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High Blood Pressure (hypertension)

Snacking on Almonds Improves Your Blood Vessels

British researchers found that snacking on almonds instead of mini-muffins boosts blood vessel flexibility and lowers LDL cholesterol levels.

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Heart Attack

What Is the Best Diet to Lower Cholesterol?

If you focus on vegetables, fruits and whole grains and avoid processed foods, you're on a good diet to lower cholesterol and prevent heart disease.

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Acne (pimples)

Diet Makes a Difference for Clear Skin

Eating patterns without processed foods seem to promote clear skin better than a typical American diet.

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Heart Attack

Healthy Eating Can Help Prevent Heart Disease

Adopting a healthy eating pattern over the years reduces your chance of a heart attack or stroke by about 20 percent.

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Coronavirus

What Immunity-Boosting Nutrients Are You Missing?

An analysis of dietary intakes show that many Americans fall short on important immunity-boosting nutrients such as vitamin D or vitamin A.

whole grain farro to lower the risk for diabetes
Diabetes

What Do You Eat to Reduce Your Risk for Diabetes?

A long-term study of health professionals suggests that eating fewer processed foods and more whole grains and vegetables can lower the risk for diabetes.

almonds and almond milk on table as part of dairy-free diet
Acne (pimples)

Could Dairy-Free Diet Help Clear Your Complexion?

According to research, people following a dairy-free diet are less prone to acne. Could this approach benefit your complexion?

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High Blood Pressure (hypertension)

Do You Take Olive Oil for Your Blood Pressure?

Could extra virgin olive oil rich in plant phenols be a key to the benefits of the Mediterranean diet? One reader suggests we should all take olive oil.

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Aging

What Should You Eat to Reduce Your Risk of Dementia?

A study from Framingham suggests berries, apples, pears, oranges and tea are among the foods you should eat to reduce your risk for Alzheimer disease.

Man sticking out his tongue because of Indigestion from coffee
Heart Attack

Is Coffee Really Bad for You?

Studies show that coffee drinkers are less likely to die of heart disease, unless they drink a lot of boiled coffee. Unfiltered coffee is bad for you.

Dr. Low Dog, expert on essential oils, herbs and supplements
Podcasts

Show 1210: What Are the Health Benefits of Tea, Coffee and Chocolate?

If you think of them as just tasty beverages, you could be surprised to learn about the health benefits of tea, coffee and chocolate. Listen May 2, 2020.

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Cognitive Dysfunction

How Can You Make Your Own Rosemary Water?

If you want to keep your brain healthy over the years, don't smoke, do exercise, get enough sleep and sip rosemary water. You can make it yourself.

Blackstrap molasses for baking drizzling from a teaspoon
Diarrhea

Will You Have Better Poop With Blackstrap Molasses?

A reader reports that taking two tablespoons of blackstrap molasses daily eased symptoms of urgency and frequency of bathroom visits.

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High Blood Pressure (hypertension)

Will Blood Pressure Remedy Lead to Kidney Stones?

Scientists confirm that drinking beet juice could be a helpful blood pressure remedy. However, it might increase the risk of kidney stones for some people.

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Dried chile peppers hang in window frame
Home Remedies

Are Dried Chile Peppers Helpful to Health?

A pepper-loving reader asks if dried chile peppers have health benefits like fresh ones do. The answer appears to be affirmative.

grilled fish and vegetables are part of best diet for arthritis
Arthritis

What Is the Best Diet for Arthritis Pain?

A diet with lots of vegetables, fish and whole grains is the best diet for arthritis. The comparison is a Western diet with lots of processed foods.

tofu cubes in a vegetable stir fry
Coronary Artery Disease

Do Soy Products Protect the Heart?

An enormous study of health care professionals finds that tofu but not most other common soy products protect the heart. Premenopausal women benefit most.

two young boys eating pizza
Home Remedies

Are Young People Eating Better Than They Used to?

A study found that kids between two and 19 years old are eating better than they were twenty years ago, but their diets leave room for improvement.

Taking a blood sugar reading with a lancet, diabetes risk
Cancer

Can You Manage Your Blood Sugar Naturally?

If you have type 2 diabetes, paying attention to exercise, diet and supplements could help you manage your blood sugar more naturally.