Sunday, December 12, 2010

Are Statin Drugs The New Wonder Drug? Really?

According to Cindy Mae, contributing writer for Yahoo Network,"The most common side effect of taking this type of medication is called rhabdomyolysis which is weakness and pain in the muscles. Polyneuropathy is also a side effect that causes weakness, tingling, and pain in the hands and feet along with difficulty walking. Heart Failure is one of the most dangerous and life threatening side effects. Dizziness is also a known side effect.
There are also several side effects that are believed to be linked to cholesterol medications but it is not proven at this time. Cognitive Impairment is one of the believed side effects which is the deficiency in the ability to think, perceive, reason or remember. In every single study that has been performed on rodents given the cholesterol medications, cancer has appeared. Pancreatic Rot and Depression have also been linked to this type of medication."

While many articles and studies are touting this pharmaceutical as prominently beneficial, even desiring that manufacturers make the dosages stronger than they currently are, little is written about these damaging side effects. Therefore, many are forced to accept this as their method of treatment WITHOUT KNOWING what is happening inside the body.
Equally silent are many knowledgeable individuals whose expertise falls within the homeopathic and naturopathic fields..the world of plants, minerals, vitamins....of natural curative powers of nature. I cannot feel that everything is being done for people globally about the dangers of high cholesterol when writers point out the basic dangers and causes and continue to rehash the same material within a small area of the multitude of cures available in alternative medicine.

Therefore, over the next few weeks, I will be discussing the different herbs, vitamins, minerals, and alternative methods, as well as their side effects, which one can use to make healthy changes to lower cholesterol levels. Certainly one method or formulation will work for anyone.

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Saturday, November 27, 2010

Soy: The Upside and Downside Of Soy Products

The debate over the potential benefits and dangers of eating soy is ongoing and often heated. Is soy good for you or should you avoid it? If you do eat soy, how much is OK to eat? There is research to support both sides of the issue....

The downsides of soy are important to note, although these disadvantages do not apply to fermented soy foods, as fermentation seems to destroy the toxins in soybeans....

Another issue regarding American soy consumption is attitude. "Soy" has become a buzz word in the food industry, where it is becoming more of a brand than a food. Manufacturers promote soy protein bars, kids' cereals with added soy, and soy protein mixes targeted for athletes as being "healthy." But just because a product contains soy does not automatically mean it is good for you as the soy branding is often a smokescreen for an otherwise unhealthy product containing sugars, additives, artificial flavors and other ingredients of questionable health.

Not all soy products are created equal. Like 99 cent tacos, you get what you pay for. Manufacturers make it cheap, throw on a brand like "soy" and sell it as hard as they can. It doesn't matter whether it is good for you or not. To me, soy is like the professional athlete that signs an unlimited use licensing agreement for his/her name and suddenly finds their image on the side of a cigarette box.

Consumers need to read nutritional and ingredient labels and not be swayed by marketing buzz words that grab your attention in the supermarket and have been taken over by the industrial food companies.

Craig Cooper, Huffington Post, Nov 4, 2010

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Monday, November 15, 2010

This Is "Deadly Ignorance" When It Comes To The Heart.

There are few diseases we are winning the war on today. Most diseases are rising at an alarming rate...One of the worst is cardiovascular disease. Here are some more sobering statistics:

* One in 2.8 deaths in the U.S. was due to CVD in 2005. Some 2,400 Americans die of CVD each day, an average of one every 30 seconds. CVD claims about as many lives as cancer, lower respiratory diseases, accidents and diabetes combined. Idaho ranks in the top dozen states for the highest number of strokes. In 2002 statistics reveal two million babies were born with congenital heart defects.

* High blood pressure accounted for 73,600,000 people in 2005, and is two to three times more common in women taking birth control pills.

One hundred years ago CVD was practically non-existent. What's happening? For one thing, our diets are so nutritionally depleted that we don't have a chance at having a healthy heart. Here is some more statistics to support this:

The average consumption of whole grains is less than half serving/day, fruit 1.1 servings/day; vegetables 1.2 svgs/day; nuts, legumes and seeds 1-2 servings per week; processed meats 2.1-3.4 svgs/week; sugar sweetened beverages 12/week (and up to 23/week for teens); sweets and bakery deserts 6/day (up to 9 for teens). (All above stats are from Heart Disease and Stroke Statistics - 2009 Update, American Heart Association).

With the consumption of processed meats, sugar sweetened beverages and sweets ranking far above whole grains, fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds and legumes, is it any wonder we have CVD ?

Further that with processed foods such as microwavable dinners, fast foods, chips, and other forms of junky foods - why are we even surprised? Heart disease is a nutrition-based disease, any way you look at it. We have replaced healthy whole foods and vitamins with synthetic, nutrition-less fakes. We can't build a healthy heart with non-foods.

DR. HOLLY CARLING,, Nov 3, 2010

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Think Your Doctor Tells You Everything? You Better Think Again!

Researchers at the University of Michigan report that doctors rarely give their patients all the information they require to make informed medical decisions. Sometimes, when making a decision over a difficult diagnosis, the questions patients should be allowed to ask (and expect to receive complete information) are as simple as "what are my options?" However, the researchers at the Institute for Social Research found that patients hear far more from doctors about the pros than cons of medications, tests and surgeries. The researchers asked subjects about decisions they made with their health care providersover the past two years regarding some common medical issues such as screening tests for colorectal cancer, breast cancer, and prostate cancer; taking prescription drugs for problems such as hypertension, high cholesterol, and depression; and also the daunting decision to have surgery for knee or hip replacement, cataracts, or lower back pain. The study came back with some chilling results. First, the study found that 75% of the people interviewed did have to make such decisions within the past two years, making the importance of distributing information from health care professional to patient all that more important. However, doctors and nurses were far more likely to discuss only the advantages to certain treatments or procedures, while skipping the negatives. Dr. Michael Barry, professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School, said that "The study clearly demonstrates that people routinely make poorly informed medical decisions."
David Littleman, Personal Injury Attorney, Nov 4, 2010
Addendum note: Does one need a study to know that most doctors, no matter how concerned they are for their patients, really don't know about the prescriptions they are handing out, OR any natural supplements which would achieve the same results WITHOUT any Life Threatening Side Effects?

Friday, November 5, 2010

Buying Only Organic Because Its Healthier? Really?

