September 2006 - Health Sciences Institute - Official Site

Arrhythmias - From the Discussion Forums

An arrhythmia is trouble – a disturbance of the heart’s rhythm. Arrhythmia occasionally occurs in a healthy heart, but when an irregular heartbeat becomes pronounced, it can prompt a stroke, a heart attack, or contribute to heart disease.

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Drug Coated Stents

About six years ago, a friend of mine named Helen underwent an angioplasty procedure to insert a stent in a narrowed artery. Her doctor assured her that this was routine stuff – not a day at the beach, of course, but relatively simple and common.

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Absorbancy of B-12 and Osteoporosis

Vitamin B-12 deficiency is a key risk factor for osteoporosis. The question is: If you’re B-12 deficient, how can you change that?

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Thunder on the Mountain

“I have severe rheumatoid arthritis and have been searching for some natural relief for years. Nothing seems to really show it down. However, I recently came across some information about a Chinese herb called Thunder God vine.

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Mandarin Oranges May Benefit the Liver

Mandarin oranges are a good source of calcium, phosphorus and, of course, vitamin C. But they also contain carotenoids, which may be the key to the mechanism that makes mandarin intake beneficial for the liver.

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Olive Oil and Dietary Fats

Dietary fats are bad for you – right? HSI members aren’t going to fall for that one. As members and other e-Alert readers are well aware, there are good fats and bad fats, but an overall avoidance of fats is simply an unhealthy idea.

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Exercise and blood pressure

Walk it off. That’s the advice from a recent blood pressure study conducted at Indiana University where researchers compared different types of exercise in 20 subjects who were diagnosed with prehypertension.

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