I’ll bet you know what your cholesterol level is, but chances are that you never heard of homocysteine. Well, the cholesterol theory has never been proven but everybody believes that it has. So the pharmaceuticals make billions on this myth. Many cardiologists build their practice on testing and prescribing cholesterol (statin) drugs. It is not […]
The last thing my doctor told me at my most recent appointment was, “Be sure to leave off the salt.”
And most people under the care of a doctor do “leave off salt.” In fact, they starve themselves of salt mainly because they believe myths about salt.
Beware! I am not recommending you eat (take) more salt. You have to decide that for yourself. But I do believe you will eat more salt (sea salt) if you have the facts.
Wine is created from an age-old fermentation process known for thousands of years. It is spoken of in the Bible. Most of the time the alcohol content of wine is 4 percent to 6 percent. I am a teetotaler except for red wine. I like the taste, and since I have read studies on resveratrol, a molecule found in […]
Did you know there are dozens of materials in your home that have been treated with flame-retardant chemicals? Everything from TV sets and mattresses to plastic bottles and clothing may be leaking toxins into your body. This can lead to physical or neurological damage. To help reduce your exposure to chemicals like polybrominated diphenylethers (PBDEs) […]
The eye disease glaucoma is known as a silent threat because if you don’t undergo regular eye exams, you could fall victim and end up blind if not treated properly! One important factor is finding a doctor you trust. A respectful and open relationship with your physician can help you both examine the best course […]
Since your body can’t produce essential omega-3 fatty acids on its own, you need to consume a diet rich in these nutrients that help reduce inflammation, boost circulation and lower bad LDL cholesterol levels. Foods rich in these fatty acids include salmon, mackerel, tuna, walnuts, flaxseeds, olive oil, kidney beans and winter squash. As an […]
Reports that previously indicated non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) could help with the symptoms of dementia have been proven inaccurate. In fact… these pills could cause you to LOSE your mind! Patients who use NSAIDs did not have lower rates of cognitive decline or dementia, but actually had a 66 percent higher risk toward developing the […]
The essential component of aspirin is a substance called salicylic acid (SA). It gives the over-the-counter medicine its anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving abilities. But can the human body produce SA on its own and safely and naturally ward off everyday aches and pains? Experts think so. The American Chemical Society reported that higher levels of SA […]
Did you know that your chances of experiencing a heart attack increase if you overeat or indulge in a heavy meal? Researchers analyzed 2,000 heart attack survivors and found that 150 people reported eating a large meal up to 26 hours before the attack. To help you eat sensibly and avoid potential heart trouble, look […]
Have you been faced with the markers for heart disease? Some you can’t avoid such as age, family history, gender or race. But try to work on risk factors you CAN change such as smoking habits… high cholesterol levels… lack of exercise… added pounds… and unbalanced blood sugar levels. Also look into packing your diet […]