Category Archives: Heart Disease

Herbs And Spices – My Top 10 Herbs For Health

This is a long post, so I’ll cut to the chase. Herbs and spices are among the most nutrient dense foods on the planet, and they’re packed with powerful essential oils that kill bacteria, boost antioxidant protection, and prevent disease. Try adding a few of the top 10 herbs mentioned below (and top 10 spices…

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How Stress Makes You Fat & Sick (and what to do about it)

Most of us recognize that excess stress is bad for our health and body composition, but not many of us understand why. Because if we did, we’d probably start paying a little more attention to the techniques for reducing it; instead of treating it like hippy mumbo-jumbo or a curfew from Mom and Dad, and…

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The Pharmaceutical Hat-trick

Marijuana is an example of a gateway drug, because it encourages the use of other drugs in the future. Which may or may not be true; but if that’s the case, you could make the same argument for statins. The only difference being, the statins come from the trusted guy in the lab coat, while…

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Live It NOT Diet! FAQs – Best Tests for Heart Disease, Diabetes, and Dementia

After last week’s post, and my Heart Disease Deception video I’ve had many questions regarding the best tests for determining your cardiovascular risk.  And similarly, what biomarkers to look at when trying to assess your insulin sensitivity, and risk of diabetes and dementia.   So, along with Ignoring Your Cholesterol Number, here are the tests…

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Should Everyone Eat More Fruit?

The government recommends 5 servings of fruits and vegetables per day, and we’re frequently encouraged to increase our intake whenever possible. Based on the alternative, it’s difficult to argue with this advice, but what if most (or all) of those servings are fruit? Fruits are high in fructose, which unlike glucose, must be processed by…

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Olive Oil – When to Use it & What to Look For

Though fats that are predominantly monounsaturated are more stable than polyunsaturated options (vegetable and seed oils), they’re still susceptible to heat. As we’ve learned, cooking with UNsaturated fats (mono or poly) is not wise because of the health risks associated with oxidation – which can occur at any point from oil extraction to your kitchen…

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No Salt, Butter, Red Meat, or Coffee? Doc’s Got it All Wrong

Middle aged guy goes into the doctor and discovers he’s on the verge of heart disease. So along with instructing him to take a statin, the doctor tells him to eat less fat and more fiber, stop drinking coffee, and cut down on salt. Because everyone knows the statin and fiber will lower his cholesterol…

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The Truth About Salt & Hypertension

The original recommendation to ‘eat less salt’ stems from research by Lewis Dahl in the 1950’s-70’s, who decided feeding rats 500 grams of sodium per day (almost 50 times the average intake) was viable evidence for showing an association between sodium intake and hypertension (high blood pressure). But if that wasn’t misleading enough, he later…

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