Cholesterol news, articles and information:
|7/22/2013 - The humble spice that gives curry powder its characteristic yellow color may hold the key to helping people lower their cholesterol and fight heart disease naturally, research suggests.
The spice in question, turmeric, has a long history of use as a traditional medicine across Asia. In recent years,...|
|6/24/2013 - Controlling cholesterol is a very misunderstood issue within medicine today. What most of the population doesn't seem to understand is that cholesterol is an extremely vital component for maintaining health on many different levels.
Today, people are so afraid of their cholesterol numbers that they're...|
|6/21/2013 - More good news for chocolate lovers: Research shows that the polyphenols in cocoa powder can improve your cholesterol levels.
Like certain other foods such as berries and green tea, cocoa powder is high in antioxidant chemicals known as polyphenols. In cocoa, the polyphenol family known as the flavanols...|
|6/10/2013 - Recently, Dr. John McDougall wrote an incredible article regarding statin drugs entitled, Who Should Take Cholesterol-lowering Statins? Everyone or No One? It is an article that anyone with any type of heart problems or anyone taking statin drugs should read. His website is www.drmcdougall,com and to...|
|6/7/2013 - The shiitake, also called the oakwood mushroom or the black forest mushroom in English-speaking countries, is an edible brown mushroom that is native to Japan, China, and Korea. It has been cultivated for over a thousand years, and fresh and dried shiitake remain popular in East Asia today. Like maitake...|
|5/8/2013 - The collective psyche of American society is long overdue for a major paradigm shift in its understanding of fats, inflammation, cholesterol, and the true cause of most chronic illnesses. Even many physicians, who should know better, still argue that cholesterol is evil and that sticking to a low-fat...|
|5/8/2013 - An amazing new film that questions the false medical narrative on statin drugs has just been launched on the Natural News video delivery platform. Called "$tatin Nation," the film features a dozen interviews with top medical doctors, authors and even patients who are now standing up and publicly questioning...|
|4/16/2013 - A recent highly publicized by mainstream media study supposedly confirms the suspicions of red meat and heart health. But it's not saturated fats they point to as the villain, it's a compound in red meat known as carnitine.
Studies with mice showed that gut bacteria breaks down carnitine. As the...|
|3/25/2013 - Skeptics of the pharmaceutical industry have long expressed concern over the effect of direct-to-consumer advertising on diagnosis rates and prescription drug use. Perhaps not surprisingly, researchers at Cornell University recently found that exposure to advertisements about statins increased viewers'...|
|3/21/2013 - You may have already heard that green tea is good for your heart, but did you know that it also lowers your cholesterol levels and decreases your risk of disability as you age?
The cholesterol finding comes from an analysis of 14 randomized controlled trials involving a total of 1,136 participants...|
|3/18/2013 - One of the claims constantly being made by mainstream health authorities and the media is that foods high in saturated fat and cholesterol are among the primary causes of modern illnesses such as obesity, diabetes and heart disease. But scientific evidence increasingly points to saturated fat and cholesterol...|
|2/27/2013 - Currently there is serious mis-information out there about health, fat, and cholesterol. It's not new. All my holistic physician friends, and many other cardiologists who are not necessarily holistic, know it. It is a belief still largely held by many people mainstream meat eaters and uninformed vegans,...|
|2/21/2013 - Most health-conscious people have heard, by now, about two types of cholesterol: HDL cholesterol, known colloquially as "good cholesterol," and LDL cholesterol, also known as "bad cholesterol." Now, a new study from researchers at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark, and published in the Journal of...|
|1/15/2013 7:44:57 PM - With this coming February being American Heart Month and with the holiday gluttony behind us, maybe this is a good time to look at the causes and cure for heart disease.
Heart disease is the number one killer in civilized nations with evidence clearly showing that the incidence of heart disease is...|
|1/5/2013 - When Charlotte Gerson was 12, her father, Max Gerson, MD, healed her tuberculosis, which was considered a death sentence at the time. Now at age 90, Charlotte is the leading authority on what has become known and celebrated worldwide as Gerson Therapy.
So it was with great enthusiasm that I took...|
|12/28/2012 - Though many people still do not realize this, our bodies actually need cholesterol in order to survive, as the brain and central nervous system rely on this important fat to both protect the integrity of neurons and promote proper neural communication and function. But sometimes cholesterol fails to...|
|12/9/2012 - More than 40 million Americans struggle with high cholesterol, which for many people is a direct result of either chronic inflammation caused by poor diet, or an autoimmune condition that is preventing the proper assimilation and use of cholesterol in cells and tissue throughout the body. A new study...|
|11/18/2012 - Pick your favorite flavor (strawberry, creamsicle, key lime pie?) and grab a container: in addition to being delicious, your morning yogurt might be heart-healthy. The American Heart Association has presented findings that doses of probiotics taken twice daily can lower cholesterol.
|11/8/2012 - For decades, natural health and nutrition advocates have advised paying attention to our internal environment for optimum health - specifically, to make sure the "good" bacteria in our gastrointestinal tract was plentiful by eating yogurt and other fermented foods and/or taking probiotic supplements....|
|10/6/2012 - A new study has found that a special blend of sesame and rice bran oils have the potential to lower high blood pressure and cholesterol naturally, providing healthcare professionals and patients alike with a natural, non-medicinal option for treating conditions that could become life-threatening.
