Supplements for heart health

| February 2, 2011

Heart disease is the largest killer in the U.S. and stroke follows closely behind.  Together they are responsible for 43% of deaths.  The most frequent cause of both heart disease and stroke is atherosclerosis, known to harden the artery walls.  Atherosclerosis can create blockages in the arteries from buildup of plaque, cholesterol, and cellular debris.  […]

Hawthorn Berries

| February 1, 2011

Hawthorn berries have long been used in Europe and China. At one time the tree was regarded as sacred and was given to a couple on their wedding day as a symbol of their love and heartfelt connection, as it is an herb that resonates with the heart on a physical and emotional level. In […]

More on the Hawthorn berry

| February 1, 2011

Hawthorn: The Cardiotonic Hawthorn berry (Crataegum species) is considered one of the oldest known remedies in European medicine to be used as a cardiotonic. It has traditionally been used in the treatment of arrhythmias, hypertension, angina, atherosclerosis, and congestive heat failure. Researchers believe the benefits of Hawthorn stem from the flavonoids it contains and its […]

Homocysteine and Heart Disease

| February 5, 2010

The Hidden Key to Heart Disease? Out of the 32 million heart attacks and strokes that occur annually more than a third result in death. One significant risk factor responsible for 40% of deaths due to stroke that is often overlooked is homocysteine. Extremely high levels (above 14 ?mol/L) can actually increase your risk of […]