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Archives for Heart Health

Benefits of Flax Oil

by Abigail B. October 12th, 2007 | Cancer, Heart Health, Herbal Supplements
There are many forms of natural cancer treatment. Flax oil (which does not have the same aromatic appeal of lavender oil) happens to be one of them.

Canada is the country where an ancient blue-flowering crop is exclusively cultivated. The flax plant produces a fiber. From this fiber linen is woven. There is an edible seed and from this seed flax oil can be extracted. This seed contains heart healthy omega-3 fatty acids. The flax seed has alpha-linolenic acid which is not exactly the same as the omega-3 fatty acids found in fish oil. The body however can convert
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Heart Repair Using Stem Cells

by Abigail B. September 17th, 2007 | Heart Health
One of the hot topics in health news is Stem Cells being used in research.

It has been believed that the human heart is unable to repair itself after a heart attack or injury, causing one to need life cover. New research refutes that belief. Because stem cells can be rejected as a foreign body by ones immune system, stem cells were taken from the bone marrow of a mouse to be implanted in the heart of the same mouse. A heart attack was induced to the mouse and the stem cells were introduced directly in the heart.

There was
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Heart Disease Risk Factors

by Editorial Team September 13th, 2007 | Diseases, Heart Health
Many of the risk factors in heart disease can be eliminated or changed by making lifestyle changes. Some risk factors such as family history or age cannot be changed. However reducing or changing certain behaviors can affect cardiovascular disease. Smoking (even a hookah) is the number one cause of cardiovascular disease. Smoking lowers the good cholesterol and degenerates arterial health. Smoking combined with birth control pills increases the risk of heart attack or stroke.

Obesity is a major risk factor in heart disease. Women especially who have a lot of fat around the waist are more at risk than those
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Benefits of Statins

by Abigail B. September 12th, 2007 | Heart Health, Medication
One of the companies that makes a statin says in their television add “sometimes eating right and exercising is not enough to lower your cholesterol” Eating right and proper exercise (including the use of weight sets) will always be the corner stone to stave off many diseases but for many it is not enough. Many ground breaking studies show that these statins do bring very low levels to LDL, the “bad” cholesterol. arterial plaque will slightly diminish and inflammation can drop dramatically.

The lower inflammation levels accomplished by statins may be one of the most important reasons since inflammation in
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Benefits of Turmeric

by Abigail B. December 12th, 2006 | Heart Health, Medication
One of the companies that makes a statin says in their television add “sometimes eating right and exercising is not enough to lower your cholesterol” Eating right and proper exercise will always be the corner stone to stave off many diseases but for many it is not enough. Many ground breaking studies show that these statins do bring very low levels to LDL, the “bad” cholesterol. arterial plaque will slightly diminish and inflammation can drop dramatically.

The lower inflammation levels accomplished by statins may be one of the most important reasons since inflammation in the body is a precursor to cancer,
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