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Functional Heart Health with Mark Houston, MD (#176)

2020-05-19T15:11:24-05:00

Watch it on YouTube here Heart Disease Heart disease is the number one killer for both men and women. Often, we are told our only answer is medication, more medication…  and to avoid salt. However, if you understand more about why your cardiovascular system is ill, for example if you have some faulty cardiac genes, or a chamber is faulty and causing “nocturnal” hypertension, then you often can fix it. Especially if you work with a doctor that understands the heart from these points of view. Enter center stage. Dr. Mark Houston. Dr. Houston is renowned as the “iconic functional [...]

Functional Heart Health with Mark Houston, MD (#176)2020-05-19T15:11:24-05:00

Pomegranates, Cholesterol, Hormones & Cancer

2019-06-28T14:40:44-05:00

Pomegranates are as close to a miracle food as Mother Nature gets. Pomegranates protect your heart, safeguard your estrogens, “sensitize” insulin receptors better than many diabetic drugs without nasty side effects, slow down aging, and fight cancer. A pomegranate a day keeps the Mack truck of disease away! My grandmother often said, in her very thick Russian accent, “If it sounds too good to be true, it usually is too good to be true.” This does not seem to be the case with these juicy purple fruits and kernels (arils).   Pomegranates fight against lots of bad stuff.  Anti-inflammatory Anti-oxidant Anti-bad [...]

Pomegranates, Cholesterol, Hormones & Cancer2019-06-28T14:40:44-05:00

Estrogen + Exercise + Fish Oil Regenerates Your Heart!

2019-06-28T14:41:04-05:00

This post explores how estrogen, exercise and fish oil regenerate your heart and keep it younger and healthier for years to come. You have heard the term “have heart,” which means to have faith and hope. But how do you regenerate and protect your actual heart muscle itself? Since heart disease is a major cause of illness and death as we age, you are going to want to listen up. Did you know that as of 2013, the leading cause of death in BOTH genders was heart disease. More people die of heart disease than all cancers. Death by heart disease often [...]

Estrogen + Exercise + Fish Oil Regenerates Your Heart!2019-06-28T14:41:04-05:00

Healing Angina with Food

2020-02-25T13:01:14-06:00

A 60-year-old man presented with typical angina and had a positive stress test. He declined both drug therapy and invasive testing. Instead, he chose to adopt a whole-food plant-based diet, which consisted primarily of vegetables, fruits, whole grains, potatoes, beans, legumes, and nuts. His symptoms improved rapidly, as well as his weight, blood pressure, and cholesterol levels. Plant-based diets have been associated with improved plasma lipids, diabetes control, coronary artery disease and with a reduction in mortality. Adoption of this form of lifestyle therapy should be among the first recommendations for patients with atherosclerosis. Case Rep Cardiol. 2015;2015:978906. doi: 10.1155/2015/978906. Epub [...]

Healing Angina with Food2020-02-25T13:01:14-06:00

Sugar is Worse For Your Heart Than Salt; what exact two levels suggest serious (heart attack) danger?

2019-02-14T12:39:56-06:00

I used to write for the San Francisco Chronicle, an entire page one day a month. I loved it. One day my editor, Michael Bauer, called me in and said he had two comments; 1) “Your most recent article was fabulous and, 2) You’re fired!” What happened? This was in the early 1980’s. I had just written an in-depth, well-cited study about the upcoming epidemic of diabetes. I wrote how sugar, and even the avalanche of hidden sugar, was putting us at risk of many other health problems including depression, anxiety, cognition and heart health. Sounds right on, yes? Turned out [...]

Sugar is Worse For Your Heart Than Salt; what exact two levels suggest serious (heart attack) danger?2019-02-14T12:39:56-06:00