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Blood Thinners: Balancing the Benefits and Risks

So-called “blood thinners” (anticoagulant drugs) can help prevent dangerous blood clots in people with the abnormal heart rhythm atrial fibrillation (AFib), in which the atria (the upper chambers of the heart) beat irregularly and ineffectively. “This causes blood to pool in the atria,” says Jonathan Halperin, MD, director of clinical

Lowering Cholesterol Naturally with Oregano Oil

Lowering Cholesterol Naturally with Oregano Oil

Herbs and spices have long been used for culinary purposes as well as medicinal reasons. But one herb in particular ranks high above the rest when it comes to lowering cholesterol naturally: oregano. 
Oregano was first used by the ancient Greek physicians who prescribed it for a variety of ailments. In

Fatigue Causes and Nutritional Deficiencies

Fatigue Causes and Nutritional Deficiencies

It’s not surprising that nutrient deficiencies are fatigue causes, given that your body’s trillions of cells rely on vitamins and minerals to generate energy. What is surprising is that few doctors recognize the fact that fatigue and lacking energy is often an early symptom of multiple vitamin and mineral deficiencies.

Determining Which Anti-Clotting Drug is Best Suited for You

For half a century, warfarin (Coumadin) was the only oral medication option to help lower the risk of blood clots in people diagnosed with atrial fibrillation (AF) or other conditions that raise the risk of clot formation. But in recent years, new anticoagulant medications have been developed and approved for

Is There Such Thing as an Arthritis Diet?

Is There Such Thing as an Arthritis Diet?

Statistics from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reveal that approximately 52.5 million Americans suffer from some form of arthritis, including osteoarthritis (OA), rheumatoid arthritis (RA), and gout. Arthritic diseases may be mild in some people but can be debilitating in others. Symptoms characterized by joint pain, swelling, and stiffness

Rally ‘Round Rhubarb!

The Folklore. Rhubarb pairs so perfectly with strawberries and other sweet fruits in tarts, jams, cobblers, and pies that it’s known as the “pie plant” and is often mistaken as a fruit. However, this ancient vegetable traces back to 2700 BC China, where it was used medicinally as a laxative

How Probiotics May Benefit Your Health

Probiotics are a hot topic in the world of health and nutrition—but what are they, and what do they do?

“Basically, probiotics are live microorganisms—bacteria or yeasts—that exert beneficial effects on our health,” says Susan Bowerman, MD, RD, co-director of the Center for Human Nutrition at UCLA. “Probiotics are believed to

17 CoQ10 Benefits You Can Enjoy Yourself

17 CoQ10 Benefits You Can Enjoy Yourself

The drug companies don’t want you to know about this nutrient! CoQ10 benefits include treatment for a variety of conditions: high cholesterol, high blood pressure, Parkinson’s, and more. Plus, CoQ10 benefits healthy individuals who are looking to boost their exercise performance. Can CoQ10 benefit you?

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