You're in a bit of a dilemma standing in front of the produce section of your local supermarket. In one hand, you're holding a conventionally grown Granny Smith apple. In your other hand, you have one that's labeled organically grown. Both apples are firm, shiny and green. Both provide vitamins and fiber, and both are free of fat, sodium and cholesterol. The conventionally grown apple costs less and is a proven family favorite. But the organic apple has a label that says "USDA Organic." Does that mean it's better? Safer? More nutritious? Several differences between organic and nonorganic foods exist. The word "organic" refers to the way farmers grow and process agricultural products, such as fruits, vegetables, grains, dairy products and meat. Organic farming practices are designed to encourage soil and water conservation and reduce pollution. Farmers who grow organic produce and meat don't use conventional methods to fertilize, control weeds or prevent livestock disease. For example, rather than using chemical weedkillers, organic farmers may conduct sophisticated crop rotations and spread mulch or manure to keep weeds at bay. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has established an organic certification program that requires all organic foods to meet strict government standards. These standards regulate how such foods are grown, handled and processed. Any farmer or food manufacturer who labels and sells a product as organic must be USDA certified as meeting these standards. Only producers who sell less than $5,000 a year in organic foods are exempt from this certification; however, they must follow the same government standards to label their foods as organic. If a food bears a USDA Organic label, it means it's produced and processed according to the USDA standards and that at least 95 percent of the food's ingredients are organically produced. The seal is voluntary, but many organic producers use it. Foods containing less than 70 percent organic ingredients can't use the organic seal or the word "organic" on their product label. They can include the organic items in their ingredient list, however. You may see other terms on food labels, such as "all-natural," "free-range" or "hormone-free." These descriptions may be important to you, but don't confuse them with the term "organic." Only those foods that are grown and processed according to USDA organic standards can be labeled organic.
Mayo Clinic, Oct 27, 2010

Thursday, November 4, 2010

The Line Keeps Getting Bigger At Funerals Of Those Who Won't Check Cholesterol!

The risks of high cholesterol are quite clear.
"If you look at populations of people," says Laurence S. Sperling, MD, director of preventive cardiology at the Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Ga., "the higher the cholesterol, the higher the level of heart and blood vessel disease." It's that simple.
Yet, globally, we continue to ignore this dramatic problem. For whatever reason, for whatever excuse, mankind continues to be in denial of this growing and ever increasing pandemic.
The headline is not for dramatic is a truth! One person globally dies NEEDLESSLY EVERY 34 SECONDS from heart disease, and the primary cause of this disease is HIGH CHOLESTEROL. All other conditions can be attributed to this core problem.
There are too many natural solutions to high cholesterol to accept STATINS as the only accepted cure...the dangers of their side effects far outweigh the benefits. Yet, many will not investigate what this planet provides as alternative cures. Why? • If everybody knew about it, pharmaceutical companies couldn't sell their life-long maintenance drugs anymore. • Pharmaceutical companies suppress this natural discovery that, without the use of medicine, is helping people cure their Cholesterol completely.
The body is designed to heal itself - naturally - provided it has what it needs to do its job. Here, my goal is to offer not only life saving information, but also the products which WILL save your life, within a common sense budget. Not $95 to $100 a month for the rest of your life, but $30 to $50 a month for a short time, and then much less monthly for maintenance.
Look over this site and see what is offered..spend some time...after all, its YOUR LIFE..How Long Do You Want It To Be?

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Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Garlic Is A More Potent Herb Than Just A Flavoring

Garlic's uses: cholesterol lowerer, blood pressure reducer, blood sugar balancer, cancer combatant, fungus fighter, bronchitis soother, cold curer, wart remover, and immune system toner, and simply, a herb that enhances Mediterranean dishes. This remarkable herb is a member of the lily family and is one of the most extensively researched and widely used plants. Its uses and effects upon body tissue and various systems are extensive. Many will include garlic in their daily diet for health reasons, either in its natural (cloves) form or in supplements, while others will take it simply because of its flavoring. Extensive medical research has been done on this simple herb, and much has been written on its curative powers. Jennifer Brett, in Discovery Health writes "Garlic lowers blood pressure by relaxing vein and artery walls. This action helps keep platelets from clumping together and improves blood flow, thereby reducing the risk of stroke. Garlic also decreases the levels of cholesterol and triglycerides, substances that increase the risk of cardiovascular diseases. Garlic's cardiovascular protective properties have been demonstrated in a number of studies, including a four-year clinical trial on people over 50 years old, who already had symptoms of atherosclerosis. Those who consumed at least 900 mg per day of a standardized garlic supplement had significant reduction of arterial plaque formation. Garlic contains a large number of unique sulfur-containing compounds, which are credited with many of this herb's medicinal actions. Did you ever wonder why garlic bulbs on your kitchen counter don't have a strong odor until you cut or crush them? That's because an enzyme in garlic promotes conversion of the chemical compound alliin to the odorous allicin. Allicin, in turn, produces other sulfur compounds: ajoene, allyl sulfides, and vinyldithiins. These sulfur compounds are potent antimicrobials and are thought to be the source of garlic's lipid-reducing and cancer-preventing effects." Add Garlic to your diet, naturally or supplemental, and start work on your high cholesterol today.

