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Vitamin D's Role in Health and Disease with Joe Prendergast, MD

submitted by: admin on 10/17/2013
There is an epidemic of vitamin D deficiency because we don't get sufficient sun or supplementation. Just 1300 units of vitamin D would lower the risk of all cancers by 50%. Toxicity is very low. A combination of Diovan, megadoses of vitamin D and l-arginine restores elasticity of arterial walls.          

Vitamin D: How Much Do We Need? With Joe Prendergast, MD

submitted by: admin on 10/17/2013
There is an epidemic of vitamin D deficiency. There are indications for cancer prevention, hypertension, weight loss, osteoporosis, heart attacks and more. Doses are 50,000 IU per day for two weeks and then once a week.            

Vitamin D: The Miracle Hormone with Joe Prendergast

submitted by: admin on 10/17/2013
There is an epidemic of vitamin D deficiency that is responsible for a huge epidemic of cancer, osteoporosis, hypertension, diabetes, heart attacks, and immune deficiency disorders. Dr. Prendergast reviews the role of vitamin D in the body and how it affects our health. This is a fantastic review of vitamin D.        

Watching TV Can Lead to Premature Death

submitted by: admin on 07/08/2014
A study done at the University of Navarra in Spain published an article in the Journal of the American Heart Association in June of 2014 that followed more than 13,000 healthy people with an average age of 37 for more than 8 years. They assessed 3 different types of sedentary behavior to see if they had an effect on premature mortality. What they discovered...

When is a Drug the Best Treatment for Hypertension?

submitted by: admin on 04/14/2015
Over the years the way we evaluate and treat for hypertension has changed considerably. There has been a tendency to treat blood pressures that are greater than 140/90, but new data published in the January issue of the New England Journal of Medicine suggests that for people over the age of 60 suggests that BPs of 150/90 should no longer be treated with...

Who Should Take Your Blood Pressure?

submitted by: admin on 10/12/2013
The best way to take your blood pressure is yourself at home, not in the doctor's office. White coat hypertension is very common and leads to false elevations that are often treated with medications that are not needed. Automatic blood pressure machines are the best.

Why Doctors Over-diagnose and Over-Treat Blood Pressure

submitted by: admin on 01/05/2015
The United States Preventive Task Force reviewed 27 studies in February of 2014 to determine the benefits and harms of screening for high blood pressure and concluded that office blood pressure readings are not accurate about half of the time. This leads to over-diagnosis and over-treatment of blood pressure. For this reason they recommended ambulatory blood...

Why People with the Same Level of Hypertension Need Different Treatments

submitted by: admin on 04/14/2015
Treating blood pressure strictly by the numbers is short-sighted because it does not take into account a person's overall health issues. Certainly it is far more important to aggressively treat someone who has advanced arteriosclerotic disease than someone who is otherwise healthy. Doesn't it make sense to be more aggressive in a person with a history...

Working Long Hours Can Lead to a Heart Attack

submitted by: admin on 02/19/2015
A longterm study showed that working more than 11 hours a day increased the risk for heart disease by 67%. It was not determined if it was the long hours themselves or the unhealthy habits associated such as diet, exercise, sleep and stress that was the underlying mechanism. What we should be striving for is balance in life in our work, exercise, diet, stress,...