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10 Tips to Boost DHEA Levels

10 Tips to Boost DHEA Levels It is commonly believed that our body withers and deteriorates with age.   As we get older most of us struggle to maintain muscle mass, skin elasticity, & bone mass.  We develop conditions such as osteoporosis, osteoarthritis, varicose veins, etc.  New research has shown that our DHEA levels are the critical player in how […]

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Measuring Your Risk of Heart Disease

Measuring Your Risk of Heart Disease: Heart disease is the leading cause of preventable death in the United States.  Scientists are now saying that 95% of these heart disease related deaths are caused by cellular inflammation.   Today’s technology allows us to analyze our level of cardiovascular inflammation and use specific healthy lifestyle interventions to de-inflame our bodily systems. […]

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Is Your Salt Killing You?

Is Your Salt Killing You? Salt is one of the most basic and ubiquitous food seasonings.  Historically, salt has been an extraordinarily valuable food preservative for most cultures in the world.   Natural salt contains a vast array of essential minerals and continues to be incredibly valuable for our health.  Today, modern refineries have chemically altered most salt making […]

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11 Steps to Beat Heart Disease

The Hidden Heart Disease Truth: Chances are you have been taught that high cholesterol is the cause of heart disease.  This has been the modern vernacular since Ancel Keys came out with his “lipid hypothesis” theories in the 1950’s.  This hypothesis linked elevated dietary saturated fat and cholesterol to increased risk of heart disease. 21st […]

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6 Health Benefits of Grass-Fed Butter

6 Health Benefits of Grass-Fed Butter We have all been trained by modern society to believe that saturated fat and cholesterol are bad for the body. Studies have shown that both saturated fat and cholesterol in the diet actually help reduce inflammation and prevent heart disease. Grass-fed butter has incredible health benefits and should be […]

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5 Nutrients to Lower Your Blood Pressure

5 Nutrients to Lower Your Blood Pressure Close to one-third of adults in the US have high blood pressure, which increases your risk of a heart attack, stroke, aneurysm, damage to your kidneys and erectile dysfunction (1). While raised blood pressure runs in families and can occur as a result of another medical condition, such as […]

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Measuring Your C Reactive Protein Levels

Measuring Your C Reactive Protein Levels: Most doctors have been misled to focus on total cholesterol as a key figure in measuring heart disease.  More recent research has shown that measuring inflammatory mediators and inflammatory levels in the body is a much better way of assessing cardiovascular risk.  C Reactive Protein (CRP) is one of […]

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The NMR and Your Risk of Heart Disease

The NMR and Your Risk of Heart Disease As science progresses the level of understanding of cardiac risk factors and special testing continues to improve.  Many leading health experts believe that the Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Lipoprofile (NMR) test is the most sophisticated lab for understanding cholesterol numbers and heart disease risk. Most physicians are quite […]

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Lipoprotein Biomarkers and Heart Disease

Lipoprotein a Lp (a) and Heart Disease: The twenty-first century has seen a significant rise in research looking deeper into cholesterol subparticles.  Lipoprotein (a) or Lp(a) is a small LDL-like particle that has emerged as a major risk factor in heart disease, stroke and other cardiovascular problems (1, 2, 3). Studies have shown that the […]

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What are Your Homocysteine Levels?

What are Your Homocysteine Levels? Homocysteine is an inflammatory amino acid that is produced as a byproduct of protein metabolism. Homocysteine-induced injury to the arterial wall is one of the factors that can initiate the process of atherosclerosis, leading to endothelial dysfunction and eventually to heart attacks and stroke (1). Dr. Kilmer S. McCully, originally reported […]

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Turmeric Fights Against Chronic Disease

Turmeric Fights Against Chronic Disease: The orange Asian herb turmeric has been traditionally used for centuries by Ayurveda and Chinese medicine.  Curcumin is the most powerful active anti-inflammatory compound within turmeric.  Curcumin has been shown to be a powerful suppressor of chronic inflammatory mediated disease processes (1). Many Asian cultures use turmeric in nearly every […]

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The Health Benefits of MSM

The Health Benefits of MSM Methylsulfonylmethane (MSM) is a naturally occurring sulfur compound found in all vertebrates, including humans.  This compound is the third largest nutrient found in the human body and it is in meat, dairy and vegetables.  MSM has an extraordinary array of remarkable health benefits. Sulfur is a mineral that is present […]

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