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Prevention and Reversal of Cardiovascular Disease


Coronary artery disease (CAD) remains the leading cause of death in our country, with stroke, oftentimes the result of diseased blood vessels in the neck or head, only a few spots behind. Why are these ailments so prevalent? Along with cancer, which is a close second to CAD in causing mortality, these conditions are all highly influenced by our lifestyle choices. Age-adjusted death rates in the U.S. from 2012 (deaths per 100,000 people) The Standard American Diet (SAD) is loaded with saturated fats and processed foods full of sodium and sugar, and is severely lacking in fruits, vegetables, and [...]

Prevention and Reversal of Cardiovascular Disease2018-07-01T17:49:48+00:00

The Best Diet to Lower Bad Cholesterol


High cholesterol is a major contributing factor for heart attacks and stroke, the first and fifth leading causes of death in our country. While the traditionally recommended goal for total cholesterol is to achieve a level of less than 200mg/dL, we know from observational studies such as the Framingham Heart Study and the China Study that achieving a level of less than 150mg/dL is associated with a near absence of cardiovascular events. According to the CDC, more than 95 million adults have total cholesterol levels greater than 200mg/dL, and nearly 30 million have levels over 240mg/dL.(1) Current guidelines recommend treating high [...]

The Best Diet to Lower Bad Cholesterol2018-04-23T00:06:12+00:00