Posts Tagged Cardiovascular health

Using CoQ10 to Maintain a Healthy Heart

CoQ10 (Coenzyme Q10) is a vitamin-like compound also called ubiquinone. CoQ10 is produced in our body to support cellular energy production and healthy cardiovascular function. CoQ10 is an essential cofactor in the production of cellular energy (ATP) found in most cells in the body, and at especially higher levels in the heart, brain, and muscle tissues. It is critical in the production of bioenergy and the quenching of free radicals. CoQ10 levels typically fall with age and supplemental CoQ10 can restore serum and tissue stores of this important coenzyme.

CoQ10 is also an antioxidant which provides protective effects against oxidation by free radicals.It is naturally present in small amounts in a wide variety of foods but is particularly high in organ meats such as heart, liver and kidney, as well as beef, soy oil, sardines, mackerel, and peanuts. To put dietary CoQ10 intake into perspective, one pound of sardines, two pounds of beef, or two and one half pounds of peanuts, provide 30 mg of CoQ10.

CoQ10 is synthesized in all bodily tissues and in healthy individuals normal levels are maintained by CoQ10 intake in foods and by the body’s synthesis of CoQ10.

CoQ10 has no known toxicity or side effects.

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Pomegranate the SUPER Beneficial “Super Fruit”

Pomegranate is the most powerful anti-oxidant of all fruits, it possesses Potent anti-cancer and immune supporting effects, Discourages platelet aggregation that could cause heart attacks, strokes and embolic disease, Lowers cholesterol and blood pressure, and reduces other cardiac risk factors.

Additional medicinal benefits of pomegranates:

Atherosclerosis – Due to its richness of flavonoids and antioxidant vitamins C and E, pomegranates prevent atherosclerosis. In a recent study, patients who took a glass of pomegranate juice every day felt better after 10 days of start taking it.

Degenerative illnesses – Due to its content of antocianines (pigments of red and blue color known as flavonoids) and vitamins C and E, pomegranates stop the aging process and appearance of degenerative illnesses.

Blood purifier – A long treatment with pomegranate juice detoxifies and regenerates the blood. Pomegranates are known as “the queen” of naturopath geriatrics; they are excellent nutrition for old people as well as children.

Diabetes – Pomegranates are an excellent fruit for diabetics because they do not raise blood sugar. They protect them against atherosclerosis and hypertension, two major risks for diabetics.

Menopause – Due to their content of estrogens, pomegranates are recommended to prevent discomforts caused by menopause. Japanese women eat this fruit to prevent such discomforts.

Anti-anemia – Because of its richness in minerals, vitamin C and copper, pomegranate juice is well known for is anti-anemia effects. Pomegranates improve anemia cause by iron deficiency.

Chronic inflammations – Pomegranate juice, taken before breakfast and half hour before meals is quite effective to fight laryngitis, sinusitis, and ear inflammation with suppuration.

Pomegranates are fast becoming known as one of the healthiest foods we can eat, largely because of their beneficial effects on cardiovascular health. The benefit of supplementing with pomegranate extract (rather than drinking the juice or eating the fruit) is that the extract, unlike the juice, contains virtually no sugar or calories, and requires no refrigeration to maintain optimal quality.

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**Pomegranate is considered a dietary supplement, so make sure you talk to your doctor before you start drinking it regularly. Pomegranate juice may interact with some prescription medications, such as certain high blood pressure medications and statins.

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Are you Getting Enough Vitamin D?

<<<- Low vitamin D levels = Higher Risk of Death ->>>

Women with low levels of Vitamin D in their blood are more likely to die from heart disease and cancer, than women with higher levels (above 27 ng/ml), according to findings published in Nutrition Research.

In addition, a recent meta-analysis suggested that Vitamin D Supplementation was associated with decreased mortality. The researchers explained a causal relationship between Vitamin D deficiency and mortality, Vitamin D is used in range of effects including control of inflammatory compounds, immune health, regulating blood pressure and reducing arterial hardening. Vitamin D’s uses vary between the different types of  tissues in your body. This may be the link between vitamin D deficiency and cardiovascular disease, cancer, and mortality.

 *During 6 years of follow-up, 100 of the 714 women died with data showing that the main causes of death included cardiovascular disease (36 per cent), respiratory disease (18%), cancer (15%), and other causes (27%), state the researchers. Read more…

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