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Heart & Vascular Disease

The Holiday Spice that Fights Diabetes and Heart Disease

When I think of autumn, Thanksgiving, and the holidays I think of cinnamon. Who doesn’t love the aroma of cinnamon wafting through the air?  The real deal, that is, not the fake “holiday spice,” chemi…

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13 Amazing Benefits of Walking

You don’t need to train for a marathon, spend hours on an elliptical, or turn your guest room into a gym to get fitter, healthier, and happier. Keep reading to find out how a brisk walk can make major…

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Signs Your Kidneys Need Some TLC

We rarely give our kidneys or urinary tract a second thought until something goes wrong, but the consumption of high animal-protein diets like the Standard American Diet (SAD), Atkins, and others make…

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Why Do Doctors Favor Surgery and Drugs Over Diet Changes for Treating Heart Disease?

When he was a surgeon at the Cleveland Clinic, Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn published a controversial paper in the American Journal of Cardiology, noting that heart bypass operations carry significant risks…

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Best & Worst Spots to Pet a Dog– Plus: How It Benefits Your Health

Touch between a human and a dog can have therapeutic benefits for both species. In humans, petting a dog can trigger the release of the bonding hormone oxytocin. Touch also serves to soothe a mi…

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The Scary Truth Behind Why Stress is Deadlier for Women

From pay scales to physical strength, the measurable differences between men and women are often cited as the source of unique inequalities and gaps in opportunity experienced by each gender. But new …

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Why It’s Great to Grow Kale Indoors

Kale is the "it" superfood of the 2010s, the mason jar of the vegetable kingdom. And with good reason! This dark green member of the cabbage family, whether flat-leaf or curly, packs an incredibly hea…

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How Healthy is Coconut, Really?

Coconut is a superstar in the healthy food world, but does it deserve its status as a superfood? Maybe not. A couple of recent pieces about coconut water were the first inklings that coconut might…

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Low Carb Diets and Coronary Blood Flow

People going on low carb diets may not see a rise in their cholesterol levels. How is that possible? Because weight loss by any means can drop our cholesterol. We could go on an all-Twinkie diet and l…

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5 Simple Ways to Slash Your Stroke Risk

The benefits of eating a balanced diet, working out and minimizing poor health habits like smoking are so well-known that they aren't considered "newsworthy." But new research published in the journal…

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