Heart-Attack

Request a Magnesium IV for Heart Attack

If you’re ever rushed to the hospital with a heart attack, intravenous (IV) magnesium could save your life. In a landmark double-blind, placebo-controlled trial, Israeli researchers gave a magnesium IV to half of 194 patients suffering from acute heart attacks. The in-hospital death rate of…

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Vitamin E for Diabetes

Several studies have found that, compared to other drugs, Avandia (a popular drug prescribed to patients with diabetes) increases risk of heart failure by 60 percent, heart attack by 40 percent, and death in patients age 65 and over by 30 percent. We’ve known for some time that this drug is…

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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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The Dangers of Diabetes Drugs

Drugs are, by their very nature, foreign agents. As such, they affect your body in unnatural ways. The most common side effects of drugs prescribed to people managing diabetes are weight gain, gastrointestinal upset, and, sometimes serious liver problems. But that’s not all. In early studies,…

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Preventing Sudden Cardiac Death

It’s no secret that heart disease is the number one cause of death in the United States. But did you know that most of these fatalities occur without warning in individuals who are seemingly healthy? Sudden cardiac death kills approximately 325,000 Americans every year and claims more lives…

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Preventing Heart Disease With Aspirin

Aspirin is an excellent, inexpensive therapy, and its cardiovascular benefits are backed by hundreds of studies and decades of clinical use. I’ve received many questions about aspirin to prevent heart disease, and most people assume I’m against aspirin because it's a drug and I…

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Remedies Worse Than the Disease

For years, doctors have known the potential dangers of oral hypoglycemic drugs. But for whatever reason, they continue to prescribe them to patients dealing with diabetes. So my question is this: When are we going to learn—rather, when are we going to accept—that oral medications used to…

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Do What You Can to Prevent Heart Disease

Heart disease is the #1 killer in this country, and for many people a heart attack is the first symptom of the disease. The good news is you can absolutely prevent heart disease, even if you have multiple risk factors of heart disease. And you don’t need powerful prescription drugs or surgery…

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Defy Aging With Resveratrol

Do you like to drink a glass of red wine with dinner? Here’s some good news—that glass of wine may actually help extend your life. In recent years we have discovered more health benefits of wine than even the most ardent oenophile (lover of wine) could have imagined. Studies have shown…

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Heart Disease—6 Risk Factors You Can Reverse

Heart disease is the number 1 killer in this country, and for many people a heart attack is the first symptom of the disease. Fortunately, you can absolutely prevent heart disease, even if you’re at high risk—and you don’t need powerful prescription drugs or surgery to do it. 1.…

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Do You Have Low Thyroid Function?

Low thyroid function (hypothyroidismh or underactive thyroid) is surprisingly common, affecting about one in eight women from 35 to 65 years of age, and one in five women older than 65. Not many people spend time thinking about their thyroid gland, but if you have unexplained weight gain or fatigue,…

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Diabetes is a Silent Killer

Diabetes is a silent stalker, and if you’re over 45, overweight, inactive, or suffering with other diabetes risk factors, you’re a prime target. In the United States alone, nearly 24 million people suffer from diabetes, and another 5.7 million are walking around undiagnosed. Worldwide,…

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The Health Benefits of Beer

While wine has cornered the market in recent years—a healthy choice filled with protective antioxidants (namely resveratrol)—beer is making a comeback. But you may not be aware of the health benefits of beer. One of the main health benefits of beer is silicon which helps to prevent…

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Floss Your Way to Better Heart Health

Want to keep your heart healthy? Take care of your teeth. Numerous scientific studies have found a definite link between oral health and cardiovascular disease. The reason is that periodontal disease (infection and inflammation of the gums) is associated with increased levels of C-reactive protein…

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Diabetes Is Much Too Serious to Ignore

In the United States alone, more than 24 million children and adults are living with diabetes, including 5.7 million who are unaware that they have this disease. Diabetes is a fearsome disorder, yet one we take much too lightly. Few people flirting with borderline elevated blood sugar levels realize…

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Vitamin E Benefits for Diabetes and Heart Health

The benefits of vitamin E, the body’s premier fat-soluble antioxidant, includes improving glucose control and protecting blood vessels and nerves from free-radical damage, which is accelerated by the diabetic condition. Studies have shown that high doses of supplemental vitamin E may even…

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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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The Best Foods for Health

Here are some of the best foods for health and why you should make a point to incorporate them into your diet. * Asparagus, onions, corn, cauliflower, broccoli, avocados and bananas are effective foods for health, with some of the lowest pesticide levels of all produce. * Green tea inhibits the…

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Prevent Cancer and Protect Your Heart with Tomatoes

Did you know that tomatoes are actually a fruit, not a vegetable? They’re also a health-boosting powerhouse. Tomatoes contain the potent antioxidant lycopene that helps to neutralize harmful free radicals. Studies have shown eating foods rich in lycopene protects against lung, breast, and…

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Learn About Flaxseed’s Health Benefits

I want to share an interesting story with you. Jim, a 62-year-old from Tennessee, got a wake-up call when his cholesterol measured in at a scary 288 mg/dL! (Normal is under 200.) Not surprisingly, his conventional doctor was quick to prescribe a cholesterol-lowering . Folks, statins are bad news.…

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Preventing Heart Disease Naturally

Heart disease is the No. 1 killer in this country, and for many people a heart attack is the first symptom of the disease. The good news is you can absolutely prevent heart disease, even if you’re at high risk—and you don’t need powerful prescription drugs or surgery for…

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4 Secrets for Eating Your Way to Better Heart Health

Americans are eating themselves into the cardiac ward, quite literally! Research has shown time and again that saturated fats in meat, whole-fat dairy, and other animal products, and trans-fatty acids found in fried and processed foods have deleterious effects on the cardiovascular system and…

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