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A New Look at Diabetes with Russell Jaffe, MD

submitted by: admin on 05/08/2015
The chemistry of diabetes is discussed. Both type 1 and type 2 diabetes are autoimmune diseases and we're now learning about the specific chemicals that lead to this state. Leaky membranes and hyperacidity explain much of why diabetes develops. High levels of sugar are toxic to body proteins. High insulin levels and metabolic syndrome are also reviewed.              

About Fats

submitted by: admin on 05/07/2015
Some fats are required for life and some are lethal. An overview of the types of fat and their role in our body and their relationship to health and disease are described.              

All About Cholesterol

submitted by: admin on 02/19/2015
Dr. Len and Nurse Vicki present everything you need to know about cholesterol. What it is, what the fractions mean, what they predict, and what we can do to deal with elevated levels. Statins, how they work, what they do, and their side effects are reviewed. The role of inflammation, oxidized cholesterol, and why it should not be lowered too much are explained....

Benefits of Cholesterol

submitted by: admin on 09/19/2013
  Without cholesterol we could not survive. Low levels are dangerous and too often we overdo statin usage. What we need to know about cholesterol to make intelligent decisions about how to manage it are discussed. Inflammation is considered.        

Can Being Slim be Harmful to Your Health

submitted by: admin on 04/30/2014
Being underweight has a higher risk for dying than being overweight in older healthy people according to an article published in the March 2014 issue of the Journal  of Epidemiology and Public Health. This conclusion was based on a review of 51 studies that reviewed the links between body mass index (BMI) and death from any cause.  Results...

Cholesterol

submitted by: admin on 02/19/2015
Cholesterol is related to but not the direct cause of arteriosclerosis, heart disease, and strokes. We cannot live without cholesterol, we must have it to make cell membranes, vitamin D, many hormones, and bile salts. Yet it is related to heart disease. In general, the higher the cholesterol the worse the risk for heart disease. But it is not the total that is...

Cholesterol Drug Combinations

submitted by: admin on 08/14/2017
How low should cholesterol be lowered? Vytorin is a drug that contains both Zocor and Zetia and lowers cholesterol very powerfully. Most cardiologists believed this is really beneficial because the risk for heart attack goes down substantially. However, when a study was done on this and looked at all cause mortality, it was probably slightly increased!  Cholesterol...

Essential Fatty Acids Overview

submitted by: admin on 09/21/2013
  Essential fatty acids (EFAs) are absolutely necessary for life. Sources are from fish, fish oil, krill, flax and oils from other seeds, nuts, and plants. There is an epidemic of essential fatty acid deficiencies in the US. Infant formulas have been deficient in EFAs; we can add fish oil and evening primrose oil to it. EFAs thin blood, prevent rhythm...

Fatty Acids: What You Need to Know

submitted by: admin on 09/21/2013
  Essential fatty acids (EFAs) are absolutely necessary for life. Sources are from fish, fish oil, flax and oils from other seeds, nuts, and plants. There is an epidemic of essential fatty acid deficiencies in the US. Infant formulas have been deficient in EFAs; we can add fish oil and evening primrose oil to it. EFAs thin blood, prevent rhythm disturbances,...

Omega 3 Fats Protect Against Nerve Damage

submitted by: admin on 10/12/2013
  Research from the University of London published in the Journal of Neuroscience showed that omega-3 fatty acids can protect nerves from injury and help them regenerate. Researchers found that mice recovered from sciatic nerve injury more quickly and more fully and that muscles were less likely to waste if they had high levels of omega 3 fatty acids. Unfortunately,...

Omega 3 Fatty Acids Lower Inflammation and Anxiety

submitted by: admin on 10/12/2013
Increasing omega 3 intake my lower both anxiety symptoms and proinflammatory cytokines. Medical students receiving omega 3 supplements for 3 months showed a 20% reduction in anxiety and 14% reduction in interleukin 6, a proinflammatory cytokine. An omega 3 deficiency is associated with increased anxiety, which is very common in the US. Other benefits of omega...

Preview: Essential Fatty Acids Overview

submitted by: admin on 10/17/2018
Essential fatty acids (EFAs) are absolutely necessary for life. Sources are from fish, fish oil, flax and oils from other seeds, nuts, and plants. There is an epidemic of essential fatty acid deficiencies in the US. Infant formulas have been deficient in EFAs; we can add fish oil and evening primrose oil to it. EFAs thin blood, prevent rhythm disturbances, reduce...

Synthetic HDL

submitted by: admin on 10/16/2013
HDL is the protective form of cholesterol that prevents hear attacks and strokes. The ratios of cholesterol, LDL, and HDL are reviewed. The role of inflammation is explained in causing plaque. Increasing HDL is a promising new idea, but there are problems. The value of cholesterol is also reviewed; it makes vitamin D, healthy cell membranes, many hormones. When...