Tag Archives: Cardiovascular

IN BRIEF: Vitamin K2’s MK-7 Form has More Bio-Availability than MK-4

IN BRIEF: Vitamin K2’s MK-7 Form has More Bio-Availability than MK-4

This is a follow up on our previous post on nutraceuticals and heart disease[1] In a nutshell, vitamin K controls where the calcium is going to take hold. On the bone, where it should, or on endothelial (heart and blood vessels) tissues, where it should not. The consumption of vitamin K2 …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

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

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

Pain and Health Issues of Power Wheelchairs Users

Pain and Health Issues of Power Wheelchairs Users

We are posting about a study on pain and electric-powered indoor/outdoor wheelchairs (EPIOCs) [1] Pain is fairly common for this group: “…Most EPIOC users described experiences of pain with 17% reporting severe pain…Over half felt their pain was influenced by the wheelchair and few (25%) considered their chair eased their symptoms. …Read the Rest

Multiple Sclerosis:  Unusual Probiotics Alternative Therapy

Multiple Sclerosis: Unusual Probiotics Alternative Therapy

MND: A new proposed alternative therapy for autoimmune diseases  is based on populating the patients guts with certain types of worms. The idea is a probiotic idea where we are trying to populate the patients’s intestine with beneficial bacteria. But this taking it a step further, by populating the intestine …Read the Rest

Heart Health: Synthetic fish oil pill shown very effective against high triglycerides

Heart Health: Synthetic fish oil pill shown very effective against high triglycerides

MND: Amarin corporation has publish results of a Phase III clinical trial of their AMR101  drug which is an ethyl icosapentate (ethyl-EPA). “..The MARINE study, investigating AMR101 as a treatment for very high triglycerides (≥500 mg/dL)” Reported results are significant   ”….patient group treated with 4 grams of AMR101 showed a significant …Read the Rest

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