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.
Maca is a plant that is native to the Andes mountains of Peru, and which is characterized by its fleshy taproot. This taproot (which is usually what is meant when people speak of 'maca') has been used by the indigenous Peruvians for centuries as a vegetable and medicinal herb, and it remains prized today for its nutritional value and rejuvenating properties.
Controlling cholesterol is a very misunderstood issue within medicine today. What most of the population doesn't seem to understand is that cholesterol is an extremely vital component for maintaining health on many different levels.
British government figures released last week show that 92 deaths have been linked to the statin drugs developed to lower cholesterol.
Before we can begin to talk about the real cause and effective treatment for heart and blood vessel disease, we must first look at what is known, or I should say what we think we know.
Cholesterol is not the major culprit in heart disease or any disease.
You may have already heard that green tea is good for your heart, but did you know that it also lowers your cholesterol levels and decreases your risk of disability as you age?
Have the nerve-damaging properties of statin drugs now been confirmed? There are over 300 adverse health effects associated with the use of this chemical class of cholesterol-lowering medications known as statins, with myotoxicity (muscle-damaging) and neurotoxicity (nerve-damaging) top on the list.,