|9/7/2012 - Cholesterol has received plenty of negative media over the last decade as the reason behind heart attack and arterial disease. Several pivotal studies have shown that cholesterol is not the cause behind problems of the heart as once thought. With a strange twisting of information, the pharmaceutical...|
|9/4/2012 - Many doctors and health experts vilify dietary fat, urging everyone to cut down on the macronutrient in favor of low fat alternatives. Even more common is for health experts to talk about good fats and bad fats. More often than not, saturated fat is at the top of the fat naughty list. It is worth examining...|
|7/31/2012 - Statin drugs are a sweetheart alright - a $25 billion a year industry sweetheart that is! Not only are they the best-selling drug class out there, but they provide an almost endless list of side effects that assure the hapless taker a lifetime of expensive medical treatment. Statins are a Big Pharma...|
|7/10/2012 - Green tea has always been cited to improve a number of health benefits through its consumption. A recent study targeted LDL, or "bad" cholesterol and brought forth evidence that green tea reduces those levels. The question of how much and whether or not green tea should serve as a medical alternative...|
|6/22/2012 - Including high-cholesterol foods as part of a healthy diet may not be the poor dietary choice we have all been told it is, suggests a new study published in the journal Nature Medicine. It turns out that cholesterol actually helps increase production of an important component of the nervous system that...|
|6/6/2012 - In a study published in the Archives of Internal Medicine, researchers concluded that omega 3 supplements, like natural fish oil, "do not prevent cardiovascular disease." But these studies were on high risk patients with known heart problems and on every med from stain drugs to ACE inhibitors, beta...|
|4/23/2012 - Cholesterol is a natural byproduct of the liver and a necessary component of good health. Normal cholesterol is essential for cellular repair and development. It plays a critical role in the improvement of memory and learning, is the precursor to vitamin D production, and synthesizes sex hormones and...|
|4/10/2012 - Renowned heart surgeon Dr. Dwight Lundell recently stepped forward to expose how embracing the high cholesterol myth has been wrong and the harm that has resulted, stating that the recommendations to lower cholesterol and severely restrict fat intake "are no longer scientifically or morally defensible."
|3/20/2012 - The belief that maintaining a low-fat diet promotes health and prevents disease is perhaps the single biggest misconception responsible for today's epidemics of high cholesterol, obesity, heart disease and early death. In a recent report, Dr. Dwight Lundell, a former heart surgeon with 25 years of experience,...|
|3/15/2012 9:08:51 PM - An easily burnable form of energy comes to us in the form of sugar or starch.
Carbohydrates have a very bad public image in that they are generally thought of as fattening. This is because most of the carbohydrate consumed in this country has been processed or refined, leaving an empty calorie.
|3/15/2012 - It's commonly known that cranberry juice is beneficial for clearing and eliminating infections of urinary tracts. But several studies have recently discovered another benefit for cranberry juice - heart health.
Hardened and obstructed arteries lead to blood vessels collapsing or rupturing, initiating...|
|3/14/2012 2:07:17 PM - Scratch what you think you know about the supposed ill effects of cholesterol. Turns out, it's not the villain it's been made out to be, says one notable expert.
Writing for the online medical journal PreventDisease.com, Dr. Ron Rosedale, M.D., a noted international authority on nutrition and metabolic...|
|3/5/2012 - Nearly 32 million Americans currently take statin drugs to lower their cholesterol levels, but they are probably completely unaware that these drugs can come with side effects like diabetes and memory loss. Why don't they know? Because until this week, the FDA didn't require these drugs to carry a warning...|
|2/28/2012 - Amla berries, also known as Indian gooseberries, are a tart, light green to yellow fruit well known in Ayurvedic traditions to be a sacred fruit which heals both the physical and emotional heart. Scientists have confirmed the benefits of amla berries as an antioxidant, due to the fact that amla berries...|
|2/22/2012 - The idea of cholesterol creating cardiac problems has caused obsessive cholesterol count blood testing for decades. Another outcome of this scare was obsessively avoiding fat, especially saturated fats.
