Why You Should Not Let Your Vitamin D Go Low

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Vitamin D season is now officially over in the midwest. From September to April the sun is so low in the sky that the UVB rays (the ones that make vitamin D in our skin) simply bounce off the earth’s atmosphere. Blood vitamin D levels drop substantially if you do not take a D3 supplement throughout the winter. This can even happen in summer if you do not get enough sun exposure a few days a week. This will increase the probability of your chances…

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2 Supplements That Fix a Weak Heart

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If you want a strong heart and body, there are a few supplements you should be taking on a daily basis to help fight the number one killer, heart disease. The first one is Vitamin D3. A new study found people with chronic heart failure who take vitamin D3 on a daily basis improve their heart function. Chronic heart failure is heart muscle weakness that results in the inefficiency to pump blood throughout the body. The study found vitamin D3 improved the amount of blood…

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Kids Low In Vitamin D At Risk For Depression and Heart Problems Later in Life

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If your children are not getting enough vitamin D, it could lead to two avoidable diseases in their teenage and adult years. A study has found children low in vitamin D are more likely to experience depression compared to children with higher levels of vitamin D. Previous studies have shown vitamin D can prevent or reduce depression in adults. A separate study found inadequate intake of vitamin D in childhood can lead to hardened arteries and an increased risk of cardiovascular disease as adults. This…

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Sugar Found to Raise Your Blood Pressure More Than Salt

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Do you or someone you care about have high blood pressure? Are you taking medication to control this problem? There is an ingredient you may be consuming that is raising your blood pressure and you may not even be aware of it.   Here is what recent studies have found: The cause of hypertension (high blood pressure) may be more due to the high consumption of added sugars, particularly fructose, and less to due to with sodium. Consuming a high-fructose diet caused an increase in…

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The Most Important Mineral to Slash Your Risk of The Top Diseases That Kill

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This mineral deficiency has become epidemic, with an estimated 80% of Americans being low. The most recent findings have concluded that taking this mineral in supplement form and eating foods containing it will help protect you from the most deadly diseases. Are you getting enough? There is an 80% chance you are low in magnesium which is putting you at greater risk for disease. The latest research is finding a connection between magnesium deficiency and the following diseases:  Heart Disease and Stroke. Magnesium is required…

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11 Health and Disease-Fighting Benefits of Eating Chocolate

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Here are 11 healthy reasons why you should eat more chocolate.  There are many ways chocolate can give you better health, but the type of chocolate you eat is important whether you receive these benefits or not. Here are the benefits of chocolate from the latest research: Improves cardiovascular health by reducing systemic inflammation.  It also improves and maintains flexible, elastic arteries (healthy arteries) and prevents stiff arteries (diseased arteries). This is vital to prevent thickening and hardening of arteries, also known as atherosclerosis, as…

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These 4 Healthy Habits Can Prevent These 4 Common Killers

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A study published in the Archives of Internal Medicine has found people adhering to 4 simple lifestyle behaviors can prevent diabetes, heart attacks, strokes and even cancer!  The 4 lifestyle behaviors are: 1. Not smoking 2. Exercising 3.5 hours per week 3. Eating a healthy diet (vegetables, fruits, beans, whole grains, nuts, seeds and limited amount of meat) 4. Maintaining healthy body weight In people who follow these lifestyle behaviors, 93% of diabetes, 81% of heart attacks, 50% of strokes and 36% of all cancers were prevented!   Source:…

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What Everyone Should Know About Cholesterol and Statin Drugs Part 2: Are Statin Drugs Worth The Risk?

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If you take a cholesterol lowering drug, reading this article and viewing the movie trailer, “Statin Nation,” is a must!   In Part 1, we discussed why we need cholesterol, the main dietary culprits for high cholesterol, and how to best determine if you have a significant increase for heart disease.  In this article, we talk about the dangers of cholesterol-lowering drugs and how to optimize your cholesterol levels naturally.   You can view the first 13 minutes of the movie below:   You can stream…

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What Everyone Should Know About Cholesterol and Statin Drugs Part 1: Why We Need Cholesterol and The Cause of High Cholesterol

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If you take a cholesterol lowering drug, reading this article and viewing the movie trailer, “Statin Nation,” is a must!  The medical and pharmaceutical industry has lead us all to believe cholesterol is the number one health enemy.  The fact is, cholesterol is required for several important processes in the body.  In this article, we talk about why we need cholesterol, the main dietary culprits for high cholesterol, and how to best determine if you have a significant increase for heart disease.      You…

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One of The Most Powerful “Superfoods” For Brain and Heart Health

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Heart disease and cognitive decline, the unnatural loss of memory and ability to think clearly as we age, are two major health problems in our society.  Poor diet and lifestyle choices can take a toll if you subject your body to years of abuse from sugar, hydrogenated fats, pollution and lack of physical activity. Eventually, the heart, brain and other organs succumb to the continual assault resulting in illness, memory loss, and chronic disease.   Berries are considered a “superfood” because they pack an incredible…

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