How to “Beet” High Blood Pressure

More than 60 million Americans have high blood pressure (high BP) including more than half (54.3%) of all Americans age 65 to 74 years old and almost three quarters (71.8%) of all American blacks in the same age group. High BP is a major risk factor for a heart attack...
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4 Natural Ways to Reduce Blood Pressure

Do you want to lower your blood pressure without the harmful side effects of pharmaceuticals? The good news is that there are a number of safe, effective, and natural foods and nutrients that will help you do it. Over 60 million Americans have high blood pressure,...
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For Vascular Health, Boost Your Flavonoid Intake

Introduction: Flavonoids are a group of plant pigments that are responsible for many of the health benefits of fruits, vegetables, juices, and herbs. As a class of over 8,000 compounds, flavonoids are sometimes called “nature’s biological response modifiers” because...
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Blueberry Consumption Lowers Blood Pressure in Clinical Trial

Introduction: Blueberries are among the most important foods for good health. The diverse and wondrous health benefits of blueberries are primarily due to their high content of specialized pigments known as anthocyanins. These special flavonoids are responsible for...
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“Super” Broccoli Lowers LDL Cholesterol

Introduction Many of our modern vegetables were developed from wild plants during the Roman Empire and later-day Italians through traditional crossbreeding techniques. This process involves taking pollen from one plant and placing it on the flowers of another to...
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Another Cardiovascular Effect of CoQ10 Discovered

Introduction One of the most important nutrients for heart and vascular health is coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10). Its role in the heart is similar to the role of a spark plug in a car engine. Just as the car cannot function without that initial spark, the heart cannot function...
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PQQ Lowers LDL-Cholesterol Levels

Introduction Every major advance in nutritional medicine generally starts out as an unknown entity. That is certainly true for PQQ (short for…

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Grape Seed Extract Lowers Blood Pressure in Double-Blind Study

Introduction: A simple dietary supplement has once again been shown to produce valuable health benefits. Specifically, a new study published in…

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New Blood Pressure Target Misses the Mark

Introduction: An initial report from the Systolic Blood Pressure Intervention Trial (SPRINT) from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) could be…

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Flaxseed Consumption Lowers Cholesterol Levels

Introduction: One of the most healthful additions to a heart healthy diet is ground flaxseeds. This wondrous little seed has played an important…

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Another Cardiovascular Effect of CoQ10 Discovered

Introduction One of the most important nutrients for heart and vascular health is coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10). Its role in the heart is similar to the…

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“Super” Broccoli Lowers LDL Cholesterol

Introduction Many of our modern vegetables were developed from wild plants during the Roman Empire and later-day Italians through traditional…

Continue Reading

Blueberry Consumption Lowers Blood Pressure in Clinical Trial

Introduction: Blueberries are among the most important foods for good health. The diverse and wondrous health benefits of blueberries are…

Continue Reading

For Vascular Health, Boost Your Flavonoid Intake

Introduction: Flavonoids are a group of plant pigments that are responsible for many of the health benefits of fruits, vegetables, juices, and…

Continue Reading

4 Natural Ways to Reduce Blood Pressure

Do you want to lower your blood pressure without the harmful side effects of pharmaceuticals? The good news is that there are a number of safe,…

Continue Reading

How to “Beet” High Blood Pressure

More than 60 million Americans have high blood pressure (high BP) including more than half (54.3%) of all Americans age 65 to 74 years old and almost…

Continue Reading

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On the show I discussed the failure of conventional medicine to address the underlying issues in many health conditions offering little more than drugs as biochemical “band aids.”

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Garlic -- For Healthy Cholesterol and Immune Function

Garlic has been used throughout history virtually all over the world as a medicine. Its use predates written history. Sanskrit records document the use of garlic remedies to approximately 5,000 years ago, while the Chinese have been using it for at least 3,000 years.The Codex Ebers, an Egyptian medical papyrus dating to about 1,550 B.C., mentions garlic as an effective remedy for a variety of ailments, including high blood pressure, headache, bites, worms, and tumors. Hippocrates, Aristotle and Pliny cited numerous therapeutic uses for garlic. Stories, verse, and folklore (such as its alleged ability to ward off vampires) also give historical documentation to the healing power of garlic. Sir John Harrington in The Englishman's Doctor, written in 1609, summarized garlic's virtues and faults:

Garlic then have power to save from death
Bear with it though it maketh unsavory breath,
And scorn not garlic like some that think
It only maketh men wink and drink and stink.

Another favorite saying about garlic is “Eat garlic and gain your health, but lose your friends.” Fortunately, there are now commercial preparations that provide all of the health benefits of garlic without the social consequences.

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February is Heart Disease Awareness Month

Every second of every minute of your life, your heart is going to beat. The force of this vital pump pushes blood, carrying its payload of oxygen and nutrients, to every one of your tissues and organs and the cells that comprise them. Ultimately, the blood returns to the heart, where the process repeats. Each day the human heart beats about 100,000 times and pumps up to 5,000 gallons of fluid. In an average lifetime, the heart will beat 2.5 billion times and pump 146 million gallons of blood. That’s a lot of work! The function of the heart is absolutely critical to every other part of your body – including your brain. Everything functions better when the heart works as it should. Unfortunately, millions of people operate at a deficit and are at risk of dying too soon from damage to the heart and blood vessels. Cardiovascular diseases – heart attacks and strokes – are the leading cause of premature death in this country, accounting for more than 30% of all deaths in the United States. Here’s the very good news: Heart disease can be prevented. What’s more, prevention doesn’t require costly drugs or dangerous medical procedures. You can tune up your heart through simple but effective natural methods – diet, lifestyle, attitude, and proper supplementation. For natural approaches to promoting heart health, please consult The Encyclopedia of Natural Medicine.

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