The food industry responded with low and no fat foods from milk to cottage cheese and more. Processed...|
|2/17/2012 - Nopal cactus, also well known as prickly pear cactus, has been a staple part of Mexican and Tex-Mex cuisine for centuries. The green pads of the nopal cactus are cooked and added to tacos, egg dishes, and Mexican salads. Research within the past ten years has caused nopal cactus to be considered a super-food,...|
|1/13/2012 - Barley grass (Hordeum vulgare) has been a favorite among health enthusiasts for centuries. It is usually consumed as a powder or liquid, but is also used to make barley malt. Barley grass is considered a superfood, because of its incredibly dense nutritional profile. It contains a wide variety of vitamins,...|
|1/6/2012 12:43:51 PM - Alfalfa (medicago sativa L.) is probably one of the most widely recognized foods in the natural health community. Alfalfa sprouts are found in practically every grocery store in the U.S., and alfalfa grass powder is well known as a green superfood. Alfalfa is an antipyretic, which means it is a fever...|
|1/3/2012 - Perhaps you've skipped this breakfast gem for fear of raising your cholesterol. Free yourself from that misconception and indulge in the treasure that a good ol' egg has to offer. Three eggs per day over a 12-week period for obese participants on a carbohydrate restricted diet actually lowered the bad...|
|12/12/2011 - Numerous studies have confirmed the health-supportive benefits of green tea consumption, as the ancient Chinese drink helps to prevent many forms of cancer and lowers the risk from cognitive decline and dementia. The result of a systematic literature search published in the Journal of the American Dietetic...|
|12/2/2011 - Green tea hits the spotlight once again, this time as a natural remedy for lowering LDL cholesterol levels. It has already been shown to prevent flu, improve heart health, and fight obesity, and now researchers at Western University of Health Sciences in California say green tea can also shave a few...|
|11/30/2011 - The benefits of drinking green tea are numerous, as various studies have shown that compounds in green tea help to mitigate conditions like obesity, diabetes, autoimmune disorders, and cancer (http://www.naturalnews.com/green_tea.html). And a recent study published in the Journal of the American Dietetic...|
|11/13/2011 - The National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI), a division of the US National Institutes of Health (NIH), recently announced its new recommendation that all young children, regardless of risk, be screened for high cholesterol -- first between the ages of 9 and 11, and again between the ages of...|
|11/1/2011 - Folk stories had it that flaxseeds were blessed - that they could bring good fortune, restore health, and protect from the evil witchery. Nowadays, it's really no different. Bringing flaxseeds into your diet will definitely bring you good fortune, restore health, and protect you from the evils that...|
|10/26/2011 - If the diagnosis of high cholesterol sounds like a death sentence to your ears, you may be the victim of cholesterol propaganda. It's not uncommon to believe that lower is better when it comes to cholesterol, but new research shows otherwise. In fact, a recent study in Norway says women with high cholesterol...|
|9/21/2011 - Green tea consumption has been shown to benefit many health issues ranging from help with weight management to cancer prevention and treatment. New research published in the British Journal of Nutrition explains that the natural extract from the Camellia sinensis plant has a powerful effect on cholesterol...|
|8/15/2011 - Lutein has long been known as a powerful nutritional agent useful for protecting vision in aging adults and for protecting against the sight-robbing condition known as macular degeneration. New research published in The Journal of Nutrition finds that the carotenoid exhibits health-promoting anti-inflammatory...|
|7/24/2011 - Seven years after the American Diabetes Association urged all diabetics, regardless of whether or not they had high cholesterol, to take statin drugs because they "may have some other qualities that have not been tested," (http://www.naturalnews.com/001110.html), a new analysis published in the Journal...|
|5/26/2011 - Israeli scientists may have discovered an effective new way to treat high cholesterol and diabetes naturally. Dr. Yaakov Nahmias from the Benin School of Engineering and Computer Science at Hebrew University and his colleagues have discovered that naringenin, a molecule in grapefruits that gives the...|
|5/3/2011 - For decades we have been indoctrinated that cholesterol from saturated fat is the major harbinger of heart disease and death. The result has been big profits for unhealthy, cheaply produced no/low fat foods like margarine and Big Pharma's dangerous statin drugs.
Over several decades, this propaganda...|
|3/26/2011 - The result of a study published in The Journal of Nutrition provides important evidence that the noble pecan is a powerful functional food providing essential antioxidant nutrients to support cardiovascular health. Pecans contain bioactive compounds including the tocopherol fraction of vitamin E that...|
|3/24/2011 - The health benefits offered by pecans are greater than previously believed, according to a new study published in The Journal of Nutrition. Researchers from Loma Linda University (LLU) in California have identified a host of beneficial antioxidants found in pecans that benefit the heart, lower bad cholesterol...|
|1/28/2011 - A study reported in the December edition of the Archives of Neurology has found that higher levels of cholesterol may protect the elderly from Alzheimer`s. http://archneur.ama-assn.org/cgi/content/short/67/12/1491 The study was conducted by Christiane Reitz and colleagues at Columbia University`s Taub...|
|1/22/2011 - The types of fat found in avocados and in olive oil boost levels of HDL ("good") cholesterol without raising levels of LDL ("bad") cholesterol, according to a study conducted by researchers from the University of Toronto and St. Michael's Hospital in Ontario, Canada, and published in the Canadian Medical...|
|1/19/2011 - While pharmaceutical companies continue their campaign to lower the nation's cholesterol levels with statin drugs, a new study finds that higher levels of high-density lipoprotein (HDL), which is often called "good" cholesterol, appear to be associated with a reduced risk for Alzheimer's disease in...|
|12/22/2010 - Cholesterol is a fatty substance made in the body, but it is also contained in foods. "Bad" cholesterol clogs arteries and leads to heart disease and stroke. The higher the levels of blood cholesterol, the higher the risk of heart attacks, according to the American Heart Association. It recommends limiting...|
|11/3/2010 - Consuming "good" fats will help your body produce high levels of "good" cholesterol, also known as high-density lipoprotein (HDL). And a new study published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal has found that, when consumed as part of a healthy diet that encourages a reduction in "bad" cholesterol...|
|11/1/2010 - A campaign is growing within the medical establishment, calling for the screening of all children for high cholesterol so that more of them can be put on cholesterol-lowering statin drugs.
