Category Archives: Heart Health

IN BRIEF: Metabolic Syndrome Can Lead To Serious Heart Disease

IN BRIEF: Metabolic Syndrome Can Lead To Serious Heart Disease

Metabolic Syndrome manifest itself as: abdominal obesity, atherogenic dyslipidemia, impaired fasting glucose  higher blood pressure  According to (1), this results in a higher risk for development of cardiovascular disease (CVD) and type 2 diabetes, if not already present Although easily dismissed at the onset as just a nuisance, it often …Read the Rest

Sunburns Effects On Skin Vitamin D Synthesis

Sunburns Effects On Skin Vitamin D Synthesis

Is Too Much Sun As Bad As Too Little for Vitamin D Synthesis? By now most of us have heard that many illnesses (Insulin resistance, high blood pressure,immune function heart disease and cancer) have in common a lower level of vitamin D in the blood serum than the general population. Multiple Sclerosis …Read the Rest

The Double Edge of vitamin D Supplementation: From Heart disease to Multiple Sclerosis

The Double Edge of vitamin D Supplementation: From Heart disease to Multiple Sclerosis

Low blood serum  levels of vitamin D are often associated with  chronic issues as diverse as Multiple Sclerosis and Cardiovascular diseases. Is vitamin D supplementation helpful, and does it carry risks? Let us look first at the role of vitamin D in Cardiovascular diseases: My previous post on the dangers of …Read the Rest

IN BRIEF: Aromatherapy Validated In Korean Studies

IN BRIEF: Aromatherapy Validated In Korean Studies

Yes, aromatherapy can affect your body in healing ways: An article in Designs For Health [1], brought to my attention by Paul Vitiello,  includes numerous references to serious academic studies on the effect of aromatherapy on human physiology. In particular, a study published by the Korean Society of Nursing Science …Read the Rest

Direct Anti-Inflammatory Treatment Of Heart Disease: New Clinical Trial

Direct Anti-Inflammatory Treatment Of Heart Disease: New Clinical Trial

The US National Institute of Health is launching a clinical trial (Phase III) for using Methotrexate as an anti-inflammatory for cardiovascular issues. Methotrexate has been used against cancer, some autoimmune disorders,  even abortion!   This is a very potent drug, what is the NIH ‘s drive for this clinical trial [1]? …Read the Rest

IN DEPTH: Is There A Role For Nutraceuticals In Heart Disease?

IN DEPTH: Is There A Role For Nutraceuticals In Heart Disease?

Heart disease falls  into several classes: Coronary disease is the most frequent [1], but valvular [2] is not far behind: Who doesn’t have a relative or friend who had some heart valve replaced or bypass surgery? Actually [2] is giving epidemiology statistics: “…Aortic valve sclerosis (aortic valve thickening and calcification) seem …Read the Rest

IN DEPTH: About Heart Risks, Calcium, and Food Fortification

IN DEPTH: About Heart Risks, Calcium, and Food Fortification

All right, what are the foods and food  supplements that are touted as beneficial for your heart? Easy: Vitamins: E , B complex, D, K Compounds and polyphenols: CoEnzymeQ10, Resveratrol, Flavonol, Soy  Minerals: Selenium, magnesium and many more… We posted in MND [1] on such and other nutrients reputed to be good …Read the Rest

In Brief: High Doses of Vitamin D Not Very Helpful in Treating Multiple Sclerosis

In Brief: High Doses of Vitamin D Not Very Helpful in Treating Multiple Sclerosis

High doses not better than low dose in vitamin D2 treatment of RRMS according to astudy published in Neurology[1]. “…No significant treatment differences were detected in the primary MRI endpoints.” That begs the question: What is the efficiency of a low dose treatment? Low dose being usually understood as less …Read the Rest

IN BRIEF: Vitamin C supplementation shown to reduce blood pressure

IN BRIEF: Vitamin C supplementation shown to reduce blood pressure

A study on the positive effects of vitamin C was performed by Dr Miller at  at John Hopkins Univ. The study was reported in sciencedaily and the Maya center [1,2] Dr Miller found that “…taking an average of 500 milligrams of vitamin C daily reduced blood pressure by 3.84 millimeters …Read the Rest

8 Nutrients For The Prevention of Heart Disease

8 Nutrients For The Prevention of Heart Disease

MND: Nutrition is always a substantial part of the prevention of disease. Heart disease is no exception. We follow here 8 of these nutrients that have been shown in at least one study to have heart health benefits. Here they are:  Lycopene, Cocoa, Zinc, Soy , vitamin B12, Fish oil, Onions, …Read the Rest

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