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Illustrated History of Heart Disease 1825-2015

Illustrated History of Heart Disease 1825-2015

| August 19, 2012 | 57 Replies
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   1825  French lawyer and gourmand Brillant-Savarin publishes The Physiology of Taste, in which he says he has identified the cure for obesity:  “More or less rigid abstinence from everything that is starchy or floury.”   1830  Sugar consumption in the US is 15 pounds per capita (much of it molasses). Today:  150 pounds per capita [...]

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25 Reasons the U.S. Dietary Guidelines are wrong about cholesterol & saturated fat

25 Reasons the U.S. Dietary Guidelines are wrong about cholesterol & saturated fat

| August 18, 2012 | 12 Replies
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1. In 1937, Columbia University biochemists David Rittenberg & Rudolph Schoenheimer demonstrated that dietary cholesterol had little or no influence on blood cholesterol. Never refuted, why do the 2010 Dietary Guidelines limit dietary cholesterol to fewer than 300 mg per day? 2. Dietary cholesterol is poorly absorbed – 50 percent at best (Mary Enig, PhD; Michael [...]

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Do You & Your Doctor Know All 10 Heart Disease Risk Factors?

Do You & Your Doctor Know All 10 Heart Disease Risk Factors?

| March 7, 2012 | 14 Replies
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Heart disease is the #1 cause of death. About 50 percent of all people who die suddenly from heart disease have low or normal cholesterol. To protect yourself from heart disease, ask your doctor for a complete lipid evaluation. Fast 10-12 hours before blood is drawn (you can drink water). Because Total Cholesterol (TC) and [...]

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Saturated Palmitic Acid – the body’s stem fatty acid

Saturated Palmitic Acid – the body’s stem fatty acid

| January 31, 2012 | 1 Reply
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“Too much of what has been written or said in textbooks or journals about fats and oils is either incorrect or unacceptably incomplete.”     Dr. Mary Enig, author, Know Your Fats Palmitic Acid (16:0) – the 16 means its a 16 carbon chain; the zero means there are no double bonds. A double bond introduces [...]

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21 DAY PLAN – prevent and reverse diet-related heart disease

21 DAY PLAN – prevent and reverse diet-related heart disease

| March 3, 2014 | 8 Replies
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     The 21 Day Plan is based largely on the successful clinical experience of Dr. Robert Atkins, cardiologist and family doctor, who – during 30 plus years practicing medicine – reversed obesity, diabetes and coronary heart disease in thousands of patients.    1. We need 30 grams of protein before noon. One egg = [...]

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Dr. Robert Atkins – American Hero!

Dr. Robert Atkins – American Hero!

| January 30, 2014 | Reply
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Dr Robert Atkins successfully used a high fat, moderate protein, carb-restricted diet on himself and his patients for 10 years prior to writing his best-selling Diet Revolution (1972). In 6 months he had sold 1 million copies – giving his low fat opponents the phony charge that his diet was a “fad diet” to make [...]

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Modern Nutritional Diseases and How To Prevent Them (2nd edition) – a 5-Star Review

Modern Nutritional Diseases and How To Prevent Them (2nd edition) – a 5-Star Review

| October 13, 2013 | Reply
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Modern Nutritional Diseases and How To Prevent Them (2nd edition) should be required Medical and Nutrition School reading. Public health scientists with several  decades of nutrition and biochemical research behind them, Alice and Fred Ottoboni have jointly written a book that fully explains why millions of people consuming the low-fat, high-carbohydrate diet – official federal [...]

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High Fat versus High Carb – was Atkins right?

High Fat versus High Carb – was Atkins right?

| July 20, 2013 | 4 Replies
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In the 1990s, as general manager of Heart Foods, Inc. (we manufactured cayenne-based circulation formulas), I noticed a lot of conflicting information about diet and heart disease in the literature and newsletters we received. As an example, Dr. Julian Whitaker said eat ‘low fat’ while Dr. Atkins said ‘high fat’ – and both were discussing [...]

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A truthful look at the latest “Mediterranean Diet” study

A truthful look at the latest “Mediterranean Diet” study

| June 29, 2013 | Reply
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MONDAY, Feb. 25  (Health Day News) —- the headline read:  Score another heart-health win for the Mediterranean diet The New York Times reported the results of the February 2012 “Mediterranean Diet” study published in the New England Journal of Medicine (and funded by olive oil-producing Spain). “About 30 percent of heart attacks, strokes and deaths [...]

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Triglycerides – not cholesterol – is the bona fide risk factor for coronary heart disease

Triglycerides – not cholesterol – is the bona fide risk factor for coronary heart disease

| June 19, 2013 | 20 Replies
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When your doctor is visiting you about your blood work, she normally will immediately zero in on your total cholesterol (TC). If it’s over 200 mg/dl, your doctor will likely recommend a statin cholesterol-lowering drug. If you decline, expect repeated attempts to educate you about the danger of ‘high cholesterol.’ In these circumstances, it’s best [...]

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Has Low Fat Failed the Test of Time?

Has Low Fat Failed the Test of Time?

| June 14, 2013 | 16 Replies
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Launching the 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee (DGAC) Meetings Revised every 5 years, the first meeting of the 2015 DGAC convened on Thursday, June 13, 2013, in Bethesda, Maryland. Four additional public meetings will be conducted during the next two years (you must register to listen in or attend). While the major media did not [...]

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How a 1 percent benefit became a 22% risk reduction…

How a 1 percent benefit became a 22% risk reduction…

| March 18, 2013 | 6 Replies
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In 1995, the results of the West of Scotland Coronary Prevention Study (WOSCPS) were presented in a press release: “People with high cholesterol can rapidly reduce … their risk of death 22 percent by taking a widely prescribed drug called pravastatin. This is the conclusion of a landmark study presented today at the annual meeting [...]

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“General of the Army” … your liver

“General of the Army” … your liver

| February 18, 2013 | 9 Replies
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If you suffer from abdominal bloating, allergies, bad breath, coated tongue, depression, poor digestion, excessive body heat, frequent fatigue, gall bladder disease (inability to tolerate fatty foods), headaches, high blood pressure, irritable bowel syndrome, overweight, skin problems, sleep disturbances, and sugar cravings, you may want to consider a love your liver program.There is no substitute [...]

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13 ways to improve your health in 2014

13 ways to improve your health in 2014

| January 16, 2013 | 16 Replies
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1.  Use butter – especially from pastured cows. Butter is our best daily source of infection-fighting Vitamin A. Margarine has none. Also, use lard from outdoor-living pigs. Lard is our best daily source of infection-fighting Vitamin D. Together fat soluble Vitamins A & D fight infection as they help our bodies absorb minerals. 2. Stop [...]

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