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Monday, November 1, 2010

Top 5 Cholesterol Myths In Use Today

Myth 1: Americans have the highest cholesterol in the world
One of the world's enduring stereotypes is the fat American with cholesterol-clogged arteries who is a Big Mac or two away from a heart attack. As a nation, we could certainly use some slimming down, but when it comes to cholesterol levels we are solidly middle-of-the-road. According to 2005 World Health Organization statistics, American men rank 83rd in the world in average total cholesterol, and American women rank 81st; in both cases, the average number is 197 mg/dL, just below the Borderline-High Risk category. That is very respectable compared to the top-ranked countries: In Colombia the average cholesterol among men is a dangerous 244, while the women in Israel, Libya, Norway, and Uruguay are locked in a four-way tie at 232.
Myth 2: Eggs are evil
It's true that eggs have a lot of dietary cholesterol—upwards of 200 mg, which is more than two-thirds of the American Heart Association's recommended limit of 300 mg a day. But dietary cholesterol isn't nearly as dangerous as was once thought. Only some of the cholesterol in food ends up as cholesterol in your bloodstream, and if your dietary cholesterol intake rises, your body compensates by producing less cholesterol of its own. While you don't want to overdo it, eating an egg or two a few times a week isn't dangerous. In fact, eggs are an excellent source of protein and contain unsaturated fat, a so-called good fat.
Myth 3: Kids can't have high cholesterol
Most people think high cholesterol is a problem that's strictly for the middle-aged. But guess what? Research has shown that atherosclerosis—the narrowing of the arteries that leads to heart attacks—can start as early as age eight. In July 2008, the American Academy of Pediatrics released guidelines on kids and cholesterol that recommended that children who are overweight, have hypertension, or have a family history of heart disease have their cholesterol tested as young as two years of age. Children with high cholesterol should be on a diet that restricts saturated fat to 7% of calories and no more than 200 mg per day of dietary cholesterol, according to the guidelines. Fiber supplements and more exercise are also recommended. While the guidelines prompted a bit of an outcry from parents worried that doctors would be pushing cholesterol-lowering drugs for kids, a new study suggests that less than 1% of adolescents aged 12 to 17 would be considered candidates for medication.
Myth 4: Food is heart-healthy if it says "0 mg cholesterol"
The Cholesterol portion of the nutritional label refers to dietary cholesterol, which is only one of the things found in food that can cause your cholesterol to go sky-high. (A bigger contributor to elevated cholesterol? A high-fat diet.) It's also believed to be the least important. Saturated fat (found in animal foods and dairy products) and trans fats (found in packaged foods) appear to have a far greater impact on low-density lipoprotein (LDL), the so-called bad cholesterol that causes atherosclerosis, than dietary cholesterol.
Myth 5: Cholesterol is always a bad thing
When most people hear "cholesterol" they think "bad." Like most things in life, the reality is more complex. High cholesterol can be dangerous, but cholesterol itself is essential to various bodily processes, from insulating nerve cells in the brain to providing structure for cell membranes. That's why your body makes the white, waxy substance (about 75% of the cholesterol in your blood is made by the liver and cells elsewhere in your body)., Oct 28, 2010

Friday, October 29, 2010

Mediterranean Style Diet Can Lessen Heart Disease Risk

Eating a Mediterranean-style diet can shield people from heart disease but it can also help heart patients stay healthy, according to research from Greece. A diet, including lots of fruits and vegetables, nuts, vegetable oils, low-fat dairy products, legumes, whole grains, and fish, has been shown to help shield people from heart disease and may also ward off certain cancers. But Dr. Christina Chrysohoou of the University of Athens and her colleagues said less information was available on whether the Mediterranean diet might be helpful for people who already have heart disease. To investigate, Chrysohoou and her team looked at 1,000 patients who had suffered heart attacks or severe chest pain while at rest or with only light exertion. They rated each patient on a scale of 0 to 55 based on how closely their eating matched the Mediterranean ideal. The study, published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, found nearly half of the patients experienced a second heart-related event within two years after their original hospital discharge. But patients with the most Mediterranean-style diets were at 31 percent lower risk of suffering another heart attack or experiencing chest pain during the first month after they were discharged from the hospital. They were only half as likely as those with the least Mediterranean eating habits to have another heart-related event within a year, and nearly 40 percent less likely to experience repeat heart problems within two years. For every additional point on the 55-point Mediterranean Diet Score, a person's risk of having another heart-related event over the next two years fell by 12 percent, the researchers found. Indian, Oct 24, 2010

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Oat Beta-Glucan Lowers LDL Cholesterol

TORONTO—Consuming at least 3g a day of bioactive beta-glucan from OatWell oat bran may significantly lower LDL-cholesterol levels in individuals who have high cholesterol levels, according to a study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. The findings reveal beta-glucan affects LDL-cholesterol levels by increasing the viscosity of intestinal contents. Researchers followed men and women from Canada, Australia and the United Kingdom who consumed two servings of OatWell cereal daily for four weeks. At the end of four weeks, the study participants showed a 5.5% average decrease in their LDL-cholesterol levels. They also found there was no significant reduction in LDL-cholesterol in participants who consumed cereal that produced the lowest gut viscosity. The findings also revealed the extrusion process used to make OatWell cereals causes the beta-glucan to become more soluble and produce higher viscosity in the intestines. Natural Products Insider, Oct 22, 2010

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Pollution Affects More Than Your Sinuses

The fine particles of pollution that hang in the air can increase the risk for sudden cardiac arrest, according to a new study conducted by a team from Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Medical Center and The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research. Robert A. Silverman, MD, and his colleagues have been interested in the effects of ambient fine particulate matter on a number of medical conditions, including cardiovascular disease and asthma. The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) keeps tabs on air pollution through dozens of strategically placed pollution sensors in cities and towns throughout the country. This data allowed the researchers to collect data on average 24-hour values of small particulates and other gaseous pollutants around New York City during the summer (when pollution is higher) and winter months. They then compared that data to the 8,216 out-of-hospital cardiac arrests that occurred between 2002 and 2006. Most people in the throes of a cardiac arrest do not survive in time for emergency medical service teams to save them. What they were looking for was simple: Were there more cardiac arrests on high pollution days than on lower pollution days? In the American Journal of Epidemiology, Dr. Silverman and his fellow researchers reported that for a 10ug/m3 rise in small particle air pollution, there was a four-to-10 percent increase in the number of out-of-hospital cardiac arrests. Red Orbit News, Oct 21, 2010

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Natural Cure #5: Oat Beta-Glucan

Beta-glucan is a soluble fiber that is derived from the cell walls of plants, algae, fungi, yeast and bacteria. Several studies have shown that beta-glucan changes the way the body’s immune system reacts by encouraging white blood cells to remain in a constant state of preparedness. This preparedness enhances the overall performance of the immune system and allows it to immediately attack invading organism before they cause any serious damage. The use of beta-glucan for health purposes is relatively new. Beta-glucan is often used for its cholesterol-lowering effects, its ability to control blood sugar, and as a supplemental cancer treatment. The Food and Drug Administration first recognized the health benefits of beta-glucan in 1997 when it passed a ruling allowing oat bran to be registered as a cholesterol-lowering food. The FDA recommended a daily dosage of 3 grams of beta-glucan for cholesterol-lowering effects. Nutritional Insider, Oct 19, 2010

