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Mild hypertension: What are the Natural Options?

by Sonia Chartier, on 6 February 2017, Circulation
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Heart health is a matter of both luck and judgement.

The luck pertains to the way your forebears have treated their hearts: hopefully their sins won’t be visited upon your cardiac condition, but it is often the case that you inherit a heart weakness or tendency to high blood pressure from those who have gone before you…

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How does stress can cause a heart attack or stroke?

by Sonia Chartier, on 31 January 2017, Circulation
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Chronic stress clogs arteries by taking a detour through the immune system: that’s the conclusion researchers at Harvard Medical School reached in a recent study.

The statistical correlation has been known for a long time. Stress triggers a multitude of diseases, including arteriosclerosis. But until that study was done, the mechanism behind the phenomenon wasn’t entirely understood…

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Nutrition Tips for Gout

by Dominique Vanier, B.Sc.H., M.Env.Sc., on 30 January 2017, Muscle and joint
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Waking up in the middle of the night is a bother for most people. The after-effects of disturbed sleep are typically experienced the next day in the form of grogginess, lack of concentration, and moodiness that can negatively impact your personal relationships.  Waking up due to gout attacks, however, brings a whole new set of problems on top of already reduced productivity and tiredness…

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Exercise to ease menstrual cramps

by Sonia Chartier, on 25 January 2017, Women's Health
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Are you in agony every time your cycle rolls around?

Or do you rely on little extra-strength pills to ease your pain? Either way, you might be happy to learn that a few simple exercises can make a big difference, enough to go from filling a hot water bottle to smiling serenely…

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Prostate, erections and heart attacks

by Sonia Chartier, on 25 January 2017, Circulation, Men's Health
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Sorry, this article isn’t about the link between love and arousal, it’s about mechanics and risk.

And there is indeed a link between heart attacks, erections and, surprisingly, the prostate too…

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