Small Particles

Much of What Passes for High Cholesterol Is Harmless

particle test. Both cholesterol tests are covered by Medicare and most insurance plans. What Do the Cholesterol Tests Tell You? If the cholesterol tests reveal that you have a lot of small, dense particles I suggest taking niacin (vitamin B3), which research shows helps to neutralize the toxic particles.…

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The Cholesterol Numbers Doctors Should Measure

…of HDL cholesterol. HDL-2 is large, buoyant and helps to protect against heart disease. Meanwhile, HDL-3 particles are small, dense and not as protective as HDL-2. You want more HDL-2 particles than HDL-3. * Not all LDL cholesterol is “bad.” As with HDL cholesterol, there are several subtypes of…

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Should You Worry About Your LDL Cholesterol Level?

Small LDL Cholesterol LDL is dangerous when it becomes oxidized or is overly present in the form of a small dense particle (known as “LDL-pattern-B”). It’s the small LDL particles that readily enter compromised arterial walls and fuel the inflammatory process. Having a greater number of small

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Vitamin B3 Benefits Cardiologists Won’t Tell You About

…fact, the higher your HDL levels, the greater the protection in your blood vessels. * It also does an excellent job of lowering the small, dense LDL cholesterol particles that can clog your arteries. In his research, Dr. Houston also found that vitamin B3 benefits included reducing LDL cholesterol by…

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Foods High in Saturated Fat Aren’t the Enemy

…cardiovascular health. Foods high in saturated fat also help to change your LDL cholesterol pattern, from small dense particles that can clog your arteries to large “fluffy” harmless LDL particles. Plus, a recent study at Harvard University concluded that, “greater saturated fat intake is associated…

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The 10 Most Common Heart Health Fallacies

…to six a week. Plus, foods high in saturated fat are beneficial for LDL cholesterol, helping to change your cholesterol pattern from small, dense, harmful particles into large, fluffy, harmless ones. Plus, saturated fats raise "good" HDL cholesterol. 8. We are born meat eaters. Type O is the most common…

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Vitamin D Deficiency and Sunscreens

…Sunscreens- Biohazards: Treat as Hazardous Waste, I’ve learned otherwise. As author Elizabeth Plourde, PhD discusses in her book, nano-particles (extremely small constituents) that help sunscreens absorb into your skin also assist in moving the chemicals in sunscreens into your body. So the toxic ingredients…

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What is Lp(a) Cholesterol?

Lately, Dr. Sinatra has been getting a lot of questions about the very small, dense, and highly inflammatory cholesterol particle known as lipoprotein(a)—or Lp(a) for short. Good questions! Dr. Sinatra is one cardiologist who just doesn’t think that total cholesterol levels are the evil culprits…

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Beware of Elevated Lp(a) Cholesterol Levels

For years, I have been advising you to monitor a dangerous, small, dense, highly inflammatory cholesterol particle known as Lipoprotein A, or Lp(a). An elevated Lp(a) cholesterol level in the bloodstream increases the “stickiness” of blood, and contributes dramatically to the formation of clots…

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