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Steps to prevent blood clots from forming & what to do

Stop Blood Clots Before They StartDear Dr. Susan, My job requires that I sit at a computer a lot. I also fly frequently—sometimes overseas. I’ve read that these things put me at risk for a dangerous blood clot. What can I do to protect myself, with-out quitting my job (which I love)? —Liz Dear Liz, Your blood’s ability […]

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How to prevent a stroke & other heart diseases

Are you at risk of a stroke? Or even heart disease?Dear Dr. Susan, QUESTION My mother had her first stroke when she was in her early 60s. For three years afterwards, she took prescription blood thinners, but still died from a massive stroke. I’m 50 and would like to protect myself, but I’d prefer a more natural […]

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2 Herbs for Healthy Hearts and Circulation: Garlic

Garlic is a delicious and pungent culinary herb, used throughout the world! It is renowned for its strong aroma and flavor. Besides being an important component of American and European cooking, garlic is also commonly used in the cuisines of the Middle East, Asia, northern Africa, and parts of South and Central America. Its use […]

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Herbs for healthy hearts and circulation: Ginger

Excerpt from Dr. Susan Lark’s Healing Herbs for Women Ginger is a pungent, spicy herb native to southern Asia. For thousands of years, ginger has been an important herb used in traditional Asian medicine. It is now cultivated throughout the tropics in countries as diverse as Jamaica, India, and China. It is used as a spice […]

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Herbs for healthy hearts and circulation: Ginkgo Biloba

Excerpt from Dr. Susan Lark’s Healing Herbs for Women The ginkgo biloba tree species originated about 250 million years ago, and a single tree can live as long as 1000 years. This handsome tree is often planted in urban settings, as it resists disease, insects, and pollution. Modern science is finding that this ancient plant can […]

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