Category Archives: Heart Disease

New Link Between Heart Disease and Red Meat: New Understanding of Cardiovascular Health Benefits of Vegan, Vegetarian Diets

Apr. 7, 2013 — A compound abundant in red meat and added as a supplement to popular energy drinks has been found to promote atherosclerosis — or the hardening or clogging of the arteries — according to Cleveland Clinic research … Continue reading

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Omega 3s not significant for heart attack prevention

View Link ScienceDaily (Sep. 11, 2012) — In a study that included nearly 70,000 patients, supplementation with omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids was not associated with a lower risk of all-cause death, cardiac death, sudden death, heart attack, or stroke, according to … Continue reading

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Buckwheat the forgotten wheat and a cholesterol lowering powerhouse.

When you reach for a pancake mix try choosing one with more fiber. Fiber sources like buckwheat has been shown to reduce fat absorption and bind well with cholesterol to lower total cholesterol. Don’t settle with white starchy pancakes reach … Continue reading

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Eat Your Cruciferous Vegetables Every Day! No Excuses!

Consumption of vegetables, especially crucifers, reduces the risk of developing cancer. Although the mechanisms of this protection are unclear, feeding of vegetables induces enzymes of xenobiotic metabolism and thereby accelerates the metabolic disposal of xenobiotics. Sulforaphane is the most potent inducer, … Continue reading

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Low Carb Diets “Atkins and Paleo” Found to increase Heart Disease.

Many Low Carb proponents tell people that we have lowered our fat intake and increase our carb load here in the US since the 8Os. I don’t really believe that to be the case based on the the evidence. If … Continue reading

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High Fat increases blood pressure

The lining of the arteries have very delicate cells that produce NOH Endothelial NOS is a nitric oxide synthase that generates NO in blood vessels and is involved with regulating vascular tone by inhibiting smooth muscle contraction and platelet aggregation. … Continue reading

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Better a Sprint Than a Marathon: Brief Intense Exercise Better Than Endurance Training for Preventing Cardiovascular Disease

ScienceDaily (Apr. 5, 2011) — Exercise is important for preventing cardiovascular disease, especially in children and adolescents, but is all exercise equally beneficial? New research published April 5 in theAmerican Journal of Human Biology reveals that high intensity exercise is more beneficial … Continue reading

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