Natural Alternatives to Statins

Cholesterol-lowering drugs have been proven to reduce the number of deaths from cardiovascular disease. Like most drugs, they have also been shown to produce side effects. I find that there are a lot of people who are scared of the cholesterol medications. These...

Good vs Bad Cholesterol

We might always be hearing about cholesterol as a bad thing, but it’s actually crucial to the running of our bodies. It’s found not only in our blood but also in every cell in your body, where it helps to produce cell membranes, hormones, vitamin D, and...

Why is My Cholesterol High?

A commonly asked question: why is my cholesterol high? While we usually associate high cholesterol with a fatty diet, that is not the only possible cause. There can be a number of reasons for raised cholesterol. What is going on in your body might be quite different...

Many Pills, or Many Nutrients?

The concept of the poly-pill, which is combining five different medicines into one “pill,” has recently been researched. One clever nutrition specialist has copied this approach and come up with the idea of a poly-meal. They identify six foods that when taken will...

Magnesium Supplements and Heart Health

When thinking about the vitamins and minerals your body needs to function properly, it’s important to remember that there can be a pretty big discrepancy between the amount you eat, and the amount your body actually absorbs and uses. For example: even if...

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