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Diabetes Is Much Too Serious to Ignore

…kidney failure, and amputations in this country. People living with diabetes are more likely to have—and die of—a heart attack or stroke than those with normal blood sugar levels. Diabetes is also a primary contributor to erectile dysfunction (impotence) and dementia. Unfortunately,…

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Preventing Heart Disease Naturally

…or heart muscle. To prevent a magnesium deficiency, you need 800 mg to 1,000 mg per day. Now it’s your turn: Do you have a secret for keeping your heart healthy and preventing heart disease? You May Also Be Interested in * How NOT to Prevent a Stroke * Chocolate Reduces Stroke Risk in Women

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Prevent Heart Disease With This Tasty Treat

…What they found is that people who ate the most chocolate reduced their coronary heart disease risk factors by 37 percent and decreased stroke risk by 29 percent, compared to those who ate the least amount of chocolate. How Chocolate Reduces Risk of Coronary Artery Disease The researchers…

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HBOT Revisited: Fighting for Your Rights as a Healthcare Consumer

…benefits of hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT)—specifically, how it can help a wide range of injuries and conditions from burns, psoriasis, and stroke to brain trauma and heart issues—and I got quite a story in return. Sharmyn B. wrote to tell me how her daughter’s entire life was…

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Let's Get the Word Out About Diabetes and Heart Disease

…significantly raises heart disease risk. In fact, people with diabetes are two to four times more likely to die from heart disease or suffer a stroke than those with normal blood sugar levels. So, what are doctors doing about this epidemic? They’re wearing out their prescription pads with…

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Easy Ways to Eat More Fruits and Vegetables

…the many health benefits of fruits and vegetables. How Eating Fruits and Vegetables Benefits Your Health For example, want to decrease your risk of stroke by 26 percent? Eat five or more servings of fruits and vegetables per day. Want to lose weight? Focus on eating more fiber-rich vegetables. Want…

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More Men's Health Problems--Solved!

…over-the-counter antifungals contain an active ingredient such as miconazole, clotrimazole, or econazole, and some include hydrocortisone to relieve itching. Look for these products in health food or drug stores. You may also be interested in: Four Ways to Prevent a Stroke Four Easy Ways to Stop IBS

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3 Powerful Ways to Stay Off the Cardiac Ward

…or call 800-488-1500. To locate an EECP provider in your area call 800-455-EECP (3327) or visit vasomedical.com. Now it’s your turn: What have you done to help protect your heart? You May Also Be Interested In: * How NOT to Prevent a Stroke * Four Medical Tests that Can Save Your Life

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7 Summer Survival Tips

…can, however, hot weather may make air pollution even more dangerous. The pairing of these two elements has the potential to increase risk of stroke by about 50 percent! Your best bet is to stay indoors on hot days when air quality is poor. Now it’s your turn: Do you have a tip for weathering…

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4 Ways to Clean Up the Air in Your Home

…makes a real difference. For example, three years after public smoke-free laws were adopted in Florida, hospitalizations for heart attacks and stroke fell by 18 percent. You obviously have no control over the quality of air in public places, but here are four easy ways to clean up the air in your…

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Health Benefits of Tea

…against cardiovascular disease. And a recent study found that regular consumption of both green and black tea reduced risk of heart attack and stroke by 10–20 percent. But be careful when reaching for the bottled varieties. Some prepackaged teas may have the same health benefits of tea that…

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Four Natural Pain Relievers

…can damage your joints. COX-2 inhibitors have problems of their own. In addition to gastrointestinal distress, these drugs increase the risk of strokes and heart attacks. In fact, one of these medications, Vioxx, was removed from the market after being linked to more than 50,000 fatalities. And…

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4 Tips for Healthier Summer Travel

…long flights can also help reduce your risk of deep vein thrombosis. You can also massage your calves, quadriceps, and hamstrings. Use long, upward strokes to help the blood move toward your heart, and take deep, relaxed breaths to keep plenty of oxygen in your bloodstream. * Avoid Motion Sickness.…

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Niacin: Is it Really Safe and Effective?

…average total cholesterol of the men taking niacin fell by 10 percent, triglycerides by 26 percent, recurrent heart attacks by 27 percent, and strokes by 26 percent. Although there was no difference in the death rate at that time, in a nine-year follow-up period there were 11 percent fewer deaths…

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The Dangers of Diabetes Drugs

…not all. In early studies, one diabetes drug in particular (Avandia) was demonstrated to more than double the death rate from heart attack or stroke! In contrast, thousands of diabetic patients have learned how to manage diabetes with natural treatments, including special supplements for diabetes,…

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Defy Aging With Resveratrol

…of clots to the artery walls, which is the cause of most heart attacks and strokes. It is also a potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory agent that tends to minimize damage, even if you have a heart attack or stroke. But resveratrol’s benefits go far beyond heart disease. Resveratrol may…

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Vitamin E for Diabetes

…disease. Israeli researchers found that when these people took 400 IU of vitamin E daily, their risk of cardiovascular events such as stroke, heart attack, and death fell by 50 percent! Vitamin E’s benefits were so profound the study was terminated early so all study participants…

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The Health Benefits of Beer

…Beer is also a great source of B-complex vitamins, which have been linked to lower levels of homocysteine and reduced risk of heart attack and stroke. So go ahead and enjoy an occasional cold one this summer, but don’t forget that the health benefits of beer (and other forms of alcohol) end…

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