Sunday, December 12, 2010
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.
Saturday, November 27, 2010
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
* 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, CDAPress.com, Nov 3, 2010
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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
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"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 effect..it 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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Dangers Of High Cholesterol
Wednesday, November 3, 2010
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Monday, November 1, 2010
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). Health.com, Oct 28, 2010
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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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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.
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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
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.
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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.