Tag: cardiovascular disease

Carnitine, Choline, Cancer and Cholesterol: The TMAO Connection

“Carnitine, Choline, Cancer and Cholesterol: The TMAO Connection” Earlier this month, a research team at the Cleveland Clinic offered a novel explanation as to why meat intake may be related to mortality. “Numerous studies have suggested a decrease in atherosclerotic disease risk — heart disease our #1 killer –” “in vegan and vegetarian individuals compared…


The Safer Cinnamon

“The Safer Cinnamon” Second in spice popularity only to black pepper, cinnamon is the powdered inner bark of four different species of cinnamomum trees. There’s Vietnamese cinnamon, Chinese cinnamon, Indonesian, and Ceylon. A recent review raised concerns about one of them, because of a compound called coumarin, which new human data suggests may be toxic…


Flax Seeds for Hypertension

“Flax Seeds for Hypertension” A recent article in the journal Meat Science acknowledged that a sector of the population perceives meat as a food that is detrimental to their health because of studies associating meat consumption with heart disease and cancer. For these reasons, these meat consumers look for healthier food alternatives as a means…


How Not to Die from High Blood Pressure

“How Not to Die from High Blood Pressure” High blood pressure is the #1 risk factor for death in the world, affecting nearly 78 million Americans— that’s one in three adults. And as we age, our pressures get higher and higher, such that by age 60 it strikes more than half. Well, if it affects…


How Many Glasses of Water Should We Drink a Day?

more than 2,000 years ago Hippocrates said if we could give every individual the right amount of nourishment next size not too little not too much we would have found the safest way to health what does that mean when it comes to water water has been described as a neglected underappreciated and under research…


Spin Doctors – How the Media Reports on Medicine

“Spin Doctors – How the Media Reports on Medicine” In a study of the dietary advice given by newspapers in the UK, no credible scientific basis was found for most claims. The misreporting of dietary advice was found to be widespread and may contribute to public misconceptions about food and health. And potentially not just…


Should We All Take Aspirin to Prevent Heart Disease?

“Should We All Take Aspirin to Prevent Heart Disease?” Salicylic acid, the active ingredient in aspirin, has been used for thousands of years as an anti-inflammatory pain killer in the form of willow tree bark extract, which Hippocrates used to treat fever and to alleviate pain during childbirth. It became trademarked as a drug in…


Boosting the Bioavailability of Curcumin

“BOOSTING THE BIOAVAILABILITY OF CURCUMIN” Historians from around the world have produced evidence to show that apparently all primitive peoples used herbs, often in a sophisticated way. Quinine from Cinchona bark was used to treat the symptoms of malaria long before the disease was identified. And the raw ingredients of a common aspirin tablet had…


What are the Healthiest Foods?

the latest Dietary Guidelines the 2015 guidelines won’t be out probably until January 2016 have a chapter on food components to reduce but when they say things like reduce intake of solid fats major sources of saturated and trans fatty acids what does that mean in terms of which foods to reduce similarly there’s a…


Eggs and Cholesterol: Patently False and Misleading Claims

“Eggs & Cholesterol: Patently False & Misleading Claims” For decades, “on the basis of concerns from the American Heart Association and consumer groups, the Federal Trade Commission carried out successful legal action— upheld by the Supreme Court— to compel the egg industry to cease and desist from false and misleading advertising that eggs had no…