Monday, October 25, 2010

Natural Cure #4: Red Yeast Rice

Red yeast rice contains naturally-occurring substances called monacolins. Monocolins, particularly one called lovastatin, is believed to be converted in the body to a substance that inhibits HMG-CoA reductase, an enzyme that triggers cholesterol production. This is the way the popular statin drugs work. Because of this action, red yeast rice products containing a higher concentration of monocolins have been developed and marketed as a natural product to lower cholesterol. The problem is that the primary ingredient in these supplements, lovastatin, is also the active pharmaceutical ingredient in prescription drugs for high cholesterol such as Mevacor. In fact, lovastatin was originally derived from another type of red yeast called Monascus ruber. When the FDA discovered that red yeast rice contained a substance found in prescription drugs, it banned red yeast rice products containing lovastatin. In August, 2007, the FDA issued a warning that several red yeast rice products still contained lovastatin. The manufacturers of these products have since recalled these products. Yet studies by UCLA Medical have shown that the Red Yeast products on the market today are still effective in lowering LDL levels., Oct 18, 2010

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Natural Cure #3: Policosanol

Policosanol is a mixture of alcohols isolated and refined from sugar cane. The main ingredient in Policosanol is octacosanol, but as the name implies, Policosanol is actually a mixture of many (hence the prefix "poli") alcohols, including hexacosanol, triacontanol and others. Patients who have taken Policosanol have shown increased levels of high-density lipoprotein or HDL, the "good" cholesterol. HDL actually helps carry cholesterol away from the arteries to the liver, where it is processed and excreted from the body. Policosanol has been used by millions of people in other countries and it appears to normalize cholesterol as well or better than cholesterol lowering drugs, without side effects. Efficacy and safety have been proven in numerous clinical trials. A large patient group of 437 patients in a double-blind, placebo-controlled study received either Policosanol or a placebo once a day for twelve weeks. The patients who had been given Policosanol showed a 25% reduction in LDL cholesterol, a 17% reduction in total cholesterol, and a 28% increase in HDL cholesterol. The placebo group showed no reduction in total cholesterol. Policosanol seems to be effective at lowering cholesterol on both men and women and in all age groups. With so many uses, a wealth of clinical research and a history of safe and effective use in patients, it is easy to see why Policosanol is one of the most exciting nutritional finds in some time.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Natural Cure #2: Beta-Sitosterol

Beta-sitosterol is a substance found in plants. Chemists call it a “plant sterol ester.” It is found in fruits, vegetables, nuts, and seeds. It is used to make medicine. Beta-sitosterol is used for heart disease and high cholesterol. It is also used for boosting the immune system and for preventing a variety of other diseases. In foods, beta-sitosterol is added to some margarines (Take Control, for example) that are designed for use as part of a cholesterol-lowering diet and for preventing heart disease. The federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) allows manufacturers to claim that foods containing plant sterol esters such as beta-sitosterol are for reducing the risk of coronary heart disease (CHD). This rule is based on the FDA’s conclusion that plant sterol esters may reduce the risk of CHD by lowering blood cholesterol levels. Although there is plenty of evidence that beta-sitosterol does lower cholesterol levels, there is no proof that long-term use actually lowers the risk of developing CHD. Web MD, Oct 15,2010

Friday, October 22, 2010

Natural Cure #1: Guggul

Guggul is the yellowish resin (or gum) that is produced by the mukul Commiphora mukul tree, a small, thorny plant that grows throughout northern India. Guggul is also referred as guggul gum, guggal, gugglesterone, guggul, gugulu and gum gugal. Guggul plays a major role in the traditional herbal medicine of India. It is often combined with other herbs and used in the treatment of arthritis, skin diseases, pains in the nervous system, obesity, digestive problems, infections in the mouth, and menstrual problems. The mukul myrrh tree is closely related to the Commiphora Mukul tree (or common myrrh). Myrrh was one of the first medicines with hieroglyphic notation of use during ancient Egyptian times depicting its many uses. With such a close relation, many scientists believe that Guggul may have many of the same properties as Myrrh as even their ancient status is similar. Indian researchers discovered an ancient Sanskrit medical text, Sushruta Samhita, in the 1960s. This classical medical text prescribed guggul for the treatment of medoroga, a disease that closely resembles the symptoms of high cholesterol and hardening of the arteries. Indian scientists subsequently tested animals and found that guggul gum both lowered cholesterol levels and protected against the development of hardening of the arteries. These trials culminated in a pilot study that examined guggul's effectiveness in humans. Although the evidence that it works remains preliminary, the Indian government was sufficiently impressed to approve guggul as a treatment for high cholesterol.
Wellness, Oct 15, 2010

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Thursday, October 21, 2010

Lowering Cholesterol Without Medication-Effective Natural Supplements

Lowering cholesterol without medication is now possible with certain natural supplements. Herbal supplements have gained a lot of popularity in the past few years and have been approved and recommended by doctors. This article will look at some effective natural cholesterol supplements. It is a known fact that people suffering with high cholesterol are at increased risk of coronary heart disease. Taking natural supplements will not only lower LDL (bad) cholesterol and triglyceride levels, but may also help improve the health of your cardiovascular system. Studies have shown that garlic extract, flax-seed and turmeric tablets have shown to be helpful in on patients with high cholesterol levels. One study showed that patients treated with garlic consistently showed a greater decrease in total cholesterol levels compared with those receiving placebo.1 Fish oil capsules are one of the top-selling products on the market today for one reason; they are effective in maintaining good health. Fish oil is loaded with essential fatty acids known as omega 3, which promotes a healthy heart. Research has shown that triglyceride (fat deposit) levels can be significantly lowered by taking fish oil supplements.2 People who follow a Mediterranean-style diet tend to have HDL or “good” cholesterol suggesting that fish oil can help increase the good cholesterol in your blood. You can take up to 2000 milligram of these capsules every day as part of a healthy diet. Of course, always consult your doctor starting on a dietary supplement. Artichoke extracts can also help the health of the heart according to extensive studies. According to an article on Prevention®, in one a German study, subjects were given 1800 milligrams of dry artichoke extract. RINF.COM NEWS, David Kamau, Oct 12, 2010

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Cholesterol-lowering supplements: Lower your numbers without prescription medication

