|Posted on January 4, 2010 at 1:50 AM|
Over many decades, the role of dietary fatty acids in atherosclerosis has been discussed, however the most fundamental cause has been largely ignored. Consumption of refined starches and sugars ranks very high in atheroslcerosis risk.
A number of studies link dietary sugar with adverse changes in lipoproteins and have shown an inverse association between dietary sucrose and hig...Read Full Post »
|Posted on December 27, 2009 at 10:04 PM|
If you've consumed tubs of margarine and foods containing hydrogenated oils, foods cooked in 'heart healthy' vegetable oils, then you might be interested to learn how to clear out the inevitable arterial plaque lining your arteries.
The cells that line inner part of the arteries are called endothelial
cells. The health of endoth...Read Full Post »
|Posted on December 20, 2009 at 11:13 AM|
Atrial fibrillation occurs when both chambers of the upper part of the heart, called the atria, quiver instead of beating effectively. The full volume of blood is not properly pumped out, so the remaining blood may pool, increasing its tendency to clot.
If a blood clot shakes loose from atria, it may lodge itself in some potentially very dangerous places, such as a major arte...Read Full Post »
|Posted on December 14, 2009 at 3:17 AM|
Maybe you're familiar with a scene of a heart patient taking a nitroglycerin tablet under the tongue to stave off an attack of angina, a medical condition involving contraction of the coronary blood vessels. It is believed that vasodilators such as nitroglycerine undergo transformation in vascular smooth muscle cells to form nitric oxide.
The nitroglycerin...Read Full Post »
|Posted on December 8, 2009 at 10:32 PM|
Almost everyone is exposed to metals at work or at home though their food, air and water. Many of the heavy metals such as cadmium, lead, arsenic, mercury, aluminum, etc. produce everything from vague to serious problems that can plague an individual for years until the metals are removed.
In the previous Daily Topic, I touched on EDTA chelation therapy.
|Posted on December 6, 2009 at 1:20 PM|
Heart medications can be potent and even help a patient in need to an extent, however they are not the solution and can interfere with the recovery process. It is important to remove them only under a doctor's supervision and equally inportant to have them removed when the drug is no longer necessary.
Since many heart medications are hard on both the heart itself and the kidneys,...Read Full Post »
|Posted on November 30, 2009 at 1:26 AM|
The previous five discussions in Daily Topic have primarily touched on matters of heart disease prevention. Today, will detail a little on non-invasive cardiovascular interventions and the not-so-terrific intervention in cardiac care.
When autopsies are actually performed on those who died of a heart attack, there are often no blocked arteries found whatsoever. Durin...Read Full Post »
|Posted on November 24, 2009 at 8:03 PM|
I have had the unique and rare opportunity for a period of years to interview thousands of prospective patients along with a detailed account of their medical history. Many of these on a literal cornucopia of pharmaceutical drugs.
Unlike integrative medicine, standard allopathic structure utilizes a primary care physician to sort out various specialists, few of which collabora...Read Full Post »
|Posted on November 23, 2009 at 8:22 PM|
Before an unsuspecting heart patient is scheduled for a catheterization and angiography, which serve little purpose other than to set the foundation for dangerous procedures such as coronary artery bypass, it starts with a noninvasive test such as a treadmill stress test or possibly a cardiac calcium test via computed tomography for calcium scoring.
Finding some abnormality is ex...Read Full Post »
|Posted on November 20, 2009 at 3:12 AM|
|Posted on November 17, 2009 at 8:39 PM|
Most prospective patients have little idea that the high pedestal, prestige and self importance in organized, conventional medicine possesses very weak statistics to stand upon.
Does anyone ever question how well this system of medicine works? Not as many as you might imagine, and the deeper one investigates, the grimmer the picture becomes. In fact, if an...Read Full Post »
|Posted on November 16, 2009 at 5:02 PM|
Heart disease is an unintended consequence of modern society, at least as far back as the 1900's. Before that time we consumed plenty of real food, including eggs, butter, unpasteurized milk, grass-fed beef and lard.
Yes, there was a time when no one actually took pharmaceutical cocktails for complications of heart disease, and noone were needlessly screened with dangerous, hi...Read Full Post »
|Posted on November 12, 2009 at 9:38 PM|
Recalcitrant, chronic, dry and flaky skin could involve a number of skin disorder types. These include psoriasis purulenta, erythema nodosum, allergic dermatitis, eczema and others.
An interesting study came out of Japan some years ago found significant improvement of these conditions within a months' time. The researchers enrolled more patients with serious skin diseas...Read Full Post »
|Posted on November 12, 2009 at 1:05 AM|
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a frightening medical condition if mainstream medicine is all you know.
It is a terribly debilitating disease and involves a progressive deterioration of the respiratory system, it's also the fourth-leading cause of death in the
Maybe you've w...Read Full Post »
|Posted on November 8, 2009 at 6:59 PM|
If you listened to all the "health" advice from the American Heart Association (AHA) over the years, you might have asked yourself what AHA really stands for--Another Heart Attack?
A low salt diet could increase your blood pressure! Don't believe me? Grab your salt shaker and read on!
Lowering blood pressure with salt restriction is a futil...Read Full Post »
|Posted on November 7, 2009 at 3:38 PM|
When high glycemic starches and sugars are consumed, they stimulate elevated blood glucose and insulin levels. At the same time, levels of adiponectin decrease. So what is adiponectin and why is it significant?
Adiponectin is in short supply when either high glucose products are consumed or high fructose corn syrup. Low adiponectin means uncontrolled insul...Read Full Post »
|Posted on November 6, 2009 at 9:57 PM|
The health hazard of the metabolic syndrome is increasing, and I suspect it is due to the wide-spread use of high fructose corn syrup in proceesed foods.
Up until recently, no effective pharmacologic treatments were known to exist to combat this. However, the pharmaceutical drug, rosiglitazone has been found to expert positive effects on the development of metabolic syndro...Read Full Post »
|Posted on November 5, 2009 at 8:48 PM|
Around the holidays, visiting a friend's house or eyeing desserts at a bakery or party could provide opportunities to indulge in some delicious non-foods, the kind that kill and send us to an early grave.
In my view, eating to live, instead of living to eat isn't pleasant enough to make life worthwhile. Just a sample of evil food is usually all it takes to eat the full portion.Read Full Post »
|Posted on November 1, 2009 at 5:55 PM|
In the brain, there are approximately a hundred billion cells, and as you approach your thirties and beyond, some of these begin to die off.
Certain chemicals are not produced in the sort of abundance they were before and what follows could be the start of dysfunctional brain cell activity.
Some of the deficits experienced with diminishing b...Read Full Post »
|Posted on October 29, 2009 at 12:31 AM|
Sleepless nights are a real problem for a lot of people. I could list a number of very obvious consequences. However, if you're suffering from insomnia, you may already have a good idea of what some of these are. It is bad enough to suffer from this affliction, it's quite another to suffer from taking a prescription sleep medication.
If you don't mind hangovers, feeling in...Read Full Post »