Exploring the ”gut-heart” connection: Can heart failure be treated by boosting gut microbiota health? — NaturalNews.com – March 2, 2020

(Natural News) As it turns out, dietary fiber isn’t just good for the digestive system — it’s also good for the heart.

This is according to Cristiane Mayerhofer of Oslo University Hospital in Norway, who proposed that heart failure patients who consume more dietary fiber tend to have healthier gut bacteria. A healthy gut microbiota is associated with a reduced risk of death or need for a heart transplant

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Studies look into the benefits of blueberries for heart disease, diabetes prevention — NaturalNews.com – February 23, 2020

(Natural News) Blueberries are a well-known superfood, and it looks like their health benefits know no bounds.  Researchers at the University of East Anglia in the U.K. have learned new insights into how blueberries can affect certain health markers associated with diabetes and heart disease. This is on top of another study from Laval University in Canada that has linked blueberries to improvements in physical activity and weight loss. →

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Protect your heart health with quercetin — NaturalHealth365 – February 22, 2020

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(NaturalHealth365) Flavonoids – compounds found in certain fruits and vegetables – are known for their ability to protect us from toxins, environmental radiation and (ultimately) the oxidative damage that causes disease.  Over the past decade, one flavonoid in particular has been studied for its immune-boosting, heart health and anti-aging benefits, with multiple studies showing quercetin’s ability to increase life span.

Recently, a new meta-analysis dug into the incredible heart benefits of quercetin, finding that supplementation was effective at lowering blood pressure.  But, beyond that, it also offers a number of other health benefits that lower the risk of heart disease, such as reducing excessive amounts of cholesterol and reducing the risk of atherosclerosis. →

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How an apple a day keeps disease away — NaturalHealth365 – February 11, 2020

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(NaturalHealth365) You’ve long heard the old adage, “an apple a day keeps the doctor away.”  Turns out, there’s a lot of truth to what your grandma was saying when she offered you an apple instead of junk food.  And, while apples are one of the most widely-consumed fruits in America, they’re often underrated nutritionally. →

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5 ways vitamin D offers whole body protection for optimal health — NaturalHealth365 – February 10, 2020

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(NaturalHealth365) Far too many Americans are deficient in vitamin D, an important nutrient that offers “whole body protection.”  For example, adequate levels of vitamin D can help to maintain calcium levels and promote the growth and maintenance of bone.

Vitamin D does much more than simply help to maintain a strong skeleton – research supports its ability to protect against a variety of serious diseases.  But, here’s a disturbing fact, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that 6 out of every 10 Americans currently suffer from some sort of chronic degenerative disease, such as diabetes, cancer and heart disease.

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Is Dark Chocolate Really Healthy for you? 5 Benefits (+ Recipe!) By Charlene Bollinger — The Truth About Cancer – December 5, 2019

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(The Truth About Cancer)  Who doesn’t crave the creamy, nutty, and well, downright chocolatey goodness of this dark brown delicacy every once in a while. If you stick with the “real deal” when it comes to dark chocolate and cacao (I’ll explain exactly what that means a little later), not only will your palate thank you, your body and mind will appreciate it as well! →

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Good health comes in tiny packages: 6 health benefits of pumpkin seeds — NaturalNews.com – November 28, 2019

(Natural News) Pumpkin seeds might look small, but they’re packed with nutritional benefits, such as zinc, iron and magnesium. While these seeds are readily available in stores, you can also harvest them fresh – especially after Halloween. More than its nutritional value, however, pumpkin seeds can give you the following health benefits. →

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