Archive for Cardiovascular Health

Why Dr. Oz Can No Longer Be Trusted With Our Health


Today Dr. Mehmet Oz is giving away 8,000 bottles of brand-name krill oil on his website. On yesterday’s show, he proclaimed krill oil to be the “essential supplement” for cardiovascular health. So we would assume he would take his recommendations about such an important supplement very seriously.

Which is why we were so deeply disappointed over what Dr. Oz said next. Read more

Krill Oil Helps Heart Attack Recovery

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Nobody wants to have a heart attack. But a new study suggests that if you do have one, you’ll recover better if you’ve been taking krill oil. Read more

The Type of Protein You Eat Matters


When we posted the study a few days ago about how eating protein is necessary for weight loss (or even maintaining muscle mass if you’re not dieting) the question came up – does it matter where the protein comes from?

Well turns out it does. Read more

Antioxidants Lead To Fewer Strokes


Turns out Mom had more of a point than she knew when she told you to eat your veggies.

A new study in the journal Stroke has found that diets rich in antioxidants from fruits, vegetables and whole grains appear to lower a woman’s odds for a stroke, even if she has a prior history of heart disease. Read more

Vitamin D, Heart Disease & Death


Researchers at the University of Kansas have just published a study on Vitamin D levels and their affect on heart disease and overal risk of death. But there was one statistic that was pretty shocking: The amount of the nearly 11,000 people studied who were deficient in vitamin D. Read more

Supplements to Lower High Blood Pressure


Last night I was honored to be a guest on Wellness For The REAL World with Dr. Veronica on BlogTalkRadio. Other guests included Dr. Barry Sears, author of The Zone Diet.

The subject was lowering blood pressure naturally, and there were lots of great ideas shared by the different guests for lowering blood pressure naturally. We’ve got both the full hour and my segment below:  Read more

High Cholesterol and High Blood Pressure – Drugs vs Supplements


The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently said that Americans with high blood pressure and high cholesterol aren’t doing enough to treat their conditions.

The researchers mentioned that both issues can be treated at a low cost for the patient. However, outside of cost, I’m wondering if they considered the side effects of the medication that patients take for treatment? Read more