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The Heart Attack Risk You Probably Don't Know About (Part 1)

Imagine this: You go to your doctor for your annual check-up and he orders a cholesterol panel blood test to determine your cholesterol levels. When the test results come back, they show that your cholesterol levels are normal. Congratulations, your risk of heart attack is low! Right?
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Besides adding zest to meals, ginger is also an herb that is effective for promoting good health. Among its many benefits is its ability to reduce cholesterol and triglyceride levels, and to help prevent hardening of the arteries (atherosclerosis). If your cholesterol and triglyceride levels are above normal, trying supplementing with 250 mg of ginger root extract for two to three months. Most likely you will experience a noticeable improvement within that time period.

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If you suffer from psoriasis and safe and effective way to treat your problem is to apply aloe vera gel topically to the affected areas of your body. Numerous studies attest to aloe vera's effectiveness for treating psoriasis, including one study that showed aloe cures the condition over 83 percent of the time. Be sure to use a high quality brand of aloe vera, however, which you can usually find at your local health food store. The higher the concentration of aloe, the better. Also check to see if it is stabilized. Read more health tips...
Coronary Artery Disease Risk?
It would be very unusual for you at age 34 to develop coronary artery disease. Even if you were a smoker who never exercised and also happened to be a diabetic. While pain in the area under the left breast is often associated with heart problems, it can also be simple anxiety, muscle tension or strain. continued inside...

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