Blog Archive for Tag: ignarro

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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Want to Become a Runner? Try These 7 Tips

January 14th, 2014

What does the term “runner” mean to you? Do you imagine a marathoner crossing the finish line, a devoted athlete lacing up in the early morning or even someone on a treadmill at your local gym? It can be easy to think of running—of becoming a runner—as something only “certain ...

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Nutrients and Absorption: What You Need to Know

January 10th, 2014

Almost any health-related article, book or presentation has a similar underlying message: A healthy diet is the foundation of good health. You know that eating a balanced, varied diet delivers the vitamins, minerals and nutrients your body needs to function. You might even choose foods that target specific nutrients or ...

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How I Stay Motivated to Keep Moving

December 30th, 2013

Staying healthy takes hard work, discipline and drive. For most, it involves a determined shift in lifestyle encompassing diet, activity, stress and sleep. And long-lasting change—the kind with the power to extend and enhance your older years—requires sustaining that high level of motivation over time. For many, regular exercise is ...

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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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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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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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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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5 Small Steps to Transform Your Life

November 22nd, 2013

In a recent post, I detailed my health transformation. I went from making poor eating choices and not exercising to a lifestyle full of movement, good food and a lot of happiness. Now, I am as vital as I ever could have hoped to be. If you’d told me 20 ...

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My Health Transformation

November 18th, 2013

There’s something you may not know about me: I haven’t always been healthy. Up until the age of 21, I led a very healthy lifestyle through diet and exercise. But things began to go south in graduate and medical school, when there seemed to be no time available for anything ...

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How Exercise Supports NO Production

September 25th, 2013

You’re probably aware of the amazing benefits of Niteworks®. NO is an important molecule with many functions in the body that increase blood flow, delivering oxygen and nutrients to tissues. Since Nitric Oxide (NO) levels are the lowest at night, taking Niteworks® each evening supports your body’s ability to produce ...

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The History of the Nobel Prize

September 23rd, 2013

What do Martin Luther King, Jr., Albert Einstein, Linus Pauling, Marie Curie and Mother Teresa have in common? They’ve all received one of the most prestigious awards in the world: the Nobel Prize. I consider myself fortunate to be counted among them—people I admire and who have made a real ...

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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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NO and Dynamite: The Unlikely Story of Alfred Nobel

September 4th, 2013

Many people know about the amazing benefits of Nitric Oxide, but few know the history of its discovery. While my colleagues and I were recognized for our discoveries about the molecule with a Nobel Prize* in medicine, the journey actually began in the nineteenth century with a man named Alfred ...

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Why Fitness Is Good for Your Heart

June 12th, 2013

Have you ever heard the saying, “A body in motion tends to stay in motion”? It’s true: Regular physical activity helps keep the body moving for years to come. And since fitness and heart health go hand in hand, it’s important to understand why regular exercise is a cardio-smart choice. ...

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Getting Heart-Supportive Nutrients Isn’t Always Easy

June 11th, 2013

It often seems the answer to staying healthy is as easy as eating well and living an active lifestyle. Seems simple, right? Get the recommended two and a half hours of exercise per week. Eat a balanced diet rich in fresh fruits and vegetables, protein, low-fat dairy and whole grains. ...

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Cholesterol and Your Heart: It’s Not Such a Bad Thing

June 11th, 2013

If you've been to the doctor for a checkup recently, it’s likely there was talk of cholesterol levels—most likely, lowering them. But did you know cholesterol isn't necessarily a bad thing? In fact, it’s the building block of all hormones! So, in order to maintain cholesterol levels already within normal ...

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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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There’s More to Nitric Oxide

June 6th, 2013

Nitric Oxide (NO) is a crucially important molecule in the cardiovascular system. It has a major role in vasodilation—opening or widening—of the blood vessels. Healthy NO production maintains blood flow to vital organs, which supports overall cardiovascular function. Essentially, NO is a “heart healthy molecule.” Like most things, there is ...

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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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CoQ10 and Heart Function: The Key to Energy

June 6th, 2013

You need food to thrive. But what does it take for your body to convert food, like lean turkey, to energy to exercise? What is involved in converting an apple into adenosine triphosphate (ATP) in your body to provide a pick-me-up? The answers lie in coenzyme Q10, or CoQ10. CoQ10 ...

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Circulation and Your Hard-Working Heart

June 6th, 2013

Every moment of every day, your heart works hard to pump blood through your arteries and veins, delivering the oxygen and nutrients your body needs to thrive. Consider this: You have about 5 liters of blood coursing through 100,000 miles of blood vessels in your body at all times. In ...

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