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Dr. Malcolm Kendrick – in his words – on the MONICA STUDY

| August 16, 2015 | Reply
Dr. Malcolm Kendrick – in his words – on the MONICA STUDY
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Sept 16 2004 Cholesterol And The French Paradox, The Swiss Paradox, The Russian Paradox, The Lithuanian Paradox…Etc… I was going to write about something else, but I couldn’t resist bringing the latest results from the MONICA study to your attention (MONItor trends in CArdiovascular disease). This study has been going on for ages now. It […]

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The 21 DAY PLAN to prevent and reverse diet-related heart disease

| March 3, 2014 | 8 Replies
The 21 DAY PLAN to prevent and reverse diet-related heart disease
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The 21 Day Plan is based 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. Most of us need 30 grams of protein before noon. One egg = 7 […]

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A critical view of the “Mediterranean Diet”

| June 29, 2013 | Reply
A critical view of the “Mediterranean Diet”
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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

| June 19, 2013 | 20 Replies
Triglycerides – not cholesterol – is the bona fide risk factor for coronary heart disease
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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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Carbohydrate Induced Lipemia – John Gofman Story

| January 13, 2013 | 7 Replies
Carbohydrate Induced Lipemia – John Gofman Story
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In 1950, medical physicist John Gofman, University of California, published an article in Science pointing out that, as a guide, total cholesterol was “false and highly dangerous” – a poor predictor of heart disease risk. Using a one-of-a-kind ultra-centrifuge, Gofman identified the various lipoproteins and concluded that fat (triglycerides) carried in the blood by VLDL […]

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True or False? – questions about fat

| November 2, 2012 | 3 Replies
True or False? – questions about fat
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We’ve been told to remove chicken skin because it is saturated fat? True – that’s what we’ve been told, but chicken fat is 70 percent unsaturated fat! Chicken fat is dominantly monounsaturated oleic acid, the dominant fat in olive oil (and in our bodies). Chicken fat is also our best source of antimicrobial palmitoleic acid, a monounsaturated […]

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Dr. Robert C. Atkins: Five Stages of Diabetes

| October 8, 2012 | 7 Replies
Dr. Robert C. Atkins:  Five Stages of Diabetes
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  In his book 2000 book, Age-Defying Diet Revolution, the late Dr. Robert Atkins warned us that the emphasis on carbohydrates in the U.S. Dietary Guidelines will be a costly mistake. Dr. Atkins describes how Type II diabetes inflicts blood vessel damage as it progresses through five stages. Five Stages of Type 2 Diabetes Stage […]

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Illustrated History of Heart Disease 1825-2015

| August 19, 2012 | 59 Replies
Illustrated History of Heart Disease 1825-2015
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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

| August 18, 2012 | 13 Replies
25 Reasons the U.S. Dietary Guidelines are wrong about cholesterol & saturated fat
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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?

| March 7, 2012 | 16 Replies
Do You & Your Doctor Know All 10 Heart Disease Risk Factors?
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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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Modern Nutritional Diseases and How To Prevent Them (2nd edition) – a 5-Star Review

| October 13, 2013 | Reply
Modern Nutritional Diseases and How To Prevent Them (2nd edition) – a 5-Star Review
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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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Atkins – Whitaker Debate, Spring 1997

| July 20, 2013 | 4 Replies
Atkins – Whitaker Debate, Spring 1997
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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. As an example, Dr. Julian Whitaker said eat ‘low fat’ while Dr. Atkins said ‘high fat’ – and both were discussing heart disease. Our customers had questions; they […]

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Has Low Fat Failed the Test of Time?

| June 14, 2013 | 16 Replies
Has Low Fat Failed the Test of Time?
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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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West of Scotland Coronary Prevention Study – how study statistics are manipulated

| March 18, 2013 | 6 Replies
West of Scotland Coronary Prevention Study – how study statistics are manipulated
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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

| February 18, 2013 | 9 Replies
“General of the Army” … your liver
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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 2015

| January 16, 2013 | 16 Replies
13 ways to improve your health in 2015
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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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