Vitamin D for Asthma

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“Vitamin D for Asthma” Asthma is a chronic inflammatory disorder of the airways affecting approximately 10% of children. About half the risk is genetically determined, but the rest we may have some control over. One of the reasons asthma rates may be rising is our rising rates of vitamin D deficiency. Kids just aren’t going […]


Dangers of Dietary Supplement Deregulation

By Adem Lewis / in , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , /

[Music] the US public is not well protected by current dietary supplement recommendations sometimes there’s too little of whatever supposed to be in the bottle and sometimes there’s too much hundreds of people suffering from acute selenium toxicity thanks to an employee error at one of the suppliers months later many continued to suffer had […]


How Do We Know that Cholesterol Causes Heart Disease?
16
September

How Do We Know that Cholesterol Causes Heart Disease?

By Adem Lewis / in , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , /

it is well accepted that coronary atherosclerosis is a chronic progressive disease it begins early in life and slowly progresses over several decades before symptoms arise however the average age in cholesterol-lowering drug trials is 63 and therefore people had already been exposed to a lifetime of circulating LDL cholesterol so no wonder pharmaceutical therapies […]


Best Food for Hay Fever (Seasonal Allergies)
15
September

Best Food for Hay Fever (Seasonal Allergies)

By Adem Lewis / in , , , , , , , , , , , , , /

“Best Food for Hay Fever (Seasonal Allergies)” A great deal is asked of our immune system. On one hand, it has to respond rapidly and violently to invaders, but at the same time limits both the response and the collateral damage to the host. Anaphylactic shock, like when someone with a peanut allergy drops dead […]


Dietary Cholesterol and Cancer
13
September

Dietary Cholesterol and Cancer

By Adem Lewis / in , , , , , , , , , , , /

“Dietary Cholesterol and Cancer” In 1969, a correlation analysis performed by a Dr. Gregor (no relation, and he spelled it wrong), found this rather tight correlation between animal protein intake in countries and intestinal cancer mortality. In the ‘70s this relationship was extended to breast cancer too, and animal fat implicated as well, but it […]


Avocados Lower Small Dense LDL Cholesterol
11
September

Avocados Lower Small Dense LDL Cholesterol

By Adem Lewis / in , , , , , , , , , , , , , /

“Avocados Lower Small Dense LDL Cholesterol” When one sees headlines like, “Avocados could improve your cholesterol,” they’re largely talking about substitution experiments, where avocado is added to the diet by replacing animal fats. So, no wonder cholesterol goes down. So, for example, if you take people eating a standard North American diet, including animal fats […]


Flashback Friday: Optimal Cholesterol Level
10
September

Flashback Friday: Optimal Cholesterol Level

By Adem Lewis / in , , , , , , , /

“Optimal Cholesterol Level” No matter where we live, how old we are, or what we look like, health researchers have discovered that 90% of having a first heart attack can be attributed to nine modifiable risk factors. The nine factors that are threatening our lives include smoking, too much bad cholesterol, high blood pressure, diabetes, […]


The Effects of Avocados on Inflammation
01
September

The Effects of Avocados on Inflammation

By Adem Lewis / in , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , /

[Music] in the preface of how not to die after boom owning the fact that I never got taken out to dinner by big broccoli I wrote that you’ll never probably see an ad on TV for whole natural foods because there’s just not much of a markup they’re not shelf-stable you can’t brand them […]


Cholesterol and Alzheimer’s disease
31
August

Cholesterol and Alzheimer’s disease

By Adem Lewis / in , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , /

million suffer from Alzheimer’s disease and the available and foreseeable treatments are disappointing at best given the absence of disease modifying treatments there’s been growing interest in effective strategies for the prevention of the disease in the first place even if we were able to just delay the onset by as little as one year […]


How to Treat Asthma with a Low Salt Diet
31
August

How to Treat Asthma with a Low Salt Diet

By Adem Lewis / in , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , /

in the 60s and 70s a mystery was emerging why were childhood asthma rates in the developed world between two and five percent but in the developing world as low as zero point zero zero seven percent so instead of 1 in 20 kids affected or 1 in 50 kids it could be more like […]