If you're worried about your cholesterol and have already started exercising and eating healthier foods, you might wonder if adding a cholesterol-lowering supplement to your diet can help reduce your numbers. Although few natural products have been proven to reduce cholesterol, some might be helpful. With your doctor's OK, consider these cholesterol-lowering supplements and products: Artichoke extract:May reduce total cholesterol and LDL, or "bad," cholesterol, but may cause gas or an allergic reaction Barley: May reduce total cholesterol and LDL cholesterol without any adverse reactions. Garlic extract: May reduce total cholesterol, LDL cholesterol and triglycerides, but may cause bad breath, body odor, heartburn, gas, nausea, vomiting or diarrhea.
Mayo Clinic Staff, Oct 5, 2010

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

High Risk Additions To A Low Carb Diet

Atkins-style low-carbohydrate diets help people lose weight, but people who simply replace the bread and pasta with calories from animal protein and animal fat may face an increased risk of early death from cancer and heart disease, a new study reports. This study found that the death rate among people who adhered most closely to a low-carb regimen was 12 percent higher over about two decades than with those who consumed diets higher in carbohydrates. But death rates varied, depending on the sources of protein and fat used to displace carbohydrates. Low-carb eaters who drew more protein and fat from vegetable sources like beans and nuts were 20 percent less likely to die over the period than people who ate a high-carbohydrate diet. But low-carb dieters who got most of their protein and fat from animal sources like red and processed meats were 14 percent more likely to die of heart disease and 28 percent more likely to die of cancer, the analysis found. The study, published Sept. 7 in Annals of Internal Medicine, analyzed data from more than 85,000 healthy women aged 34 to 59 who participated in the Nurses’ Health Study, and almost 45,000 men aged 40 to 75 who took part in the Health Professionals’ Follow-Up Study. Participants filled out questionnaires every four years. “If people want to follow a low-carb diet, this provides some guidance,” said the paper’s lead author, Teresa T. Fung, an associate professor of nutrition at Simmons College in Boston. “They should probably eat less meats.” New York Times Health, Oct 8, 2010

Monday, October 18, 2010

Cholesterol: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly

September 11,2010 -- Dr. Lori Mosca was on a mission last week to educate the public how to prevent cardiovascular disease in Connecticut. She was on public radio and on CPTV public television. She is fairly unique in that as a highly trained M.D. she espouses the practice of people "knowing their numbers" and make early changes to lifestyle to avert future risk factors that could lead to heart disease. Why is this all important? "Because," she said, "Heart attacks are the number one killer of women". In many cases the very first episode will actually kill the patient. So, her mission is to educate the public, particularly women, on knowing when they're at risk. She adopts an approach to prevention as a means to delay having to treat heart disease later on. Dr. Mosca's credentials are place her in the category of a national expert on this subject. She is the Director of Preventive Cardiology at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, an Associate Professor of Medicine at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, and the founder and Director of the Columbia Center for Heart Disease Prevention in midtown Manhattan.Posted by, Oct 12, 2010

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Disparities In Heart Attack Treatment May Start In Emergency Room

African-American, Hispanic patients less likely to be categorized as needing urgent care
The well-documented disparities in cardiac care may begin almost as soon as patients arrive at hospital emergency rooms. In a study published in Academic Emergency Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) researchers report that African-American and Hispanic patients assessed for chest pain were less likely than white patients to be categorized as requiring immediate care, despite a lack of significant differences in symptoms. Such practices directly violate American College of Cardiology and American Heart Association guidelines specifying immediate electrocardiogram (ECG) examination for any patient with chest pain. "In this first nationally representative sample of emergency room patients, we found persistant racial, gender and insurance-coverage based differences in triage categorization and cardiac testing," says Lenny Lopez, MD, MPH, of the Mongan Institute for Health Policy at MGH, the study's lead author."Emergency room triage is the critical step that determines the whole cascade of clinical decisons and testing that happens next, so if patients are misclassfied on arrival, they won't receive the care they need when they need it." Red Orbit News, Oct 12, 2010

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Friday, October 15, 2010

More Advantages To Eating Red Onions

(CBS) Can eating red onions lower your risk for heart attack and stroke? A new study suggests the answer to that question may be yes. At least if you're a hamster. Scientists in Hong Kong fed crushed onions to hamsters that had been on a high-cholesterol diet. After eight weeks, the little guys' levels of low-densitiy lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol fell by 20 percent, the Daily Mail reported. That's good news, because elevated LDL cholesterol levels are linked to cardiovascular disease. At the same time, there was no decline in the hamsters' levels of high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol - the good stuff. These findings "support the claim that the regular consumption of onion reduces the risk of coronary heart disease," lead researcher Zhen Yu Chen of the Chinese University of Hong Kong said, according to the newspaper. The onions - sweeter than the more familiar white variety - are a staple of Indian and Mediterranean cooking. Red onions may have other health benefits as well. They seem to contain compounds that slow the growth of colon and liver cancer cells, according to a 2004 study published in the "Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry." Does all this mean that people who avoid onions are missing out on their health benefits? It's enough to make you cry! CBS News Health, Oct 11, 2010

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Red Onion Effective Against Onsetting Heart Disease

Scientists have claimed that the humble red onion could help prevent heart disease. They have discovered that the vegetable - commonly used in Mediterranean and Indian cuisine - helps remove bad cholesterol from the body, which can cause heart attacks and strokes. At the same time red onions retain the body's good cholesterol, which help protect against heart disease Scientists in Hong Kong fed crushed-up red onions to hamsters who had all been put on a high-cholesterol diet. They found that after eight weeks levels of bad cholesterol, or low density lipoprotein (LDL), had dropped by an average of 20 per cent. "This results support the claim that the regular consumption of onion reduces the risk of coronary heart disease," the Daily Mail quoted Zhen Yu Chen, who was in charge of the research carried out at the Chinese University of Hong Kong as saying.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Web Tool To Check Cholesterol Is Doubted Effective

It could hardly be simpler: go to the Web, pull up a point-system tool, plug in a few numbers and instantly calculate your chances of having a heart attack over the next 10 years. A new study finds that a widely used version of the ubiquitous heart attack risk calculator is flawed, misclassifying 15 percent of patients who would use it — almost six million Americans, of whom almost four million are inappropriately shifted into higher-risk groups that are more likely to be treated with medication. And while the tool is easy to use, the authors say, the original calculator on which it is based is equally user-friendly for anyone with a computer — and significantly more reliable. The number of Americans potentially affected is in the millions. Ten percent of adults are shifted into higher-risk groups by the simplified system; at the same time, the system underestimates the risk for 5 percent of adults, who might benefit from more aggressive therapy. Women are disproportionately represented among the low-risk patients who are shifted into a higher-risk category. “Even if it’s just a 5 percent difference of undertreatment versus overtreatment — why use a less accurate method?” said Dr. Kevin Fiscella, a professor of family and preventive medicine at the University of Rochester. “Especially when it’s quite easy to use a more accurate method with electronic devices.” Dr. Fiscella is a co-author of an editorial in the same journal about the study. By RONI CARYN RABIN
Published: September 20, 2010

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Healthy Cholesterol Balance: What Does It Really Mean?

