Fish Oil Supplements Are In-But Does Your Heart Need Them?

Last year, The American Heart Association (AHA) issued an updated set of recommendations for people who have had a heart attack or who suffer from heart failure. Among their suggestions was the use of fish oil supplements

How Your Blood Thinner Affects Your Brain And The Risks Of Dementia

  Recent research into how your blood thinner affects your brain and the risks of dementia has indicated that patients with Atrial Fibrillation who maintain adequate blood levels of Coumadin (warfarin) have the lowest risk of dementia later in life. We know that the irregular heart rhythm, Atrial Fibrillation, increases the risk of dementia. However, by monitoring your blood levels…

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This Is All You Need To Know About Zinc Deficiency

Although I recently wrote about some of the risks of taking supplements, Zinc is on the good guys’ list and is a necessary component of a healthy body. So, here is all you need to know about Zinc deficiency and how to make sure you’re getting enough. You know, of course, that there are certain nutrients and foods, such as…

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7 Dietary Supplements Putting Women At Risk

This one is for the ladies especially, but guys, take heed. While multiple supplements are “recommended” by TV ads, magazines an even many “medical” information websites, you may be taking more risks than you realize. So, let me tell you about 7 dietary supplements putting women at risk.   First, a little background: Nearly half of Americans take herbal or…

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Allergy Medications And The Potential Risks To Your Heart

If you’ve been diagnosed with hypertension (high blood pressure), a heart rhythm problem (arrhythmias) or other heart condition, it’s important to assess your allergy medications and the potential risks to your heart. Quick Facts Antihistamines and decongestants may increase your heart rate. Over-the-counter allergy drugs that include a decongestant can raise your blood pressure. Decongestants may also increase your risk for heart rhythm…

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Vitamin K-The Missing Nutrient For Heart And Bone Health

Vitamin K is a fat-soluble vitamin that activates the protein that clots our blood and nourishes our hearts and bones. One form of this vitamin, Vitamin K2, is being researched as the missing nutrient for heart and bone health. Researchers have found a link between vitamin K2 and calcium. It turns out that without the addition of vitamin K2 in…

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Vitamin Supplements For Heart Health-Help Or Hype?

There’s always a swirl of information on the internet about the need for vitamin supplements for heart health. The question in most people’s minds, however, after reading article after article contradicting themselves is, “Do they really make you healthier?” Do we really need vitamin supplements for heart health? Well, it depends…Some vitamin supplements for heart health can be beneficial. However,…

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How To Know If You’re Taking Too Much Calcium Vitamin A or Vitamin D

Because sometimes too much of a good thing is a bad thing, you should know if you’re taking too much Calcium Vitamin A or Vitamin D.   Generally, vitamins and supplements are good, and some people need more than others. However, too much of a good thing can negate any health benefits — and even pose health risks. With Calcium…

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