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Big Fat Heart Lie Exposed

In All Health Watch, Cholesterol, Diabetes, Diet and Nutrition, Featured Article, General Health, Heart and Cardiovascular, Heart Attacks, Heart Disease, Stroke by Garry Messick0 Comments

We’ve been fighting the wrong enemy.

In the war against America’s biggest killer, heart disease, doctors told us for decades that we needed to cut saturated fat.

This, it turns out, is nonsense spawned by bad science.

One of the worst offenders is the 1969 Los Angeles VA Study.[i]

It looked at 850 elderly veterans who were divided into two groups.

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The Full-Fat Dairy Myth Debunked

In All Health Watch, Blood Pressure, Cholesterol, Diabetes, Diet and Nutrition, Featured Article, General Health, Heart and Cardiovascular, Heart Attacks, Heart Disease, Stroke by Garry Messick0 Comments

For decades, mainstream doctors warned us to stay away from fatty dairy products. Butter, whole milk, and cheese would clog our arteries, they said.

So those of us worried about heart disease opted for skim milk, if we drank milk at all. And we chose other low-fat dairy products whenever possible.

In recent years, researchers have started to question this conventional “wisdom.”

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If You’re Taking Daily Aspirin, You Need to Read This

In All Health Watch, Blood Pressure, Cholesterol, Diet and Nutrition, Featured Article, Heart and Cardiovascular, Heart Attacks, Heart Disease, Stroke by Garry Messick0 Comments

For years, doctors recommended that seniors take a baby aspirin every day to prevent heart disease. The advice seemed to make sense because aspirin is a blood thinner.

Doctors and patients figured it could stop the blood clots that lead to heart attacks and strokes.  

The only problem is that there were no large, well-designed studies that showed this to be true.

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The ‘Bad’ Cholesterol Myth

In All Health Watch, Cholesterol, Featured Article, General Health, Heart and Cardiovascular by Garry Messick0 Comments

There is one indicator that doctors look to more than any other to determine if you’re at risk for a heart attack. 

It’s LDL cholesterol. 

For decades, doctors have told us that the best way to prevent heart disease is to keep this so-called “bad” cholesterol low. That’s why, if you have an LDL reading above 150 mg/dL, chances are your doctor will put you on a statin drug to lower your levels.

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The Fruit that Works Better than Statins

In All Health Watch, Cholesterol, Diet and Nutrition, Featured Article, General Health, Heart and Cardiovascular by Garry Messick0 Comments

More Americans take statin drugs than any other prescription medication. 

This is true even though study after study shows these cholesterol-lowering drugs have little benefit for the vast majority of people who take them. And they often cause serious side effects such as memory loss, muscle pain, and diabetes.[i]

Statins are supposed to work by lowering your “bad” LDL cholesterol.

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The Supplement That Promotes Weight Loss While Cutting Cholesterol

In All Health Watch, Cholesterol, Featured Article, Heart and Cardiovascular, Weight Loss by Garry Messick0 Comments

It seems like the Holy Grail of natural health products…

A completely safe supplement that:

  • Promotes weight loss
  • Lowers cholesterol
  • Cuts inflammation
  • Reduces insulin resistance
  • Improves liver health

A new study finds that one probiotic has all those benefits.

In 2007, researchers found that the intestinal bacteria Akkermansia muciniphila were able to slow development of obesity and diabetes in mice. Recently, the same team from Belgium’s Louvain Drug Research Institute wanted to see if A.

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