Currently, U.S. medical guidelines recommend cholesterol screening for children whose parents or grandparents...|
|10/29/2010 - Avocados are famed for their healthy fats and delicious taste but most people don't realize they have many medicinal benefits as well. Not only have they been used throughout folk medicine, but they are also currently being researched to unlock even more secrets.
What folk medicine has to say:
|10/29/2010 - The European Commission has approved a chewable version of Pfizer's blockbuster cholesterol drug Lipitor, for use in children over the age of 10.
Pfizer has announced that following this approval, it will apply for a six-month patent extension for Lipitor, which is the best-selling drug in the world.
|10/14/2010 - Cholesterol levels are not just affected by what you eat, but also by a hunger-regulating hormone released by the brain, according to a study conducted by researchers from the University of Cincinnati and published in the journal Nature Neruoscience.
"We have long thought that cholesterol is...|
|9/30/2010 - Making nuts a regular part of your diet may help lower your cholesterol, according to a study conducted by researchers from Loma Linda University and published in the hives of Internal Medicine
"Increasing consumption of nuts as part of an otherwise prudent diet can be expected to favorably affect...|
|9/8/2010 - Big Pharma has been doggedly searching for drugs that target a group of nuclear receptor proteins in the human body known by the long title of peroxisome proliferator-activated receptors (PPARs, for short). The reason? PPARs regulate the expression of genes that are involved in fat and carbohydrate...|
|9/7/2010 - Another day, another headline about the dangers of a synthetic chemical in our food... This time it's PFOA, or perfluoroalkyl acid -- the non-stick chemical used on cookware surfaces. According to a study just published in the Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, high levels of PFOA were...|
|8/21/2010 - Heart Disease was considered a very rare disease in the early 20th century. The lipid hypothesis theory that saturated fat and cholesterol cause heart disease changed the shape of the nation in the 1950s. Society began to run away from saturated fat and cholesterol and turned to man-made processed fats...|
|8/18/2010 - The results of a 20 year study bring to light the importance of healthy diet and lifestyle from an early age. Elevated cholesterol levels in young adults in their 20's and 30's were predictive of the development of coronary artery calcium and atherosclerosis later in life.
Researchers now understand...|
|8/3/2010 - In the past decade doctors have declared an all out war on the high cholesterol levels by prescribing cholesterol lowering 'statin' drugs that have dubious safety records. What's not talked about very much, though, is that humans actually NEED cholesterol for good health. Interestingly, there are different...|
|8/2/2010 - As if walnuts weren't already a powerhouse of health benefits, we learn of another significant benefit from a recent study conducted by the Yale-Griffin Prevention Research Center. Published in the February issue of Diabetes Care, the study concluded that eating 2 ounces of walnuts, about 16 to 22 halves,...|
|7/20/2010 - A new study published in the journal Pediatrics has found that children with high cholesterol may not need drug treatments to bring them back to normal, healthy levels. Children who tested with high cholesterol levels initially in the study eventually had their levels taper off, indicating that the...|
|5/20/2010 - NaturalNews has covered how eating pistachios lowers the risk of lung cancer (http://www.naturalnews.com/027732_pistachios_cancer.html) and how a diet rich in nuts may help prevent age-related blindness (http://www.naturalnews.com/026369_risk_olive_oil_nuts.html). Walnuts appear to have breast cancer-fighting...|
|5/19/2010 - An estimated 98 million American adults have high cholesterol or total blood cholesterol values of 200 mg/dL or higher. Your doctor may be following the clarion call, insisting you take a statin drug to lower these levels. Both you and your doctor may not be aware that hypothyroidism, according to the...|
|4/23/2010 - A recent report out of the University of Glasgow has revealed that popular cholesterol drugs like Crestor and Lipitor are responsible for increasing user risk of developing diabetes. Published in the journal Lancet, the report quantifies the severity of the side effect for which doctors and researchers...|
|3/30/2010 - The utter worthlessness of Big Pharma's cholesterol drugs was demonstrated recently by a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine which showed that niacin (a low-cost B vitamin) out-performs Merck's drug Zetia for preventing the build-up of arterial plaque, a symptom of cardiovascular...|
|3/15/2010 - I'd like to shine the spotlight on one of medicine's sacred cows- the belief that lowering cholesterol with drugs protects against heart attacks and premature death. Our obsession with cholesterol began in the 1950s when studies linked high consumption of animal fat with high rates of heart disease....|
|2/2/2010 - A recent study found that niacin, a form of vitamin B, is far more beneficial to heart patients with high cholesterol than is the popular cholesterol drug Zetia. Dr. Anthony DeMaria, a leading cardiologist and editor-in-chief of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology stated that the findings...|
|2/2/2010 - Let`s face it, with the rise of fast food restaurants, a grab and go mentality, and a sedimentary lifestyle, our country is starting to pack on more and more weight. The more obese our nation becomes the more common heart disease also becomes. According to a recently finished study by the Center for...|
|1/13/2010 - The laundry list of acai berry benefits to the body just got a bit longer. According to a recent study published in the journal Nutrition, the awkward-to-pronounce berry is great for cholesterol regulation.
