Tag Archives: heart disease

Who is feeding these kids?

The latest study, published April 7 in JAMA Pediatrics, has found that ALL categories of child obesity in the US have increased over the last 14 years. This flies in the face of Michelle Obama’s very recent claim to have … Continue reading

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Why the vitamin D shortage?

Vitamin D is critical for immune system function. Studies show a link between low vitamin D levels and the risk of coming down with influenza. Vitamin D works within the immune system to reduce levels of inflammatory proteins as well … Continue reading

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How to reduce your death risk

42%. That’s the rate of risk of death reduction you gain by eating seven or more portions of fruits and vegetables a day. A recent 12-year study of over 65,000 people found that the more fruit and vegetables people ate, … Continue reading

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Good garlic gone better

Sprouted garlic has bright green shoots emerging from the cloves and is usually destined for the trash can. Now scientists are finding that this sprouted garlic has even more heart-healthy antioxidant activity than the un-sprouted garlic. Garlic has been used … Continue reading

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Buttered up lies

The lie that butter is bad for you and margarine is good has been circulating for more than 50 years. That is, ever since all saturated fat was wrongly declared a precursor to heart disease. Scientific and nutritional studies have … Continue reading

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Chelation of heavy metals saves live – against the law?

When something works better than the usual drugs it is a serious threat to mainstream medicine and its ill-gotten gains. This is true of chelation therapy which helps cure anything from cancer to heart disease to dementia and many things … Continue reading

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Olive oil helps prevent breast cancer

Want to know what common food product helps prevent breast cancer? Quality olive oil does! Hydroxytyrosol is a major component of olive oil that helps change the breast density in both pre- and postmenopausal women for a significant decrease in … Continue reading

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Smoking on the rise? It never fell off…

Glowing reports show that since 1980, the prevalence of daily tobacco smoking has declined by some 25% in men and 42% in women. Funny thing though, because of population growth, smoking has actually increased overall by 41% in males and … Continue reading

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Pet Smarts

Give your heart to your pet! No, really. Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the US but having a pet, especially a dog, has been found to lower heart disease risk and associated factors like high blood … Continue reading

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Why the wheat-gluten problems?

Our modern hybrid wheat varieties now pack up to 40 times more gluten than traditional heirloom varieties and a whopping 1/3 of the US population is going gluten free because of health-related wheat problems. Selective breeding, hybridization and genetic modification … Continue reading

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#1 cause of maternal death

Want to know the number 1 cause of maternal death? It’s not home-birth and it’s not the hospital’s fault – It’s heart disease! Maternal death rates have been increasing in the US because of heart disease according to the last … Continue reading

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Missing a lung there Merle?

Science has failed to identify a “safe” level for smoking. In light of this, there are over 200,000 people are diagnosed with lung cancer each year in the US and about 150,000 people die from lung cancer. Smoking contributes to … Continue reading

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Bad, bad cholesterol advice

The latest “expert advice” on cholesterol guidelines for identifying adults at risk for heart disease has been once-again lowered with the distinct purpose of getting more people than ever on the more cholesterol-reducing statin medication than ever before. Of course, … Continue reading

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Junk salt blues

All this crazy stuff about cutting salt out of your diet is maddening. Salt is not the basic problem, but rather highly processed and fast-foods that are uber-high in processed salt. Foods that are high in processed salt (alongside other … Continue reading

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Fat guy weight training

Regular weight training can improve the good-guy HDL cholesterolto protect against heart disease – even in overweight people. Researchers have found that HDL functioned better in people who have a regular weight-lifting program, regardless of their weight. Even the overweight … Continue reading

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Farming cockroaches

What makes more money than food farming in China? How about cockroach farming? Yes, it’s true! There are many alleged health benefits associated with eating a fat cockroach – from busting blood clots, soothing gastroenteritis, treating tuberculosis and even abating … Continue reading

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Medical care: Are we getting what we are paying for?

Americans spend more for health care than any other nation in the world; and yet, we are not the healthiest nation in the world. Two years ago I reported that the US was number 34 in the world for infant … Continue reading

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Real Health Talk News and Views broadcast 10/17/13

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True trans fats lies

Trans-Fat Free on the label does not mean that the food is free from trans fats. Huh? You mean they lie to us? The FDA allows foods with 0.5g or less of trans fats per serving in order to claim … Continue reading

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Real Health Talk News and Views broadcast 09/18/13

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