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Heart Disease

Ask the Expert: Omega-3 Fatty Acid


Omega-3 fatty acids (also known as n-3 fatty acids) are polyunsaturated fatty acids that are essential nutrients for health. We need omega-3 fatty acids for numerous normal body functions, such as controlling blood clotting and building cell membranes in the brain, and since our bodies cannot make omega-3 fats, we must get them through food. Omega-3 fatty acids are also associated with many health benefits, including protection against heart disease and possibly stroke. New studies are identifying potential benefits for a wide range of conditions including cancer, inflammatory bowel disease, and other autoimmune diseases such as lupus and rheumatoid arthritis.

Lower your homocysteine levels naturally


Homocysteine is an inflammatory amino acid that is produced as a byproduct of protein metabolism. Homocysteine-induced injury to the arterial wall is one of the factors that can initiate the process of atherosclerosis, leading to endothelial dysfunction and eventually to heart attacks and stroke.

The pear truth: 7 reasons to eat more pears


When it comes to health foods, you hardly ever hear about pears. More often than not, there is more information about prickly pears (or Opunti; paddle cactus) than there is about the actual pear from the Pyrus genus. While pears are rarely discussed, they do offer a plethora of amazing health benefits like decreasing your chance of heart disease, decreasing your chance of stroke, helping increase your immune system and many more. Here are seven amazing health benefits of the wonderfully delicious pear.

Greek researchers find a psychological component in heart disease


Psychological intervention has been found to reduce chances of heart attacks among heart disease patients. The psychological interventions include listening to music, doing relaxation exercises, talking to the patients about what is worrying them, patients being talked to through their surgical procedures and praying with them. It should be noted that heart disease is not only physical but also has a psychological component.

The Real Cause Of Heart Disease, Diabetes, Alzheimer’s


Real healing is based in uncovering the root causes of the symptoms and diseases that afflict modern humans. History has continually shown that treating a disease or a symptom does not cure a person of those things, nor does it prevent him from continuing his wreckage of the body. Often, a single underlying factor can be the root cause of several ailments and diseases at once. One such root is inflammation. Control that, and you can control and perhaps eliminate heart disease, diabetes, high cholesterol, some cancers and Alzheimer’s disease.

The Real Cause Of Heart Disease, Diabetes, Alzheimer’s


Real healing is based in uncovering the root causes of the symptoms and diseases that afflict modern humans. History has continually shown that treating a disease or a symptom does not cure a person of those things, nor does it prevent him from continuing his wreckage of the body. Often, a single underlying factor can be the root cause of several ailments and diseases at once. One such root is inflammation. Control that, and you can control and perhaps eliminate heart disease, diabetes, high cholesterol, some cancers and Alzheimer’s disease.

High Chocolate Consumption May Reduce Heart Disease Risk By One Third


Consuming lots of chocolate appears to reduce the risk of developing heart diseaseby one third, researchers from the University of Cambridge, England reported in the BMJ (British Medical Journal) and the European Society of Cardiology Congress in Paris, France.

Walnut eaters reduce risk of dying from heart disease or cancer by nearly fifty percent


Heart disease and cancer in all their different forms take the lives of nearly three-quarters of all men, women and children in the US each year. Yet thousands of well constructed research bodies have shown that most chronic diseases can be prevented by making simple lifestyle changes including diet, smoking, physical activity and exposure to toxic household and environmental pollutants through our early and middle adult years. Specific foods and nutrients such as resveratrol, curcumin, green tea and leafy greens have demonstrated specific properties that help to prevent and fight cardiovascular disease and cancer, and should be included as part of your regular daily diet and supplement plan.