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October 7, 2013
Tell Your Doctor If You Eat Grapefruit
The role white and pink (red) grapefruit may play in weight loss and cholesterol control, as well as the suppression of drug clearance enzymes within the body.
August 9, 2012
Diet Versus Drugs for High Cholesterol
Though official recommendations are to first treat high cholesterol with dietary change, many physicians jump right to cholesterol-lowering medications such as statins that can have an array of...
January 16, 2012
Many of the most powerful drugs in modern medicine's arsenal came from natural products, from penicillin to the chemotherapy agents Taxol® and vincristine.
December 23, 2011
Trans Fat, Saturated Fat, and Cholesterol: Tolerable Upper Intake of Zero
The intake of trans fats which come mostly from junk food and animal products, saturated fat mostly from dairy products and chicken, and cholesterol coming mostly from eggs and chicken should be as...
December 22, 2011
Fast Food: Do You Want Fries With That? Lipitor?
Cardiologists suggest that cholesterol-lowering statin drugs be given out free with fast food meals
December 21, 2011
Heart Attacks and Cholesterol: Purely a Question of Diet
To achieve the cholesterol level necessary to prevent heart attacks, most must take cholesterol-lowering drugs or eat a plant-based diet.
December 29, 2010
Convergence of Evidence
Profile of an editorial published by Dr. Dean Ornish in the American Journal of Cardiology describing the optimal diet and how simple choices can be as powerful as drugs and surgery.
October 1, 2010
Statin Muscle Toxicity
Video updated 3/5/2012 to reflect new FDA warning labels citing risks of confusion, memory loss, new onset diabetes and muscle injury. Even people who don't experience pain or weakness on...
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