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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Chronic pain breakthrough – What I learned from Alaska’s brown bears

bear cub

We trust our remedies, especially the sort in pill form, to the extent they are backed by peer reviewed clinical studies. While not so many of us consider the Alaska griz our “peers,”—pause for good-humored joking around…—bears are really smart. In fact, they seem to know some things we’ve forgotten. What’s this got to do with chronic pain? Read on Friday …

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Cleanse your colon; heal your leaky gut

Intestine damage and leaky gut

All disease begins in the gut.” ‒Hippocrates As true today as when it was first said 2,000 years ago, but we’re only now coming to understand how connected our gut health is to practically every health situation from autism spectrum disorder, to chronic fatigue syndrome, to eczema, to obesity, and of course indigestion and yeast infections. While recent research is …

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Correcting High Cholesterol

Why not everyone thinks “high Cholesterol” is high… Cholesterol is essential to your health. Every cell in your body needs it to make vitamin D, to make cell membranes, for making hormones including estrogen, testosterone, and progesterone, more… Cholesterol-derived hormones maintain calcium levels to build strong bones and muscles, keep our blood sugar levels balanced, and help manage stress. Is …

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