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Inflammation and Heart Disease Risk

As you may remember, last week I wrote a blog called 5 Things Your Cardiologist Won’t Tell You. In that blog, I invited readers to ask any cardiology questions they had—and I’ll be answering all of them in future blog posts. Today, I wanted to answer a question asked by Melanie. She wrote,…

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Eat This (And Don’t Eat That) for Healthy Inflammation

One of the most important things you can do to maintain a healthy heart—and good health throughout your body—is to maintain a healthy inflammatory response. In fact, one of the first things I did with every patient I saw was to measure their C-reactive protein (CRP), which is an important…

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6 Little-Known Facts About DHA Omega-3s Benefits

Most people know they need the benefits of omega-3 for their heart and overall health. But when it comes to choosing an omega-3 supplement, many myths abound. Here are what more doctors and pharmacists should be telling you about the benefits of omega-3s… 1. Most Americans get just 100-300 mg of…

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What Causes Coronary Artery Disease?

Many people, including some doctors and holistic health professionals, still think cholesterol is the main cause of coronary artery disease, but they’re wrong. So, you ask, if cholesterol is not the main culprit for the development of coronary artery disease, what is? Inflammation Plays a Central…

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The Real Risk Factors for Heart Disease

If you've read my recent posts about cholesterol, you probably have some questions. The biggest one may be, "Doc, if cholesterol isn't dangerous, then what heart risk factors should I keep an eye on?" That's a good question and one that anyone who wants to minimize their odds of developing…

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Signs and Symptoms of Coronary Artery Disease

Coronary artery disease is by far the most common cardiovascular problem, but do you really know what it is? You may have heard of the term atherosclerosis, which refers to the buildup of plaque in the blood vessels. Essentially, coronary artery disease is a form of atherosclerosis that affects the…

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