There are proteins found in blood (known as lipoproteins) that encage fat particles (cholesterol), and carry them throughout the bloodstream. This family of proteins consists of five members: chylomicrons, very low-density lipoprotein (VLDL), intermediate-density lipoprotein (IDL), and, the two most recognizable members, low-density lipoprotein (LDL) and high-density lipoprotein (HDL). You probably know this family of cholesterol-carrying proteins from your blood work reports. Generally, LDL and HDL are reported as specific numbers, while “total triglycerides” addresses the sum of the remaining lipoprotein levels.
While statin drugs may help reduce LDL levels, some only reduce risk for cardiovascular disease (CVD) by a mere 25%. Statins rarely address the other side of the cardiovascular equation — which is increasing HDL levels. Clinical research shows that increasing HDL can play a critical role in reducing your risk for CVD. To put this in more quantifiable terms: Increasing HDL by 1 mg/dL is said to reduce the risk of CVD by almost 3%. However. reducing LDL by 1 mg/dL has only been shown to reduce the risk of CVD by 1%. This may come as a shock, since most of the media focus on cholesterol points towards statins and the reduction of LDL cholesterol. However, increasing your HDL cholesterol is what could save your life.

September 23, 2010 By Casie Terry

Monday, October 11, 2010

Sugar, Not Only Salt, Linked To High Blood Pressure

THURSDAY, July 1 ( — Eating too much sodium can push your blood pressure into the danger zone. Now, researchers are reporting that eating too many sweets—or drinking too much soda—may have a similar effect. People who consume a diet high in fructose, a type of sugar and a key ingredient in high-fructose corn syrup, are more likely to have high blood pressure (hypertension), according to a new study. Drinking 2.5 cans or more of non-diet soda per day—or consuming an equivalent amount of fructose from other foods—increases your risk of hypertension by at least 30%, the study found. What’s more, the increased risk appears to be independent of other dietary habits, including sodium, carbohydrate, and overall calorie intake. The study, which appears in the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology, focused on foods containing high-fructose corn syrup and other added sugars, such as soda, fruit punch, cookies, candy, and chocolate. (Although fructose occurs naturally in fruits, the researchers excluded them because they contain other nutrients that are difficult to measure.)
By Amanda Gardner,

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Think Saturated Fat Contributes To Heart Disease? Think Again

Leading scientists re-examine the role of saturated fat in the diet For the past three decades, saturated fat has been considered a major culprit of cardiovascular disease (CVD) and as a result dietary advice persists in recommending reduced consumption of this macronutrient. However, new evidence shows that saturated fat intake has only a very limited impact on CVD risk -- causing many to rethink the "saturated fat is bad" paradigm. "The relationship between dietary intake of fats and health is intricate, and variations in factors such as human genetics, life stage and lifestyles can lead to different responses to saturated fat intake," said J. Bruce German, PhD, professor and chemist in the Department of Food Science and Technology, University of California at Davis. "Although diets inordinately high in fat and saturated fat are associated with increased cardiovascular disease risk in some individuals, assuming that saturated fat at any intake level is harmful is an over-simplification and not supported by scientific evidence." Professor Philippe Legrand of Agrocampus-INRA in France confirmed this by discussing various roles that different saturated fatty acids play in the body. His main conclusion was that saturated fats can no longer be considered a single group in terms of structure, metabolism and cellular function, and recommendations that group them together with regard to health effects need to be updated. Red Orbit News, October 1, 2010

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Serious Lung Condition Attributed To Statins

Health Canada has added to the ongoing debate over one of the country’s most-prescribed medications, saying it has received reports of eight cases of a potentially life threatening lung condition in patients taking cholesterol-busting statins. It has almost become a given that Canadians over a certain age will end up taking the drugs, 32 million prescriptions of which were sold here in 2009. Though there are questions about whether they are useful for people who have high cholesterol, but no sign of actual heart disease, their side effects have not been a huge issue. In the most recent issue of Health Canada’s Adverse-reaction newsletter, the department discusses the eight adverse reaction reports it has received in which statins were suspected of causing interstitial lung disease (ILD), a group of disorders that can cause scarring of the lungs. Six of the eight cases were reported as serious and two improved as soon as the patient was taken off statins. Such adverse-reaction reports are considered indicators of a possible problem, and far from conclusive. A 2008 review in the journal Chest, however, concluded that ILD is a possible new, though relatively rare, side effect of statins. Doctors should probably stop statin therapy in anyone with unexplained lung problems, the authors said. National Post, Tom Blackwell, Oct 5, 2010

Friday, October 8, 2010

Short Sleepers At Higher Risk Of Heart Disease.

People who sleep less than six hours a night may be three times more likely to develop a condition which leads to diabetes and heart disease, according to researchers at the University of Warwick.A study by a team of researchers from Warwick Medical School and the State University of New York at Buffalo has found short sleep duration is associated with an elevated risk of a pre-diabetic state, known as incident-impaired fasting glycaemia (IFG).IFG means that your body isn't able to regulate glucose as efficiently as it should. People with IFG have a greater risk of developing type 2 diabetes and are at an increased risk of heart disease and stroke.The study has just been published in the Annals of Epidemiology journal. The researchers looked at six years of data from 1,455 participants in the Western New York Health Study.All participants were aged between 35 and 79 years old and all completed a clinical examination that included measures of resting blood pressure, height and weight. They also completed questionnaires about their general health and wellbeing and sleeping patterns.Lead author at Warwick Medical School Dr Saverio Stranges said: “We found that short sleep, less than six hours, was associated with a significant, three-fold increased likelihood of developing IFG, compared to people who got an average of six to eight hours sleep a night.”