There's no shortage of health claims when it comes to the acai berry (pronounced ah-sigh-EE,...|
|1/8/2010 - Many in the medical profession are beginning to recognize that people who take cholesterol-lowering statin drugs are becoming vitamin D-deficient. Cholesterol is required by the body to synthesize vitamin D and statin drugs are are responsible for eliminating it, leading many to speculate that statin...|
|12/7/2009 - Vitamin D is best known for its anti-cancer effects, but suddenly, following a flurry of recent research, it's becoming increasingly recognized for its ability to prevent diseases like diabetes and depression. Now heart disease is also emerging as a chronic health condition that vitamin D can help prevent.
|11/25/2009 - The fact that vitamin D prevents cancer is now so well known that even some conventional physicians are beginning to recommend it. Vitamin D prevents 77% of all cancers, after all. That's as close to a "cure" for cancer as you'll ever get (and it's free, too, since you can make it yourself!).
|11/18/2009 - As NaturalNews previously reported, low level prostate cancer is often over-diagnosed, over-treated and non-lethal (http://www.naturalnews.com/027193_cancer_Prostate_prostate_cancer.html). However, there's no denying that high-grade prostate cancer, although relatively rare, is dangerous and can kill....|
|11/10/2009 - Of all the poisons in the food supply, trans fats are perhaps the most frequently overlooked. They're hidden in all sorts of foods, from crackers and baked goods to breakfast cereals. And thanks to intentionally deceptive FDA-approved labeling laws, food products that contain sizable amounts of trans...|
|10/21/2009 - The October issue of Nutrition Journal contains a study that reveals the cholesterol-lowering power of strawberries. Women with at least three features of metabolic syndrome were given a daily beverage containing 25 grams of freeze-dried strawberry powder. Following the four-week testing period, total...|
|10/8/2009 - In what may be more evidence of the risks of high-fructose corn syrup, researchers from the University of California-Davis have found that consumption of fructose-sweetened drinks appears to raise the body's levels of LDL ("bad") cholesterol in a way that glucose-sweetened drinks do not. The study was...|
|9/12/2009 - Artichokes, which can be eaten or taken as artichoke leaf extract, have been shown to improve various digestive health disorders. They significantly lower blood cholesterol levels, prevent heart disease and atherosclerosis, enhance detoxification reactions, as well as protect the liver from damage.
|8/17/2009 - It may sound like something out of the latest science fiction blockbuster, but Syndrome X is not some super-villain dreamed up in a Hollywood studio. It's a very real health condition we all need to take seriously. Medical authorities estimate that as many as one in three Americans live with Syndrome...|
|8/12/2009 - You've all heard the good news about resveratrol, commonly known as the "red wine nutrient." There's more to resveratrol than red wine, though, and it's helpful for far more than just preventing heart disease. It's also phenomenal for maintaining a healthy cholesterol balance and even supporting increased...|
|8/1/2009 - For over 2000 years, a special tea that originates from the Yunnan Province of China has been coveted for its preventative and curative properties. This tea is known as Pu-erh or Yunnan Tuocha. The tea`s cultivation can be traced as far back as the Han Dynasty (202 BCE-220 CE) and was made from the...|
|7/18/2009 - Yoga has long been associated with stress reduction and increased flexibility, but not everyone realizes that yoga can also help them lose weight, lower their cholesterol, and eliminate harmful toxins. Yoga practitioners can even learn how to control their cravings for unhealthy foods.
Yoga is one...|
|7/3/2009 - A recent study reveals new evidence that could turn the tide in the ongoing debate about which fats are the healthier choice: saturated fats like coconut oil or polyunsaturated fats like soybean oil. Many natural food experts will tell you without question that coconut oil is one of the healthiest fats,...|
|6/30/2009 - Research just published in the Annals of Internal Medicine concludes a nonprescription, natural supplement -- red yeast rice -- has significant cholesterol-lowering effects. However, one important part of this story is that this isn't really a new discovery at all. Red yeast rice, a bright reddish purple...|
|4/4/2009 - Eating eggs does not significantly raise the body's cholesterol levels, according to a new study conducted by researchers from the University of Surrey and published in the Nutrition Bulletin of the British Heart Foundation.
The researchers reviewed the results of several different studies on eggs...|
|3/26/2009 - Having discussed cholesterol`s function in the body and alleviated the fear that high cholesterol will guarantee you a heart attack, one of the most common assumptions is, "The body can make all the cholesterol it requires, so there is no need to eat foods containing cholesterol." This statement sounds...|
|3/20/2009 - Most people react to being told they have high cholesterol in the same way they would if they were told they have cancer. Somehow the idea of having high cholesterol can strike deep fear into the heart of a person. After all, doesn't a high cholesterol reading mean you are a walking heart attack waiting...|
|3/18/2009 - According to a study published in the March 18 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), a drug that had looked promising in preventing atherosclerosis (the process in which plaque builds up in the inner lining of the arteries leading to cardiovascular events) in animal tests...|
|3/17/2009 - How good are blueberries at lowering high cholesterol and protecting cardiovascular health? This article compiles a collection of quotes and statements about blueberries from doctors, authors and health experts.
