- March 1st, 2014
If you’ve banished red meats and egg yolks from your diet for health reasons, there’s reason to rejoice. I think the notion that saturated fat and cholesterol are the demons in the diet is 100 percent wrong. When you look at the data, it’s very clear: Most of what we’ve been told about saturated fat and cholesterol is simply not so.A surprising list of the new health foods—and some to avoidBy Jonny Bowden, PhD, CNS, aka “The Rogue Nutritionist”
- February 1st, 2014
“Jim” was a patient of mine years back. He had come to me for holistic advice on heart health—his doctors were recommending statin drugs to control his cholesterol, even though he’d never had a heart attack. As an integrative physician, I occasionally prescribe certain pharmaceuticals when the patient and I feel it’s necessary.What you need to know about statins and cholesterolBy Isaac Eliaz, MD, MS, LAc
- February 1st, 2014
WHAT IT IS: Niacin—also known as vitamin B3 or nicotinic acid—plays a role in numerous metabolic pathways and boasts impressive lipid-improving abilities. Niacin comes in an extended-release supplement form known as wax matrix niacin or extended-release nicotinic acid.
- January 1st, 2014
Trying to prevent heart disease by lowering cholesterol is like trying to prevent obesity by cutting out lettuce.(It’s not about cholesterol)By Jonny Bowden, PhD, CNS, a.k.a. “The Rogue Nutritionist”
- October 31st, 2013
2013 is shaping up to be a year of prevention, which should have you thinking about how well you are treating your own heart. If you are trying to maintain healthy cholesterol levels, or your doctor has said that you need to lower your cholesterol, you are probably trying to keep a close eye on your diet.How to eat to keep your cholesterol lowBy Rebecca S. Reeves, DrPH, RD, RADA
- August 31st, 2013
High triglycerides and oxidized LDL are way bigger risk factors for heart disease than total cholesterol. If you’ve read my book The Great Cholesterol Myth, you know that, already. That said, many folks—and many doctors—remain concerned when cholesterol goes too high.What you need to knowBy Jonny Bowden, PhD, CNS, aka “The Rogue Nutritionist”
- April 30th, 2013
In what promises to be an eye-opener for many doctors and patients who routinely depend on cholesterol testing, a study led by researchers at Johns Hopkins found that the standard formula used for decades to calculate LDL cholesterol levels is often inaccurate.
Western medicine has migrated toward specialization and prescriptions drugs—this leads us to missing the forest for the trees. omen’s medicine is full of “symptom masking and medicine stacking.” Statin use to lower cholesterol is just one more example of this less-than-ideal approach to women’s healthcare.
Western medicine has migrated toward specialization and prescriptions drugs—this leads us to missing the forest for the trees. Women’s medicine is full of “symptom masking and medicine stacking.” Statin use to lower cholesterol is just one more example of this less-than-ideal approach to women’s healthcare.
- March 1st, 2013
Exchanging fatty foods for lower-fat alternatives will help people shift around 3.5 pounds without any other form of dieting. People taking part in recent trials saw their waistlines become slimmer and levels of LDL cholesterol decrease.
The results demonstrate that weight loss can happen without actively trying to lose weight beyond simply choosing foods lower in fat.