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Blueberries Help Fight Artery Hardening

Blueberries may help fight atherosclerosis, also known as hardening of the arteries, according to results of a preliminary U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)-funded study with laboratory mice. The research provides the first direct evidence that blueberries can help prevent harmful plaques or lesions, symptomatic of atherosclerosis, from increasing in size in arteries. Principal investigator Xianli Wu, based in Little Rock, Ark., with the USDA Agricultural Research Service (ARS) Arkansas Children's Nutrition Center and with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, led the investigation. The findings are reported in the current issue of the Journal of Nutrition. Atherosclerosis is the leading cause of two forms of cardiovascular disease--heart attacks and strokes. Cardiovascular disease is the number one killer of Americans. The study compared the size, or area, of atherosclerotic lesions in 30 young laboratory mice. Half of the animals were fed diets spiked with freeze-dried blueberry powder for 20 weeks; the diet of the other mice did not contain the berry powder. Red Orbit News, Sept 29, 2010

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Foods With Added Sugar Raise Cholesterol Levels

(NaturalNews) A diet lower in sugar corresponds directly to lower cholesterol and other markers of improved heart health, according to a study conducted by researchers from Emory University and published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. "We found that the lower the amount of added sugar people ate, the better their good cholesterol and their blood triglyceride levels," said researcher Miriam B. Vos, author of The No-Diet Obesity Solution for Kids. Researchers questioned 6,113 adults participating in the National Health and Nutrition Survey about what they had eaten the prior day, then used this information to calculate how much added sugar was included in each person's diet. Blood samples were also taken from each participant and evaluated for a number of cardiovascular risk factors. The researchers then divided participants into groups based on whether they got less than 5 percent of their total calories from added sugar, between 5 and 10 percent, between 10 and 17.5 percent, between 17.5 and 25 percent, or more than 25 percent. A full 18.5 percent of participants were getting a quarter or more of their daily calories from added sugar, amounting to 46 teaspoons of sugar per day. People in this group tended to be young, low-income, non-Hispanic blacks.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

High Cholesterol Causes Heart Disease!

By K.S. RAMKUMAR, RAMKUMAR@ARABNEWS.COM Published: Sep 8, 2010 16:12
Cardiologists say high cholesterol levels are a major cause of heart disease, the No. 1 cause of death in this part of the world. Over 25 percent of deaths in Saudi Arabia and the rest of the Gulf are caused by cardiovascular disease. In fact, recent studies show that more than half of the Gulf population suffers from abnormal cholesterol levels, a quarter has high blood pressure and 15 to 25 percent have diabetes. These numbers coupled with a rapid increase in the rate of obesity adds up to alarming statistics. Substantiating this is Dr. Omar K. Hallak, board member, Emirates Cardiac Society, and consultant interventional cardiologist at the chief intervention cardiology department, American Hospital, Dubai. “Most patients don’t achieve the desired reduction in their cholesterol levels because they don’t follow the treatment, such as diet and exercise recommendations, despite being treated with cholesterol-lowering medication. Like any muscle, the heart needs a constant supply of oxygen and nutrients, which are carried to it by the blood in the coronary arteries. Narrowing of the arteries decreases that supply and can cause angina (chest pain) when the heart muscle does not receive enough oxygen. Cholesterol plaques can rupture, resulting in a blood clot formation that completely blocks the artery, stopping all blood flow and causing a heart attack, in which heart muscle cells die from lack of oxygen and nutrients. High cholesterol is more common in men younger than 55 years and in women older than 55 years. The risk for high cholesterol increases with age.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Americans Not Alone With High Cholesterol

Thirty somethings in metros found to have high cholesterol levels - BS Reporter / Chennai/ Kochi September 25, 2010, 0:42 IST

Indians are at a high risk of coronary heart disease, suggests a pan-India survey conducted by Metropolis Healthcare Private Limited ahead of the World Heart Day. The survey found that a majority of people above 30 have alarmingly high cholesterol levels. The survey covered major cities and wes divided into four zones -- South, North, East and West. Mumbai, Pune, Ahmedabad, Indore, Surat in the West zone, Delhi in the North zone, Chennai, Bangalore, Coimbatore and Thissur in the South zone and Kolkata in the East zone were part of the survey. It screened 35,566 people and found that other than the genetic factor, obesity and sedentary lifestyle were the main factors for Indians becoming prone to the Coronary Artery Disease (CAD). The survey found Delhi to be the capital for a large number of young people with high risk of coronary artery diseases, followed by Bangalore and Mumbai. In Delhi, a large percentage of the 5,721 respondents, which included men and women aged between 30 and 40, were found in the highest risk group for heart disease.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Grouchy People Risk Heart Disease and Heart Problems

TUESDAY, Sept. 14 (HealthDay News) -- Heart patients with a pessimistic "Type D" personality may be at increased risk for future cardiovascular problems, according to a new review article. U.S. researchers analyzed data from more than 6,000 patients in 49 studies that looked at the link between heart and psychological health and Type D personality, which is characterized by negative emotions, pessimism and social inhibition. The analysis revealed that heart patients with a Type D personality had a three-fold increased risk for future cardiovascular problems, such as peripheral artery disease, angioplasty or bypass procedures, heart failure, heart transplantation, heart attack or death. The article is published Sept. 14 in the journal Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes. "Type D patients tend to experience increased levels of anxiety, irritation and depressed mood across situations and time, while not sharing these emotions with others because of fear of disapproval," senior author Viola Spek, a researcher at Tiburg University in the Netherlands, said in an American Heart Association news release. "We found that Type D personality predicts (illness and death) in these patients, independent of traditional medical risk factors." The researchers also found that patients with a Type D personality had a three-fold increase in the long-term risk of psychological conditions such as depression, anxiety or poor mental health.

Friday, October 1, 2010

Lower Your Cholesterol, Reduce The Risk Of Type II Diabetes

By now, most of us know that high cholesterol levels can lead to heart disease. We also know that we need to moderate or reduce our intake of fat and get our levels checked periodically by means of a simple blood test. The reality though is many continue to eat poorly, gain weight, fail to exercise and compound their health problems regarding high cholesterol, diabetes and heart disease. Are we really happy with that person who looks back at us in the mirror? If you haven’t had your cholesterol level checked in awhile, it’s time to go to the doctor. A simple blood test can tell your exact levels of good and bad cholesterol, and your doctor can tell you your health status, and describe how poor choices are increasing your risk for Type II diabetes and heart disease. Most people know about the connection between high cholesterol and diabetes. But now scientists are finding evidence that diabetes itself wreaks havoc with cholesterol, significantly increasing the likelihood of a heart attack or stroke even higher. The close ties between these two risk factors means that if you are diabetic, you have to be extremely vigilant about controlling your cholesterol. On the reverse side of this, if you have high cholesterol, your likelihood of developing diabetes increases dramatically. Indian Country Today, Sept 23, 2010

Thursday, September 30, 2010

High Cholesterol: What Does It Really Mean?

