Category: Diabetes/Heart Disease

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

| August 16, 2015
Dr. Malcolm Kendrick – in his words – on the MONICA STUDY




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




21 Day Plan is based on the successful clinical experience of Dr. Robert Atkins, cardiologist and family doctor, who – during over 30 years practicing medicine – reversed obesity, type II diabetes, and coronary heart disease in thousands of patients. [The 21 Day Plan was originally published in 21 Days to a Healthy Heart – […]






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

| June 19, 2013 | 39 Replies
Triglycerides – not cholesterol – is the bona fide risk factor for coronary heart disease




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
Carbohydrate Induced Lipemia – John Gofman Story




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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Do we know why we are stuck in a diabetes epidemic?

| November 20, 2012 | 4 Replies
Do we know why we are stuck in a diabetes epidemic?




How about low fat Dietary Guidelines that have been sweet on sugar for 35 years! Even though elevated blood sugar is the common denominator of obesity, diabetes, and diet-related heart disease, the words  “blood sugar” do not appear in the federal government’s official 2010 Dietary Guidelines. During Day 2 of the first meeting of the 2010 […]






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21 Frequently asked questions about heart disease

| November 8, 2012 | 4 Replies
21 Frequently asked questions about heart disease




Question: We have more heart disease today because we’re living longer? _________________________________________________________________________ Answer: No – Adult life expectancy was the same in 1910 as it is today. Average life expectancy was 45 years in 1910. But factor out (1) infant mortality and (2) young women who died giving birth  and the remaining surviving adults were just […]






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Dr. Robert C. Atkins: Five Stages of Diabetes

| October 8, 2012
Dr. Robert C. Atkins:  Five Stages of Diabetes




  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 | 65 Replies
Illustrated History of Heart Disease 1825-2015




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

| March 7, 2012
Do You & Your Doctor Know All 10 Heart Disease Risk Factors?




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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Diabetes – What’s fueling the dangerous “run-away train”?

| January 25, 2012 | Reply
Diabetes – What’s fueling the dangerous “run-away train”?




On January 31, 2011, after two years of largely ignored deliberations, USDA released the revised low fat, high carb 2010 Dietary Guidelines, 70-plus pages of bizarre nutritional advice that, in the midst of a diabetes epidemic, do not include the words “elevated blood sugar” or “insulin.” Only carbs elevate blood sugar, especially sugary, floury products […]






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