5 Foods to Help Keep Your Cholesterol in Check

August 17, 2017 2:00 pm

While medication can be taken to lower cholesterol levels, people can sometimes accomplish the same goal by changing their eating habits. According to the Harvard Heart Letter, fiber can help change cholesterol levels by attaching itself to cholesterol and eliminating it from the body before it gets into the bloodstream.1 Plant sterols may also help lower cholesterol by keeping the body from absorbing it. Want to add cholesterol-lowering foods to your diet? Here are five foods that may help lower your LDL, or “bad,” cholesterol. 1. Oats Start your day off right with a morning bowl of oatmeal. Researchers found that oat β-glucan (OBG), a soluble fiber found in oats,... View Article

What Are the Benefits of CoQ10?

August 7, 2017 11:50 am

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In our constant search for increased energy and a stronger, healthier heart, all signs seem to point to CoQ10. This naturally occurring nutrient-like coenzyme is the powerhouse of every cell in our bodies and exists at the most basic level of each cell’s operation- the mitochondria. It is in fact present in the cells of all living organisms, from bacteria to plants, all animals, and humans.

CoQ10 and Fertility: What Does the Research Say?

July 7, 2017 10:50 am

Below you will find a summary of research on the role of CoQ10 in both male and female fertility. Please see the references at the bottom of the page for links to the research articles on CoQ10 and fertility. What is CoQ10? CoQ10 is a nutrient-like coenzyme that plays an important role in the production of 95% of the energy needed by your cells, including sperm and egg cells. It is also a powerful antioxidant that protects your cells from molecules that may cause damage. Your CoQ10 levels can drop due to age, stress, and cholesterol-lowering statin drug therapy, and taking a CoQ10 supplement can help replenish your CoQ10 back... View Article

Protect Your Heart With 6 Easy Habit Changes

June 23, 2017 4:08 am

Protect Your Heart With 6 Easy Habit Changes

No matter your actual age it’s always a good time to assess your lifestyle habits and get a handle on your health. Making small but important changes to your lifestyle will produce major results overall, and with each day lived practicing this healthy lifestyle, it’s another day towards living longer and avoiding heart disease. The secret is to commit to these changes and practice them every day.

Are You Missing Out on an Important Heart Supplement? [Video]

June 22, 2017 10:01 am

CoQ10 plays an integral part in your body's overall health. However, regular CoQ10 has poor absorption. Learn how to pick the right CoQ10! Why should you take a CoQ10 supplement? CoQ10 plays a key role in 95% of your body’s cellular energy production, but CoQ10 levels can drop due to age and statin drug use. In fact, CoQ10 blood levels peak between the ages of 19 and 21 and can drop by up to 65% by age 80.1 CoQ10 can decrease natural CoQ10 levels by as much as 40%2 and taking a CoQ10 supplement is a good way to return your body to optimal levels. That's why cardiologists recommend CoQ10... View Article

Are You Getting Enough CoQ10 From Your Diet?

June 12, 2017 3:16 pm

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You may have seen Coenzyme Q10 (or CoQ10) in supplement form, but did you know that you can also get CoQ10 from your diet? Read on to find out if you are getting enough CoQ10 from the food you eat and learn how to boost the amount of CoQ10 food sources in your diet! All about CoQ10 Many people think of CoQ10 as a vitamin because of how essential it is for our bodies to function. In fact, it is so important to our cells that our livers actually make it. CoQ10 is found in practically every cell in our bodies and plays an important role in the production of... View Article

Knowing Your Risks Can Help Prevent Cardiovascular Disease

June 7, 2017 4:15 pm

Every 40 seconds, someone in the United States will die from cardiovascular disease (CVD).1 Although there are some risk factors for cardiovascular disease that you cannot control, there are many risk factors that you do have control over. Let’s take a look at the controllable risk factors first. Controllable Risk Factors for Cardiovascular Disease High Blood Pressure (Hypertension)2 Often called the “silent killer”, high blood pressure is a risk factor with little warning signs or symptoms. Having your blood pressure checked regularly is key to avoiding this often unseen condition. Your doctor will measure the pressure in your arteries when your heart is contracting (called systolic blood pressure) and the... View Article

8 Tips for a Good Night’s Sleep [Video]

June 5, 2017 10:02 am

Did you know that a good night's sleep can help support your heart health? Try these eight simple tips for a better night's sleep! 1. Don't go to sleep right after eating dinner 2. Stick to the same schedule Go to bed and wake up at the same time every day 3. Give your eyes a break Turn off all screens one hour before bedtime 4. Remove distractions Use a sleep mask, earplugs and black-out curtains to cut down on light, noise and other distractions 5. Talk about it Chat with your partner or write down things that might cause stress and keep you up at night 6. Comfort Make... View Article