September is National Cholesterol Education Month. Because coronary heart disease (CHD) is still the culprit of 50 percent of all deaths in America, the issue of cholesterol continues to loom large. Why? It’s simple — the higher ones cholesterol, the larger the chance that one will develop heart artery blockages or CHD. While the percentage of Americans with high cholesterol and those with CHD is lower than in decades past, there remains an extremely high percentage of people with one or both of these conditions. In 2007, approximately one in every six adults —16.3 percent of the U.S. adult population — had high total cholesterol. However, another statistic showed that about 21.5 percent of people said that their cholesterol had never been checked. It is important to realize that part of the reason that high cholesterol and CHD has become less prevalent is because of early detection of high cholesterol levels and the strategies adopted to reduce them. The key, then, is to know what your cholesterol profile is (ie. demand the simple blood test) and learn how to reduce your risks for heart disease.

Chicago Defender, Dr Dave Montgomery, 9/22/2010

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Pharmacists May Help Detect High Cholesterol Levels

WASHINGTON, Sept. 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In honor of Cholesterol Education Month, The American Pharmacists Association (APhA) would like to highlight the increasing role of the pharmacist in communities nationwide. In many areas, pharmacists are able to offer cholesterol and blood pressure screenings, as well as other detection and prevention services to help a patient manage their healthcare and get the most out the medications they may be taking. "Regular cholesterol screenings are an essential component of maintaining a healthy heart and lifestyle," stated APhA CEO and Executive Vice President Thomas Menighan. "Pharmacists are in an exceptional position to provide these vital services, as they practice among the general public on a daily basis. The pharmacist is able to listen to consumers, hear their needs and advise at-risk patients on services, screenings or further follow-up they may need from a healthcare provider." Heart disease is currently the number one killer of women and men in the United States. Each year, more than 1 million Americans have a heart attack and about a half million die from heart disease. High blood cholesterol is one of the major risk factors for heart disease.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Allergies and Heart Disease Make Unhealthy Partners

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Common allergies that bring on wheezing, sneezing and watery eyes could be next to join the list of factors linked to heart disease, suggests a large new study. However, the researchers stress that the findings do not prove that allergies actually cause heart disease, the leading cause of death in the U.S. To look for ties between common allergic symptoms and heart disease, Dr. Jongoh Kim of Albert Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and colleagues analyzed data on more than 8,600 adults aged 20 or older who participated in the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey conducted between 1988 and 1994. They found that common allergies and heart disease frequently paired up. Eighteen percent of the adults reported wheezing and 46 percent suffered bouts of a stuffy nose or itchy and watery eyes -- a combination of allergic symptoms known as rhinoconjunctivitis. Heart disease was present in 6 percent of the adults overall. It was found in 13 percent of wheezing cases, 5 percent of rhinoconjunctivitis cases and 4 percent of people without any allergic symptoms. After adjusting for other related factors, such as age and asthma, there was a 2.6-fold increased risk of heart disease with wheezing and a 40 percent increased risk with rhinoconjunctivitis, compared to no allergies. The association was mainly seen in women younger than age of 50. Kim suggests that the intermittent inflammation that comes with allergies may lead to the thickening of artery walls, and eventually heart disease. It could also be that some people simply carry genes that are linked to the development of both allergies and heart disease, Kim added.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Doctors Link Washington’s Heart Disease Rates to High Concentration of Golden Arches, Other Fast-Food Outlets

WASHINGTON - September 14 - A provocative fast-food commercial set in a morgue will air during The Daily Show and local news broadcasts Sept. 16. The ad, produced by the nonprofit Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM), takes aim at McDonald's high-fat menu, with the goal of drawing Washingtonians' attention to the city's high rates of heart disease deaths and its high density of fast-food restaurants. "Our city's addiction to Big Macs and other high-fat fast food is literally breaking our hearts," says Susan Levin, M.S., R.D., PCRM's nutrition education director. "It's time to tackle the district's heart disease problem head-on. A moratorium on new fast-food restaurants could be a critically important step toward fighting this epidemic." A PCRM survey shows that Washington has more McDonald's, Burger King, and KFC outlets per square mile than eight other cities with similar population sizes. Offerings at these restaurants include high-fat, high-sodium products such as McDonald's Double Quarter Pounder with Cheese Extra Value Meal, which has 61 grams of fat and 1,650 milligrams of sodium.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

There's A Reason It's Called A SILENT KILLER!

Everyone has Cholesterol, its a Natural substance produced by the body. But it DOESN'T NEED TO CLOG the ARTERIES!!

There is new research out for people with High Cholesterol… thousands of people like you have systematically and effectively reversed their condition and yet few know . "Why?:
If everybody knew about it, pharmaceutical companies couldn't sell their life-long maintenance drugs anymore.
Pharmaceutical companies suppress this natural discovery that, without the use of medicine, is helping people cure their Cholesterol completely.
The body is designed to heal itself - naturally - provided it has what it needs to do its job.

In reality, Cholesterol is not the ‘disease’ at all. It is a "symptom" - an outward "signal" - of a damaged inner terrain that simply is too polluted, toxic, and acidic!
These pollutants, toxic and acidic wastes collect in the weakest parts of the body and start tearing the body's processes down.  Cholesterol drugs simply mask symptoms. They do not cure; actually they weaken your immune system only to make matters worse. 

BUT, the cure does not lie in medication and drugs… 

There are many alternative and NATURAL METHODS to reduce Cholesterol,
WITHOUT the deadly side effects. You only need to choose which method
you CAN AFFORD at this time, and GET WHAT YOU NEED TODAY! One person
in America DIES EVERY 34 Seconds from HEART DISEASE and Cholesterol is
the MAIN CULPRIT in creating this disease! Whatever method you can
afford, starting today will start you on the path to regaining that inner
balance you once had.