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The Heart Attack Risk You Probably Don't Know About (Part 2)

Last week you learned about postprandial disorders and why they pose a significant risk for heart attack, stroke, and other types of heart disease. As you learned then, very often doctors fail to consider the possibility that their patients may be suffering with postprandial disorders, especially if cholesterol panel blood tests are normal. That's because such tests do not provide direct indications of whether or not postprandial disorders are present.
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Do you suffer from constipation? If so, try drinking a small glass of wheat grass juice once a day. Not only is wheat grass rich in a variety of nutrients, including B vitamins, vitamin C, beta-carotene, calcium, iron, and potassium, it's also a highly safe and effective natural laxative. In addition, drinking wheat grass juice regularly will also help replenish the growth of healthy bacteria in your intestines, further improving your digestion and elimination.

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Here's a surprising home remedy for treating joint pain-cabbage leaves. That's because cabbage is rich in a variety of anti-inflammatory compounds, all of which can ease the inflammation that causes joint pain. So, if you suffer from joint pain, try this: Take a few large leaves from a cabbage (either green or red cabbage will work fine) and bruise the leaves with a rolling pin. Then warm them in the oven or microwave for a few minutes. Once they are warm, place them over your sore joints and cover them with a towel, letting them set for 15 to 20 minutes. Eating cabbages and drinking cabbage juice can also help. Read more health tips...
What is Sitosterol and What Does it Do?
Beta-sitosterol belongs to the family of plant sterols. Plant sterols are found natrurally in small quantities in many fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, cereals, legumes, vegetable oils, and other plant sources. Another group of compounds related to sterols and known as plant stanols, occur in even smaller quantities in many of the same food sources. Both stanols and sterols are essential components of plant cell membranes and resemble cholesterol. continued inside...

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