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A single one-hour meditation session can do wonders for your heart, study shows

As the years go by, more people struggle with anxiety and stress – two “mental monsters” that can significantly affect the well-being of millions every day. In some cases, these mental burdens can even affect our physical health. To address this concern, a team of researchers studied how a “single, hour-long meditation session” can help […]

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Licorice root for heart health? When combined with other herbal compounds, it regulates calcium proteins to protect your heart muscle

Combining the herbal compounds of Radix aconiti carmichaeli and licorice could regulate calcium proteins and protect the heart, according to a new study. A team of researchers from Zhejiang Chinese Medical University in China studied whether the active components — aconitine, liquiritin, and glycyrrhetinic acid — found in Radix aconiti carmichaeli and licorice could lead to the regulation of intracellular calcium homeostasis […]

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Israeli Scientists Discover Way to Restore Heart Function

Scientists at Israel’s Weizmann Institute have uncovered a molecule called Agrin, that appears to control the cardiac repair process; Israeli biotech Sol-Gel has announced positive interim results in its Phase II clinical trial for its “Twin” treatment for acne; Researchers at Israel’s Sheba Medical Center have discovered a connection between mild cognitive impairment and the […]

Your Heart Likes Good Fat!

Your Heart Likes Good Fat!

Good fats are good for your heart. Unfortunately, the word “fat” comes with a negative connotation in today’s society. When someone hears a food has “fat” in it, he or she assumes the food is “bad,” which isn’t always the case. There are different types of fats in the food we eat. For this blog […]

Mushroom Powders Linked To Heart Health Benefits

Mushroom Powders Linked To Heart Health Benefits

By Mae Chan Consuming Portobello or Shiitake powder may protect your arteries from the detrimental effects of a high fat diet, according to findings presented at Experimental Biology 2017. Mushrooms are known for their immune system boosting properties as well as treatments for anxiety and anti-cancer capabilities. For centuries, mushrooms have been used as medicinal […]

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5 Signs Your Heart Isn’t Working As Well As It Should

Heart issues can be sneaky and surreptitious, arriving suddenly and seemingly without warning. But oftentimes there are tip-offs—though people fail to recognize them.  “Especially for women, the signs or symptoms of heart trouble don’t always follow the classic patterns,” says Kerry Hildreth, MD, an assistant professor of aging and heart health at the University of Colorado […]

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Omega-3 Fish Oil May Help People Recover From A Heart Attack

Omega-3 fatty acids are associated with a ridiculous number of health benefits. They’ve been shown to protect against skin cancer and skin infections, and help to protect the brain from various damages. But perhaps the most well-known health benefit associated with omega-3 fats is heart health, with a new study suggesting that omega-3 fatty acids may also […]

the flora in your stomach is the key to health

Could This be the Key to Better Heart Health?

Neutralizing the breakdown of gut microbes may be the key to maintaining a healthy heart. How? A compound in some red wines, olive oils, balsamic vinegars, and grape seed oils known as DMB can alter gut microbes in a way that might help prevent heart disease. In a recent study, researchers from the Cleveland Clinic and UCLA’s […]