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6 Little-Known Heart Health Boosters

When it comes to heart health, many people are already familiar with the old standbys like exercise, garlic, magnesium and flax.  But these aren’t the only ways to prevent heart disease or to boost yo…

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9 Common Foods That Contain Bad Fat

Trans fat, a shudder-causing ingredient for health experts, is formed when natural vegetable oil is hardened through hydrogenation to prolong the taste or shelf life of certain foods. Studies show …

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5 Strategies for Adjusting to Daylight Saving Time

As the country prepares to “spring forward” an hour for daylight saving time this Sunday, it’s important to keep in mind how even a tiny time change can affect your health. Studies have shown that …

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Can You Die from a Broken Heart?

If it feels like a heart attack and acts like a heart attack, does that mean that it is a heart attack? Not necessarily. Chest pain and tightness, arm pain and shortness of breath are all hallma…

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Natural Ways to Reverse Heart Disease

With health care costs rising to stratospheric levels, more and more people are turning to so-called "alternative therapies" to deal with a variety of ailments, from heart disease to Alzheimer’s. A…

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Valentine’s Day Heart-Healing Superfoods

Forget the budget-busting exotic superfoods, these heart-healing superfoods are readily available and affordable.  Some may be as close as your backyard.  Here are my picks: Almonds—Skip the unheal…

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Raw Vegan Chocolate Truffles

Looking for a way to impress your Valentine?  Here’s a quick and simple, healthy and decadent treat sure to impress.  No one will know how healthy they are.  Plus they are rich in calcium and magnesiu…

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The ‘Minor’ Heart Symptom You Should Never Ignore

A skipped heartbeat, the feeling of fish flopping around in your chest, a racing heart rate; these are the physical feelings of atrial fibrillation—the most common type of heart rhythm disorder. The s…

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Vegetarians Have One-Third Less Risk of Heart Disease

A British study published January 30 once again shows the significant benefits of a meatless diet, among them that vegetarians have a 32% lower risk of contracting heart disease. The study was publish…

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6 Strategies to Avoid a Wintertime Heart Attack

Whatever their cause, heart symptoms should never be taken lightly—especially during the winter months. According to Cynthia Thaik, M.D., a cardiologist and member of the American College of Cardiolo…

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