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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This Vitamin Fights Breast Cancer, Cholesterol and Autism

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There is one very important vitamin you and your loved ones should take on a daily basis to prevent these and numerous other diseases.  Are you taking it? A recent study found breast cancer patients with vitamin D levels of 30ng were twice as likely to survive cancer compared to women with lower vitamin D levels (17ng).  Previous research has shown vitamin D levels of at least 50ng is associated with a 50 percent lower risk of breast cancer. Vitamin D has a number of…

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Statins Block the Benefits of Exercise

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After we posted two articles (Part 1 and Part 2) on cholesterol and statin drugs, we came across a new study in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology that found the popular statin drug, Zocor, actually blocks the benefits of exercise and in some cases actually made the participants LESS fit than before!   Statin use has been linked to skeletal muscle destruction and impaired mitochondrial function.  Researchers wanted to find out the effects of simvastatin (Zocor) on cardiorespiratory fitness and skeletal muscle…

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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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