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A Secret Natural Remedy that Prevents and Treats Gum Disease

submitted by: admin on 05/07/2015
According to a report from the Manipal College of Dental Services in India was published in GreenMedInfo published in September of 2014, massaging your gums for 10 minutes a day for 4 weeks with olive, coconut, or sesame oil is slightly more effective in fighting plaque development and gingivitis as chlorhexidine. Chlorhexidine has toxic "side effects"...

Cholesterol and Inflammation

submitted by: admin on 09/19/2013
Understanding what cholesterol and its fractions mean is reviewed. How cholesterol is related to plaque formation is reviewed. The importance of cholesterol in making vitamin D, hormones, and health cell membranes is highlighted. When cholesterol crystalizes it expands in volume by 50% and helps explain why plaques rupture and lead to clotted blood vessels. Further,...

Cholesterol: Are You Confused?

submitted by: admin on 02/21/2018
  Total cholesterol, LDL, HDL, and their interrelationships and differences are discussed so that a fundamental understanding of what cholesterol is and what the ratios of the various subcategories means. High total cholesterol is not necessarily a dangerous thing...it is the ratio of total cholesterol to HDL that is the most predictive factor. The value...

Eggs, Saturated Fat, and Cholesterol

submitted by: admin on 09/20/2013
Cholesterol is needed by the body to make bile salts for digestion, vitamin D, hormones, neurotransmitters, and cell membranes. The ratio of total cholesterol to HDL provides a metric for the development cholesterol plaque. Lowering cholesterol with drugs may have value for some situations, but it can be lowered too much and create other serious problems.        

Environmental Toxins Linked to Heart Attacks and Strokes

submitted by: admin on 02/19/2015
Environmental toxins such as dioxins, PCBs, and pesticides can increase the risk for heart attacks and strokes. These fat soluble toxins accumulate in blood vessel walls and are slow to be excreted. We need to clean up our environment and practice intelligent detoxification if we want to deal with this potentially massive issue.            

Lower Blood Pressure Readings May Be Dangerous When Treating Hypertension

submitted by: admin on 07/10/2014
A medical study from Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center published an article in the journal, Internal Medicine, in June of 2014 that contradicts common medical belief that when treating hypertension, the lower the better. They studied 4,480 patients for 21 years and found that once blood pressure is below 140, there is no benefit in loweing the systolic...

Preview, Strokes

submitted by: admin on 02/21/2018
This is an extensive overview of stroke. The cause of most strokes is the result of interrupted blood flow to the brain from plaque, clots, and bleeding. Transient ischemic attacks are often the warning of an impending stroke and it is a medical emergency. Guidelines for recognizing and managing stroke are reviewed. The importance of a healthy lifestyle is highlighted.

Stroke Overview

submitted by: admin on 02/21/2018
  This is an extensive overview of stroke. The cause of most strokes is the result of interrupted blood flow to the brain from plaque, clots, and bleeding. Transient ischemic attacks are often the warning of an impending stroke and it is a medical emergency. Guidelines for recognizing and managing stroke are reviewed. The importance of a healthy lifestyle...

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...

Too Much Iron Accelerates Aging

submitted by: admin on 10/17/2013
  Iron storage disease, or hemochromatosis, affects 10-15% of the population, and perhaps even more if you know how to diagnose it. Iron overload increases free radical damage via the Fenton reaction. Hepcidin is a hormone that regulates iron levels by increasing the absorption of iron. The is new research showing that at least experimentally it is possible...

What is Arteriosclerotic Heart Disease?

submitted by: admin on 02/21/2018
Arteriosclerotic heart disease is defined by reduced blood flow caused by cholesterol plaques, with or without blood clots, in one or more blood vessels of the heart. This situation can lead to insufficient nutrient delivery to the downstream tissues that can cause three very important complications.   Congestive heart failure develops if there is...