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For many people, simple lifestyle changes, rather than drugs or surgery, comprise the best route to achieve cardiac fitness. Learn the natural path to a healthy heart here.

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Cardiovascular Disease
These four conditions are associated with cardiovascular disease: atherosclerosis, insulin resistance, high homocysteine and angina pectoris.
Atherosclerosis, also known as "hardening of the arteries," is a condition in which cholesterol-rich plaque builds up along arterial walls.
Cardiovascular Disease
These four conditions are associated with cardiovascular disease: atherosclerosis, insulin resistance, high homocysteine and angina pectoris.
Congestive Heart Failure (CHF)
Congestive heart failure (CHF) is a very serious heart condition in which the heart cannot pump sufficient blood to meet the circulatory needs of the body.
Controlling High Cholesterol
February is American Heart Month. It's a good time to review safe, natural diet and lifestyle changes that can help keep cholesterol ratios where they should be.
Dr. Weil's Heart Health
How does Dr. Weil care for his own heart? He has some worrisome family history in that regard, so he takes appropriate precautions.
Elevated C-reactive Protein (CRP)
C-reactive protein (CRP) is a substance produced by the liver that increases in the presence of inflammation in the body.
Elevated Homocysteine
Homocysteine is an amino acid and breakdown product of protein metabolism that, when present in high concentrations, has been linked to an increased risk of heart attacks.
Heart Attack
A heart attack (myocardial infarction) occurs when blood flow to a part of the heart is blocked, usually by a blood clot lodged in one of the coronary arteries.
Heart Health Tip - Trouble Lowering Your Cholesterol?
If you've tried and failed to lower your cholesterol with a high-carbohydrate, low-fat diet, the problem may have been the carbohydrates you were eating.
High Blood Pressure, Hypertension
As the heart pumps, it pushes blood against arterial walls with a force that is measured as blood pressure. Is yours within a healthy range?
May is National Stroke Awareness Month. Learn about the causes and types, and ways to lower your risk via changes in lifestyle and diet.
Alternatives for Atrial Fibrillation?

I've just been diagnosed with atrial fibrillation. My doctor wants to put me on medication, but I would rather try natural treatments. Are there any that you would recommend?

A Natural Way to Lower Cholesterol?
I hear that taking a liquid yucca extra mixed with water is good for treating high cholesterol. Is this true?
Antioxidants: Bad for Cholesterol?

I've read that antioxidants combined with the anti-cholesterol drug Lipitor can increase the risk of heart attack and stroke. Is this true? I take 400-1,000 mg of vitamin C and 400 IU of vitamin E daily plus 10 mg of Lipitor.

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