Half of the Deaths from Heart Attacks Had Ideal Cholesterol Readings

Cholesterol is needed to maintain healthy cell membranes, build hormones like progesterone, estrogen, cortisol, and testosterone, and serve as the precursor 7-dehydrocholesterol for vitamin D creation in the skin. However, oxidized cholesterol is a different animal and can be a … Continue reading

Should You be Worried about Cholesterol?

I am a researcher – not a doctor. I research the human body at the cellular level looking for cause and effect relationships. You cannot solve a health problem by treating symptoms, you must treat the cause of the problem. … Continue reading

18 Coronary Artery Disease Factors That You Should Be Aware Of to Protect Your Heart

This topic could expand to well over one-thousand words. I am keeping it brief to provide a glimpse at the myriad of problems that can affect heart health. A single one can be a problem. Multiple ones create a serious … Continue reading

Atherosclerosis is Reversible (Fact or Myth?)

The general consensus of the medical industry is that atherosclerosis is not reversible. Researching this topic has provided some interesting information. Atherosclerosis and arteriosclerosis are used interchangeably. Arteriosclerosis is a hardening of the artery walls. Atherosclerosis is the narrowing of … Continue reading

Coronary Artery Disease Factors

Coronary artery disease (CAD) is the most common type of heart disease. It is the number one cause of death in the United States. The buildup of plaque (atherosclerosis) on the inner walls of the arteries restricts the blood flow … Continue reading

Statin Drugs – Are They Safe?

  Statin drugs lower cholesterol by blocking the enzyme, hydroxy-methylglutaryl-coenzyme A reductase (HMG-CoA reductase) It is responsible for producing cholesterol by your liver.  Cholesterol is a critical component of your health. It is critical for the normal function of every cell in your body. Cholesterol can contribute … Continue reading

Keys to Ideal Heart Health Part 1 of 2

It’s important to look at things critically, especially if they focus on your health.  Don’t blindly accept what is published, even my blogs.  You are responsible for your own health. Below are some keys to heart health I found recently. … Continue reading

Atherosclerosis Reversal Possible?

Atherosclerosis and arteriosclerosis are used interchangeably. Arteriosclerosis is a hardening of the artery walls. Atherosclerosis is narrowing of the arteries due to the build-up of plaque. Atherosclerosis is a subset of arteriosclerosis. Blood flow is reduced when your arteries are … Continue reading

What Are You Measuring?

What will you be measuring to improve your health next year? 2017 is almost upon us. Peter Drucker (management consultant) passed away in 2005. He was 95 years of age. One of his quotes that I like is that “You … Continue reading

Heart Disease Can Be Avoided

There are multiple causes of heart disease.  Low-density lipoproteins (LDLs) are one of them.  LDLs are a combination of fats (lipids) and proteins. LDL is portrayed in the medical literature as ‘bad’ cholesterol. The liver makes cholesterol. If dietary cholesterol … Continue reading