Tag Archives: high cholesterol

The ginger root rescue

Have you tried ginger root for indigestion? Tried it for a colicky baby? Ginger root tea can smooth out the digestive bumps. Do you have cancer? Ginger to the rescue! Ginger root is a go-to remedy for travel sickness, indigestion, … Continue reading

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Take statin drugs – get diabetes

A Harvard study revealed a whopping 50% increase in the risk for developing diabetes when you take statin drugs. Of course, experts are quick to downplay this diabetes risk to a “slight” or “modest” increase. Take statin drugs and get … Continue reading

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Cholesterol and cancer

Lowering your cholesterol with drugs raises your cancer risk. Yet another recent study links artificially low LDL levels with an increased risk of developing cancer. In fact, more than 20 studies have been done on the cholesterol/ cancer association – … Continue reading

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Cholesterol pill pushers

Literally millions of people take statin drugs every day. What do they get? Almost all side effects and little, if any, benefit. Lowering cholesterol artificially with statin drugs has NOT reduced the number of heart attacks in men or women. … 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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Cholesterol too low?

One of the strongest predictors of cardiovascular disease can be low circulating levels of high density lipoprotein (HDL) “good” cholesterol.  Normal levels of circulating HDL are required for muscle metabolism and function – and guess what? The heart is a … 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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First do no harm? Yeah, right…

So many doctors now give the worst advice ever – and leave a swath of misery, injury and death – but are almost never held accountable. Let’s just look at statin drugs for one minute. They only “treat the symptoms” … Continue reading

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Divorce causes high cholesterol – in kids

Did your mommy and daddy’s divorce cause your high cholesterol? Kids going through parental divorce and breakup have higher levels of inflammatory markers in the blood which is known to be the cause of high cholesterol and also predicts future … Continue reading

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Boomers

Baby boomers are in worse overall health with higher levels of hypertension, diabetes, high cholesterol and higher rates of disability than their parents, according to a new study the West Virginia University School of Medicine. While life expectancy may be … Continue reading

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Statin hell

Believe it or else! There are plans to prescribe statins on the NHS agenda for in around one in four adults aged over 40. The Department of Health had predicted prescriptions for the drugs would rise by 30% a year, … Continue reading

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Death drinks

Harvard researchers looked at 42,883 men over 22 years to find that men who imbibed one sugar-sweetened beverage per day raised the risk of heart attacks by 20% compared to those who drank none. But wait, there’s more! Two sugared … Continue reading

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