Natural treatments include herbs for angina that work well in clinical and animal studies. Finding the best formulas is difficult due to marketing hype that is not supported by research results. Here is how to start. [Read more…]
Sexual enhancement herbs have a very long folk history. These were medicine before synthetic drugs. Herbal Viagra was not an issue because there was no such thing as Viagra. Herbs are still the best combination for effectiveness and safety for sexual enhancement. Take a look at this video overview for some important pointers. [Read more…]
Natural sleep tips come from all cultures over the history of folk medicine. People benefit most from herbs that do not have side effects or leftover drowsiness the next day. They truly relieve stress and anxiety that lead to sleep deprivation. Natural sleep remedies are easy to find and easy to use. See how you can sleep like a baby again, naturally! [Read more…]
Herbal sleep aids are known around the world in every culture. They are backed centuries of use as folk medicines. Some also have modern research behind them. These include valerian, kava kava, hops, chamomile, and mulungu. [Read more…]
- Arterial plaque contains cholesterol
- The most abundant substance in arterial plaque is calcium
- About 50% of heart attack victims do not have clogged arteries
- About 90% of heart attack victims have no previous cardiovascular symptoms
- Cholesterol is important for proper functioning of cell membranes
- Dietary cholesterol has almost no effect on serum cholesterol levels
- Cholesterol levels are easy to measure
- Cholesterol levels are easy to control by synthetic drugs called statins
- Statins block the synthesis of CoQ-10, which is crucial for heart health
- There is no such thing as ‘bad’ cholesterol
- Low cholesterol levels, especially when induced by statins, are associated with neurological disorders such as Parkinson’s Disease and ALS
- High cholesterol levels do not predict heart disease or mortality
- The only factor that characterizes ALL cardiovascular disorders is inflammation
Total Cholesterol Advice – A Moving Target
Several years ago the federal government, with the helpful guidance of the pharmaceutical industry, adjusted its guidelines for managing cholesterol levels. At that time the definition of what was considered too high levels of total cholesterol changed from 300 mg/dL to 200 mg/dL (i.e., milligrams of cholesterol in each deciliter of blood serum, which is a little more than 12 ounces).
Under the old guidelines, roughly 13 million people in the U.S. were recommended to take cholesterol-lowering medications. The new guidelines brought this number to 36 million people, which almost tripled the market for cholesterol-lowering statin drugs. Gee, what a surprise!
The bottom line is that the widespread use of statins is clearly based on a false premise about cholesterol causing heart disease. Nevertheless, annual sales of statins worldwide now exceed $25 billion. The issues of total cholesterol and human health disappeared from the realm of wellness long ago and have been replaced by issues of money and politics. This is in spite of the well-known and lengthy list of side effects of these drugs: including unexplained muscle weakness, cramps, twitching, slurred speech, difficulty in walking or motor skills, nerve pain, depression, memory loss, and impotence.
Indeed, the cholesterol money machine continues to grow in spite of recent research on two drugs, Zetia and Vytorin, which shows that they don’t even work.
Maintaining Your Body’s Natural Balance
Cholesterol and overall lipid (fat) balance is still important, because every cell membrane in your body depends on cholesterol and other lipids for proper functioning. The way your cells handle lipids says a lot about your general state of health. Controlling them with drugs is just not the best choice for real wellness.
If you have been frightened into taking statin drugs, it is time to find a doctor who will work with you to get off of them. Several natural approaches will ensure that you are on the right track. Since inflammation is at the root of cardiovascular disease, the most important strategy that you can adopt, which also offers benefits against many other chronic conditions, is to address inflammation with a combination of good anti-inflammatory and fiber supplements, the right eating plan, optimal exercise, stress and lifestyle management, and hormone balance.
Think for yourself. Ignore the cholesterol scare. It is simply a big-money scam perpetrated by Big Pharma, in collusion with our federal government.
All the best in natural health,
When it comes to natural cancer cures, plant biochemists have pulled their hair out over the widespread misuse of the term laetrile. (Okay, that’s my story for my own male pattern baldness, and I am sticking with it!) The main issue is the mix up between a natural product and what we chemists call a semisynthetic one. [Read more…]
This is going to be an antioxidant teaser. Antioxidants are all the rage, and rightly so. However, the dilemma for the average consumer is how to tell which one is best. Without being TOO critical, I want to point out that every newly popularized (i.e., marketed) antioxidant is claimed as the best ever. Some manufacturers have even cited one or more commercial or university antioxidant labs for data that support claims about antioxidant power. [Read more…]
Although the chances of your catching swine flu are relatively low, it is still possible you could become infected. But if it does happen, don’t lose hope. The virus can be fought with natural immune system boosters and antiviral substances. During this pandemic, natural remedies can help you recover from even a deadly disease. [Read more…]
Just a quick note about that old buggaboo – cellulite. In digging through the small amount of scientific research that has been done on cellulite remedies, I found that it is not well understood. [Read more…]
Okay, this is NOT really me doing my online radio show about menopause remedies. It is, nevertheless, me doing my local radio show in Phoenix, AZ. Although this show is now off the air, I use it now to call your attention to my online show, which doesn’t originate from a nice studio like this one. I do an online show in part to help folks who either don’t live in my neighborhood or are unable to attend my live presentations. [Read more…]