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Nitric Oxide Keeps Your Blood Flowing

Aug 15,2022

There is so much noise out there about stress and bad news leading to high blood pressure, it’s important to keep an eye on our own. High blood pressure occurs when the force of your blood pushing against the walls of your arteries is consistently too high. High blood pressure can lead to various health issues, such as heart and kidney problems. Consuming nitrates has been shown to help blood pressure because your body converts the nitrates to nitric oxide, which then causes blood vessels to relax and dilate, resulting in lower blood pressure. Various studies have shown nitrates help lower blood pressure by increasing the production of nitric oxide.1,2Additionally, it has been thought people with high blood pressure have an impaired ability to produce nitric oxide.3

Nitric oxide is necessary for healthy blood flow. Healthy blood flow is essential for the heart, brain and all of our other organs. It also helps promote endurance, soothes sore muscles and can even help with healthy aging. Nitric oxide is synthesized and released into the endothelial cells, which is a cell layer lining all blood vessels, with the help of nitric oxide synthases that convert arginine into citrulline which helps produce nitric oxide in the process.4 We need to do what we can to stay away from stress, toxic environments and bad foods. But we also need a good level of nitric oxide, for a balanced, healthy body that will serve us well as we go through our happy lives with our families.

Sep 08,2023

Conquering the Greatest Risk to Humanity: Chronic Inflammation

Definition of Inflammation: Acute vs. Chronic Chronic inflammation refers to a persistent and long-term inflammatory response in the body. While acute inflammation is a normal and essential part of the immune response to injury or infection, chronic unresolved inflammation can be detrimental to our overall health. It can…

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Episode 69: How to Grow After Trauma

Sep 01,2023

Episode 69: How to Grow After Trauma

This month on Healthy You, Michael welcomes Dr. Olivia Remes, a world-renowned researcher from the University of Cambridge whose Ted Talks have received more than 5 million views. Tune in as they discuss healing after trauma — not just “getting over it” but actually experiencing profound positive change…

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