Beets have always been and remain one of the world’s most underutilized ‘super foods’ with a number of powerful, evidence-based health benefits Continue reading
It turns out, you don’t need alcohol to get drunk, says a recent study published in the journal Cell Metabolism. Continue reading
- The food industry shifted away from saturated fat and cholesterol to improve public health, and the medical industry has massively promoted the use of cholesterol-lowering statin drugs for the same reason. Despite that, the rate of heart disease deaths has steadily risen
- Research has found that the more LDL (so-called “bad”) cholesterol is lowered, the greater the risk of heart attacks and strokes
- The Minnesota Coronary Experiment, published in 2016, found replacing saturated fat with vegetable oil increased mortality and cardiovascular events, even though total cholesterol was lowered by 13.8%. For each 30 mg/dL reduction in serum cholesterol, the death risk rose by 22%
- Since the commercialization of statin drugs in the late ‘80s, total sales have reached nearly $1 trillion. Lipitor is the most profitable drug in the history of medicine. Yet these drugs have done nothing to derail the rising trend of heart disease
- While there are studies claiming to show statins lower your risk of heart attack, many involve misleading plays on statistics. Statins also have many serious side effects
ADHD drugs have gained a reputation as “cognition enhancers” among students and young professionals. 48.4 million prescriptions for ADHD stimulants were written in 2011, up 39 percent from 2007
Adverse effects of ADHD drugs include permanent brain damage, Continue reading
Almost everyone has experienced at least one or two headaches in a lifetime. Some have to put up with several headaches over time, especially those who experience migraine or cluster headaches. Continue reading
Exercise is a foundational strategy to naturally maintain healthy cholesterol levels and optimize your heart health. However, research now shows that if you take a statin drug, you’re likely to forfeit any and all health benefits of your exercise
Volunteers taking a statin improved their fitness by just 1.5 percent, Continue reading
With most couples using personal lubricants and over 80% of women using sexual products, chances are that you and/or your partner(s) have encountered toxins in them. Most consumers are shocked to learn that because most sexual products are labeled as novelty items there are no regulations that would Continue reading
A new report from the Orthomolecular Medicine News Service (OMNS), a top research group, claims that niacin — and not dangerous statins — is by far the most effective and affordable cure for keeping your nagging high cholesterol in check.
Niacin — a form of vitamin B3 — has been studied in more than 42,000 scientific papers, Continue reading
• The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is requiring additional warning labels for the cholesterol-lowering drug class known as statins, warning that the drugs may increase your risk of liver damage, memory loss and confusion, type 2 diabetes and muscle weakness
• The FDA has removed Continue reading
Your liver has a tough job sometimes keeping up with all the chemicals and toxins we live with and ingest. One of the signs of toxic buildup in your liver is the accumulation of body fat. How are these two seemingly completely different symptoms linked? It’s because your body uses fats as a way to protect your other vital organs. You make body fat for the specific purpose of storing toxins as far away from your vital organs as possible. Continue reading
This is an introduction to vitamin K, which is closely connected to blood’s capacity to clot.
Vitamin K is a fat-soluble vitamin discovered in the early 1930s by a Danish biochemist, Henrik Dam, who won the Nobel Prize 13 years later. The letter “K” comes from the German word “koagulation,” which has to do with blood clotting.
The vitamin consists of many different but related chemicals. Vitamin K1 (phylloquinone) and vitamin K2 (menaquinone) are the two natural forms. Both are found in a variety of foods,
Vitamin K is essential for the key proteins in our bodies, including some that are critical Continue reading