Moderation and Balance is The Key To Good Health

Good health is not just “the absence of disease”. It is the absence of disease or discomfort. “Good Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well being, and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.” – World Health Organisation. We think we are healthy as long as we progress or decay at the same rate as others around us. Normally unhealthy condition does not develop overnight. Pathological development is always accompanied by warnings. Our body is …

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Why You Can’t Trust The “Governing Bodies”

Why You Can’t Trust The “Governing Bodies”

The American Dietetic Association (ADA) now known as the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND) is trying to limit your access to nutritional advice by monopolizing who can legally provide this advice.  In order to protect Registered Dieticians from competition, they are actively trying to put laws into place that would make it illegal for anyone other than an RD to give nutritional advice. If they are successful, anyone who is not a licensed dietician would be breaking the law …

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How we have been fooled by the statin drug industry

How we have been fooled by the statin drug industry

There are many reasons that I am not a big fan of using statin drugs to treat high cholesterol levels. The primary reason being they do not treat the underlying cause of elevated cholesterol. They are also routinely prescribed for the primary prevention of heart disease where they have been shown to be minimally effective. Drug industry’s deceptive advertising The best way to lower your cholesterol is by making the right lifestyle choices. Cholesterol drug manufacturers don’t want you to …

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Low Cholesterol Is Just As Deadly As High Cholesterol?

Low Cholesterol Is Just As Deadly As High Cholesterol?

While high cholesterol levels are a sign of poor health, cholesterol itself is not bad at all. In fact, without cholesterol we would not exist. So while too much is harmful, having the right amount is necessary for good health. Here is some of the important work that cholesterol does in the body: Synapses. Cholesterol helps form synapses in the brain. These synapses are how neurons in the brain communicate. This may explain why one of the side effects of …

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Statins. Are The Risks Worth The Benefits?

Elevated cholesterol levels are routinely treated with statin drugs. These drugs come with a long list of side effects, including muscle pain, liver damage, dementia, increased risk of violence, diabetes and neurological problems. Last week a study published in The Archives of Internal Medicine revealed that statins also have adverse effects on energy levels and induce fatigue with exertion. The authors of the study stated that this side effect alone may affect 20-40% of statin users. So given the fact …

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Is Cholesterol Really The Villain?

If you or someone you know has been diagnosed with high cholesterol, the first thing you may hear is to cut out foods that are high in saturated fat and cholesterol. After all, saturated fat raises blood cholesterol levels and high blood cholesterol levels cause heart disease, right? Actually, this thought process is only a theory and not a fact. It is known, even in mainstream medicine, as the lipid hypothesis. So it is what we think, not what we …

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