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March 17, 2010 at 5:14 pm

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Slideshow: Cholesterol Lowering Medications

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March 17, 2010 at 12:05 am

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March 16, 2010 at 1:56 am

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March 15, 2010 at 1:50 am

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Slideshow: 25 Heart Healthy Foods

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  • Salmon
  • Flaxseed
  • Oatmeal
  • Black or Kidney Beans
  • Almonds
  • Walnuts
  • Red Wine
  • Tuna   [Not necessarily a good choice because of mercury]
  • Tofu
  • Brown Rice
  • Soy Milk
  • Blueberries
  • Carrots
  • Spinach
  • Broccoli
  • Sweat Potatoes
  • Red Bell Peppers
  • Asparagus
  • Oranges
  • Tomatoes
  • Acorn Squash
  • Cantelope
  • Papaya
  • Dark Chocolate
  • Tea

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March 14, 2010 at 11:36 pm

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Yoga Good for Heart Health

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Yoga Boosts Heart Health, New Research Finds

ScienceDaily (Nov. 25, 2009) — Heart rate variability, a sign of a healthy heart, has been shown to be higher in yoga practitioners than in non-practitioners, according to research to be published in a forthcoming issue of the International Journal of Medical Engineering and Informatics.

The autonomic nervous system regulates the heart rate through two routes — the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems. The former causes the heart rate to rise, while, the parasympathetic slows it. When working well together, the two ensure that the heart rate is steady but ready to respond to changes caused by eating, the fight or flight response, or arousal.

The ongoing variation of heart rate is known as heart rate variability (HRV), which refers to the beat-to-beat changes in heart rate. In healthy individuals HRV is high whereas cardiac abnormalities lead to a low HRV.

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March 14, 2010 at 7:36 pm

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