Learn about anthocyanosides and the natural medicine found in blueberries and other types...|
|3/15/2009 - If you've been religiously counting cholesterol grams in an attempt to eliminate it from your diet, you may be startled to hear the main function of cholesterol in the body is not to clog your arteries. The media has propagated cholesterol as a vile substance akin to trans fat, but in reality, it's...|
|2/24/2009 - Statin drugs can reduce soaring cholesterol levels, according to countless ads touting these supposed "wonder" drugs, that means they are brimming with health benefits because they lower the risk of cardiovascular disease. The problem is a host of side effects from eye problems and muscle pain to heart...|
|2/24/2009 - Lowering your cholesterol and avoiding high blood pressure is an important part of a healthy lifestyle. Most people discover their LDL cholesterol (Low Density Lipoprotein) to HDL cholesterol (High Density Lipoprotein) ratios when applying for health insurance or medical insurance. But lowering your...|
|2/17/2009 - An extract made from components of red grapes that are regularly discarded by vineyards may dramatically reduce the risk of heart disease, above and beyond the well-known health benefits of red wine, researchers have found.
In a study published in the journal Nutrition, researchers from Complutense...|
|2/4/2009 - What do the top authors, doctors and health experts have to say about the realtionship between omega-3 fatty acids and inflammation? I asked my Private Research Library that question recently and was overwhelmed with the remarkable wisdom it revealed.
Below, I share the top quotes from noted authors...|
|1/28/2009 - The next time you stop in for your annual check-up with your doctor, chances are you'll be checking on your cholesterol levels. With fears spiked about having high cholesterol, even those in the low-risk categories are monitoring their levels religiously. After all, there's nothing like the merit badge...|
|1/27/2009 - Cholesterol is labeled as one of the top health villains in society today, but some researchers say it isn't the harmful substance that agencies claim. In fact, there is evidence that points to cholesterol having a positive effect on the body. One benefit that may be related to higher cholesterol is...|
|12/10/2008 - The statin drug pushing scam is going for the throat with its all time lowest assault! It is becoming more and more evident that people of all ages are being lied to day after day by doctors as a way to push the deadly protocol of Big Pharma. If you believe all the hype about statins from pharma reps...|
|12/7/2008 - Apples are an important source of phytonutrients. These plant-derived chemical compounds are associated with positive health effects. Many of the phytonutrients found in apples are strong antioxidants, fighting free radicals. When people in the United States consume fruits, 22% of antioxidant compounds...|
|11/18/2008 - Inside chlorophyll is the lamp of life and that lamp is magnesium. The capture of light energy from the sun is magnesium dependent. Magnesium is bound as the central atom of the porphyrin ring of the green plant pigment chlorophyll. Magnesium is the element that causes plants to be able to convert light...|
|11/7/2008 - Researchers may have discovered the mechanism by which the vitamin known as niacin or B-3 raises the body's levels of HDL cholesterol, thus decreasing the risk of cardiovascular disease.
"Although niacin has been commonly used to increase plasma HDL levels, the mechanism(s) by which niacin exerts...|
|11/2/2008 - An expert panel from the American College of Cardiology has recommended that doctors stop prescribing the cholesterol-lowering drugs Zetia and Vytorin and stick with the older, proven class of cholesterol drugs known as statins.
"Our strongest recommendation is that people need to go back to statins,"...|
|10/31/2008 - Pigs experienced a significant reduction in cholesterol when fed a diet containing an amount of blueberries equivalent to only two cups in humans, in a study that researchers hope may be relevant to human health.
The study was conducted by researchers from Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Charlottetown...|
|10/27/2008 - If you are interested in reducing body fat, getting your cholesterol level under control and staying clear of diabetes, chlorella may be just the perfect superfood. Researchers have recently investigated the effects of Chlorella on people with high-risk factors for lifestyle diseases and found that...|
|10/24/2008 - This interview is an excerpt from Kevin Gianni's Renegade Roundtable, which can be found at http://www.RenegadeRoundtable.com. In this excerpt, Sally Fallon shares on her crusade to fight nutrition misinformation and junk science.
Renegade Roundtable with Sally Fallon, nutrition researcher, chef,...|
|10/18/2008 - Think of the creamy rich taste of a macadamia nut. Consider its crunch. Many believe the macadamia to be the world's finest nut. This may all sound really dreamy, but macadamias are full of fat, so they're probably not good for you, right? Well, recent studies are finding that a diet rich in macadamia...|
|9/4/2008 - Documents on the FDA Web site reveal that pharmaceutical companies Merck and Schering-Plough conducted numerous safety studies on the popular cholesterol drug Zetia but did not publish the results, which suggested that the drug may cause liver damage when mixed with statins.
