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"Settled" science was totally wrong yet again: Cholesterol in foods does not cause heart disease

By Gutierrez: (NaturalNews) Potentially reversing almost 40 years of government policy, the top nutrition advisory board for the United States has dropped its warning against dietary cholesterol. The Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee concluded that no evidence supports a link between dietary cholesterol and heart disease.

Even five years ago, the committee was still promoting the warning first popularized by the American Heart Association in 1961. But the new position has been a long time coming.

Avocados are heart healthy fruits that lower bad cholesterol and provide complete protein

By PF Louis: (NaturalNews) It's common for weight-watching types and cholesterol-concerned folks to shun avocados at restaurants and totally ignore them when shopping at food markets. But that's a mistake.

Not only have tests shown that this fruit is packed with nutrition, but it actually lowers LDL cholesterol and helps maintain proper weight while giving you the healthy fats that are needed for overall health.

Statins cause brain dysfunction

By Natural News Editors: (NaturalNews) (Story by Dr. Brownstein, republished from Dr. Brownstein's blog, with additional editing by Natural News.) Statins are the most profitable medications in the history of Big Pharma. They are promoted as the go-to medications to prevent/treat heart disease. A recent study found nearly 100% of men and 62% of women aged 66-75 should take a statin medication even if their cholesterol level is normal.[1]

Emu oil: The Aboriginal healing miracle that should be in every medicine cabinet



By Wright:(NaturalNews) Used for thousands of years by the Aborigine of Australia, emu oil treats a wide variety of skin issues, from scars to wrinkles and eczema. And yet, if we only utilize the oil topically, a whole spectrum of health benefits is missed. Allergies, inflammation, arthritis, headaches and cardiovascular disease all respond to this unusual oil.

How does green tea inhibit cholesterol? Scientists crack the code


Researchers at China's Sun Yat-sen University have discovered one of the mechanisms by which green tea helps lower cholesterol levels, as well as identified at least two of the specific chemicals responsible for the process.

Eating legumes improves cardiovascular health


Just a single serving of legumes a day can significantly improve cholesterol levels and lower your risk of cardiovascular disease, according to a study conducted by researchers from St. Michael's Hospital in Canada and published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal on April 7.

Ramp up heart health by eating more beans


The medical profession is pretty vocal about the dangers of LDL, or the so-called "bad," cholesterol. Having too much low-denisty lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol in the body sets up a person's arteries to harden and become narrow. This condition, known as atherosclerosis, substantially raises the risks for both stroke and heart disease.

The new stink about eating more beans


Recent research out of St. Michael's Hospital in Toronto has demonstrated that eating at least one serving of beans, lentils, chickpeas or peas a day can reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease by reducing bad cholesterol! Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in the United States.

The most sophisticated lab for understanding cholesterol and heart disease risk


As science progresses, the level of understanding of cardiac risk factors and special testing continues to improve. Many leading health experts believe that the Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Lipoprofile (NMR) test is the most sophisticated lab for understanding cholesterol numbers and heart disease risk.

Testing your levels of cardiovascular inflammation


Most doctors have been misled to focus on total cholesterol as a key figure in measuring heart disease. More recent research has shown that measuring inflammatory mediators and inflammatory levels in the body is a much better way of assessing cardiovascular risk. C-reactive protein (CRP) is one of the major inflammatory markers that should be measured when assessing inflammatory levels and risk of heart disease.