Tag Archives: heart disease

HELPING YOUR DOCTOR DETERMINE IF CHOLESTEROL MEDICATION IS NEEDED

The average patient assumes lab values are full of complicated data that only qualified physicians are capable of reading and understanding. With more than 43 million Americans taking cholesterol lowering drugs, do YOUR LAB VALUES show a REAL NEED based on the latest science, or are you being prescribed these medications to support the “HEALTH” […]

POISON

Poison is defined as: “a substance that is capable of causing the illness or death of a living organism when introduced or absorbed.” What if research found that fast food consumption four or more times a week increased the risk of DEATH from heart disease by: 80%? What if research found that fast food consumption […]

STRESS ISN’T REALLY THAT DANGEROUS; IS IT?

“My job creates so much stress.” “My marriage is so stressful.” “The holidays are always a stressful time of year.” We hear the word “STRESS” so often, we are almost immune to the REAL HARM it often produces. It is NOT just a NOUN or VERB. It is an EMOTION that causes SERIOUS HEALTH COMPLICATIONS […]

ANTI-INFLAMMATION vs. PRO RESOLUTION

How do you know if you have: high blood pressure high cholesterol diabetes cardiac disease (ex. enlarged heart) vascular diseases (ex. atherosclerosis {thickening of blood vessels decreasing blood flow}) gastrointestinal malabsorption early cancer without having a physical exam and blood lab panel to prove it? ANSWER: In most cases you won’t know it! These are […]

SEX AND HEART DISEASE

I’ll bet that title will arouse some attention! Well, after hearing for the umpteenth time, “if you suffer from heart disease, always check with your doctor to make sure it’s safe to have sex,” I thought I’d share my perspective. First, checking with your doctor IS NOT THE SAME THING AS HAVING SEX WITH YOUR […]

NEW MEDICAL STUDY ADDS ONE MORE REASON TO ADD ANOTHER PRESCRIPTION TO YOUR LIST

The latest National Institute of Health sponsored SPRINT STUDY (Systolic Blood Pressure Intervention Trial) determined that heart disease could be reduced by lowering systolic blood pressure (the TOP BP number) from 140 mmHg to 120 mmHg. The study showed this reduction resulted in 30 percent decrease in heart failure, heart attacks, and strokes as well […]

HOW MUCH DO YOU KNOW ABOUT THE LEADING CAUSE OF DEATH?

Question: What is the leading cause of death? Answer: Heart Disease The most commonly believed and accepted measure of heart health by the average consumer is CHOLESTEROL LEVELS. What the consumer is unaware of is: “80% of time, people who have had heart attacks have the EXACT SAME TOTAL CHOLESTEROL as people who have never […]