Cardiovascular Health

Cardiovascular health refers to the well-being of the heart and blood vessels, crucial for optimal circulation and nutrient delivery. It involves factors like blood pressure, cholesterol, heart function, and lifestyle habits. Maintaining cardiovascular health reduces the risk of heart disease, stroke, and other conditions, promoting longevity and overall well-being.

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Can We Stop the Fiction that Statins Are a Key Heart Disease Prevention Strategy?

I have been writing for years that government-funded studies showed such small effect sizes for statins that they were no better than buying a lotto ticket. Now a review paper argues that these drugs and the concept that drives them are a myth. So why are we still prescribing them? Let’s dig in. Telling the…read more

Statins Are More Business than Medicine

I always put my colleagues into two categories: Doctors and Businessmen. On the doctor side is someone who is first all about Medicine and on the Business side is a Physician who is more about Business than Medicine. Can we do the same with one of the most popular drug classes of all time? Let’s…read more

1 in 8 Orthopedic Surgeries Lead to Heart Damage

Sometimes a paper comes along that breaks my brain. This is one of those research studies which is in the form of a position paper published by the American Heart Association. It basically says that some people are getting heart damage during routine surgery. So let’s dig in because when I first read it yesterday,…read more

Forget About Fat: The Real Killer is Sugar

This weekend I had a direct experience with America’s insatiable appetite for sugar. At the same time, a study published in a prestigious medical journal just identified that we could save millions of lives if we just readjusted America’s packaged food sugar content. Let’s dig in. My Recent Sugar Rush This weekend, I was hanging…read more

Cardio or Weight Lifting To Lose or Maintain Weight?

You’ll hear and read all sorts of advice on whether you should lift heavy weights or do cardio to lose or keep off weight. In addition, the pendulum keeps swinging back and forth on this one. Back in the 80s and 90s it was aerobics and running. Then about a decade ago it was lifting…read more

More Good Health News for Walnut Lovers!

If you’re a paleo diet lover, nuts are the perfect food. High protein and high fat with very few carbs. But do they have other benefits outside of the right ratio of protein, fats, and carbs? Let’s talk walnuts this morning… Health Benefits of Walnuts: One of Nature’s True Power Foods Why are walnuts so…read more

Has Science Discovered New Types of Diabetes Beyond 1 and 2?

Adult-onset diabetes is a huge societal problem. In fact, problems with sugar metabolism are likely at the core of why most Americans develop heart disease and cancer. In addition, out-of-control sugar intake and insulin response can also seriously screw up your stem cells and shorten your life-span. Hence, when scientists discover a new type of…read more

NSAIDs and Opioids May Not Work for Pain!

As if we needed yet another reason to just say no to NSAIDs and opioids, it seems that some of them just aren’t working. So while you may be getting a lot with these drugs—the risk of sudden-death heart attacks and strokes and GI bleeding with NSAIDS, and addiction and more pain with opioids, for…read more
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