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The Link Between Heart Disease, Cancer and Your Emotions

Research in the field of mind/body medicine conducted by scientists such as Dr. Hans Eysenck shows that approximately 99 percent of the people who die of cancer (as well as heart disease) suffer from chronic, serious depression, anger or a combination of both emotions.
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Health Tip of the Day

Regularly monitoring your blood pressure level is an important step you can take to monitor your overall health. However, a variety of factors can interfere with accurate blood pressure readings. One of the most common is known as "white coat syndrome," which refers to the natural anxiety many people experience when seeing their doctor. As a result of this anxiety, blood pressure levels can temporarily rise, sometimes dramatically. Therefore, when seeing you doctor, wait until your consultation has progressed a bit and you are feeling more comfortable before having your blood pressure read. Other factors can interfere with blood pressure readings are talking, which raises blood pressure levels automatically, eating an hour or less before your reading is taken, and having a full bladder. For all of these reasons, many doctors today now advise their patients to take their blood pressure readings at home when they are relaxed and comfortable. This can easily be done today, due to the availability of high-quality blood pressure monitors at most drugstores. For best results, take your readings multiple times each day and keep a record of them that you can discuss with your doctor during your next consultation. Caution: If you find that your blood pressure readings are consistently high over a period of a few days, see your doctor immediately.

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If you find that you are constantly feeling rundown, you may be deficient in iodine, a mineral that is essential for proper function of the thyroid gland. Your thyroid gland regulates many of your body's functions, including playing a significant role in regulating metabolism and energy levels. To determine if you are lacking in iodine, apply a 4 inch patch of tincture of iodine to your upper thigh or abdomen. If it fades away sooner than 24 hours, you are likely deficient in iodine (the faster the stain fades, the greater your deficiency). To boost your iodine levels, consider adding sea vegetables to your diet, such as kelp, kombu, or wakame, all of which are rich in iodine as well as other important minerals for good health. You may also want to talk with your doctor about temporarily using iodine supplements. 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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