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Boost Your Heart Health with This ‘Underground’ Omega-3

In All Health Watch, Featured Article, General Health, Heart and Cardiovascular

Omega-3 fatty acids are one of the single best nutrients your body needs for your overall health and vitality.

And trust me, I’ve talked about them A LOT in Health Watch… especially when it comes to how they benefit your heart health.

The gold standard for most folks getting their omega-3s usually comes from eating fish, or taking an omega-3 fish oil supplement.… Read More

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Why You Should Never Leave the TV On in Your Bedroom

In All Health Watch, Diabetes, General Health, Heart and Cardiovascular

Before bed, be sure to draw the curtains, turn off all the lights, and don’t leave the TV on.

That’s the advice from a new study out of Northwestern University  showing that even a small amount of light at night can harm your heart health and increase your insulin resistance.[1]

Dr. Phyllis Zee led the study. “Just a single night of exposure to moderate room light during sleep can impair glucose and cardiovascular regulation, which are risk factors for heart disease, diabetes, and metabolic syndrome,” she said.… Read More

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People Who Skip Breakfast Are 87% More Likely to Die of Heart Disease

In All Health Watch, Diet and Nutrition, General Health, Heart and Cardiovascular

You’ve heard it before…

“Breakfast is the most important meal of the day.”

Eating breakfast is linked to lower body weight, better cognitive performance, and healthier blood sugar levels.[i]

But it turns out that an early meal has an even more important benefit.[ii]

A new study shows that people who skip breakfast have a much higher risk of dying of heart disease.[iii]… Read More

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The Best Exercise for High Blood Pressure Is Not What You Think

In All Health Watch, Blood Pressure, Featured Article, Fitness and Exercise, Heart and Cardiovascular

Exercise has long been one of the go-to natural remedies for high blood pressure. Typically, people with hypertension are told to do cardio…the more, the better.

The problem is that the results are usually modest. You might get a couple of points lower.

Some people don’t get any drop at all.

Now, researchers have an exercise that works far better than cardio to control hypertension.… Read More

This Berry Can Lower Blood Pressure as Much as a Prescription Drug, Study Finds

In All Health Watch, Blood Pressure, General Health, Heart and Cardiovascular

Blueberries have long been known as a “superfood” because they contain high levels of antioxidants which help prevent the two leading causes of death in the U.S.: heart disease and cancer.

But a major study shows that they have another important benefit. Blueberries can lower blood pressure as much as prescription drugs. And the effect is almost instant…

They improve blood vessel function right after you eat them.… Read More

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The Cause of Your High Blood Pressure Is Not What You Think 

In All Health Watch, Blood Pressure, General Health, Heart and Cardiovascular

If your blood pressure reading is high during a check-up, your doctor will likely ask you to do one or all of these three things:

  1. Cut down on salt.
  2. Exercise more.
  3. Take a hypertension drug.

An eye-opening study shows that you may not need to do any of that to bring down your blood pressure.

It found that increasing your intake of one crucial mineral may lower your blood pressure to normal levels.… Read More