Four Health Benefits of Krill Oil

Krill oil from the pristine waters of the Antarctic is a rich source of essential nutrients and offers a variety of health benefits.  Studies have shown that krill oil can have a positive effect on your brain, heart, bones and more.  Here are four health benefits of krill oil: Heart Health – Krill oil contains Omega-3 fatty acids… Read more »

Vitamin C May Improve Blood Glucose Levels

Recent research suggests that vitamin C supplementation is associated with improved blood glucose levels in people with type 2 diabetes. A small Australian study, published in the journal, Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism, reports that people with type 2 diabetes who took a vitamin C supplement two times a day reduced their blood glucose spikes after… Read more »

Heart Disease and Women

Heart disease is no longer thought of as a man’s disease. In the past, women typically received less aggressive treatment for heart disease and were not referred for diagnostic tests as often. As a result, by the time many women were actually diagnosed with heart disease, the disease was already in advanced stages and the… Read more »

Reduce High Blood Pressure with These Steps

World Heart Day is this week.  According to the American Heart Association, in the United States, about 77.9 million (1 out of every 3) adults have high blood pressure. Of considerable alarm is the projection that by the year 2030, these rates will increase by almost 10 percent!  Therefore, it is important to know your… Read more »

Three Things Every Woman Should Be Doing for Her Heart

Many women are unaware that heart disease is the greatest threat to their health. Yet, heart disease takes more women’s lives annually than every form of cancer combined. The American Heart Association (AHA) urges women to spend as much time taking care of their hearts as they do their families, jobs and homes. Lifestyle changes… Read more »

Stress Relieving Foods to Reduce Your Heart Disease Risk

Stress is a normal part of life. Stress can come from physical causes like not getting enough sleep or having an illness or it can be emotional – worrying about not having enough money or the death of a loved one. Stress can also come from less dramatic causes like everyday obligations and pressures that… Read more »

7 Heart Healthy Foods

Heart disease accounts for nearly one-third of all deaths worldwide. Diet plays a major role in heart health and can impact your risk of heart disease. In fact, certain foods can influence blood pressure, triglycerides, cholesterol levels and inflammation, all of which are risk factors for heart disease. Here are 7 foods you should be… Read more »

CoQ10 for Statin Side Effects

Roughly one-quarter of adults over age 45 are taking cholesterol-lowering statin drugs.  According to one study, 17 percent of patients taking the pills reported side effects, including muscle pain, nausea and problems with their liver or nervous system. The study, which was published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, looked at more than 100,000 people… Read more »

“C” Heart Health Improvement

Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant that’s readily available in many fruits and vegetables.  Vitamin C is rapidly finding new applications in heart health improvement by protecting against endothelial dysfunction, reducing high blood pressure, and the blood vessel changes that precede heart disease. Oranges are often the popular choice for vitamin C, but they aren’t… Read more »

Energy Drinks and Your Heart

If you find yourself resorting to energy drinks for that afternoon slump, you may want to think again.  A recent study has found that consuming multiple energy drinks on a regular basis can increase your risk of abnormal heart rhythm and raise blood pressure levels. If you already have a heart condition, you need to be… Read more »