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Archives for Heart Health

Chia Seeds for Heart Health

by Kimberly Hays December 21st, 2018 | Heart Health
Most are familiar with the Chia Pet that was introduced in September, 1977, and is still popular. In shapes of animals, heads, and other shapes, you spread chia seeds on the container, water, and the seeds will grow into a grass type substance that is used as the hair of the figure. After giving these as gifts for 35 years, it turns out we should have been eating the chia seeds instead of just growing them for hair on clay characters.

Chia seeds are very heart healthy. They contain Omega3, which make up 30%, along with 40% being Omega6 oil.
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Depression and Heart Health

by Kimberly Hays January 24th, 2013 | Heart Health
We have all heard that the effects of depression include body aches and pains, loss of appetite, and loss of interest in things a person used to enjoy. New studies are finding that depression also has a huge impact on heart health, showing that depression increases your chances of heart disease by an astounding 65 percent!

Because of these staggering percentages, The World Health Organization is forecasting that heart disease will be the most debilitating illness by the year 2010. They state that this is only second to depression. They are asking the medical community to look further
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Heart Health and Grass Fed Beef

by Kimberly Hays November 29th, 2012 | Heart Health
When it comes to heart health, we all try to make sound choices. We have been told that moderation in beef consumption is important, but have you considered the kind of beef you are eating may play a big role as well? Cattle raised on commercial feed lots and grass fed beef have major differences. Not only are the animals themselves living a better life, and eating the food that nature intended, but we also gain from additional vital nutrients that are not found in beef in commercial lots.

Grass fed beef is high in Omega 3 fatty acids. These
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Drinks for Heart Health

by Kimberly Hays November 1st, 2012 | Heart Health
We consider what we eat in our daily diet by watching out for foods high in fats and bad cholesterol, while adding heart healthy foods such as nuts, leafy greens, and other vegetables. While these are great steps toward optimum heart health, we need to be mindful of what we are drinking. Recently, a court case involving the death of a teenage girl who is said to have died due to drinking energy drinks, shows that energy drinks are not a healthy choice, especially for people with heart disease or those on medication for high blood pressure. Knowing what
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The Warning Signs of Heart Attack

by Kimberly Hays October 2nd, 2012 | Heart Health
A heart attack is a life or death situation. When someone has a heart attack, oxygen is deprived to the heart cells, and the blood supply is restricted or completely cut off. Every second counts in getting medical attention, and it is important that we all understand the symptoms.

Chest Pain - Heart attacks do not always come with a severe pain in the chest that happens all of the sudden. Most often, they start with a mild discomfort. It usually feels like pressure on the chest or a squeezing sensation. This discomfort can also be present in the arms,
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All health and medical information is provided for educational purposes and is not meant to replace the medical advice or treatment of your healthcare professional.