Lowering Inflammation

The Great Cholesterol Myth

…testing their patients’ cholesterol numbers and wearing out their prescription pads with orders for prescription-lowering statin drugs. Meanwhile the true cause of heart disease, inflammation, is still largely ignored. The Great Cholesterol Myth When I was invited to co-author a book with Dr. Jonny Bowden—a…

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Flax and Omega-3 Benefits for Blood Pressure

…death. DHA omega-3 benefits also assist in bringing down blood pressure – 300-800 mg/day of DHA omega-3 supplements will cause mild blood pressure lowering in most people. I recommend getting DHA omega-3 benefits from a pure, noncontaminated fish or squid oil that contains EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid)…

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Heart Healthy Eating: Cooking Brussels Sprouts

…stress that can lead to heart disease. They also contain glucobrassicin and vitamin K which help to stave off inflammation. Plus, they’re a good source of folate which has been shown to lower blood pressure in women. Given all of these valuable health perks, I’m always interesting in learning new and…

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Important Warning About Statins and Diabetes

…to reiterate something I’ve said before, that the benefit of statin drugs isn’t the cholesterol-lowering effect. Rather, it’s the fact that statin drugs thin the blood and reduce inflammation, which is the real way to combat coronary artery disease. Finally, I want to remind you that if you’re…

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Treat Heart Disease With a Heart Healthy Diet Plan

…caused by inflammation) for many years. Now all that information and more is the basis for this one reference to help guide you to foods that can heal your body. For instance, the omega 3 essential fatty acids—especially those found in squid and fish oils—assuage cardiac arrhythmia, lower blood pressure…

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The Top 5 Heart Health Risk Factors You Want to Watch in 2016

…sugar leads to higher insulin levels, and insulin causes inflammation of the blood vessels. In fact, the American Heart Association and American College of Cardiology have strengthened their focus on the regulation of blood sugar. To lower your blood sugar, it’s important to lose excess weight, restrict…

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What Are the Fish Oil Benefits for Women?

…years, I've been informing people about fish oil benefits and other natural sources of omega-3s. These benefits include: * Reducing silent inflammation; * Lowering C-reactive protein (CRP) in the blood; * Preventing sudden death and all causes of mortality, including cancer; * Easing depression; * Stabilizing…

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Diabetes and Heart Disease

…resistant to insulin, it increases inflammation in your entire body, including your heart. So heart disease can actually start during the pre-diabetes stage known as “insulin resistance.” Again, regular blood sugar testing is your best defense. * Cholesterol-lowering statin drugs can cause diabetes…

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Is Taking a MacStatin a "Holistic" Approach?

Researchers at the Imperial College in London figured out—after massaging various statistical logarithms—that taking a cholesterol-lowering statin drug with a fast food meal could “be expected to neutralize the increased relative risk for cardiovascular disease associated with the regular consumption…

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