Heart disease risk: 5 ways a vitamin C deficiency can cause cardiovascular damage — NaturalHealth365 – September 10, 2019

(NaturalHealth365) Heart disease is the leading cause of death for adults in the United States, claiming more lives every year than all forms of cancer combined. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that roughly 735,000 Americans will suffer a heart attack this year – while 640,000 people will lose their lives to heart disease.  Yet, sadly, most people remain uninformed about the dangers of a vitamin C deficiency to the cardiovascular system. →

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Coconut Oil Benefits: The Incredible Power of Coconut Oil — The Truth About Cancer – August 7, 2019

In the 1960s, food manufacturers wanted consumers to buy their margarines and hydrogenated oils. To do that, they had to “discredit” the products people had always used in their homes to prepare their food.

Olive oil, coconut oil, and lard were no longer “good for you,” they said. The marketing campaign for their synthetic products began and coconut oil was portrayed as an artery-clogging and cholesterol-raising substance. People were told that it contained too much saturated fat and contributed to heart attacks.

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Black pepper has surprsing science-backed health benefits, not known by most people — NaturalHealth365 – July 29, 2019

(NaturalHealth365) Black pepper – sometimes called the “King of spices” – is one of the most commonly used spices in the world.  Made by grinding peppercorns, the dried berries that come from the Piper nigrum vine, it offers a mildly spicy, sharp flavor that goes well with a multitude of culinary dishes.

Like many other spices, this spice packs a powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant punch

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Memory is impaired by prescription blood pressure meds, but pomegranate juice improves blood pressure and cognitive function — NaturalNews.com – July 10, 2019

(Natural News) Struggling to find clinical benefits for statin drugs and blood pressure medications, a team of researchers put two drug protocols to the test to see their effects on human thinking and memory. The research, funded by the maker of the drugs (AstraZeneca), hoped to find cognitive benefits for candesartan and hydrocholorothiazide, rosuvastatin, or a combination of the protocols. The study was published online in Neurology, the medical journal for the American Academy of Neurology (AAN). The AAN represents the world’s largest association of neurologists and neuroscience professionals and is dedicated to promoting the highest quality patient-centered neurological care.

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The Nordic diet vs. the Mediterranean diet: What you need to know — NaturalNews.com – July 9, 2019

(Natural News) Nordic people are the happiest people on the planet. They consistently take the top spots in global rankings when it comes to happiness and life satisfaction. And in case you’re wondering, the term Nordic refers to anything that belongs to Norway, Iceland, Finland, Denmark, or Sweden. These Northern European countries are known not only for their cold climates but also for their progressive and wellness-oriented way of life. In fact, these countries practice philosophies such as “hygge,” which means fostering a sense of contentment, “lagom” or doing things in just the right amount, and “friluftsliv” or spending time in nature.

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How to diminish, dissolve and reverse arterial plaque — NaturalHealth365 – July 7, 2019

(NaturalHealth365) As you probably know, it’s not cancer, Alzheimer’s disease, diabetes or auto accidents that make ups the conditions most likely to threaten the lives of American adults – it’s cardiovascular disease.  In fact, according to statistics published by the CDCheart disease currently kills nearly 650,000 people – every year – in the United States.  And a primary factor in heart disease is arterial plaque – artery-clogging deposits of fat and calcium that can lead to angina, heart attack and stroke.

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Cholesterol Does Not Cause Heart Disease — Wake Up World – June 6th, 2019

By Dr. Joseph Mercola

Contributing writer for Wake Up World

Originally published at mercola.com and reproduced here with permission.

Cholesterol is a waxy substance found in nearly every cell of your body, vital for optimal functioning. For instance, your body uses cholesterol in the construction of cell membranes and in regulating protein pathways required for cell signaling. Without sufficient amounts of cholesterol in your body you may experience a negative impact on your brain health, hormone levels and heart disease risk.

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