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Your Heart and Body Love Garlic

There’s no doubt that garlic is one of nature’s healers. There’s more research almost on a weekly basis that shows garlic lower blood pressure as well as prescription drugs, lowers the risk of certain types of cancer and it serves as a potent antimicrobial that is doubly important during cold and flu season. It’s powerful … Read more

Raise a Glass

Raise a glass for the holidays!

If you’re like me, you’re planning to raise a glass (or several) in celebration this time of year. Go for it! While we’ve known about the benefits of red wine for some time, recent studies how that all alcoholic beverages have health benefits mostly related to their anti-inflammatory properties. That’s no small deal since chronic … Read more

beer

Beer, Cancer & Alzheimers: Is Beer Really Bad?

By now, most of us have happily heard that a daily glass of wine (my favorite!) can be a big health promoter – dozens of studies have shown that the antioxidant compounds in wine (especially reds) can lower heart disease risk. But surveys show that beer is Americans’ favorite adult beverage—with 46% choosing it most … Read more

cheese

Great News for Cheese Lovers

Attention cheese lovers: Cheese is good for you! Drop those old notions about the so-called dangers of saturated fat. Cheese is chock full of heart, brain and bone-healthy nutrients that should make it a regular part of your diet. The saturated fat and cholesterol myths have long been busted, but wildly successful and completely untrue … Read more

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Breathe to Change Your Life

I’ve been a yoga teacher for more than 30 years. I’ve taught yoga breathing techniques to hundreds of students. I know the importance of the breath for health. But the teacher can always be taught. In this case, Dr. Andrew Weil showed me a new/old breathing technique that is a powerful health enhancer, stress reducer … Read more

high blood pressure

Foods to fight high blood pressure

Hypertension, also known as high blood pressure, is a silent killer. Millions of Americans have it and don’t know they have it, so they don’t treat it, placing themselves at risk for heart attacks and strokes, the leading cause of death in the United States. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says 67 million … Read more

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Bypassing bypass surgery, naturally

It’s a story we hear nearly every day: a man in his mid-fifties develops chest pain and shortness of breath. A visit to his doctor leads to an electrocardiogram (EKG), then an exercise stress test, perhaps later a visit to a cardiologist, more tests, and finally a diagnosis: blocked coronary arteries that require arterial stents … Read more

statins

Statins: Kiss of Death?

If you listen to Big Pharma’s brainwashing campaign, statin drugs are the best thing since sliced bread. Everybody ought to pop them daily, just because…. Because WHAT? Well, Big Pharma tells us, we need to keep our cholesterol levels low so we don’t have clogged arteries, heart attacks and strokes. OK. Nobody wants these, but, … Read more