Zetia is a trade name...|
|8/23/2008 - Think of the creamy rich taste of a macadamia nut. Consider its crunch. Many believe the macadamia to be the world's finest nut. This may all sound really dreamy, but macadamias are full of fat, so they're probably not good for you, right? Well, recent studies are finding that a diet rich in macadamia...|
|8/23/2008 - People who eat smaller, more frequent meals have lower cholesterol, lower blood pressure and healthier blood sugar than people who eat fewer, larger meals, according to a study conducted by researchers from the US Agricultural Research Service Beltsville Human Nutrition Research Center and the National...|
|8/18/2008 - Have high cholesterol? Worried about suffering from the nation's number one killer, cardiovascular disease? If you discuss your concerns with a doctor who doesn't practice nutrition based medicine, odds are you will leave the doc's office with a prescription of a statin drug to help lower your cholesterol...|
|8/18/2008 - The long-awaited release of the results from a clinical trial of Merck and Schering-Plough's cholesterol drug Vytorin has renewed allegations that the companies deliberately delayed in making the study data public.
"It is easy to conclude that Merck and Schering-Plough intentionally sought to delay...|
|8/9/2008 - When people think of artichokes, most only think of artichokes sold as a vegetable in grocery stores and aren't aware of the healing properties of the artichoke leaf. Artichoke leaf extract (ALE) is an extract of the leaves at the base of the stem of the globe artichoke (Cynara scolymus). Artichoke...|
|8/5/2008 - High blood cholesterol is an unfavorable imbalance between HDL (so-called 'good' cholesterol) and LDL ('bad' cholesterol), where there is more LDL to HDL. LDL cholesterol builds up on artery walls, causing clogging, narrowing and hardening of the arteries. This disorder presents no symptoms, and can...|
|7/24/2008 - The obesity epidemic in America is now so out of control that the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has decided it would be a good idea to start giving statin drugs to children as young as eight years old, according to their latest published policy outlined in a clinical report entitled "Lipid Screening...|
|7/8/2008 - In the latest example of absurd disease mongering to receive widespread media attention, the American Academy of Pediatrics Committee has announced that infants as young as two years old need to be screened for high cholesterol, and children as young as eight years old should be put on prescription...|
|6/26/2008 - Heart disease is the number one killer of both men and women today. It's shocking to learn that this deadly disease threatens our children as well and can even begin in the womb if the mother's diet is insufficient during her pregnancy.
Atherosclerosis is a condition that causes clogging, narrowing,...|
|6/14/2008 - After a long and controversial delay, drug-makers Merck and Schering-Plough have released the results of a study showing that cholesterol drug Vytorin provides no benefit over older drugs in preventing the buildup of artery plaque.
Vytorin is a combination of Merck and Schering's drug ezetimibe -...|
|5/20/2008 - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently granted Cargill, Inc. the right to make health claims for their beta-fiber product Barliv, a β-glucan (beta-glucan) extract from whole barley flour (1, 2). This so-called interim final ruling, effective immediately, is an amendment of the FDA's...|
|5/14/2008 - The Atkins diet causes increases in several indicators of heart disease, including LDL cholesterol levels, according to a study presented at a meeting of the American Heart Association.
Researchers had 18 people go on the Atkins, South Beach and Ornish diets for a month each, and regularly measured...|
|5/6/2008 - In part one of "A Plan for Living a Long and Healthy Life" we concluded with the good news that it is never too early or too late to begin living a healthy lifestyle, regaining lost youth and energy and adding many healthier and more enjoyable years to your life.
Yes, the good news is that it is...|
|5/1/2008 - Patients who take the cholesterol drug torcetrapid, intended to increase levels of HDL ("good") cholesterol and lower LDL ("bad") cholesterol levels, have a 58 percent higher risk of death than similar patients who do not take the drug, according to a study led by researchers at the Heart Research Institute...|
|4/20/2008 - Phytosterols added to low-fat fermented milk may help lower LDL cholesterol levels, according to a study conducted by French researchers and reported in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.
Phytosterols are naturally occurring plant chemicals that are structurally related to cholesterol. Prior...|
|4/10/2008 - The makers of Zetia and Vytorin (which combines Zetia and Zocor) recently announced that their aggressively advertised cholesterol-lowering drugs failed to slow the development of fatty plaque in arteries. In fact, the drugs actually promote the formation of plaque in arteries, which fuels heart disease...|
|4/8/2008 - Why has there never been a record of cholesterol having blocked a vein in the body! What is it about arteries that makes cholesterol attach itself to their walls, while leaving the veins alone? It is really the sticky nature of cholesterol that is behind the blockage of healthy blood vessel walls?
|3/27/2008 - I'm sure you've seen the ads. Dr. Robert Jarvik, best known for the artificial heart he pioneered more than 25 years ago, is rowing a one-man racing shell across a mountain lake, looking like the picture of health. "When diet and exercise aren't enough", Dr. Jarvik says solemnly, "adding Lipitor significantly...|
|3/21/2008 - When the human blood cholesterol level is higher than that which can be used by the human body, the surplus cholesterol may eventually cause strokes, and or cardiovascular distress. Medications, such as statins prescribed to lower the blood cholesterol, are themselves known to affect our bodies negatively...|
|3/12/2008 - Two recent studies conducted on animals suggest that eating blueberries may contribute to healthier cholesterol levels and help stave off colon cancer. In the first study, conducted by researchers from the Natural Products Utilization Research Unit of the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Agricultural...|
|3/11/2008 - When the human blood cholesterol level is higher than that which can be used by the human body, the surplus cholesterol may eventually cause strokes, and or cardiovascular distress. Medications, such as statins, prescribed to lower the blood cholesterol are themselves known to affect our bodies negatively...|
|3/3/2008 - Lowering cholesterol is a core principle of cardiology. However, with the results of two recent clinical trials, that theory is being seriously questioned, as is the value of some widely used cholesterol-lowering medicines.
