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Glycemic Index and Your Heart Healthy Diet
Do you like to calorie count? Well, maybe it’s time you learned about glycemic index (GI). Knowing the GI of foods can help you to make better choices and control that stubborn blood sugar level more effectively. Glycemic Index is a relative ranking of foods on a scale of 1 – 100 according to the extent to which they raise blood glucose levels after they are eaten. When carbohydrates have a GI ...
Living with a Broken Heart
The loss of a love, whether through the ending of a relationship, death or separation can result in a broken heart, which sounds theoretical, but can result in emotional pain that can be hard on your body. Heartbreak can result in insomnia, digestive problems, mental fog, sensitivity to illness and headaches, but the most important of all, is the emotional pain. This emotional pain can manifes...
Salt Sensitivity and What It Means for You
Your body may not deal with salt the way it’s supposed to. Salt is the main source of sodium, but too much sodium can result in your body retaining excess water, which puts a strain on your blood vessels and heart and can raise your blood pressure. Salt sensitivity in a nutshell, means that your body absorbs and retains salt irregularly.   This becomes more common with age, but can also happen ...
Is Heart Failure as Bad as a Heart Attack?
Do you know the difference between heart attack and heart failure? Because they’re not the same thing. One is much more likely to result in death.   How Important is Your Heart? It’s your body’s second most important organ after the brain. Your heart is responsible not only for love, but it supplies the body with oxygen by pumping blood throughout the body into it’s cells and when your cells ar...
Genetics and Heart Disease
The color of your eyes, your height and sex are all determined by genetics. Genetics is the study of heredity. Obesity, hypertension and diabetes have two things in common. The first is that they’re risk factors for heart disease and the second is that they all have a genetic component. What does ‘genetic component’ mean? Well, basically, if you’re parents, aunts, uncles and grandparents have t...