could be doing more.

The following tips represent the latest research on the foods, supplements, and mind-body techniques you need now to keep your cardiovascular system strong in the years to come. What you read may save your life.

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6:45AM PDT on Jul 10, 2013

Great information. Thanks for sharing!

1:46AM PDT on Aug 8, 2011

Great article. Thanks.

2:09AM PST on Feb 26, 2011

Thank you.

9:20PM PDT on Apr 13, 2010

:D

11:05AM PDT on Apr 8, 2010

Don't smoke and don't want to be a second hand/chain smoker I will eat less/the least fat and carbs as possible. Need/want/will live the longest. Will destrress more and more, be more positive. Exercise more. Relax. That helps longevity.

9:58AM PDT on Mar 30, 2010

I agree with Sheila - the person before me wrote.
I have suffered 2 heart attacks & now have 3 stents
in me. I will be taking medication for the rest of my life.
I believe now that stress & not watching what I ate played a major role in what happened to me. When you have stress
going on in your life it is very hard.
happened to me

5:44PM PDT on Mar 29, 2010

Very Important Information. Thank you.

7:33AM PDT on Mar 29, 2010

Thank you!

11:45PM PDT on Mar 28, 2010


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It helps break down homocysteine into harmless aminoacid.
High levels of homocysteine in your blood can damage the lining of your arteries. It can also easily make your blood clot, which increases your risk of blood vessel blockage.


1:29PM PDT on Mar 27, 2010

Thank you!

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