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Should I be concerned if my HDL good cholesterol level drops?

HDL, or the "good" cholesterol is considered to be beneficial, since HDL helps removes the "bad" LDL cholesterol. Eating healthfully results in a reduction of the "bad" LDL cholesterol, but many times patients also see a reduction in their "good" HDL cholesterol, which can be concerning. Studies show that using drugs to raise HDL in...
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HDL: Is Higher Really Better?

HDL: Is Higher Really Better?
One of the ways to predict the risk of cardiovascular disease is by having regular blood tests done that includes a blood lipid profile. This test includes not only the total cholesterol, but also the HDL (high-density lipoprotein) and LDL (low-density lipoprotein). The LDL is considered the "bad" cholesterol, while the HDL is thought of...
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I had a lipid test in Feb 2015, and the numbers were bad: Total was 258 LDL was 156 triglycerides were 117 HDL was 86 After changi... Read More
Wednesday, 25 November 2015 10:42
Linda Carney MD
Your HDL levels dropped because you need so much less of it, now that your LDL levels have improved so much. Congratulations! You ... Read More
Wednesday, 25 November 2015 11:05
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Misleading Ads Promote Cardiovascular Disease

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Impressive Results of the Biblical Daniel Diet

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Sunday, 10 April 2016 09:48
This is why I am VEGAN! No health Issues whatsover. Blessed be the Lord Jesus Christ!!
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Eating Beans Lowers Cholesterol

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What’s Wrong With Eggs?

What’s Wrong With Eggs?

Scrambled, fried, hard boiled, or poached - there seems to be a way to prepare eggs to satisfy even the pickiest of eaters. I'm sure many of you have fond memories of eating bacon and eggs for breakfast with your families on weekend mornings. Eggs are a comfort food. When asked what is wrong with eggs I sometimes flippantly reply "besides the yolk, the whites and the shell?" But, seriously, let's delve a little deeper...

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MIKE
i would love to see whether there is a difference btwn eggs from organically raised, true free range chickens & the ones (conventi... Read More
Thursday, 06 December 2018 15:55
Deborah
Even organic eggs are cholesterol-bombs, fiber-deficient, excessively high in saturated fat and come from chickens who are bred to... Read More
Thursday, 06 December 2018 17:29
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What should my cholesterol numbers be?

Unfortunately, most physicians today still consider a "normal cholesterol" level to be under 200. The average American's cholesterol is 210-220. However, these levels predict a 50% chance of dying prematurely from strokes or heart attacks due to atherosclerosis and diseased arteries. Heart disease is very rare in patients who have cholesterol levels below 150 and LDL...
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Can I get off of cholesterol medication even though high cholesterol runs in my family?

Although some individuals may have a genetic weakness for high cholesterol and it runs in their family, a Starch-Smart® diet has been shown to be effective in lowering cholesterol to safe and desirable levels. Dietary and lifestyle choices play a remarkable role in influencing the expression of these genes. Genetic weaknesses may be present, but...
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Desirable Cholesterol Numbers

Desirable Cholesterol Numbers
Unfortunately, most physicians today still consider a " normal cholesterol " level to be under 200 mg/dl. The average American's cholesterol is 210-220. However, Dr. John Mcdougall points out, "This level predicts a 50% chance of premature death from strokes or heart attacks due to atherosclerosis. A rise in cholesterol level from 200 mg/dl to...
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Thank you Dr. Carney. I agree with you. On doing research I found this paper:http://beyondhealth.com/media/wysiwyg/kadro/articles/... Read More
Saturday, 26 September 2015 07:45
This was another article that went a little bit more in-depth into that Crete study and they even smoked, had diabetes, high blood... Read More
Saturday, 26 September 2015 07:50
Ah, I just found this by Jeff Novick. If you have anything else to add that would be great:http://www.jeffnovick.com/RD/Articles/E... Read More
Saturday, 26 September 2015 08:19
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Genetics and Lowering Cholesterol

Genetics and Lowering Cholesterol
Although an individual may have a genetic weakness for high cholesterol and it runs in their family, a plant-based diet is capable of lowering cholesterol to an acceptable level. Dr. Joel Fuhrman uses a nutrient-dense, vegetable based plan to reverse heart disease and lower cholesterol in his patients. Dr. Fuhrman emphasizes that, "Nutrition is such...
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Wow. This article sounds very hopeful to me. I have high blood cholesterol level caused by (probably) a genetic problem since I wa... Read More
Thursday, 01 October 2015 00:26
Sean Carney
I am encouraged that you are encouraged! :-) For some more articles on similar topics you may want to check out this search for ot... Read More
Wednesday, 14 October 2015 09:45
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Statin Drugs and Cholesterol Reduction

Statin Drugs and Cholesterol Reduction
Heart disease has become our nation's number one killer, with coronary heart disease being the most common type of heart disease, causing more than 385,000 deaths per year. This results in a heart attack occurring within every 30-40 seconds. Having a high cholesterol level is one of the main risk factors contributing to heart disease....
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Question in regards to statins- I understand that those who have had a cardiac event would be the ones who benefit from the statin... Read More
Tuesday, 17 May 2016 12:56
Sean Carney
That is a great question, Kathleen. Thank you for posting it. In order to answer it, Dr. Carney is inviting you to come in and bec... Read More
Tuesday, 17 May 2016 17:34
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Starch-Smart® Diet Lowers Cholesterol

Starch-Smart® Diet Lowers Cholesterol
Cholesterol is an organic chemical substance resembling a waxy fat which is manufactured by our body's cells, but predominantly made in our liver. It is an essential component of cell membranes and is also important in the formation of male and female hormones, bile acids, and vitamin D. Although cholesterol is a vital component in...
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