heart health

Plant Power: Omega-6 oils increase heart benefit from fish oils

Combined fish (omega 3) and plant (omega 6) derived fatty acids are more effective for combating heart disease in women than fish oils alone, according to a new study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition (77, 1:37-42,2003). The study was carried out at the University of Guelph in Canada and showed an estimated [...]

Plant Power: Omega-6 oils increase heart benefit from fish oils 2015-09-09T13:51:17+00:00

Soy isoflavones reduce breast cancer risk

In a public health study in Japan, researchers found that regular consumption of soy isoflavones could reduce the likelihood of breast cancer. The researchers at the National Cancer Center Research Institute in Tokyo followed a group of 21,852 Japanese women, aged 40 to 59, for one decade. The women documented their reproductive and family history, [...]

Soy isoflavones reduce breast cancer risk 2015-09-09T13:51:18+00:00

Heart patients benefit from magnesium

Magnesium is necessary for a host of bodily functions, including proper nervous system function, temperature regulation, detoxification, energy production and the formation of healthy bones and teeth. It is also vital for cardiovascular health. In past studies, magnesium has been shown to improve heart function in patients with coronary artery disease (CAD). Researchers at the [...]

Heart patients benefit from magnesium 2015-09-09T13:52:17+00:00

Mixed E best for heart health

Two recent studies confirm that mixed tocopherol vitamin E products may be superior to the more common alpha-tocopherol products — especially in the area of cardiovascular health. Mixed tocopherols are vitamin E supplements that contain alpha-, beta- delta- and gamma-tocopherols in a ratio more similar to how vitamin E is found in nature. At the [...]

Mixed E best for heart health 2015-09-09T13:52:18+00:00

Heart condition? Don’t miss CoQ10!

Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) is a potent natural antioxidant produced in the body. It is essential for a number of body functions and has been shown to improve heart health, immunity and fatigue. CoQ10 also protects LDL cholesterol from free radical damage and boosts the effects of vitamin E. As we age, however, our bodies are [...]

Heart condition? Don’t miss CoQ10! 2015-09-09T13:52:22+00:00

Boost fibre to keep up heart health

We often think of fibre only in connection with “keeping regular”—but there’s much more to it that. Fibre has a lot to do with what goes on in the top halves of our bodies as well! A recent study at the University of Kentucky and the Veteran Affairs Medical Center looked at the effects of [...]

Boost fibre to keep up heart health 2015-09-09T13:52:23+00:00

Nutrition Notes: The Goods on Garlic

Whether you’re a garlic lover or not, you can’t dispute that fact that this “fragrant” little bulb has a lot to offer in the way of health benefits! One of the most widely cited health benefits attributed to garlic is that it can lower blood cholesterol. According to a report in the Annals of Internal [...]

Nutrition Notes: The Goods on Garlic 2015-09-09T13:52:23+00:00

B-vitamins critical for heart health

With the buzz about B-vitamins, most people now know that they are essential for stress-management and disease prevention—especially heart disease. Vitamin B-6, B-12 and folic acid help convert the amino acid homocysteine into harmless byproducts. Without sufficient B-vitamins, homocysteine levels may become elevated, which is associated with increased risk of heart disease. At the University [...]

B-vitamins critical for heart health 2015-09-09T13:52:24+00:00

Hawthorn improves heart condition

Congestive heart failure (CHF) is a disease where the heart is weakened and can no longer pump enough blood to support the body’s needs. When less blood is pumped, fluid becomes forced into the lungs and other tissues causing congestion and edema. CHF results in serious damage to the heart muscle and valves, and leaves [...]

Hawthorn improves heart condition 2019-01-09T14:48:40+00:00

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