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If your blood pressure is only slightly high, your health is in danger - and you might not even know it. Here are some of the changes you can incorporate into your life right now to lower your blood pressure. Evade the Silent Killer

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Diabetes Can Cause Heart Disease: Are You Pre-Diabetic?

It's no secret that adult-onset diabetes (also known as type 2 diabetes) is one of the fastest growing disease conditions in the United States. What's not so well known is that approximately 40 percent of all adults in the US are already pre-diabetic, meaning that unless they make positive and lasting changes in their lives that they too will almost certainly develop diabetes as they grow older. Even worse, a significant number of people who are pre-diabetic have no idea that they are suffering from pre-diabetes. Are you one of them?
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To protect yourself from heart disease eat more garlic. That's because garlic contains a variety of sulfur compounds, which inhibit the formation of artery-clogging blood clots, and reduce elevated cholesterol levels and high blood pressure. To avoid the body odor associated with eating garlic, try roasting it instead of eating it raw. To roast, wrap a garlic clove in aluminum foil and bake at 400 degrees F for 40 minutes. As an additional benefit, the compounds in garlic also help to kill off harmful bacteria, making it an excellent natural antibiotic.

Yesterday's Health Tip

Do you find it difficult to concentrate and stay alert? If so, try applying a cold pack to your forehead for a few minutes when you need to be alert. Doing this will help to lower the temperature of your brain. Research shows that lower brain temperatures improve the ability to concentrate and promote greater alertness. Read more health tips...
What's Up With My High Triglycerides?
Simply put, triglycerides are a normally-occurring type of fat in your body. In fact, they are the most common type of body fat and are also present in your blood. Triglycerides are also the most prevalent form of fat found in foods. continued inside...

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