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Olive Oil & Artery Function

Does extra virgin olive oil have the same adverse effect on arterial function as refined oils and animal fats?

Coconut Oil & the Boost in HDL “Good” Cholesterol

The effects of coconut oil are compared to butter and tallow. Even if virgin coconut oil and other saturated fats raise LDL “bad” cholesterol, isn’t that countered by the increase in HDL “good” cholesterol?

The Risks of Oil Pulling

Oil pulling may help with tooth sensitivity, but the risk of inducing lipoid pneumonia outweighs the benefits.

Lavender for Generalized Anxiety Disorder

In a double-blind study, lavender oil worked as well as the valium-like drug lorazepam (Ativan) for relief of persistent anxiety, though there are concerns about estrogenic effects.

PREDIMED: Does Eating Nuts Prevent Strokes?

A randomized controlled trial found that a Mediterranean-type diet can dramatically lower the risk of subsequent heart attacks. How does it compare with plant-based diet data?

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