Heart Health

Modified Citrus Pectin Protects Against Vascular Hardening

Posted on Nov 21, 2012 | 28 comments

Modified Citrus Pectin Protects Against Vascular Hardening

The research on Modified Citrus Pectin (MCP) continues to grow, highlighting its powerful benefits against inflammation and the protein galectin-3 -- a culprit in heart disease, cancer, inflammation and fibrosis. In this powerful new study, published in Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology: Journal of the American Heart Association, MCP blocked galectin-3 and reduced the inflammation, blood pressure, fibrosis and aortic wall thickness associated with vascular hardening and cardiovascular disease. Furthermore, MCP out-performed the pharmaceutical drug sprironolactone, safely without toxicity. Click here to read more about the study.

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4 Fantastic Foods to Start Eating Now!

Posted on Jul 25, 2012 | 17 comments

4 Fantastic Foods to Start Eating Now!

We eat for a number of reasons -- because we’re hungry, because we have a craving, or maybe because we are emotional or bored. But how often do we eat therapeutically? Despite truisms like “you are what you eat,” most of us have a disconnect between what we ingest and how that food affects our bodies. The ongoing news about heart disease, type 2 diabetes and the obesity epidemic all testify to that disconnect.

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Hand in Hand: Motivation, Gratitude and Healing

Posted on Nov 29, 2011 | 1 comment

Hand in Hand: Motivation, Gratitude and Healing

Finding motivation to follow a health program is not always easy. In this article, I share insights and advice on how to energize your healing path, using Traditional Chinese Medicine philosophies and mind-body practices.

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What is Galectin-3 and Why Is It Important?

Posted on Nov 7, 2011 | 5 comments

What is Galectin-3 and Why Is It Important?

Normally, galectin-3 is found in small amounts in our bodies. But scientific research shows that higher than average levels of this molecule can indicate the presence of a wide array of serious health concerns. Therefore, reducing the harmful effects of galectin-3 is critically important in maintaining health and longevity.

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Popular Heart Medication May Be Ineffective

Posted on Aug 12, 2011 | 1 comment

Popular Heart Medication May Be Ineffective

The National Institutes of Health recently stopped a clinical trial a year and a half early because the drug under investigation did not positively affect heart health. The drug Niaspan, which works to increase high-density lipoprotein (HDL or “good” cholesterol), was studied to see how it affected those living with cardiovascular conditions who were already on statins.

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Stay Healthy All Summer with Probiotics!

Posted on Aug 7, 2011 | 3 comments

Stay Healthy All Summer with Probiotics!

Summer vacations and traveling adventures can do wonders for your heart, mind and spirit, but they can also take a toll on your physical health if you’re not careful. Many travelers understand first-hand the unfortunate risks to digestive health that often “come with the territory,” so to speak.

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