Heart Health

Heart health is on everyone’s mind these days, and we’re all concerned about getting the right tips for heart health that will make it simple to make the right decisions about diet and lifestyle. Natural heart health may mean adding the right cholesterol-lowering herbs and supplements into your health regimen, or cutting back on foods that can put you at risk for heart disease. Our experts—along with our annual Healthy Heart Events—can make your plan for natural heart health simple. Turn to Project Wellness for continual updates on heart health tips that can make our hearts healthier for the long term.

Boost Heart Health with Good Oral Care

February 12, 2012
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Boost Heart Health with Good Oral Care

It is no coincidence that a strong correlation exists between oral health and overall health. After all, most foreign matter enters the body through the mouth. Still, even the most health conscious among us are often guilty of neglecting our dental health. Research from the past ten years demonstrates that it is time for...

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Chocolate: The key to your heart?

More research on the health benefits of chocolate: Chocolate. Delicious? Yes. Superfruit? That too. Almost guiltless Valentine’s Treats The healthy glory of chocolate Looks like giving chocolate to your loved one for Valentine’s Day isn’t just a sweet thing to do—it could also help their heart. An August 2011 review published in the British...

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Ask the MD: Good Heart Health

February 3, 2012
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Wondering about how and when to get your cholesterol checked, or how exercise can boost your cardiovascular health? We got answers to some common heart health questions from Dr. Brad Jacobs, MD, and Chair of Pharmaca’s Integrative Health Advisory Board. How often should I have my cholesterol checked? Typically we recommend you get your...

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Better Heart Health Now

Better Heart Health Now

According to Harvard Health Publications, approximately 90 percent of people with cardiovascular disease have at least one risk factor that is controllable. Research indicates that problems like high cholesterol and high blood pressure can be managed and even eliminated with preventive measures. The most important way to protect your heart? Living a healthy lifestyle,...

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Research Says Chocolate Reduces Risk of Heart Disease

Research Says Chocolate Reduces Risk of Heart Disease

We’ve heard about many of the health benefits of chocolate—and now there’s even more healthy evidence. A new study shows that chocolate has significant cardiovascular health benefits when consumed in moderation. According to “Eating Chocolate Cuts Risk of Heart Disease,” published by the University of Cambridge, eating chocolate is associated with a significantly reduced...

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Boost Your Heart Health with the Right Veggies

Boost Your Heart Health with the Right Veggies

A study that was published in the July 2011 issue of the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition shows that eating your veggies–particularly cruciferous vegetables–can dramatically reduce your risk of heart disease. The study followed 73,000 men and 67,000 women for approximately five and 10 years, respectively, collecting information on their consumption of fruits and...

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Ask a Practitioner: How can I naturally lower my cholesterol?

We get questions nearly every day via Ask a Practitioner from people with a variety of health concerns. Our practitioners take turns answering these questions, offering advice based on their experience and expertise. Every now and then we post some of these questions with the hopes that our practitioners’ advice can help answer some...

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Video: Managing Your Cholesterol Naturally

June 14, 2011
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Need to lower your cholesterol? Here, Dr. Brad Jacobs talks about natural ways to maintain healthy cholesterol levels through diet, exercise and supplementation. This video is part of a series of educational videos we’ll be posting from members of our Integrative Health Advisory Board.

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The (healthy) glory of chocolate

February 25, 2011
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The (healthy) glory of chocolate

We just stumbled on this little nugget by John Robbins over at the Huffington Post—we’ve never seen someone lay out the true health benefits of chocolate quite so well. It turns out it’s not just full of antioxidants, it’s also great for your heart, your mood, etc. As Robbins says, “There is in fact...

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Start planning your healthy Valentine’s Day dinner

You—and your heart—will these healthy twists on romantic dishes. Click here for a complete menu for Valentine’s Day, including Forest Mushroom Pate and Honey Balsamic Salmon with Creamy Spinach Saute. In the meantime, here’s one for our favorite part—dessert! Silky Chocolate Fondue Nothing says, “I love you” like double chocolate fondue, especially when it’s...

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