Heart and Cardiovascular

  1. Omega-3s block heart disease

    Slash your risk of death by up to 30 percent!

    It's the top killer in the nation by far, responsible for 1 in 3 deaths, including comedy legend Jerry Lewis just last month.

    If a guy with all of that money and fame can't beat heart disease, what are your chances?

    I'd say they're pretty good!

    You have something Jerry Lewis didn't: You've got me, and I've got the latest science on a simple, safe, inexpensive, and highly effective way to beat this killer disease.

    It's fish oil.

    You already know how these powerful omega-3 fatty acids can protect your heart... prevent disease... block an attack... and help you recover if you do have a problem.

    But the new study goes much farther and shows specifically how fish oil can prevent the one "complication" of heart disease you care about most -- and that's dying.

    Overall, omega-3 supplements will cut your risk of cardiac death by 8 percent.

    That may not sound like much. But if everyone in America took fish oil supplements, nearly 1,000 lives would be saved every single week -- with virtually NO downside, since the supplements are far safer than meds.

    And as good as those numbers are, they don't quite tell the full story.

    That's the overall benefit, but some people get a bigger boost than others.

    If you're at risk for heart disease -- or already have it -- you're facing a higher risk of death from heart problems than someone without the condition.

    You're exactly the kind of person that needs a little more help.

    And once again, it's fish oil to the rescue.

    The same new study finds that people with high triglycerides -- a major risk factor for heart problems -- get more than DOUBLE the benefit.

    If your own levels are rising, fish oil will cut your risk of cardiac death by 17 percent.

    And even then, that might still underestimate the true benefit!

    The new study was a meta-analysis, or a review of older studies. In this case, the researchers looked at 14 studies. But much of the research on fish oil uses relatively low doses, which leads to fewer benefits (and, in some studies, none at all).

    Get the higher doses your body really needs, and you can get a much bigger benefit -- and the new analysis proves that, too.

    The handful of studies that used high-dose fish oil found that doses of 1 gram or higher of EPA and DHA can cut the risk of cardiac death by a stunning 30 percent!

    That's not an especially high dose. It's on the lower side, and it's perfectly safe -- but because it can thin the blood a little, speak to a doctor first in case you're on other supplements or meds that also thin the blood.

  2. Vitamin C cuts heart disease risks

    Natural miracle slashes heart risk by 70 percent

    Can you believe this nonsense?

    After 13 YEARS of research and HUNDREDS of millions of dollars, Merck managed to produce a drug that cuts heart risk by a measly 9 percent.

    I wouldn't sneeze at that if it were safe and cheap.

    But this is a drug with worrisome side effects and -- if it's ever approved -- a sky-high price.

    Meanwhile, the same people cooking up these drugs flat-out IGNORE the real therapies that pack much bigger benefits for a lower price... and zero risk.

    One new study that's getting no attention at all finds a treatment that's EIGHT TIMES more effective than this supposedly up-and-coming drug.

    The answer? Tried-and-true vitamin C!

    Having high levels of vitamin C can cut your risk of cardiovascular mortality by a stunning 70 percent.

    Hard to believe, given it's something so basic. The problem is that it's a little TOO basic -- so common, that most people never think about it.

    They assume they're getting what they need.

    But while few people in the United States are truly deficient, many don't come close to the optimal levels so essential to good health.

    When they do, it's usually from the wrong source: orange juice.

    While there's plenty of C in that glass of juice, 12 ounces of OJ also packs NINE teaspoons of sugar.

    That's about what you'll find in a can of Coke!

    All that sugar won't cut your heart risk. It'll boost it.

    While there's nothing wrong with getting a little C from a single orange, that's not the best source of the nutrient.

    Believe it or not, a cup of broccoli has 50 percent more vitamin C than that orange... with none of the sugar. You'll also find C in Brussels sprouts and bell peppers as well as papayas, strawberries, and kiwifruit.

    But unless you eat those foods daily, it's hard to get what you truly need.

    In the new study, the folks with the highest levels of vitamin C not only had a healthier diet overall, but were also more likely to be taking a vitamin C supplement.

    For most Americans, that supplement is the only truly consistent way to reach optimal levels of vitamin C.

    There is one caveat here: Too much C at once can lead to an upset stomach. That, in turn, can give you gas and diarrhea, which will chase the C out about as fast as it goes in.

    There's an easy way to overcome that: Don't take a single high-dose supplement, but take a lower dose, twice a day. If you have a decent multivitamin with good C levels, you can take that in the morning and your C supplement in the evening.

    Your doc can help you figure out how much you need and the best way to get it.

