High-Blood-Pressure

Four Natural Remedies for High Blood Pressure

High blood pressure is a huge boon for pharmaceutical manufacturers. It affects roughly 75 million Americans, and, as with many medical conditions, most doctors are treating it by wearing out their prescription pads, instead of using these natural remedies for high blood pressure. Four Remedies for…

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Insulin: A Little-Known Cause of High Blood Pressure

One of the most common treatments for diabetes, insulin, is bad news. Not only does it actually cause weight gain, but research shows insulin can end up being a cause of high blood pressure. Taiwanese researchers looked at more than 87,000 diabetic patients who were given either oral treatment for…

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Lower Blood Pressure With Probiotics?

By now, I’m sure you’re familiar with the digestive health benefits that can be obtained by eating foods that contain probiotics and/or taking a probiotic supplement. However, as I’ve shared in the past, this is just one of many health benefits of probiotics. Others include immune…

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Let's Talk About Metabolic Syndrome (Syndrome X)

In addition to being the driving force behind type 2 diabetes, insulin resistance is also part and parcel of a condition called metabolic syndrome (formerly syndrome X). Identified in the mid-1980s by Stanford University researcher Gerald Reaven, MD, metabolic syndrome is a cluster of disorders that…

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A Diabetes Success Story

R.B., a type 2 diabetic, had been on insulin for 16 years. She had retinopathy, angina, high blood pressure, a history of two heart attacks, and an open ulcer on her foot that refused to heal. But the most debilitating of her problems was neuropathy. Nerve damage left her with virtually no sensation…

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Prevent Diabetes By Eating Fish

You probably know that there have been numerous studies on the health benefits of fish, as well as lifestyle factors that should be considered to prevent diabetes. And we’ve long known that one of the health benefits of fish is a good source of low-calorie, high-quality protein, and that red…

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Health Benefits of Coffee: Prevent Skin Cancer

I’ve been extolling the health benefits of coffee for years. Now, there’s another reason to go ahead and drink up. A study found that drinking more than three cups of coffee per day can lower risk of basal cell carcinoma (BCC), one of the most common forms of skin cancer. The researchers…

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Natural Treatment for Erectile Dysfunction

Men, if your sexual function isn’t what you’d like it to be, you can take Viagra, Cialis or a related drug—a temporary treatment for erectile dysfunction (ED) at best. Or you can make lifestyle changes and use nutritional supplements and other natural treatments for erectile…

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Four Ways to Reduce Stroke Risk

There’s no question that even hearing the word stroke can be scary, but unfortunately it’s a very real risk. Every year more than 750,000 Americans suffer a stroke (technically called a cerebrovascular accident), and strokes are the third-leading cause of death in this country. For the…

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Nutrient Spotlight: Importance of Minerals

In this third part of my blog series on how the different components of a quality daily multivitamin help promote and support optimal health and well-being, I’ll be explaining the importance of minerals. Minerals, like vitamins, play diverse roles. They are important components of bones and…

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Inflammation and Heart Disease

A multi-billion-dollar industry has been built around the idea that large, cholesterol-filled blockages in the arteries cause heart attacks. That concept is just plain wrong. The reality is that as many as 80 percent of all heart attacks occur when smaller plaques, destabilized by inflammation,…

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Are Environmental Toxins Increasing Your Belly Fat?

Toxins are all around us. They are in the air we breathe and the water we drink. All these chemicals, pesticides, and preservatives can take a serious toll on our health, causing a wide range of problems from asthma and autism to heart attacks and cancer. Now, a new study published in the journal…

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6 Effective, Natural Home Remedies

Drug companies would like you to believe that the only cure for whatever ails you requires a trip to the pharmacy. But the fact is, our kitchens are filled with a plethora of treatments for a variety of common health problems. Here are some natural home remedies that really work. 6 Natural Home…

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Preventing Alzheimer's Disease Naturally

Few diseases are sadder than Alzheimer’s disease. It’s absolutely disheartening when someone you know and love doesn’t recognize you anymore or loses cognitive abilities. It’s also scary to know that you have a relative with Alzheimer’s because there’s such a…

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Boost Nitric Oxide Levels to Improve Health

We knew about the health benefits of nitric oxide long before scientists were aware of its presence in the human body. Nitroglycerin, a drug that works on nitric oxide pathways, was adopted as a medical therapy for angina and high blood pressure in the 1880s, but another century passed before anyone…

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Benefits of Milk: Fact or Fiction?

Everyone knows all about the benefits of milk. It’s good for your teeth, it’s essential for strong bones, and everyone should drink three cups a day in order to maintain good health. Well, guess what? All these claims are bogus. The Truth About Milk First off, cows’ milk is a…

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