C-Reactive-Protein

Learn the Signs and Symptoms of a Heart Attack in Women

I’m sure that many people were dismayed to hear that popular comedienne and talk show host Rosie O’Donnell just suffered a heart attack that required an emergency medical intervention. But what happened to Ms. O’Donnell is just a reminder that heart disease is something that every woman needs…

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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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3 Times Conventional Treatments Trump Alternative Medicine

While alternative medicine for heart health can be extremely powerful—and is usually my first choice—there are times I wear my “conventional hat.” These are instances where conventional medicine can do a far better job than alternative medicine for promoting heart health, and can truly be…

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Could Losing Weight Work as Well as a Statin?

As you know, I’ve found that inflammation—not cholesterol—is the real smoking gun in heart disease. Recently, a team of researchers, including the doctor who first linked heart disease to inflammation, has shown that weight loss in overweight or obese individuals reduces inflammation.…

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