- October 31st, 2012
Eating an apple a day might in fact help keep the cardiologist away, new research suggests. In a study of healthy, middle-aged adults, consumption of one apple a day for four weeks lowered blood levels of a substance linked to hardening of the arteries by 40 percent. Taking capsules containing polyphenols—of the type found in apples—had a similar but less potent effect.
- August 31st, 2012
The potential cardiovascular benefits of the blueberry may be related to berries’ anthocyanins interacting with bile acids to promote cholesterol reduction, suggests data from a study with hamsters.
- June 30th, 2012
I’m going to tell you a secret—something that the smartest, most cutting-edge health professionals already know and talk about amongst themselves. This information isn’t widely known or accepted yet, but it will be, at which point we will all shake our heads, look back, and say, “What were we thinking?”
Get ready to be shocked.Get ready to be shocked: high cholesterol doesn't cause heart disease.By Jonny Bowden, PhD, CNS
I have a personal triumph story to share, and I hope it inspires you when you think that your genes define you.
- August 31st, 2011
Every 20 seconds, your blood completes a cycle through more than 60,000 miles of blood vessels (arteries, veins, and capillaries), circulating through every tissue and organ in your body. At the center of this vital process beats the powerhouse that is your heart.Win the battle with heart disease by knowing your risks and taking responsibility for your condition.By Larry Trivieri JR.
- October 1st, 2010Four ways to unclog arteries, naturallyBy Julie Dugdale
- November 1st, 2008
Turns out it might not be an apple a day that keeps the doc away: A new study in the Journal of Nutrition reports that eating a handful of nuts five or more times a week can reduce your risk of developing heart disease. Reach for almonds, hazelnuts, peanuts, pecans, pine nuts, pistachios, macadamia nuts, and walnuts, says Sari Greaves, RD, a nutritionist in Bedminster, New Jersey.By Nicole Duncan
- November 1st, 2008
The short answer: Probably, but it depends on your HDL (good cholesterol) and triglyceride (the fat in your bloodstream) readings. Some doctors believe a high HDL (60 or more) cancels out the bad effects of a high LDL. However, researchers know an elevated LDL makes it harder for HDL to do its job.
- March 1st, 2008
Looking for a way to reduce your bad cholesterol but concerned about the side effects of statins, the drugs most often prescribed for that purpose? A recent study in Alternative Therapies offers further proof that the supplement Sytrinol, a combination of extracts from citrus fruits and palm oil, can achieve significant results in as little as four weeks.By James Keough
- February 1st, 2008
Ever since the 1950s, when the Framingham Heart Study established a correlation between high cholesterol and heart attacks, doctors have focused on lowering cholesterol as a way to prevent heart disease. For years they’ve told us to accomplish this by eating a low-fat diet and exercising and, if that failed, by taking cholesterol-lowering drugs called statins.A new wave of doctors is relvolutionizing the way Western medicine prevents and treats heart disease. Here's what you need to know to keep your heart healthy for many beats to come.By James Keough