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4 surprising heart attack triggers

Long term eating of cheeseburger on a couch while watching tv is not the only way to trigger heart attacks

A double bacon cheeseburger with a side of sitting on the couch is an obvious long-term strategy for a heart attack. But what about in the short term? Are there day-to-day triggers that could set off a heart attack sooner, rather than later? Absolutely! While a heart attack doesn't exactly come out of the …

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Is menopause getting you down?

Hot flashes, trouble in sleeping, mood swings and dryness are the most common symptoms of menopausal.

A lot of women write in to ask what they can do to deal with their menopausal symptoms. I'm not surprised to see this. Data suggests that up to 80% of women will experience hot flashes in their lifetimes. And this is just 1 symptom of menopause — other symptoms range …

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Join Us For An Interview With Dr. Steve

DR. STEVE SISKIND TO BE INTERVIEWED BY AT PEACE WITH DIANE GOLD SEPTEMBER 23, 2 PM, EASTERN TIME At Peace With Diane Gold is an internet radio show about health, habit replacement and peacemaking. We interview change makers and people who care about furthering health and peace, part of The Worlds …

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Join Us For an Interview with Dr. Steve

DR. STEVE SISKIND TO BE INTERVIEWED BY AT PEACE WITH DIANE GOLD SEPTEMBER 23, 2 PM, EASTERN TIME At Peace With Diane Gold is an internet radio show about health, habit replacement and peacemaking. We interview change makers and people who care about furthering health and peace, part of The Worlds …

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Late-night snack substitutes

It's late. You can't sleep. You're catching up on season 2 of Orange is the New Black … and a craving hits. You want chocolate … candy… ice cream … something that will satisfy your sweet tooth. Or maybe you've got a craving for something salty. Or crunchy. Bring it on, right? Not …

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5 household items that will help you shed pounds

A sticky note on fridge

When people decide it’s time to lose weight, they often invest in pricey items like treadmills and body-mass scales. While those expensive tools can be helpful, you might not be aware of some terrific weight-loss tools … … YOU ALREADY OWN. Yes, they’re probably sitting on your shelves and in …

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An easy way to improve your health

Veggie Burger

Celebrity chefs do it. Paul McCartney does it. Heck, even school kids are doing it. It’s an eating style that’s become a global movement. With all the commotion, I thought I’d take a look … and I’m glad I did. Eating this way not only lowers your risk of heart disease, cancer, diabetes and …

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Are you too busy to exercise?

Most people tend to make work as an excuse to exercise.

If you asked a room full of people their main excuse for giving exercise the short shrift, I'll bet the answer would be time … not enough of it, that is. It's no wonder. In our fast-paced world, it's easy to let our bloated must-do lists take precedence over our want-to-dos. …

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Use your plate to cut calories

Using red plate will make your brain associate the color with the stop sign and you might actually eat less that using other colored plates.

Do you often find yourself eating more than you want to? I know I sure do … And I'll bet most people do as well. In fact, eating too much is a huge reason why people fail to lose weight. I've shared plenty of diet advice in this blog. And I've also shared some …

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Can you be TOO clean?

If you're shelling out cash for antibacterial soap in every room with a sink … You might be wasting your money. I know, I know. You hear all day and night that germs are the enemy and must be destroyed as quickly as possible. But not so fast. As you will read …

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Are you a candidate for a coronary?

My father had a quadruple bypass at age 62. So every ache and pain anywhere near my chest has me double-checking that my will is updated. I have good reason to be ruffled. Cardiovascular disease — including heart disease, stroke and high blood pressure — is the #1 killer in the United …

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Fighting with your partner? You may just need a sandwich

As much as I adore my wife, I've had some knock-down drag-outs with her. Who among us can say they never fight with their partner? Well, I just read a fascinating study from Ohio State University revealing a surprising reason for our arguments … We're hungry! This finding comes from such an interesting (and …

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