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About Fats

submitted by: admin on 05/07/2015
Some fats are required for life and some are lethal. An overview of the types of fat and their role in our body and their relationship to health and disease are described.              

About Inflammation

submitted by: admin on 05/08/2015
Inflammation as a cause of chronic diseases is described and defined.  The roles of cytokines and brown fat are explained.  A lifestyle that includes exercise, stress reduction, sleep, weight management, and a healthy diet is a powerful antidote. Cholesterol is a marker of inflammation, not the cause of it. Addendum: This is an excellent review...

All About Cholesterol

submitted by: admin on 02/19/2015
Dr. Len and Nurse Vicki present everything you need to know about cholesterol. What it is, what the fractions mean, what they predict, and what we can do to deal with elevated levels. Statins, how they work, what they do, and their side effects are reviewed. The role of inflammation, oxidized cholesterol, and why it should not be lowered too much are explained....

Angina

submitted by: admin on 02/18/2015
Angina is the pain caused by insufficient blood flow to an area of the heart. While this is not lethal in itself, it can be very painful and disabling, and is also a warning that there is at least one blood vessel that is severely blocked and in danger of closing off entirely. A myocardial infarction may be impending. Dr. Saputo recommends the following...

Artemisinin Part 2: How to Use It

submitted by: admin on 06/19/2016
  We have had nearly 500,000 views on the YouTube video on artemisinin over the past three years. Hundreds of people have contacted me asking for more information about where to get it and how to use it. This is the reason for making this video called Artemisinin Part 2: How to Use It. I've also provided considerable research...

Assessing Arteriosclerosis

submitted by: admin on 09/18/2013
Risk factors for heart disease should be assessed depending on each person's family history and lifestyle. The tests used also vary with each individual's particular situation. This disease is generally preventable.      

Cardiac Benefits of Exercise

submitted by: admin on 09/19/2013
Exercise reduces our risk of dying from heart attacks by at least 40%. More TV and less exercise leads to obesity and all of its complications. Sports are a great way to do the movement we like and stay fit. The mechanism of plaque formation and inflammation is explained. Exercise benefits angina, congestive heart failure, and abnormal rhythms.      

Cholesterol

submitted by: admin on 02/19/2015
Cholesterol is related to but not the direct cause of arteriosclerosis, heart disease, and strokes. We cannot live without cholesterol, we must have it to make cell membranes, vitamin D, many hormones, and bile salts. Yet it is related to heart disease. In general, the higher the cholesterol the worse the risk for heart disease. But it is not the total that is...

Cholesterol (Audio)

submitted by: admin on 09/13/2013
You cannot live without cholesterol because it is important for healthy cell membranes, making vitamin D, and many hormones we need. The ratio of total cholesterol to HDL must be considered. Statins are blatantly overused today and the power and value of lifestyle is underappreciated.

Cholesterol and Inflammation

submitted by: admin on 09/19/2013
Understanding what cholesterol and its fractions mean is reviewed. How cholesterol is related to plaque formation is reviewed. The importance of cholesterol in making vitamin D, hormones, and health cell membranes is highlighted. When cholesterol crystalizes it expands in volume by 50% and helps explain why plaques rupture and lead to clotted blood vessels. Further,...

Cholesterol Fractions: What Do They Mean?

submitted by: admin on 09/19/2013
Total cholesterol, LDL, HDL, and their interrelationships and differences are discussed so that a fundamental understanding of what cholesterol is and what the ratios of the various subcategories means. High total cholesterol is not necessarily a dangerous thing...it is the ratio of total cholesterol to HDL that is the most predictive factor. The value and dangers...

Cholesterol: Are You Confused?

submitted by: admin on 07/28/2017
  Total cholesterol, LDL, HDL, and their interrelationships and differences are discussed so that a fundamental understanding of what cholesterol is and what the ratios of the various subcategories means. High total cholesterol is not necessarily a dangerous thing...it is the ratio of total cholesterol to HDL that is the most predictive factor. The value...

Cooking with Dry Heat may Cause Obesity and Type 2 Diabetes

submitted by: admin on 09/19/2013
  A study published in the August issue of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences showed that diets high in methylglyoxal, which is produced by dry heat, caused mice to develop early insulin resistance and increased body fat over four generations. This did not happen in the control mice not fed methylglyoxal. The abdominal fat in these mice...

Cough and Asthma with Dr. Fred Nachtway

submitted by: admin on 07/28/2017
Asthma is found across all age groups and it often presents as a cough. Allergic rhinitis and reflux esophagitis often cause cough too. Bronchial provocation testing helps identify those people with a cough who have asthma from those with esophagitis. The prevalence of asthma is increasing and air pollution is probably part of the reason. Taking a careful history...

Dental Connections to Inflammation with Andrea Braun, DDS

submitted by: admin on 09/19/2013
Oral inflammatory conditions such as periodontal disease create a systemic inflammatory process that puts us at risk for chronic illness. There are interesting ways to deal with this using smart nutrition that are reviewed.              

Diet and Inflammation with Ellen Cutler, MD, DC

submitted by: admin on 09/19/2013
Foods are intimately connected to inflammation and grain free diets are discussed. It is more than gluten. Digestive enzymes specific for sugars and grains help with the craving.          

Digestion and Immunity

submitted by: admin on 09/19/2013
One of the best kept secrets in medicine is that the gut is critical in developing and maintaining immunity. More than 60% of all immune cells are in the GI tract. How this works and is related to leaky gut is discussed.        

Do Antioxidants Preserve Youth?

submitted by: admin on 09/19/2013
  Antioxidants neutralize free radicals and that helps us fight inflammation and disease. However, stimulation from free radicals also extends life by activating cellular repair genes! Antioxidants inhibit this response. Some antioxidants, such as beta carotene and retinol can actually shorten life in certain settings. A retrospective review of 68 studies...

Do Fungi Cause Digestive Disorders?

submitted by: admin on 09/20/2013
Research published in the journal, Science, in May of 2012 revealed a link between fungi and inflammatory diseases such as ulcerative colitis. More than 100 different species of fungi have been found in the GI tract. White blood cells make a protein called Dectin-1 that locates and kills fungi and has been found to be defective in people with ulcerative colitis. The...

Does Cholesterol Prevent Cancer?

submitted by: admin on 09/20/2013
  Cholesterol binding proteins bind and transport cholesterol within the cell much like lipoproteins carry it in the blood stream. When the receptor sites for cholesterol in the cell are left vacant because cholesterol levels are too low, cell growth is increased. Could this be part of the reason why statins have an increased all cause mortality when...