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 for these heart patients as well as a healthy diet to help prevent future heart-related events.  As you may know, fish oil contains omega-3 fatty acids, which, when eating…

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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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The Risks Of Combining Opioids With Your Other Medications – Series Part 2

Opioids are powerful painkillers which can be a blessing or a curse. However, the risks of combining opioids with your other medications may cause irreversible damage. It’s a bad mix. If you’re in severe pain after surgery or an injury, opioids like Morphine, Fentanyl, Hydrocodone or Oxycodone can be a godsend. But…become dependent on them, and the consequences can be deadly. It’s an…

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The Risks Of Opioid Pain Relievers And What To Take Instead – Series Part 1

In recent years we’ve often heard a lot about the use and abuse of opioid pain medications. This 2-Part Series will clarify for you the risks of opioid pain relievers and what to take instead. Experts tell us that the widespread abuse of this class of drugs started more than two decades ago. And, across the country today, healthcare authorities are paying…

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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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