Statins

Weekly Update for August 5, 2013

…your email to begin receiving my health tips in your inbox. This week’s issue covers: * Natural Ways to Unclog Arteries * A New Reason to Avoid Statins * Two Surprising Ways to Whiten Teeth Also, coming up on my blog this week: * How to Prevent Traveler's Diarrhea – Wednesday, August 7 * Pool Safety…

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Niacin: The Super Cholesterol-Lowering Nutrient

…the supplement (up to 2–4 grams a day) can increase HDL levels as much as 35 percent, much higher than popular cholesterol-lowering drugs, like statins, on the market. It’s important to note that you should wield the power of niacin carefully and gradually increase its dosage. It can cause a flushing…

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Increase Omega-3 for Heart Health

…Conventional medicine is finally recognizing the role of inflammation in causing cardiovascular disease, and drugs are being promoted as the answer. Statins, traditionally used to lower cholesterol, can lower CRP in the body. Some doctors even feel that the best way to prevent heart disease is to prescribe…

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Statins Decrease Exercise's Benefits

…new demand. This study found that when statins are taken, mitochondrial activity doesn’t increase with exercise, but actually falls. In this study, researchers followed 37 adults who trained aerobically for 12 weeks. Half of the participants were on the statin Zocor and the other half weren’t. The…

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Dried Apples Lower Cholesterol

…imagine how much publicity a drug company would receive if they had a drug that could perform these same feats? The story on cholesterol-lowering statins drugs seems to get worse by the day. They’ve been linked to everything from muscle weakness and degeneration (myopathy), depression, and birth defects…

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Could Statin Use Put Your Eyes at Risk?

statins have been linked to cataracts. Researchers at the University of Waterloo studied almost 6,400 patients seen at their optometry clinic from 2007–2008. Fifty-six percent of patients with type 2 diabetes were taking statins compared to 16 percent without diabetes. Both diabetes and statin use…

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Why You Should Eat More Garlic

One of the most pungent foods in your kitchen also happens to have some of the most significant health benefits. It's garlic. Here are some of the properties associated with garlic: * Insecticidal — insect killing * Antibacterial — eliminating bacterial growth * Antifungal — eliminating…

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Why Health Nuts Eat Nuts

…nuts are added to a healthy diet plan and other cholesterol-lowering foods, they can be just as effective as cholesterol-lowering drugs, such as statins. When you take into account all the changes in the various forms of cholesterol, the statistics show that a handful of almonds a day can reduce your…

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