Heart Healthy Living

Heart disease is the leading cause of death, but did you know that it is both preventable and controllable?  You can work your way toward heart healthy living one step at a time. What is heart disease? The term “heart disease” refers to several types of heart conditions. In the United States, the most common type… Read more »

Lose Weight and Prevent Heart Disease

Some health conditions and lifestyle factors can put people at a higher risk for developing heart disease. You can help prevent heart disease by making healthy choices and losing any excess weight you may have. Eat a healthy diet. Choosing healthy meal and snack options can help you avoid heart disease and its complications. Be sure… Read more »

Krill for Your Heart

The Omega 3 fatty acids found in krill oil have been shown to support healthy blood pressure and heart rhythm, plus long-term heart health. For optimizing healthy cholesterol and decreasing triglycerides, research suggests krill oil is the way to go. A 12-week study published in the journal Lipid Technologylooked at 120 people with high cholesterol… Read more »

Reduce Your Risk of Heart Attack Death with CoQ10

A recent study of heart attack victims found protective effects of the over-the-counter nutritional supplement, CoQ10. According to the research, CoQ10 can reduce a person’s risk of dying from heart failure by half and should be added to standard treatments for heart attack victims. Researchers performed a multi-center, randomized, double-blind trial with 420 patients from around… Read more »

Five Heart Healthy Foods

Eating a heart healthy diet isn’t as hard as you might think.  Start by filling your plate with tons of fresh fruits and vegetables. Increase your fiber intake and eat fish a couple times a week.  Limit saturated and trans fats as well as salt.  Certain foods have been shown to improve your heart health.  Adding… Read more »

Crash Course in Heart Disease

February is American Heart Health Month.  Did you know that heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women in the United States?  How much do you actually know about heart health and heart disease?  Read our crash course and learn more. The heart is like any other muscle in the body… Read more »

Vitamin D and Magnesium – You Need Both

By now, most people are aware of the health benefits of vitamin D. It helps to prevent the flu, improves muscles function, reduces the risk of heart disease and diabetes and even helps with weight loss. Yet, most people don’t know that vitamin D should be taken with magnesium to work effectively. Recent researchsuggests that… Read more »

The Real Dangers of Vitamin D Deficiency

The long, dark days of winter are here. In the spring, millions of Americans may find that winter has left them with a vitamin D deficiency. Your chances of being one of them are probably much greater than you think. Vitamin D is synthesized in the skin in response to sunlight exposure, but few people… Read more »

8 Reasons You Need Vitamin D

Vitamin D is a crucial nutrient. Unfortunately, many Americans – even those who eat a good diet – are vitamin D deficient. Typically, we get a vitamin D boost from the sun, but during the winter months when we are spending more time inside, our levels are falling, putting our health at greater risk.  Although most… Read more »

You Need More Magnesium If…

You know calcium, iron and zinc are vital nutrients your body needs.  But did you know you also need magnesium? Magnesium is incredibly important for many of the body’s functions—it plays a key role in your immune system, nerves, and muscles, and helps keep your heart and bones strong. In all, magnesium is involved in… Read more »