Reverse Heart Disease

Is a Low-Fat Vegetarian Diet Healthy for Your Heart?

…not cause heart disease, why was Dr. Esselstyn able to cure heart disease with a low-fat, healthy vegetarian diet?” That’s an excellent question. Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn is a great American, and I thoroughly enjoyed reading his New York Times Best-Seller, Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease (2007). However…

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5 Foods to Eat (or Avoid) for Healthy Aging

…blueberries in their feed resulted in a lower rate of memory decline and helped to reverse memory loss—as measured by putting the rats in a maze. 4. Eat More Wild Alaskan Salmon: Chances are you know that salmon is rich in heart-healthy omega-3s. But what many people don’t realize is that it also contains…

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Undo the Side Effects of Statins

…Lipitor or the many others—are middle aged men with coronary artery disease. For everyone else, statins may actually be raising the incidence of heart failure because they deplete the body of CoQ10, a biochemical that’s critical to heart health. But that said, many doctors prescribe statins every day,…

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Diabetes is No Reason to Jump on the Statin Bandwagon

…puts his “healthy” diabetics (ones with no known heart disease, etc.) on a statin. The only cadre of diabetics he thinks should take them are middle-aged men, say 50 to 70, who’ve had a heart attack or have documented coronary artery disease. That makes sense: it’s the same recommendation he…

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What Are the Fish Oil Benefits for Women?

…atherosclerosis in women with heart disease. The results are consistent with what we already know about fish: it is a natural source of omega-3s, and omega-3s have long been associated with heart health and disease prevention. What’s interesting is that the reversal was particularly prominent in one…

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The Ideal Homocysteine Level for Cardiac Health

…homocysteine level is in the healthy range. A while back, I was talking with Jim Roberts, M.D., an integrative cardiologist and my co-author for Reverse Heart Disease Now—and we both shared that we have low levels of homocysteine. That may sound like good news, given the well-documented danger of high homocysteine…

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