New Theory on Atherosclerosis: Massively Calcified Endosome Death

Larry Weisenthal, M.D., Ph.D., announced today (July 22) new unpublished findings that may lead to a better understanding on the cause of atherosclerosis. Dr. Weisenthal, a physician and researcher, says he discovered a previously unknown biological mechanism that accounts for vascular calcification, or hardening of the arteries. Dr. Weisenthal has

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Webinar: A Genomic Approach To Cardiovascular Disease

Webinar by Genoma International. Sherry is a 53 year-old female with a family history of cardiovascular disease. She was proactive about her approach to health, physically active, and ate a balanced diet. When she was found to have significantly elevated LDL cholesterol on a routine checkup, she switched to a completely plant-basedRead …

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WHITE PAPER: Clinical Apps for Omega-7 & Omega-3 in Cardio Health

Omega-3 fatty acids have been widely studied for decades, with wellestablished benefits to maintaining multiple aspects of cardiovascular health. Emerging science on omega-7 fatty acids is also promising, specifically in regards to lipid metabolism. Content Courtesy of Metagenics, Clinical Applications of Omega-7 and Omega-3 Fatty Acids for Cardiovascular Health.

Autophagy: Arterial Health and Longevity

Introduction What is the age old secret to longevity? It could be as simple and complex as keeping the 60,000 miles of blood vessels in the body healthy. This report reviews an essential element to longevity — maintaining the wellness of our vascular system as microhealth and macrohealth. Arterial wellness

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Sugar and Heart Disease, Ignore No More

    Op/Ed by Kimberly Lord Stewart, Editor of Today’s Practitioner This week a major study in JAMA Internal Medicine closed the lid on America’s sugar bowl with a study that showed a significant relationship between sugar consumption and increased risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) mortality. See the slideshow forRead …

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Integrative Treatments to Reduce Cardiovascular Disease Risk

Cardiovascular Disease Risk

Recognizing the contribution and inter-relatedness of lipoprotein risk factors is critical to prioritizing treatment strategies for cardiovascular risk reduction. Lipoprotein factors still dominate risk for developing cardiovascular disease, including myocardial infarction. Some emerging risk factors such as C-reactive protein…

SPECIAL REPORT: Advances in dietary alpha-linolenic acid

The December 2014 issue of Fats of Life highlighted the results from the Cardiovascular Health Study, a large prospective cohort study of elderly Americans. In that study, the association of linoleic acid with cardiovascular and non-cardiovascular causes of death in elderly people was reported. Significant associations were shown to exist

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Using a Complementary Herbal Therapy in Heart Failure

Renee P. Meyer, MD; Jody Ciolino, MS; Terrence X. O’Brien, MD, MS, FACC  Abstract Context: Many patients with congestive heart failure (CHF) experience impaired quality of life (QOL) and would be willing to take an additional safe medication to gain QOL improvement. QOL scores provide meaningful patient-based outcomes for CHF

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