Because Women Need Healthy Hearts, Too!

Even though heart health might not be the first thing that comes to mind when the topic of women’s health is brought up, women should be just as vigilant in supporting their heart health as they are when it comes to more distinctly feminine health issues. According to the American Heart Association, a woman dies…

Get Nutty Over These Food Facts

Did you know that all the cells in your body have cholesterol? Even though we’ve given this waxy, fat-like substance a bad rap over the past two decades, your body uses cholesterol to help it make hormones, vitamin D, and substances you use to digest food. Your body produces the cholesterol it needs, but there…

Be Heart Smart With These Promising Nutrients

As we near the month of Valentine’s day, it seems only natural to turn our thoughts to heart health.  In recent studies, these nutrients showed promise in supporting three different aspects of heart health. Black Raspberry for Blood Pressure Black raspberry extract may lower blood pressure in those with elevated levels. In this study, 45…

These Nutrients May Lower Chances for Heart Problems

Healthy eating habits, regular exercise and controlling one’s stress go a long way in promoting better heart health. In two recent studies, NAC showed promise for normal blood pressure support in one study, and another looked at the impact of CoQ10 on muscle pain in those who take statin therapy for heart health. NAC, inflammation, and…

Hearty Information for the Healthy Minded

  You don’t have to cast a very wide net to find a person interested in either cholesterol health or supporting normal blood pressure.  In these studies on beta glucan and garlic, learn about some interesting potential for supporting your healthy heart. Healthy Cholesterol New study finds oat beta glucan most effective Lower LDL and…

Folic Acid, Magnesium and Circulation

According to the CDC, blood pressure issues in the US are nothing to ignore.  In fact, “About 70 million American adults (29%) have high blood pressure—that’s 1 of every 3 adults. Only about half (52%) of people with high blood pressure have their condition under control. Nearly 1 of 3 American adults has prehypertension—blood pressure…

No Blues for Blueberries

Nutrients improve heart health, blood pressure and immunity in these studies, according to this article from Natural Insights for Well Being. Omega-3s reduce CVD Although the government recommends taking omega-3s, most research on its health benefits has relied on self-reports of diet by people from similar ethnic backgrounds. Researchers in this study followed 2,372 people…

Rebalancing Metabolism

  How might magnesium and folic acid support one of the most plaguing conditions of our modern-age, Western diet?  Read this article from Natural Insights for Well Being for the answer. Nutrients help restore healthy vital signs in men and women Magnesium Being normal weight, but carrying more fat and less lean muscle mass may…