Blog Archive for Tag: Intro to heart health

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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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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Heart Health Glossary

May 22nd, 2014

Heart health is a big subject. From understanding what the endothelium is to remembering what various acronyms mean, recalling all of the terminology might get more than a little confusing. Here’s a glossary to help you keep track of it all. I’ll update it periodically, so check back often.   ...

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Dr. Lou Ignarro Answers Your Heart Health Questions: Supplements and the Heart

May 15th, 2014

Since launching the Heart Health Initiative just last year, there has been an incredible response. Today, I’d like to answer to some of the questions I’ve received in the comments on HeartHealthInitiative.com and through other places like Twitter, Facebook and e-mail. I love responding to your questions, so let’s get ...

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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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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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3 Reasons I Take Krill Oil

March 3rd, 2014

I’ve talked a lot about the Omega-3s EPA and DHA in previous articles because they’re such an important part of supporting heart health. And if you read my previous post on krill oil, you know it’s a good option if you want to supplement your Omega-3 intake. But I haven’t ...

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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 Science Behind Omega-3s and Your Heart

June 12th, 2013

Omega-3s are a constant topic in the wellness field, and for good reason. Omega-3 fatty acids are a form of polyunsaturated fat that the body derives from food and cannot be made in the body. The three main Omega-3 fatty acids are alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic ...

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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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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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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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