Cholesterol? Good, Bad, Does it Really Matter? What Your MD Doesn’t Know.

So many questions, misconceptions, misleading information, who has the truth? One of my books, Your Heart:  Are You Taking Care of It, goes into this issue and many more in more depth for the lay person (click here go look at this book and others)...but let's look at the smaller picture... Let's look at this [...]

By |2017-04-28T22:59:24+00:00June 13th, 2015|Anti-inflammatory, Anti-oxidants, Cholesterol, Heart Health, Liver, Nutrition|Comments Off on Cholesterol? Good, Bad, Does it Really Matter? What Your MD Doesn’t Know.

August : Heart – The Cholesterol Myth and other issues

The heart - an incredibly vital organ.  It works non-stop to keep us going through wake and sleep cycles and only stops if you have a hiccup.  Stats on the heart are phenomenal: about 72 beats per minute beats about 100,000 times per day pumps about 2000 gallons of blood a day; about 1.5 million [...]

By |2017-04-28T22:59:27+00:00February 17th, 2015|Blood health, Cholesterol, Heart Health, Inflammatory disorders, Mental Health, Nutritional Health, Uncategorized|Comments Off on August : Heart – The Cholesterol Myth and other issues

Tulsi, Holy Basil and YOU

Tulsi or Holy Basil Leaf (not to be confused with basil) is a well known Ayurvedic or East Indian herb.  But what is it used for...well it has a number of uses...its most famous medicinal function is an anti-oxidant.  But, it has a number of other functions as well: 1.  The leaf is a nerve [...]

Why you should like curry…

There are a variety of curries, yellow, green and red are the predominant categories...but there are all kinds of recipes to make curry.  The basic ingredient to all of them is Turmeric.  It is one phenomenal herb that has a huge amount of science behind it, i.e., over 6000 peer review studies.  In fact, turmeric [...]

FATS – the good, the bad and the ugly – oh yeah and the confusing…

Fats - for decades the medical profession has told us that fats were bad..they make you fat, the clog up your arteries, and cause heart attacks. As usual, medical sciences - at least what was taught in med school - was all wrong and not based in science.   Nonsense like this, doesn't just occur [...]

By |2017-04-28T22:59:36+00:00June 11th, 2014|Blood health, Cholesterol, GMOs, Gut Health, Heart Health, Hormone issues, Immune Health, Medical, Mental Health, Nutritional Health, Research|Comments Off on FATS – the good, the bad and the ugly – oh yeah and the confusing…

CVD, atherosclerosis, arteriosclerosis, arteriolsclerosis – you might have it!

Big words but what do they all mean?  Can I be suffering from them and not even know?  What I should know, that my MD probably doesn't?   Good questions, let's look by giving simple definitions: CVD - cardiovascular disease - any issue that causes dysfunction in the arteries (carry the oxygenated blood) and the [...]

By |2017-04-28T22:59:37+00:00June 10th, 2014|Anti-inflammatories, Anti-inflammatory, Anti-oxidants, Antioxidants, Blood health, Cholesterol, Diabetes, Glutathione, Heart Health, Inflammatory disorders, Pharmaceutical, Research, Stress|Comments Off on CVD, atherosclerosis, arteriosclerosis, arteriolsclerosis – you might have it!

Should you eat nuts and seeds?

As usual, the answer is both yes and no. Nuts (like almonds, walnuts and pecans) and seeds (pumpkin, sunflower and sesame seeds) are full of vitamins, minerals, fiber, proteins and good omega fats. These nutrients work together to support your heart, brain and the rest of your body. We all have heard how good the [...]

By |2014-01-13T04:25:25+00:00January 13th, 2014|Anti-inflammatory, Cholesterol, Diets, Inflammatory disorders, Nutritional Health|Comments Off on Should you eat nuts and seeds?

What should your blood pressure really be?

For years, we were told that a good blood pressure was 120/80. In recent years, the pharmaceutical companies re-vamped the standard and set it at 110/70. But that is NOT what the literature suggests!! I was taught in Naturopathic College, that for every decade over 60 - you could raise the rate about 10% without [...]

By |2017-04-28T22:59:55+00:00December 22nd, 2013|Blood health, Cholesterol, Heart Health, Herbal Medicine, Medical, Nutritional Health, Pharmaceutical|Comments Off on What should your blood pressure really be?

What really causes high cholesterol?

Well, as many of you know, I have written a lot of articles on cholesterols: 1) all the different types of HDL and all the different types of LDL 2) high cholesterol actually has better stroke, heart, diabetes results than low cholesterol - IF it is not caused by drugs 3) we want our bodies [...]

By |2017-04-28T22:59:55+00:00December 10th, 2013|Blood health, Cholesterol, Glutathione, Gut Health, Heart Health, Pharmaceutical, Research, Uncategorized|Comments Off on What really causes high cholesterol?

Blood thinners – artificial or natural?

Blood thinners - are used to thin our blood.  As we age, and especially if our nutrients are deficient, the body has a more difficult time regulating the 1001 issues that need to be regulated.  One component that needs to be regulated is our blood.  The following issues need to be taken into consideration: 1) [...]