What Walnuts Can Do for You

Walnuts are part of my plan to reverse heart disease, or build good heart health to hopefully avoid heart troubles. Dark chocolate is a bonus food in this plan.

By: Janet Bond Brill Ph.D. R.D., LDN

Walnuts are an ancient plant food that has sustained humans since the dawn of civilization. They are key to heart health because they are a top source of ALA (alpha-linolenic acid). ALA is the omega-3 fatty acid derived from plants which our bodies need in addition to the other omega-3 that comes from salmon and other fish. Studies show that people who eat an …

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Understand Your Risks for High Cholesterol


Extra cholesterol can build up in your arteries. When plaque totally blocks an artery carrying blood to the heart, a heart attack occurs.

Cholesterol is a waxy, fat-like substance found in your body and many foods. Your body needs it to work properly and makes all that you need. Too much cholesterol can accumulate depending on the kind of foods you eat and the rate at which your body breaks it down.

Extra cholesterol can build up in your arteries. Over time, cholesterol deposits, called plaque, can narrow your arteries and allow less blood to pass through.

When plaque …

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Women’s Heart Attack Symptoms

 

Most heart attacks start slowly with mild pain and discomfort. Don’t discount them and assume they are caused by something else.

By: Natasha Morgan

In February you might see many more women wearing red. They are likely promoting the American Heart Association’s “Go Red For Women” month. Although, heart disease is a debilitating condition that can attack anytime throughout the year, this month has been selected to increase its awareness to women.

Heart Attack

The symptoms of a heart attack in women can be different than those for men which might be why women can take from two to …

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