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Heart Disease

The cholesterol lie and how to lower cholesterol naturally

By Henry:(NaturalNews) Like many other things related to our health, we have been misled on the marketing efforts of certain fractions in the health industry. We have been conditioned to believe saturated fats are deadly, low fat products with artificial sweeteners are good for us, and GMOs pose no harm to the human physiology.

Although many of these myths are starting to be cleared up by those on the forefront of the natural health movement, one that has lagged behind is the truth about cholesterol and its role and effects on the human body.

Vitamin D deficiency during childhood can lead to atherosclerosis

By Heyes: NaturalNews) Just as the "cholesterol causes clogged arteries" myth is finally being put to rest, a new study published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism reveals what may be a much more likely cause of modern heart disease: inadequate vitamin D intake.

Researchers from Finland found that adults who had low vitamin D levels during their adolescent and teen years are much more likely to suffer artery hardening and heart disease as adults compared to others who had adequate or optimal vitamin D levels growing up.

Statin scam worsens cardiovascular disease epidemic

By Gutierrez: (NaturalNews) Two studies recently published in the Expert Review of Clinical Pharmacology have drawn new attention to the fact that, far from being the miracle cure that was promised 20 years ago, statins actually carry serious side effects -- and rather than reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease, they actually increase it!

The studies came in the same month that U.S. government's top nutrition advisory panel decided to drop its warning about dietary cholesterol.

Reduce women's heart disease by staying active just 2-3 times per week

By Anderson: (NaturalNews) We all know that being active can help increase our heart health and overall health, but how much is enough? It seems that simply staying active 2-3 times a week can help middle-aged women reduce their risk of stroke, heart disease, and even blood clots when compared to inactive women.

"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.

Eating almonds can reduce heart disease risks, belly fat

By PF Louis: (NaturalNews) Hold that muffin or danish and grab a handful of almonds if you need a snack between meals. Maybe you won't feel as satisfied afterward, but if you care about your heart health, get used to it.

A recent study published in the Journal of the American Heart Association provided strong evidence that incorporating almonds as snacks instead of pastries in an otherwise healthy diet provides protection against heart disease, obesity and metabolic syndrome, a precursor to diabetes.

Toxic Home Syndrome causes heart disease, cancer - how polluted is your home?

By Lilley: (NaturalNews) Many people may enjoy a well-balanced diet and engage in physical activity to stay in shape, but the truth is, that might not be enough to remain healthy. It turns out that simply going about routine activities in the household may jeopardize health; something called Toxic Home Syndrome is to blame.

Keeping a positive outlook on life can help you avoid heart disease

By Benson: (NaturalNews) How you view the world directly affects how long you live in it, according to a new study published in the journal Health Behavior and Policy Review. A cohort of researchers from colleges across the U.S. found that optimistic people are twice as likely to remain in optimal cardiovascular health as those with negative perceptions of reality.

Whole grains can increase your lifespan, decrease diabetes, heart disease risk and more

By Devon: (NaturalNews) From every angle, the general population is starving, in desperate need of more than just food and empty, nutritionless calories. The supermarkets are full of empty-calorie food products that have been stripped of their nutrition. The void is real. It can be seen in the people's faces, passing by one another in the grocery aisles with blank stares. The nutrition just isn't there. It's hard to come by. You have to know where to look. For the most part, today's grains are commercially stripped of their nutrition, refined down to starchy remains.