Blog Archive for Tag: cardiovascular wellness

Get Ready for the February Challenge: 28 Days of Heart Health

January 27th, 2015

Now that we’re well past the 12 days of Christmas, it’s time for a new focus: 28 days of heart health. Last year, we started the first ever Global Heart Health Month. This year, I’d like to take it a step further by not only recognizing Global Heart Health Month ...

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Why Garlic Is So Good for You

December 22nd, 2014

Sometimes traditional practices are still the best. Garlic has been used since the beginning of recorded history, and it’s one of the earliest documented examples of plants used to support health. Ancient Egypt, Greece, Rome, China and India all used garlic for its medicinal properties. Today, garlic is used to ...

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New Study: 5 Healthy Lifestyle Behaviors to Support Heart Health

December 15th, 2014

A new study is out, and the results are clear: There are five health habits that support heart health. While this specific study was done on men, a previous study suggests a similar effect in women. Before we get to what those behaviors are, let’s look at some of the ...

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4 Healthy Living Tips for Caring for Someone with a Heart Condition

October 2nd, 2014

I know from experience how much of a transition—and a learning curve—becoming a caregiver entails. It can be especially hard if the person you’re caring for has a heart condition. Caregiving can feel like an overwhelming responsibility. Not only are you likely adjusting to having a new person in your ...

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How Should I Talk to My Doctor About Taking Nutritional Supplements?

September 30th, 2014

Sixty-nine percent of adults in the U.S. take some form of dietary supplement. I’m one of them. In combination with a balanced diet, there’s a large and growing body of research showing the incredible support nutritional supplements can have on overall wellness—and especially heart health. Yet with all the benefits of ...

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Athletes: 6 Ways to Stay Cool During Hot Weather

September 14th, 2014

Summer’s heat is reaching its peak, forcing people to find creative ways to keep cool. Athletes, especially, need to find ways to cool down during high heat. Increased body temperature means the heart has to work harder and can impact oxygen delivery to exercising muscles. Aside from impacting how you ...

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Understanding Different Types of Fiber with Susan Bowerman

September 10th, 2014

Do you get enough fiber? The average American eats far less than half of the recommended 25 to 30 grams of fiber daily. That’s troubling news, especially when it comes to heart health. Fiber is found in vegetables, whole fruits, grains and beans. While best known for digestive support and ...

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5 Facts You Should Know About Heart-Healthy Walnuts

August 18th, 2014

Tree nuts are a healthy and delicious part of a balanced diet, and walnuts are especially healthful. Encased in both a hard shell and an outer husk, the protective layers are removed to reveal the edible seed of the walnut tree. Not only is the walnut a tasty, satisfying snack ...

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Heart-Healthy Salmon: Why It’s So Good for You

July 22nd, 2014

I usually enjoy fatty fish like salmon a couple of times weekly. Not only is it easy to prepare, delicious, and a great entrée or meal addition, but it also supports heart health. Part of the Mediterranean diet, salmon is a rich source of essential Omega-3 fatty acids DHA and ...

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How Healthy Fats from Olives Support Heart Health | Mediterranean Diet

July 2nd, 2014

I enjoy food. To me, eating isn’t just about getting enough calories. It’s about nourishing my body, taking time to relax and even connecting with others over a great meal. That’s why, as part of an ongoing series, I’ll be focusing a different food in the Mediterranean diet each month. ...

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7 Harmful Habits for Heart Health

June 24th, 2014

If you follow my blog, you probably know how to support heart health: Eat a balanced, varied diet. Support nutrition with dietary supplements. Exercise regularly. Get plenty of sleep and rest. Keep stress levels low. But we don’t often talk about what not to do—the habits that are the worst ...

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Tour of Italy: My Trip, In Pictures

May 19th, 2014

I recently traveled to Italy to give two important talks. What an excellent trip! First, I presented to a group of physicians and scientists; the presentation was titled “Feed On Life.” And later in the trip, I spoke at the Herbalife Italian summit with over 7,000 excited and driven Independent ...

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A Wonderful Partnership: Working with Dr. Andrew Myers

May 5th, 2014

Many people write books as a solo endeavor with just one angle of expertise. I wrote one book that way, and I enjoyed the opportunity to share my specific knowledge. But after my first book was off to the publisher, I decided I wanted to expand the expertise I offered ...

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Global Heart Health Month

February 6th, 2014

Here in the United States, the entire month of February is devoted to creating awareness around a critical issue: heart health. For me, February 1 is a happy day because it launches an exciting opportunity to build discussion around the issue of cardiovascular wellness. For an entire month, there are ...

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The New Heart Health: What Is the Endothelium?

January 16th, 2014

The following is an adapted excerpt of my latest book, The New Heart Health, which I coauthored with my colleague, Dr. Andrew Myers. The book is a new approach to cardiovascular wellness, drawn from my Nobel Prize-winning research and Dr. Myer’s expertise in natural medicine.   What Is the Endothelium? ...

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Start Young: Why Heart Health Matters Now

January 6th, 2014

If you own a car, what kind of care do you give it? Chances are, you don’t wait until it breaks down before taking it in for its first oil change. Instead, you likely change the oil every 3,000 miles and do maintenance at the recommended milestones. If your vehicle ...

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6 Targeted Tips for Healthy Circulation

December 26th, 2013

Healthy circulation keeps every part of the body nourished. Your circulatory system’s main job is to move blood throughout the body, and it is made up of the heart and around 100,000 miles of blood vessels. Circulation is such an important process that your very livelihood depends on a well-functioning ...

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12 Heart-Healthy Snacks

December 16th, 2013

Snacking is often associated with junk food—potato chips, candy or other unhealthy options. Yet, eating between meals doesn’t have to be a bad thing. In fact, choosing healthy snacks can be a great way to support health. Your body benefits from healthy snacks in a variety of ways. Recent research ...

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NO Recap: Why Nitric Oxide Is a Crucially Important Molecule in the Cardiovascular System

September 20th, 2013

I’ve spent my first 10 years at Herbalife talking about Nitric Oxide and heart health. Since the focus of the Heart Health Initiative is to bring the story of cardiovascular wellness to people across the globe, it’s important to circle back to the NO basics. So, let’s look at NO’s ...

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