Heart Health

Douse Inflammation, Diminish Heart Disease

Cardiovascular disease, our Nation’s leading killer, often derives from one predominant culprit: inflammation. Cholesterol, blood pressure and body weight steal the media spotlight; but insidious inflammation, when the body’s overeager immune response leads to tissue damage, plays a key role in the development of cardiovascular disease, as well as in a number of other serious […]

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Natural Secrets For Boosting Personal Energy

If you’re feeling lethargic and fatigued, it’s time to shrug off the tiredness that plagues so many of us. Naturally nurturing your body’s energy systems can revive your vitality and rev up your personal energy. An added benefit: You also boost your longevity. Vitality Secrets While you may look at vitality as an isolated issue, […]

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Is your cardiovascular system working overtime?

The heart is an amazing organ, beating millions of times automatically, without intervention. As a result, we often take it for granted. We eat too much fatty food and don’t get enough exercise. And while the heart does quite well on its own, it doesn’t need the extra workload. It’s no mystery that cardiovascular disease […]

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Winter Tips For Cardio Health: Protect Your Cold, Cold Heart

Though winter’s best known for colds and flu, it’s also a time to protect your heart. Dim, wintry sunlight means less vitamin D and more depression, risk factors for heart problems. Comfort food, holiday treats and less exercise can lead to heart-threatening body fat. So ’tis the season to melt your cold, cold heart and […]

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Heart disease and statins

Jim was a patient of mine years back. He had come to me for holistic advice on heart health. His doctors were recommending statin drugs to control his cholesterol, even though he’d never had a heart attack. As an integrative physician, I occasionally prescribe certain pharmaceuticals when the patient and I feel it’s necessary. But […]

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