Heart and Cardiovascular
It's touted as a little daily miracle--the mainstream has long celebrated aspirin as a magic potion for warding off heart attack and death in people with cardiovascular disease.
Naturally sourced foods provide considerable protection against many of the leading chronic diseases that take the lives of millions worldwide each year. Researchers are able to demonstrate the influence of food on our genes as a single unhealthy meal can negatively impact hundreds of individual genes. Processed foods packed with sugar, refined carbohydrates and hydrogenated fats lead to a continual state of inflammation throughout our body.
As our country deals with the effects of past deregulation and the current financial crisis, I am struck by how America has also become deregulated in the area of its dietary choices and the resultant health crisis that is developing as a result.
I just ran across an interesting statistic from the University of Michigan. It turns out that more than 25 million Americans could be aging twice as fast as the rest of us.(1)
Could you be one of the statistics?
If the FDA won't go after diet sodas for all the dangerous chemicals they contain, maybe the FTC can take action for false advertising.
There's nothing "diet" about diet sodas. After all, studies have linked them to metabolic syndrome, diabetes, heart problems, and more.
I had an email from a doctor recently who tells me he and his wife are embarking on the dietary recommendations to in my last book “Waist Disposal.” He admits, though, that it’s hard for him to put his hang-ups about saturated fat to one side.
“Now that’s just bizarre!” I blurted out startling my poor cat who happened to be napping half on and half off my computer keyboard at the time.
I was reacting to the results of a study I was reading about that was published in this month’s Journal of Internal Medicine. You may have the same reaction when I tell you the details.
Virtually all of the mainstream doctors I know are on an unrelenting mission to slash total and LDL (bad) cholesterol levels as far as they can. While this might (and I say “might” because there’s no solid evidence that moderate cholesterol levels contribute to heart attacks) reduce cardiovascular disease, there’s mounting evidence linking very low cholesterol levels to cancer.
A favorite topic of mine is the power of music to help us heal and stay healthy.
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Pfizer is getting ready to take a multibillion-dollar loss this fall when it loses patent protection on the best-selling drug of all time. But don't expect them to sit back and watch Lipitor's $11 billion a year in sales go down the drain. The Wall Street Journal says the company is hatching a plan to have its cholesterol-lowering drug sold over the counter.