HEART HEALTH, PART IV: Some Other Essential Nutrients

HEART HEALTH, PART IV: Some Other Essential Nutrients

Thank you for coming along on this brief journey over the past few months where we visited a few of the nutrients essential to maintaining Heart Health.  Since current thinking has recently changed in that the research no longer implicates fats as the main culprit in cardiovascular disease, but rather seems to be leaning in the direction of the negative role played by simple carbohydrates, we have largely confined our discussion to the benefits of several Fatty acids.  We couldn't end our current dialog without a mention of some other "cardio-beneficial" nutrients, the basis of today's chat.  We hope you've found the topic beneficial and enlightening and invite you to contact Dr. Beaty if you have any pressing questions about the state of your Heart Health.

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Heart Health, Part III : COCONUT OIL, GOOD OR BAD?

Heart Health, Part III :  COCONUT OIL, GOOD OR BAD?

Every few months there appears on the healthcare scene the latest be-all/end-all panacea that is purported to really cure quite an astonishing range of ills -- a natural substance so remarkable that we have to wonder how we've managed to survive this long without it.  It bursts onto the social media   not so much with éclat but rather with an arrogance that chastises "come now; certainly you've heard of this - it's been performing miracles for centuries!"

Well, it turns out that these "miracle cures" are usually anecdotal by and large and rarely accompanied by any empirical evidence or peer-reviewed studies.  Nonetheless, in the case of Coconut Oil, there have been some studies published by esteemed researchers and, while the hype still exists that must be taken with a grain of salt, there is reason to be encouraged.  This observer just cautions, as usual, that until there is universal agreement on cause and effect, "all things in moderation" should rule the day.

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Heart Health, Part II, The Good News About Omega-3 Fatty Acids

Heart Health, Part II, The Good News About Omega-3 Fatty Acids

In 2012 a highly touted but greatly flawed review of Omega-3 clinical trials cast doubt on the effectiveness of this fatty acid for Heart Health.  Many studies since then have demonstrated positive results and now the good news is that Fish Oil Does benefit your Heart and your Health!

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VALENTINE'S DAY NEWS FOR HEART HEALTH

VALENTINE'S DAY NEWS FOR HEART HEALTH

Valentine's Day is this Sunday, February 14.  It is no coincidence, therefore, that February is designated "Heart Health Month".  Of the many icons attached to this Holiday dedicated to Love, the two most commonly thought of are Hearts and Chocolate.  Health is the common denominator between them!  The health-giving properties of chocolate described may help to lessen some of the guilt associated with it's consumption.  Enjoy, the article, and the fruit . . . .

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HOLIDAY HEALTH -- Some Thoughts on ADRENAL STRESS

HOLIDAY HEALTH -- Some Thoughts on ADRENAL STRESS

Even though the Holiday Season can be a joyous time, it can prove extremely stressful given the demands we may place on ourselves.  It can prove particularly debilitating if we are already suffering from Adrenal Fatigue, a clinical picture that requires diagnosis and treatment.  We offer here a sort of primer on how to be kinder to yourselves and your adrenals allowing you to spend a much more relaxed and enjoyable festive season.

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AUTUMN: SEASON OF BEAUTIFUL TRANSFORMATION (AND ANNOYING INFLAMMATION)

AUTUMN:  SEASON OF BEAUTIFUL TRANSFORMATION (AND ANNOYING INFLAMMATION)

AUTUMN:  That time of year again when, while awed by the swirling changes of nature around us, we need also to pay attention to possible seasonal assaults on our health.  It's time to tune into our internal signals and to make sure to tune up our immunity where vulnerable.  For the next few weeks we can still fall prey to some environmental allergens but by adopting a few common sense measures it's possible to make the most of the season!

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METABOLIC SYNDROME: A RISING CRISIS IN AMERICA

METABOLIC SYNDROME: A RISING CRISIS IN AMERICA

"In my many years of clinical practice I have observed a further curiosity in that those whose family history contains alcoholism or drug abuse are particularly prone to Blood Glucose dysregulation by Insulin. Carbohydrate addicts are often adult children of Alcoholics. The cause is the same. It would seem particularly prevalent in many of Irish, Scotch, and English descent. Could there be a relationship . . . "

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HEART DISEASE & NUTRITION IN THE 21ST CENTURY

HEART DISEASE & NUTRITION IN THE 21ST CENTURY

Yes!  It is OK to eat EGGS once again.

As I've told my patients for several decades now, "It's not Cholesterol that's killing Westerners.  It's the Sugars in their diets."

So don't worry about the cholesterol content of eggs.  Enjoy them for their taste, excellent nutrient value, and myriad uses.  As with everything, just consume them in moderation.  And please try to use Organic, "free-range" eggs.  Better for you, the chicken, and the environment!

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GINGER ROOT: MORE THAN JUST TASTY

GINGER ROOT:  MORE THAN JUST TASTY

Ginger, one of the so-called "sweet spices", has amazing uses beyond the comforting culinary applications we are so accustomed to.  For many centuries, and in many cultures, this beautiful plant found its place among people as, primarily, a healing root.  Modern trials and research are yearly uncovering many more medical applications and some show promise as potential "miracle cures".

If your acquaintance with Ginger is  not much more than that of the occasional ginger snap, expand your repertoire with these incredibly satisfying and healthy recipes!  Enjoy!

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Join the RESOLUTION REVOLUTION -- For Change That Lasts!

Join the RESOLUTION REVOLUTION -- For Change That Lasts!

RESOLUTIONS.  Why do we bother?  Statistically it has been shown that fewer than 8% of those who make resolutions are actually sticking to them a short few weeks later.  A recent news report showed packed gyms during the first two weeks in January while during a repeat visit a few days ago, the cameramen were hard-pressed to record more than two or three people at any given time of day.  Perhaps this is the wrong approach.  I have a new take on the subject.

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