Heart attack survivors are typically at greater risk of experiencing a cardiovascular event, such as stroke or another heart attack. In a recent study published in the American Heart Journal, researchers suggest that taking high-dose multivitamins may be beneficial for heart attack survivors, provided that they’re not on statins, a type of drug used to lower cholesterol levels and prevent heart attack. Continue reading
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A low-fat diet and statin medication is a recipe for chronic health problems, as both strategies actually promote cardiovascular problems
2011 guidelines for Continue reading
Did You Know…
… that the acerola fruit can help you lose weight, protect against cancer and heart disease, and boost your immune system with more vitamin C power than an orange?
Similar in appearance to a red cherry, the acerola fruit originates from Mexico and from Central and South America. Continue reading
Did you know…that the common bay leaf has powerful benefits for diabetes, heart health, and more?
Frequently found in kitchen cabinets, and well-known to any fan of Italian cuisine, the common bay leaf uses may soon be granted much-deserved recognition for its powerful health benefits.
In ancient Greece and Rome, glossy bay leaves (Laurus nobilis) were woven Continue reading
Garlic is a superstar when it comes to protecting against disease — no doubt about it. How does garlic come to sit in the top spot when it comes to maintaining good health? Mostly because it is high in sulfur compounds. These compounds are potent extractors of toxic heavy chemicals in your body. They bind with chemicals so that they can be excreted, instead of taking hold in your organs and causing damage. These sulfur compounds are also effective at protecting against oxidation and free radicals. Garlic is also a natural antiseptic. Continue reading
Most people trust that the medicines that they take will help them overcome illness, enhance their health and promote well-being. Unfortunately medications often deplete important nutrients from the body, and people don’t find the relief that they seek.
People who have become malnourished as a result of their medications are vulnerable to a host of nutrition related diseases. To make matters worse, they may find themselves having to treat malnourishment with a new batch of medications and this may become a dangerous cycle.
For instance, statins which are used to control cholesterol levels reduce CoEnzyme 10 and other important nutrients. Statins may also result in lower levels of A, D, K, folic acid and iron in the body. Cholesterol gets a bad rap, but it helps the body digest fats and nutrients and is important for regulating hormones.
Even common medications such as laxatives and antacids can deplete or block the uptake of essential nutrients. PPI antacids, for example interfere with Vitamin B-12. Furthermore blocking acid production for long periods of time using antacids may reduce the body’s ability to absorb minerals. Loss of B12 over time may result in anemia, as well as other conditions including fatigue. Blocked acid production by antacids can leave the body vulnerable Continue reading
Studies published in the U.S. and Britain debunks the thoroughly established notion that eating eggs raises cholesterol levels, notably that of the so-called “bad cholesterol”, LDL.
The theory was that eating eggs every day could speed up cardiovascular disease and increase the probability of heart attack. Not so? All lies? Let us qualify.
Cholesterol experts from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Research Service say new data indicates eggs are lower in cholesterol and higher in vitamin D than previously reported.
Prof. Maria Luz Fernandez, from the University of Connecticut, studied the effect of egg-eating on several groups: kids aged 10-12; Continue reading