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September 2013

How Does Menopause Affect Heart Health?

By Tracy Shields September 24, 2013 No comments

OK, I confess. I am 45 and have started to notice signs of menopause—hot flashes, weird periods, backaches, restless sleeping, and on and on. It seems that all these little problems have come out of the blue. 

Healthy Aging

By Tracy Shields September 17, 2013 3 comments

Healthy aging consists of three main lifestyle components: eating well, exercising and reducing stress. This week, I’d like to focus on exercise.

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All-Natural Options to Reduce High Cholesterol

By Res-Q September 10, 2013 No comments

Like it or not, high cholesterol leads to heart disease. In fact, high cholesterol is a major risk factor for heart disease and the higher your cholesterol, the greater the chance of developing atherosclerosis, fatty deposits formed from cholesterol that collect in the arteries and restrict blood flow. According to the American Heart Association, “As blood cholesterol rises, so does risk of coronary heart disease.” 1

 

Achy? Arthritic? Could Be a Sign of Heart Disease

By Res-Q September 3, 2013 No comments

By Tracy Shields - Believe it or not, inflammation is a good thing—or at least it’s supposed to be when everything in your body is working right. According to Webster’s, “Inflammation is a process by which the body’s white blood cells and chemicals protect us from infection and foreign substances such as bacteria and viruses.”

But, often due to poor diet, lack of exercise, increased age or other factors, inflammation is triggered when there are no visible signs of infection. Arthritis is a good example: inflammation of the joints and often a sign of more serious problems.