In 2006, an experimental drug from Pfizer was shown to lower LDL (bad cholesterol)...|
|2/15/2008 - Has your doctor prescribed Zetia or the combination drug Vytorin to you to lower your total cholesterol or your LDL cholesterol? If so, you and your doctor should know that data from clinical trials designed to assess the effectiveness and safety of Zetia has yet to be published even though the FDA...|
|2/7/2008 - I often get asked to write down some basic rules of what to eat and what not to eat. There's a lot of information out there but it's often fragmented and, even worse, contradictory. All I can do is give you my vision on fatal and vital foods. I base this on nothing but common sense. Here goes.
|1/29/2008 - Cholesterol seems to be one of those things that strikes fear into the hearts of many, so to speak. But is the reputation that this oily substance has acquired truly deserved? What is certain is that the 'little knowledge' that the media often imparts means many folks assume cholesterol is simply a...|
|1/18/2008 - The pistachio nut, a native to the Middle East, is one of the oldest flowering nut trees with archaeological evidence of the nut dating back to 7,000 BC. Once known to be an exclusively royal food, it remains one of the least explored of the nut varieties. In recent months, researchers from the University...|
|1/16/2008 - (NaturalNews opinion) The latest round of scientific fraud from Big Pharma arrives in the form of yet more junk science conducted by Merck on its blockbuster cholesterol drug Vytorin. Results of a clinical trial involving the drug were finally released this week, nearly two years after they were known...|
|1/11/2008 - (NaturalNews Editorial) It's no surprise these days to hear about a pharmaceutical company committing scientific fraud and distorting clinical trials to get the results they want, but it's unusual to see it done as blatantly and arrogantly as what you're about to see here.
In June, 2002, Merck and...|
|1/8/2008 - Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in North America and other parts of the world with a western diet and lifestyle. High cholesterol levels have taken most of the blame, and statin drugs to lower LDLs ("bad cholesterol") are among the most lucrative pharmaceuticals on the market. Statins...|
|12/17/2007 - The cholesterol controversy has been waged now for over five decades. Volumes of books, articles, and journals have been written on the subject of the role cholesterol and diet plays in the arterial disease process.
Since the 1950's the "Lipid Hypothesis," also known as the "Diet-Heart Idea", states...|
|12/12/2007 - Considering that tens of millions of Americans now take statins to lower cholesterol, the following headline was conspicuously absent from the major media this month: "Statins Found To Turn On Gene That Causes Muscle Damage." It's now a fact of science; a new study shows that taking statins destroys...|
|11/30/2007 - There is so much media hype from the mainstream media and leading health authorities, including the naturopathic community, suggesting the many ill effects of consuming Trans Fatty Acids (TFA’s) that the topic of the Great Fat Debate deserves a closer look for the sake of our heath and understanding.
|10/26/2007 - A new study published in the October 2007 issue of Pediatrics shows a strong correlation with low total cholesterol in pregnant women and the health and size of their babies.
Women with serum cholesterol less than 151 were nearly 3 times more likely to have pre-term, low-birth-weight babies, and...|
|10/18/2007 - FDA announces public comment date for Behind the Counter (BTC) sales of prescription medications
On October 3, 2007 the FDA posted FDA Docket number 2007N-0356 announcing that it is open to public comment on November 14, 2007. According to the FDA this docket "regards the behind-the-counter (BTC)...|
|5/21/2007 - I'm truly excited to be bringing you this information today about the miraculous healing abilities of aloe vera. First off, in case you don't know, let me emphasize that I don't sell aloe vera products of any kind, I haven't been paid to write this article, and I don't earn any commissions from the...|
|1/29/2007 - Wellness Resources, a supplement company providing natural products for 20 years, recently launched its cholesterol-lowering PoliBlue product, and Health Ranger Mike Adams gives the product a glowing endorsement.
"This PoliBlue supplement is a powerful combination of foods and nutrients for lowering...|
|1/25/2007 - Hailed in ancient Eastern medicine as the "mushroom of immortality" and the "medicine of kings," you'd expect reishi to offer you some pretty astounding health benefits, right? Your assumptions are correct. This prized fungus may be able to boost your immune system, fight cancer, ward off heart disease,...|
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|1/8/2007 - Millions of Americans take statin drugs to help lower their cholesterol, making it one of the most popular classes of prescription drugs on the market today, but like most prescription medications, these drugs are often unnecessary, as most Americans could lower their LDL (bad) cholesterol levels simply...|
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