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What Happens With Too Much Or Too Little Salt?

May 17 , 2021

Morrisa Schwartz

What Happens With Too Much Or Too Little Salt?

Salt, or Sodium, is something we need in our diets to live. However, our body needs a very specific amount. Though guidelines recommend only 6g of salt per day, Americans often have an average of 8.5g each day.  This increased amount of salt can lead to all kinds of issues, including heart disease or high blood pressure. A question we often get is, how do I know if the salt 

Four Changes to Make for Heart Health

May 17 , 2021

Morrisa Schwartz

Four Changes to Make for Heart Health

Maintaining a heart-healthy diet means preventing heart disease, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, heart attack, and heart failure. Many people know that dietary changes play a large role in keeping a healthy heart.  However, the specific changes needed can be a bit vague. In addition to eating healthy, it is important to think about your physical activity, smoking

What Supplements Lower Cholesterol Naturally?

May 17 , 2021

Morrisa Schwartz

What Supplements Lower Cholesterol Naturally?

Many older adults suffer from high cholesterol levels. Carrying high levels of LDL in your blood can result in an increased risk of heart disease and stroke. This is one of many reasons that doctors want you to keep your cholesterol levels in a healthy range. However, doing so can be harder than simply talking about it. I Have High Blood Cholesterol, What Now? If you’ve been

Think Twice About Taking Aspirin if You Don't Have Heart Disease

May 17 , 2021

Morrisa Schwartz

Think Twice About Taking Aspirin if You Don't Have Heart Disease

People without heart disease should think twice before taking aspirin daily. For some, the risk of internal bleeding is not worth the reward. Remember, your doctor's words should come first. If you've had a heart attack or stroke, you may be on a low dose of daily aspirin. Studies have shown that aspirin could be saving lives. Aspirin can also prevent other major cardiac

Benefits of Functional Medicine | What Is Functional Medicine

May 17 , 2021

Stephen Smith

Benefits of Functional Medicine | What Is Functional Medicine

What is functional medicine? While many doctors focus on treating the signs and symptoms of a disease, functional medicine practitioners take a more in-depth look at your symptoms. For example, doctors often treat inflammation by prescribing anti-inflammatory drugs. Functional medicine is different from conventional medicine as it focuses on the root cause of the disease. What

What is Nitrous Oxide: How it Affects MTHFR When Used as Sedative

May 17 , 2021

Stephen Smith

What is Nitrous Oxide: How it Affects MTHFR When Used as Sedative

What is nitrous oxide and how does this affect those with MTHFR gene variations? When you have an MTHFR deficiency, which results in elevated serum levels of homocysteine, you are at risk for a number of health issues. Your body may also react differently when exposed to nitrous oxide, a common sedative agent used in surgery and dentistry. So, what happens when you have to use 

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