Protect Your Heart With These 4 Tips

heart healthy appleAccording to the Centers for Disease Control, each year over 800,000 Americans suffer a heart attack. Of these, over 600,000 are a first heart attack and about 200,000 happen to people who have already had a heart attack. Even more thought provoking is that about  1 in 5 heart attacks is silent, where the damage is done, but the person is not aware of it.

A heart attack happens when the blood supply to a portion of the heart is suddenly cut off. Continue reading “Protect Your Heart With These 4 Tips”

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5 Good Takeaways from the 2020-2025 Dietary Guidelines for Americans

healthy dietary choicesAlthough The Physicians Committee believes that the newly released 2020-2025 Dietary Guidelines for Americans should be retracted and reworked to delete dairy promotion, avoid equating “protein” with meat, and increase emphasis on plant-based foods, there are a few recommendations in the guidelines that Americans should follow to help promote good health.

1. Dietary Guidelines:

Continue reading “5 Good Takeaways from the 2020-2025 Dietary Guidelines for Americans”

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Glucosamine and Chondroitin May Increase Longevity

glucosamine and chondroitin appear to benefit hearth healthGlucosamine and chondroitin supplements have always been popular and effective for many who suffer from with joint pain. But new research is showing that these supplements may also decrease your chances of early death, especially by cardiovascular disease.

Role of Glucosamine in Joint Health

Glucosamine is a nutrient that naturally occurs in joint tissues, skin, nails, bones and ligaments. Continue reading “Glucosamine and Chondroitin May Increase Longevity”

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Keep Your Heart Healthy With a Plant-Based Holiday

heart healthy vegan paellaIt’s a dangerous time of year for heart health: holiday heart attack season. More people die from heart disease between December 25 and January 7 than any other time of the year. Loading up on eggnog, cheese plates, ham, roast beef and turkey may play a role.

Swedish researchers found that heart attack risk increased by 37% on Christmas Eve and 15% on Christmas Day, compared to the 2 weeks before and after Christmas, possibly due in part to overeating. Continue reading “Keep Your Heart Healthy With a Plant-Based Holiday”

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