Cardiovascular Health and Lipoprotein(a)

Addressing a genetic issue & supporting cardiovascular health naturally. Cardiovascular health for many only becomes a concern with age, unless familial factors or birth defects highlight it earlier in life. Yet it isn’t uncommon that a higher profile story splashes the news, which reminds us that it may be somethingRead …

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A Case for Ending Calcium Supplements

Advocacy for the use of calcium supplements arose at a time when there were no other effective interventions for the prevention of osteoporosis. Their promotion was based on the belief that increasing calcium intake would increase bone formation. Our current understandings of the biology of bone suggest that this does

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Secret to Heart Health is Deep in the Amazon

The fountain of youth for heart health isn’t a fountain at all. It’s deep within the Bolivian Amazon. A new study in Lancet shows the Tsimane people – a forager-horticulturalist population – are five times less likely to suffer from coronary atherosclerosis than Americans. The study presented at the AmericanRead …

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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…

Seven Amino Acids Lower Blood Pressure Equal to Lifestyle Changes

Plant Proteins, Beans, Todays Practitioner

Loading up on beans, lentils, spinach and broccoli could do as much to reduce blood pressure as lifestyle changes. And, the amino acids in meat, fish and dairy could be a good way to reduce arterial stiffness. Research published in the Journal of Nutrition, from the University of East AngliaRead …

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