CATEGORY: Stuff in the ‘cholesterol’ Category


“Oh Lord it’s hard to be humble….”

Some of my patients were no longer diabetic when they were taken off their statin. Click to view the full JAMA Article » When I started practicing medicine, I realized that there were many medical problems and patient symptoms which[...]
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A Specific Type of Fish Oil Can Treat Inflammation, Autoimmune Disease, Allergies, and Arteriosclerosis

How important is taking the right type of fish oil? Not all inflammation is damaging, however long-term inflammation can damage healthy tissue, create disease, allergies, and heart disease.  We know that a limited exposure to inflammation is needed to heal[...]
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These are the Factors Leading to Heart Disease

Cardiac disease is not the only thing that results from plaque formation There are many factors that affect the development of cardiac disease, including: ObesityAdult onset DiabetesLow thyroidLack of exerciseInflammationSmokingDrinkingLow TMenopauseInsulin resistanceHeredity In my practice I begin by normalizing the[...]
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Cholesterol doesn’t Mean a Thing: A picture is worth a Thousand Words

What your Cholesterol level does and does not tell you about potential cardiovascular issues It would seem from the marketing that high cholesterol leads to heart disease, but it does not. Everyone gets very excited about high cholesterol findings on[...]
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Statins: Should You Use Them?

Can Taking Statins Prevent a Heart Attack? When Statin drugs were first prescribed, they were prescribed for those people who had already had a first heart attack in the hopes of preventing a second event. The thinking was that Statin[...]
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Cholesterol as a Predictor of Heart Disease

Similar to the development of the DEW line (radar defense line along arctic circle in north America that was early warning for invasion from Russia) in national defense in the cold war, the use of lab tests to measure cholesterol[...]
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Cholesterol, Fats, and Protein

Dr. Kathy Maupin and Brett Newcomb discuss the body's process of ingesting and digesting the food we eat. In this week’s podcast, Brett and I are examining the specifics of how our bodies ingest and process the foods that we[...]
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