Does cholesterol cause heart disease? Is the “lipid hypothesis” true?

The “Diet Heart” theory: Very early research in animals suggests the idea that eating fat could raise blood lipids and, therefore, cause health problems. But work in people started with Ancel Keys’ National Diet-Heart study. Keys’ threw out data from 15 of 22 countries to publish the now infamous Seven Countries study. Throwing out data is bad science and a terrible foundation for National …

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Calcium: What’s best for your bones and life?

Marie Cecchini Sternquist, MS

You need calcium for life. Although 99 percent of the calcium in our bodies is stored in those strong bones and teeth, calcium is kept within a very tight concentration in your blood to support nearly every process in our bodies. Calcium helps our blood cells form, is required for clotting, is used by all of our electrical cells (nerves …

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Is your anti-inflammatory drug causing your inflammation?

knee injury runner

I used NSAID’s for way too long, for every pain, to try to reduce inflammation and swelling… now I’ve learned these anti-inflammatory drugs may be why I have a gastric ulcer. –Gabe NSAIDs, or non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, are common pain-killers available in over-the-counter doses as well as stronger, prescription-only, anti-inflammatory formulations. I thought it was safe to take aspirin and Ibuprophen. …

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Surviving imbalanced hormones

“I need to balance my hormones” says Kathryn, a member of my Eating to Restore Balance group. “My doctor says I need hormone replacement to feel better, do I really have to do that? Or is there a natural way?” “I’m having night sweats, day sweats, emotional, teary and anxious. But worst of all, in the last 6 months I’ve …

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Why low (not high) stomach acid causes your indigestion

acid indigestion is actually too little stomach acid

Conventional antacid propaganda says to neutralize stomach acid whenever you have signs of heartburn, indigestion, bloating… but… Taking antacids may temporarily stop the symptoms, but sets the stage for it to happen again, and again, and again… Low (not high) stomach acid is jeopardizing your health Approximately 90% of Americans produce too little stomach acid. And that means the contents of your …

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