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How Much Salt is in Your McDonald’s Meal?

Exactly how much sodium is in your favorite McDonald’s guilty pleasure? I’ve compiled a list of some common foods to give you a sense. Keep in mind that most experts recommend getting less than 2300 m…

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Unexpected Source of Sodium Increases Heart Attack Risk

It may surprise you to learn that many prescription and over-the-counter medications contain hidden sodium, especially the drugs that dissolve in your mouth or are added to water. Because sodium-conta…

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Study Shows Herb as Effective as High Blood Pressure Drug

Most people already know the health benefits of eating olive oil on a regular basis, but an increasing amount of research is showing that olive oil isn’t the only therapeutic part of these trees. The …

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How Much Sleep Do We Actually Need?

You’re watching late night TV and you feel guilty because you know you have to rise and shine for work at 7 am.  You tell yourself all you really need is 5 or 6 hours of shut-eye. But is that enough f…

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Doctors Prescribe Plant-Based Diets for Heart Disease

Heart disease is a leading cause of death in many countries around the world.  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that more than 600,000 Americans die from heart disease annu…

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6 Surprising (& Natural) Stress Relievers

Everyone gets stressed sometimes. Whether it be financial or personal, significant stress is an unfortunate aspect of modern living. But, too much stress can be a bad thing. Whether you have trouble s…

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15 Plant-Based Foods To Fight Hypertension

Hypertension, otherwise known as high blood pressure, is a condition in which the pressure of blood in the arteries is consistently elevated. A slew of new studies on foods and hypertension suggest i…

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5 Drug-Free Ways to Control High Blood Pressure

We do know that high blood pressure can cause heart disease. But it does not stop there. This silent killer has been liked to serious conditions such as heart attack, stroke, dementia, and kidney fail…

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Surprise: Your Face Could Hold the Clue to How Long you Might Live

Often, when I happen to tell people how old I am, it is amusing—and I must admit, flattering—to see their disbelieving reactions. I am blessed with what people call a "baby face," and until now, I lik…

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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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Thank you Katie for the reminders. Diets are a way of eating so it can be, not only doable, but a l…

Vinu.... No wonder you have been exposed as a "fraud" by your peers......You should be ashamed of yo…

Onions, garlic, broccoli, ginger, EVOO, all good. Get the others occasionally but not regularly esp…

Great videos. Nice tribute to the importance of all moms.

Good list.