Heart Health Ask Me Archives

Question: I have a high LPA of over 85. This was diagnosed about 2 years ago. My doctor put me on niacin. The LPA came down to 45 over a one year period. However, I’m very discouraged as in the past year, the LPA has failed to come down further even after increasing the niacin. […]

Ascorbyl Palmitate: A Fat-Soluble Form of Vitamin C

Ascorbyl Palmitate: A Fat-Soluble Form of Vitamin C There are several different forms of vitamin C. Ascorbic acid, the most common form, is water soluble. It dissolves quickly in water and is therefore excreted out of the body through the body relatively quickly. Ascorbyl palmitate is a fat (oil) soluble form of vitamin C that is used as an antioxidant and preservative in […]

Potassium Tablets – Needed Supplements?

Potassium Tablets – Needed Supplements? Potassium is a key ingredient in cellular function. You cannot live without it. Proper cellular function, from membrane maintenance to mitochondria energy production, requires potassium. Its that simple. Most Americans consume half as much potassium (abbreviated K) as they do sodium (abbreviated Na). This leads to a K:Na ratio of 1:2. The ideal anti-aging K:Na […]

Beta-Sitosterol

Beta-Sitosterol Beta-sitosterol is plant sterol found in almost all plants. It is one of the main subcomponents of a group of plant sterols known as phytosterols. It is white in colour and waxy in nature. It has a chemical structure that is very similar to cholesterol. High levels of Beta-sitosterol are found in rice bran, wheat […]

Herbs For The Heart

Herbs For The Heart Health conscious people today regard herbal supplements highly, due to their amazing healing properties as well as their immunity boosting qualities. However, as more and more of these supplements are made available in the market, we should note that not all of them might be suitable for us. Some might have side effects, especially when […]

Elevated Homocysteine and Heart Disease

Elevated Homocysteine and Heart Disease Homocysteine is an amino acid commonly found in the blood, and if its levels are high, it becomes a risk factor for heart disease. Elevated homocysteine is associated with meat consumption and low levels of vitamins B6, B12, and folate. Although that may seem to indicate vegetarians have a slight advantage, as we will see […]

Infectious Heart Disease

Infectious Heart Disease Only 30 years ago, the thought of infections causing gastric ulcers and infectious heart disease was unheard of in the scientific and medical community. Proponents of that concept were far ahead of their time and was indeed ridiculed at that time . After 30 years of research, conventional medicine now embraces the truth – that […]

Policosanol: Lowering Blood Cholesterol The Natural Way

Policosanol: Lowering Blood Cholesterol The Natural Way About 100 million Americans (close to one third of the entire population) have total blood cholesterol exceeding 200mg/dl, the threshold established by the National Cholesterol Education Program as the upper limits of normal. About 40 million of these have levels above 240 mg/dl, prompting conventional medicine to prescribe more than 40 million prescription on cholesterol […]
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