Migraines and Heart Health: The Unexpected Connection

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One billion people worldwide suffer from migraine, making it the third most common illness. And studies have found that across the board, migraine increases the risk of several heart diseases, like atrial fibrillation, heart attacks, and angina.  Here, we’ll discuss the basics of migraine headaches, including their causes, treatment options and how they’re connected to heart health. As well as …

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Early Detection of Hypertension: Uncovering the Hidden Symptoms of ‘The Silent Killer’

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When many of us think of hypertension, or high blood pressure, we often go straight to its most well-known symptoms; things like headaches, shortness of breath, or chest pain. However, this notoriously stealthy ‘silent killer’ often goes unnoticed. One reason for this is that hypertension is often symptomless. Another is that its less frequently touted symptoms are generally unknown. Both …

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The Magic of Magnesium: Supporting Your Cardiovascular Health with this Mighty Mineral

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Magnesium is a humble, yet mighty mineral that plays a substantial role in our overall wellbeing and is also a key player in maintaining our cardiovascular health. In fact, it can help the heart in maintaining its proper rhythm and lowering blood pressure. Unfortunately, in the United States, nearly half the population is deficient in this essential nutrient, leaving many …

Heart Rate Monitoring: The Future of Personalized and Preventative Medicine

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The world as we know it today is rapidly shifting and changing. As technology continues to expand, we seem to expand with it. One area where this is the case (and the area we happen to be most interested in) is the intersection between technology and health.  With the ability smartwatches have to collect and share vast amounts of data …

Preventing Heart Disease with Mind-Body Techniques: Where Meditation, Yoga, and Mindfulness Meet Cardiovascular Health

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Though the leading cause of death worldwide, heart disease is largely preventable. Of course, shifting towards a healthier lifestyle is the greatest way to work towards prevention. And while the importance of diet and exercise is widely known, there’s an increasing volume of evidence showing us that mind-body techniques, such as meditation, yoga, and mindfulness, could also significantly improve heart …

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Hydration & Blood Pressure: Does Maintaining Proper Hydration Help Lower Blood Pressure?

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As sunlight grows increasingly prevalent in our days, we know the hot summer months are fast approaching. Of course, with their arrival also comes the need to pay closer attention to our hydration habits. Afterall, proper hydration is crucial for overall health, and moreover, its impact on our heart health is especially significant. While water’s role in maintaining optimal body …

Inflammation’s Impact on Your Cardiovascular System

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Inflammation is a normal part of the body’s immune response. It’s a process by which the body’s immune system fights off infections and repairs damaged tissue. However, when inflammation becomes chronic, it can cause a variety of health problems, including heart disease. Many things can cause inflammation, both internally and externally. Let’s explore what these factors are, and how you …

How Does Sodium Impact Your Heart Health?

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Sodium is an essential mineral that plays a vital role in maintaining fluid balance in the body, transmitting nerve impulses, and supporting muscle function. However, consuming too much sodium can have negative effects on cardiovascular health, including increasing the risk of high blood pressure, heart disease, and stroke. Let’s explore the impact sodium has on cardiovascular health, including the effects …

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8 Common Myths About Heart Disease: Let’s Set the Record Straight

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Heart disease is the number one cause of death worldwide in both men and women. In fact, nearly 18 million deaths each year are due to heart disease.1 Despite just how common a health concern it is, many people are still unaware of the facts around heart disease. And unfortunately, this type of misinformation can encourage lifestyles that are more …