  3. LDL cholesterol drops can be dangerous

    New warning over LOW cholesterol Docs are finally waking up to one of the biggest scams in medicine -- one you may have been a victim of yourself. The very meds that are supposed to "control" cholesterol can bring your levels down far too low. Even many mainstream physicians are starting to back off. And the drug industry is absolutely...
  4. Heart failure linked to low D

    This one simple nutrient can STOP heart failure Every day's a little shorter now, and that can mean only one thing: It's harder than ever to get your vitamin D! Most folks don't get what they need even at high noon in summer, simply because they don't go outside or (wisely) cover up when they do. But it's an even...
  5. HDL cholesterol boosted with almonds

    Go nuts over this cholesterol cure It's a natural treatment for cholesterol so simple that it's NUTS more doctors don't recommend it. But that could be about to change in a big way. New research shows how almonds can succeed where billions of dollars in research has failed -- and that's by improving your HDL cholesterol safely and effectively. HDL...
  6. Blood pressure problem linked to dementia

    What your doctor keeps missing about blood pressure You know you're supposed to keep your blood pressure down. But that's only PART of the picture. Today, I'm going to let you in on the rest of the story... the chapter missing from your doctor's book. If he checks every few months or once a year, and he only worries about...
  7. Calcium in circulation could boost heart risk

    The heart attack risk factor your doc won't mention It could be the single biggest risk factor for a heart attack. No, it's not your cholesterol, despite all the hype. And it's not your blood pressure, either. It's not even your weight! It's NOT ANY of the conditions your doctor is probably hounding you over. In fact, it's just the...
  8. Depression linked to heart risk

    EVERY heart patient needs to watch for this warning sign When you've got heart disease, you know what's on the line. One American dies of this condition every 49 seconds -- so, every single minute matters, and every single day is like a bonus. Now, the latest research reveals one MAJOR risk factor that could add years to your life...
  9. Stroke survivors face hidden risks

    Survived a stroke? Here's what you need to know It's the scare of a lifetime. And if you've survived a stroke and come out the other side -- miraculously, with no real damage -- consider yourself lucky. But I also want you to consider something else: You're not out of the woods yet! It might SEEM like you got off...
  10. CT scan radiation linked to heart risk

    What your last heart screening REALLY did to you Back when I was a kid, comic books would use radiation exposure to transform regular people into one of two things: either superheroes or supervillains. Today, those same characters have moved from the comics to the big screen, where they earn billions at the box office. And that radiation? It's also...
  11. Bone drug could boost heart risk

    Dangerous drug reject is coming back to haunt you It's the frightening tale of a deadly threat... and just when you think it's been killed, it rises from the grave to strike again! This isn't a spooky film from the late-summer box office. It's a real-life horror story unfolding right now in the halls of the FDA, where a drug...
  12. Weight loss protects against heart failure

    Spot your heart risk with this one easy step You can't get a heart scan any old time you feel like it. But you CAN get a glimpse of the health of your heart easily enough -- and it's with something that's probably sitting in the bathroom right now. It's your scale. Some folks step on it every morning. Others...
  13. Heart disease linked to low iron

    Could IRON protect you from heart disease? When it comes to iron levels, think of Johnny Cash... and keep a close watch on that heart of yours. Because a just-out study finds a direct link between iron levels and heart risk. If you're falling short in this mineral, then your risk of coronary artery disease jumps. But if you get...
  14. Blood pressure meds boost fall risk

    Cutting your blood pressure can HURT you It's supposed to be your blood pressure that drops. Instead, it could be YOU that takes the plunge! New research exposes the ugly toll of trying to meet the aggressive blood pressure targets being pushed on older patients by mainstream researchers. And it finds that, sure, you CAN hit the ultra-low goal of...
  15. Nutrient defeats heart disease inflammation

    Beat the damage of heart disease... naturally! If you want to fight aging -- and who doesn't? -- forget the years on the calendar. You're obviously not going to change those. But you CAN take action against one of the other signs of aging, and it's the one responsible for just about all of the chronic diseases you face as...
  16. Heart attack can follow a broken heart

    How a "broken heart" can actually break your heart It's not just a figure of speech. We've all heard of folks who "died of a broken heart." You might even know of someone who died shortly after the loss of a spouse, family member, or close friend. Now, the latest research shows how it happens -- how the genuine emotional...
  17. Wallpaper fungus can release toxins in your home

    The poison hiding in your home Are you secretly being POISONED? I know that sounds paranoid... possibly even insane. But it could be happening to you, right now -- and you won't even know it! This isn't the kind of poison you see in the movies, where one sip of a spiked drink can make you sick. But odds are...
  18. Heart disease deadlier with depression

    Survive heart disease by dodging this secret risk factor Heart disease doesn't need any help as it tries to kill you. It's already plenty deadly all by its lonesome. But odds are, it's getting some assistance -- and that extra help is coming from where you least expect it. If you're ignoring stress, anxiety, depression, and other mood problems... if...
  19. Heart disease risks hidden in women

    The 'hidden' heart risk in women Is heart disease a man's disease? Not on your life, ladies -- and if you ignore the risk, as MILLIONS do, that's exactly what'll be on the line. Your life. It's not your fault. It's your own doctor that's to blame here, because a new survey finds that he has absolutely NO CLUE how...
  20. Curcumin wipes out liver fat

    Melt away the most DANGEROUS type of fat... effortlessly A little extra belly fat is easy enough to cover up. Loose clothes and a tighter belt might not be comfortable, but no one will know you've gained a couple of pounds. Except you. You'll be painfully aware of it -- literally, if the belt is so tight you can hardly...

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