A Dozen Things You Can Do Proactively to Improve Heart Health

We do not know what we do not know. How can we begin to improve heart health if we do not know what causes heart disease? Do not make any changes to your lifestyle without consulting your physician first, especially … Continue reading

The Wrong Omega-3 Fatty Acid from Supplements May be Increasing Risk of Heart Disease or Maybe Not?

Omega-3 fatty acids are found in seafood, such as salmon and other oily fish, and are found in supplements. EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) and DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) are the primary components of supplemental fish oil or omega-3 found in bottles. Studies … Continue reading

Avoid Fish Oil When You Have This Heart Problem

How many times have we heard that fish oil (omega-3 fatty acid) is good for your heart? We are told that unsaturated fish oil reduces inflammation, decreases triglycerides, lowers blood pressure, reduces blood clotting, reduces irregular heartbeats, and decreases your … Continue reading

What Fats Help You Live Longer and Healthier?

We hear the term fat or fats and usually think they are not healthy. Butter took a bad rap when margarine appeared in the United States back in the mid-60s. The FDA took the product to court and lost because … Continue reading

Control Blood Sugar and Extend Your Life

Blood sugar levels rise in response to the carbohydrates and sugars we eat. Insulin is secreted by the pancreas to control glucose levels. Glucose is stored as glycogen and used to fuel our bodies. Excess glucose is converted to triglycerides … Continue reading

Not Losing Weight During Quarantine?

I specialize in cause and effect relationships in the human body. The government-imposed house arrest for COVID-19 has some of us losing weight, but most of us not happy with our efforts. What can possibly be wrong? We need to … Continue reading

Waiting for a Stroke?

Blood pressure, the silent killer, is something all of us must track regularly. Why? Your ‘normal’ high blood pressure in the 120-139 range for systolic pressure increases your risk for stroke by 71% and for heart attack by 50% compared … 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

Silent Killer – Part 2 – Options

  Excessive glucose production over time creates a condition known as insulin resistance. Normally, insulin transports glucose molecules to receptors in muscle and other tissues. The muscles and tissues accept the glucose. All is normal. Any excess glucose not accepted … Continue reading

It’s The Things We Don’t Know That Can Really Harm Us

Ketosis is when you are living on the fat in your body instead of glucose from carbohydrates. Ketosis causes an increase in mitochondrial glutathione – a very good thing. Ketogenic diets reduce glycation and glycation end products by reducing baseline … Continue reading