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Four Ways to Prevent a Stroke

…single most significant risk factor for stroke. That’s because chronically elevated blood pressure weakens blood vessels and contributes to atherosclerosis (narrowing of the arteries). This in turn increases the risk of a blood clot disrupting flow to the bran—in other words, a stroke. If you have…

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Nutrient Spotlight: Benefits of B Vitamins

atherosclerosis (the buildup of plaque in the arteries). According to Harvard researchers, a high blood level of homocysteine more than triples the risk of heart attack. It also dramatically increases the likelihood of having a stroke and has been linked to other conditions caused by atherosclerosis,…

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Diabetes Complication #1: Heart Disease

…primarily a disease of the blood vessels, or coronary arteries, that supply the heart muscle with vital oxygen and nutrients. In a process known as atherosclerosis, the artery walls become narrowed and hardened with buildups of cholesterol and cellular debris, which can restrict blood flow and impair circulation…

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How To Maintain Natural Prostate Health

I know there are many health topics most men aren't comfortable talking about. They'd rather suffer in silence, pretending everything's fine--even if it's not. Since this Sunday is Father's Day, I thought I would dedicate today's blog post, and Friday's, to talking about some of these vexing, and…

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Manage Diabetes With Vitamin D and Vitamin E

…shown that high doses of supplemental vitamin E may even reverse damage to nerves caused by diabetes and protect against diabetic cataracts and atherosclerosis. Additionally, research suggests that approximately 40 percent of people living with diabetes have a gene variation (haptoglobin (Hp) 2-2 gene…

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Hypertension: Another Downside of Insulin

…function of the endothelial cells lining the arteries. It also has growth factor–like activity that thickens blood vessels and increases risk of atherosclerosis. Since people with diabetes are already at dramatically increased risk of hypertension and cardiovascular disease, the last thing they need is…

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Surprising Connection Between Insulin and Hypertension

…function of the endothelial cells lining the arteries. It also has growth factor–like activity that thickens blood vessels and increases risk of atherosclerosis. Since people living with diabetes are already at dramatically increased risk of hypertension and cardiovascular disease, the last thing they need…

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Vitamin E Benefits for Diabetes and Heart Health

…shown that high doses of supplemental vitamin E may even reverse damage to nerves caused by diabetes and protect against diabetic cataracts and atherosclerosis. Research Proves Vitamin E Benefits Additional research suggests that approximately 40 percent of people with diabetes have a gene variation (haptoglobin…

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Nutrient Spotlight: 3 Primary Antioxidants

…radiation. By decreasing LDL cholesterol and plaque deposits on artery walls, vitamin E reduces the probability of heart attack, stroke, and atherosclerosis. It is also an effective therapy for preventing Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease. Furthermore, vitamin E helps alleviate respiratory…

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Antioxidants Are Key When Managing Diabetes

…shown that high doses of supplemental vitamin E may even reverse damage to nerves caused by diabetes and protect against diabetic cataracts and atherosclerosis. Supplementation with both of these antioxidants is associated with a reduced risk of diabetic retinopathy. If you are living with diabetes, aim…

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How Free Radicals, Antioxidants, and ORAC Values Affect Your Health

…this is a cause of aging and age-related physiological decline. Furthermore, free radical damage is implicated in several conditions such as atherosclerosis, cancer, Alzheimer’s disease, cataracts, osteoarthritis, and immune deficiency. That’s why one of the most important steps in maintaining health…

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