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  • How to Support Blood Pressure Naturally

    I have often been asked what one can do for high blood pressure. But recently, it seems I am getting that question more and more often. Whether it’s linked to stress (and who isn’t stressed), or diet, or even......

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  • Plant-Based Diets Shown to Fight Hypertension in Black People

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    Black people had a nearly twofold higher mortality rate than their white peers for hypertension-related heart disease deaths in 2018, according to a new study in the journal Hypertension.

    While several factors played a role......

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  • Hypertension: COVID-19’s Leading Underlying Killer

    vegan foodHypertension, or high blood pressure, is a leading underlying condition for those who have died from COVID-19. In New York, the U.S. epicenter of the virus, 52% of people who......

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  • 4 Important Numbers You Need to Know for a Healthy Heart

    February is American Heart Month. Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women in the United States and every year, one in four deaths is caused by heart disease. Fortunately, 80% of premature heart disease can be prevented through......

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  • Understanding Blood Pressure

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    According to the CDC, 75 million Americans have high blood pressure. And another one in three Americans are at risk for developing high blood pressure. Having high blood pressure puts you at risk for heart disease......

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  • Lower Blood Pressure Naturally

    blood-pressure"I have high blood pressure, what can I do to lower it?" This is one of the most common questions I am asked. Whether it's linked to stress (and who isn't stressed), or diet, or even if it's because of Grandma Lucy and......

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  • New Normal For Healthy Blood Pressure?

    blood-pressure2Recommendations for healthy blood pressure numbers may change, as the National Institutes of Health (NIH) announced last week that aiming for a lower blood pressure rate saves more lives. The SPRINT Study (Systolic Blood Pressure Intervention Trial) found that patients who got......

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  • Cut Back on Sugar to Reduce Blood Pressure

    blood-pressureFor years, we have been told to cut back on sodium for healthy blood pressure, but research is showing that cutting back on sugar may be just as important, if not more important than putting down the salt shaker. Researchers at Louisiana......

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  • Heart Disease and Women

    Did you know that heart disease is the number one cause of death in women in the United States and Canada? Not cancer, not the flu, not Alzheimer's… HEART DISEASE! And for the most part it is preventable with lifestyle changes. Here are risk factors for heart disease: Things you......

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  • Blood Pressure - Silent Killer

    High Blood Pressure, or hypertension, is referred to as a "silent killer" because it can be deadly, but in the early stages is usually without noticeable symptoms. A diagnosis of hypertension is usually "incidental" and made through a blood pressure reading by a health care practitioner. Hypertension can lead to......

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