Blog Archive for Tag: Endothelial Health

How Weight Impacts NO Production

February 12th, 2015

One of the greatest traits of the human body is its ability to restore health. Think about the last personal transformation you saw: Were you amazed at how healthy and vital your friend (or you!) appeared after working to get healthy? When you choose to change something about your health, ...

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3 Nutrients for Sexual Health

September 15th, 2014

My research on Nitric Oxide (NO) has been important in understanding how to support endothelial health and keep the heart healthy. But there’s another area NO impacts: sexual function. Optimal NO levels support healthy circulation within the sexual organs, and circulatory function is especially important to men’s reproductive health. That’s ...

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Why I Appreciate Interacting with Independent Herbalife Members

July 10th, 2014

Being a scientist can be isolating at times. I spent 40 years of my life in a laboratory, studying one molecule in the human body. There were days when the only real fresh air I got was walking from the lab to my car, and my interaction with others was ...

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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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Your Body’s NO Recycling System: L-arginine and L-citrulline

June 11th, 2014

Quick, name some items that can be recycled. Glass, plastic, paper, aluminum, cardboard, steel…amino acids L-arginine and L-citrulline? It may not be quite the same process, but the idea is similar. While used materials like paper and plastic go to a recycling plant, our bodies have an internal recycling system, ...

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How long do I need to work out to increase Nitric Oxide levels? | Dr. Lou Ignarro Answers

June 6th, 2014

How long do I need to work out to increase Nitric Oxide production?   You’ll like the answer to this question: not very long. Any amount of exercise increases Nitric Oxide (NO) production, whether you take a 10-minute walking break during your workday or run a 10k on a Saturday ...

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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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Healthy Aging—At Any Age!

April 30th, 2014

You started aging the moment you were born. You aged as you laughed your first laugh, took your first step, rode your first bike, went on your first date and started your first job. You are even aging as you read this article. Every moment of every day, you age ...

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Want a Better Sex Life? Here’s How to Support Sexual Performance

April 28th, 2014

Most adults, regardless of age or gender, would like to find a way to support their sexual health and performance. Chances are, you’re one of them. Even if you are healthy and have a good sex life, there are nutritional strategies you can use to support healthy sexual function. In ...

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6 Surprising Benefits of an Active Lifestyle

April 21st, 2014

It probably seems everyone is telling you to lead an active lifestyle—your doctor, your spouse, billboards, magazines and even me. There’s a reason it’s such a popular topic. It’s not just because a fit body looks great; the advantages of regular exercise and movement filter into every area of your ...

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2 Ways Heart-Healthy Nutrients Benefit the Whole Body

April 16th, 2014

Nutrition is a big focus in the Heart Health Initiative—and that’s because your diet directly impacts the health of your heart. While certain nutrients can support cardiovascular wellness, did you know they can also impact the health of the whole body? The great nutritional choices you make extend well beyond ...

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6 Reasons to Eat Mediterranean

April 3rd, 2014

Wholesome food is the basis of wellness. And when it comes to choosing foods that support total health—and especially the health of the endothelium and heart—I recommend the Mediterranean diet. Rich in foods frequently found in the countries along the Mediterranean Sea, the diet has been shown by numerous studies ...

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Why I Take Vitamin D

March 11th, 2014

A little over a decade ago, I decided to take control of my health. I began exercising and eating a fresh, balanced diet rich in fruits and vegetables. I was feeling good—and looking better, too—but I wanted to know what was going on inside my body as a result of ...

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Vitamins C and E in Niteworks®: How They Support Heart Health

March 5th, 2014

Many years ago, I believed Nitric Oxide (NO) existed in the arteries, yet I had to prove what I felt in my gut to be true. Like any scientist hoping to prove a hypothesis, I designed a number of experiments. Many of them failed; a few of them uncovered incredible ...

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7 of the Worst Foods for Heart Health

February 17th, 2014

I changed my nutrition and lifestyle, I made very different food choices than I do today. In graduate school, especially, my meals were focused on convenience and often consisted of fast food. I felt the effects of my poor dietary choices every single day. At the time, I understood that the ...

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Join My Travels!

February 10th, 2014

I’ve spent over a decade traveling the globe on behalf of Herbalife. In those 10-plus years, I’ve traveled over a million miles, and spoken to over 5 million people. I don’t tire of this demanding schedule; I thrive on it. It’s a privilege to meet the many people who are ...

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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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Answers from Dr. Lou Ignarro: Colorful Food Is Packed with Nutrients

December 23rd, 2013

I've heard I should fill my plate with colorful foods. Is this true? Does color really indicate nutrition?   Most of the time, the more colorful your meal, the more healthful it is. Think of the last meal you ate. Was it full of color—maybe a large green salad topped with ...

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Interview: Herbalife Q&A with Dr. Ignarro

December 11th, 2013

Everyone knows cardiovascular health should be a priority, but there’s so much information out there that it can sometimes be overwhelming. Luckily, we have Dr. Louis Ignarro to help! A heart health expert and Nobel laureate, Dr. Ignarro sat down with Herbalife to answer some of your most popular heart health questions, ...

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4 Contributing Factors for Low Nitric Oxide Levels

September 23rd, 2013

Nitric Oxide is a crucial part of supporting cardiovascular wellness, and one of the best ways to promote optimal NO levels is through a healthy endothelium. To understand how to keep the endothelial cells—the production house of NO—working properly, it’s important to know the risk factors for endothelial dysfunction. While ...

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5 Tips for Maintaining a Healthy Heart

June 11th, 2013

Are you looking to support the health of your heart? Here are five simple ways to promote cardiovascular wellness: 1. Get active. Just 30 minutes of moderate exercise per day will help support a healthy endothelium and NO production. 2. Lose weight. Even a small amount of weight loss can ...

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Heart Health Overview

June 6th, 2013

If you haven’t considered the health of your heart in the past, the good news is you can start supporting your cardiovascular system now by making heart-healthy lifestyle changes. You have the power to support your heart health! When considering cardiovascular wellness, there are two vital components: Nitric Oxide (NO) ...

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Why Focus on Endothelial Health?

June 6th, 2013

When most people think of organs in the body, they think of the heart, lungs and liver. But did you know you have another, less-know organ called the endothelium? This cardio-supportive organ is made up of 6 trillion endothelial cells that line 100,000 miles of blood vessels in a single ...

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