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Why you actually need cholesterol

December 30, 2015

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Why you actually need cholesterol by Dr. Paul Stallone —  There is much more to cholesterol than one might think. Most people are aware of the different forms of cholesterol. High levels of the bad type mean prescriptions and diet restrictions, while elevated good levels generally mean no changes. This may sum up what most […]

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Avocados are a healthy choice

November 12, 2013

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by Joanne Henning Tedesco — The avocado is a nutrient-dense fruit that offers vitamins, minerals and beneficial plant compounds to help maximize the nutrient quality of your diet. These nutrients include: Mono-unsaturated fats that lower LDL (bad cholesterol) and maintain HDL (good cholesterol) when substituted for saturated fat Folate, one of the B vitamins that […]

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Trimethylglycine (TMG) to the Rescue

June 1, 2013

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by Dr. Larry Wilson —  Many people believe or were taught that diet alone provides adequate nutrition and that we do not need to take nutritional supplements. I, too, believed this at one time. However, years of experience as a physician proved me wrong. Our food supply today is low in nutrients — even the […]

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Oats are more than a breakfast food

October 14, 2012

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Often we think of oats as simply breakfast food or a substance found in snacks, but they are actually an amazing grain that can have an enormous impact on your health. On a per-gram basis, oats contain a higher concentration of protein, calcium, iron, zinc, copper, thiamin, phosphorus and vitamin E than any other unfortified […]

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Power foods to help with weight loss and health

September 2, 2012

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by Paula Owens —  If your goal is to lose weight or prevent weight gain, you must stabilize your insulin, the fat-storing hormone. This is the one hormone we actually have control over and our food choices can prevent unhealthy insulin spikes from occurring. Numerous studies have shown that eating a low carbohydrate-to-protein ratio with […]

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No more trans fats? Look again

July 11, 2012

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by Dr. Sonny Sampedro —  Today, many people have become aware of the dangers of trans fatty acids, otherwise known as “partially hydrogenated oils.” There is clear documentation that trans fats raise total cholesterol, LDL (the “bad” cholesterol) and triglycerides. Trans-fatty acids also lower HDL, the “good cholesterol,” stiffen arteries, suppress the immune system, promote […]

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Your heart deserves some TLC

March 5, 2012

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by Stacy Maxwell —  Therapeutic lifestyle changes (TLC) — the hot new phrase sweeping the nation — really is a key to health and wellness. The basis of the concept is that by living a healthy lifestyle, one will actually avoid chronic disease. Seems obvious, right? Consider that a mere three percent of annual medical […]

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Cardiovascular risk increases with thick blood

March 1, 2012

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by Pavel Gershkovich —  Is your blood as thick and sticky as ketchup, or is it more like grape juice? Thick and sticky blood is not a good thing, and the modern American diet makes this condition commonplace. Medical books call it “blood viscosity,” and it is a significant risk factor for heart disease and […]

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Saturated fat — Let us tell the truth and get healthy

March 1, 2012

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by Mary Budinger —  A recent newsletter from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) examined different types of fats — which ones are naughty and which are nice. Unfortunately, the NIH flunked the assignment. No wonder the American public is famously overweight and chronically ill. The NIH writes: “Unsaturated fats are considered ‘good’ fats … […]

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Increase in strokes? Why the surprise?

February 29, 2012

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by Becky Coffield —  A recent article in the Arizona Republic reported that the number of middle-aged women having strokes has greatly increased. This is in spite of the increase in the number of women who are now taking statins to reduce cholesterol. Is this really so surprising? More and more reputable researchers are challenging […]

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Treat cholesterol naturally

February 28, 2012

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by Rima Mehta —  Cholesterol gets a bad rap. In recent years it has been cited as the source of nearly every health issue, from backaches to baldness. In fact, cholesterol is essential for human life; without it, we would all be in a health crisis of one form or another. Eighty percent of the […]

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Fat and obesity linked to damaged lymph vessels

February 25, 2012

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by John Ossipinsky —  In 2005, two studies linked fat and obesity to damaged lymph vessels. Both studies inactivated a gene called Prox1 that created leaky lymph vessels. This gene is required for the healthy formation of lymph vessels. Researchers identified lymphatic vasculature dysfunction as a cause of adult-onset obesity. They found that where the […]

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The super hero of minerals — selenium

February 24, 2012

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by Brenda Haas-Krieger —  Are you low in the trace mineral selenium? With the Scientific Consciousness Interface Operation (SCIO) noninvasive biofeedback device , a lack of selenium or any other minerals can be determined. But why focus on selenium? Because this mineral plays a key role in preventing cancer and other chronic diseases. When there […]

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