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Omega Q Plus by Dr. Sinatra has been growing in popularity over the last few months, so much in fact that I decided to look into this product to see what it's all about -- I have to say, I was pleasantly surprised with the information I found about it's main ingredient, CoQ10.
What is cholesterol? Cholesterol is a naturally occurring substance in your body, and is found in every cell. It is a type of fat known as lipid, and it crucial for the functioning day to day of the cells that make up your body. Cholesterol is important in to make cell membranes, vitamin D, and hormones.
A recent trend seems to be developing in the restaurant world. Whether this practice has always been in place, or is just coming more to the forefront due to America’s increasing problem of obesity, one thing is clear: it’s a dangerous following. What I’m talking about is “larger-than-life” foods.
The term "Do Not Resuscatate" has long been used in the medical field - in layman's terms it means to allow a natural death.
The FDA recently sent a letter to General Mills, the maker of the popular cereal brand Cheerios, stating that the companies claims were inaccurate (Cheerios claim to be able to lower cholesterol by 4% in six weeks).
Heart health expert Dr. Carolyn Dean talks about how you can improve your heart health, avoid heart attack and live a healthier life.
Before the discovery of CoQ10 and its introduction as a consumable bionutrient, the only way to gain a significant exogenous source was a diet high in animal protein. Today there are more than one-hundred CoQ10 products available to the consumers in the USA. However, these products are not equal relative to their physical characteristics, absorption, and health benefits.
One in three Americans has one or more types of cardiovascular disease—39 million of which are age 60 and older. High blood pressure is a major indicator of emerging heart disease, but there are things you can do to reduce your risks.
Here are two important questions for you... Question #1: Are you a woman? Question #2: If your answer to #1 was “yes” do you know you may be at serious risk for heart disease? For years coronary heart disease was thought to be more of a “man’s disease” and affect many more men than women. That’s just not the case. In fact, 25 percent of women – alongside 25 percent of men – have some form of cardiovascular (or heart) disease. More than 500,000 women die each year due to heart disease and it is the number one killer of women over the age of 25. But many women don’t consider heart disease to be a health risk. So why don’t more women pay attention to this deadly health threat?
As we move into February – American Heart Month, we’re reminded just how important our ticker is to living a long, healthy life. It’s so important, in fact, that every February since 1963 Congress has required the President to declare February as such. One can see why we have an entire month dedicated to healthy hearts. No – it’s not because of Valentine’s Day! Heart disease (including stroke) is the leading cause of death for both men and women. And although you can’t combat every risk factor (such as family history, age, race), there are things you can do to avoid falling prey to heart disease - simple ways to help keep your heart in tip-top shape.
Valentine’s Day shouldn’t be the only day of the year when your heart gets some attention! In fact, your heart should be top of mind every day of the year. Why is that? Well, heart disease is the number one cause of death for both men and women and if you want to live a long, productive life, taking care of your heart is key. Follow these four important guidelines to ensure that your heart health is a top priority all year long.
More fodder for grandmas everywhere: Japanese researchers have published a new study showing that the collagen proteins found in chicken may actually lower blood pressure. What’s more, that poultry broth floating your noodles or matzo ball might well allow a patient with high blood pressure to reduce medications known as ACE inhibitors.
In the past, coconuts have been blasted for their high saturated fat content. In fact, the saturated fat content of coconuts is higher than that of butter. Now that’s fatty! But hold the phone . . . new research is shedding light on the newly-discovered heart-healthy benefits of coconuts, despite its high saturated fat content. Let’s take a closer look . . .
Hypertension is also known as high blood pressure. Many Americans have been diagnosed with this illness and it can lead to more serious health risks, like heart attack and stroke. When you are finding out whether or not you have hypertension, the doctor will measure how much blood your heart is pumping to your arteries. If your heart is pumping a lot of blood and your arteries are fairly thin, then the higher your blood pressure level will be.
Cardiovascular disease is a classification for a group of illnesses that occur in the cardiovascular system. This can include heart attacks, strokes, heart failure, high blood pressure and coronary artery disease. This term is also sometimes referred to as heart disease because it has to do with illnesses in the arteries of the heart; just like all of the illnesses listed above. If you have been put at risk for developing cardiovascular disease or it runs in your family, it is a good idea to touch base with the details about it.
Nearly everyone knows somebody who has been affected by cardiovascular disease. What many don’t realize is that there are a variety of risk factors other than smoking and high cholesterol. The more factors you have, the more likely you are to suffer from cardiovascular disease later in life.
Millions of people have hypertension (the proper medical label for the commonly named condition of High Blood Pressure) and it’s possible that an even greater number are at risk for the disease.
The transport route and medium of CoQ10 from the site of absorption to the general circulation is controversial. Some state that CoQ10 is absorbed across the intestinal epithelial cells, enter the capillary blood in the microvillus and is transported through the liver before entering the central circulation. Others state that CoQ10 is absorbed across the epithelial cells diffused into the lymph vessels in the microvillus and transported by the lymph to the liver before entering the systemic circulation. Others state the lymph transports CoO10 through the abdominal and thoracic lymph ducts and empties it in the subclavian vein.
If you are at risk of developing heart disease, or have recently been diagnosed with heart disease or high blood pressure, it’s important to know that dietary changes can make a huge difference in your current and future health status. To protect your heart and keep it strong and functioning for years to come, consider making these diet modifications.
About 70 million Americans are borderline hypertensive or worse. Too many of them use medications rather than lifestyle changes to get back to normal.