Archives for Heart Health

Supplements and Heart Health

by Kimberly Hays September 6th, 2012 | Heart Health
Everyone should include measures to ward off heart disease. Along with diet and exercise, supplements can be very effective in maintaining a strong, healthy heart. Most can be taken without any side effects, but it is always best to speak with your doctor before starting any new regimen, especially if you are taking prescription medications.

Garlic – Aside from using garlic in cooking, taking garlic oil will keep your blood vessels supple, avoiding hardening of the arteries. It also helps in lowering cholesterol and blood pressure. The recommended daily dose is 600-1200 mg. per day.

Fish Oil – Fish oil provides
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Alternative Heart Therapies

by Kimberly Hays August 7th, 2012 | Heart Health
There are many heart conditions that can be caused by genetics, poor diet, and poor lifestyle choices. Because each person is treated on an individual basis for their heart issues, they can be prescribed a combination of medications for treatment.

Doctors are now recognizing that alternative medicines and therapies, such as herbs, vitamins, and meditation can be beneficial to heart health. While not all doctors are on board, most will still agree to the use of alternative medicines as a complementary addition to traditional Western treatments.

Be sure to speak with your doctor about whether these alternative treatments are a good
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Hotel Tips for a Heart-Healthy Lifestyle

by R. Carnavale July 10th, 2012 | Heart Health, Prevention
Maintaining a heart-healthy lifestyle is important, especially when you’re traveling. Your choice of hotels is a key factor in having healthy heart. Before you book a hotel room, consider if any or all of these three heart-healthy amenities will be provided:

Healthy Meals

  • Does the hotel provide nutritious, tasty meal choice options for its guests? Consider brands like Fairmont Hotels & Resorts, which offers Lifestyle Cuisine Plus, a new menu available upon request that caters to guests with heart and other health issues. The menu includes a selection of appetizers, entrees, and desserts for heart-healthy diets, and it is designed to contribute to
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Are You Prepared?

by Editorial Team June 7th, 2012 | Heart Health
According to the American Heart Association, there are 350,000 deaths annually that are caused by sudden cardiac arrest.  If someone were to collapse in cardiac arrest in your presence, would you know what to do?  If you have received certification in CPR and have kept your skills current, then you are ready.  However, if you are like the majority of Americans, you probably are not certified in CPR or have taken the course so far in the past that you no longer remember how to properly administer CPR.

Many people may rely on the hope that there will be an
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Give Your Heart a Valentine

by Lori Sciame February 11th, 2011 | Diseases, Health Research, Heart Health
This Valentine’s Day, show your heart some love. Since 1963, February has been known as “American Heart Month.” Since heart disease is America’s number one killer, it makes sense to make your heart a priority, not only this month, but every month of the year.

In 2010, an estimated 785,000 Americans had a new coronary attack, and about 470,000 had a recurrent attack. About every 25 seconds, an American will have a coronary event, and about one every minute will die from one (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention). In essence, heart disease touches all
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