Dysbiosis of The Gut and Blood Linked with Inflammation and Heart Disease

French researchers link dysbiosis of the blood with adverse cardiovascular events   Watch this video below to learn more!   CHOLESTEROL AND HEART DISEASE: BACTERIA ARE PARTOF THE STORY Despite the huge progress in … [Read more...]

Brain Fried? Dr. Perlmutter Reveals Links Between Advanced Glycation End Products (AGEs) and Poor Brain Health

CLICK THIS VIDEO TO LEARN MORE ABOUT SUGAR AND BRAIN HEALTH WHAT IS THE HEMOGLOBIN (HBA1C) TEST? Getting pricked with needles multiple times during a two-hour glucose tolerance test is cumbersome. This is why the World Health … [Read more...]

Ancestral Eating Improves For A Stronger Gut, Robust Metabolism

What you eat on a daily basis affects the type of bacteria in your gut and it’s activity, which, in turn, affects the level of inflammation in your body. But there are other influences as well.  Take endotoxin, for instance.  Those are … [Read more...]

In Defense Of HDL: Lancet Suggests HDL is Unprotective?

HDL Under-siege Last Thursday the Lancet published a multi-author meta analysis that is challenging the notion that increased HDL cholesterol levels offer protection against myocardial infarction (MI)(Voight 2012). Using genome-wide … [Read more...]

Weight Regain After Dieting Is Due to Gut Hormones, Inflammation

Guts over glory—why diets fail. Nature Medicine,

With or without the 5 pound microbial mass residing in our inner-tube of life, the gut and it’s related incretin hormones comprise a powerful metabolic organ. The May 2012 issue of Diabetologia discuses the progress that has occurred in the … [Read more...]

Endurance Training Without Diet Changes Improve Blood Lipoproteins in The Obese

View of size and shape of HDL particles

An exercise intervention trial published in the April 2012 Journal Obesity found that when obese individuals underwent a three day per week endurance exercise regime, improvements in blood levels of cardioprotective lipoprotein particles … [Read more...]

Low HDL-Cholesterol is Linked to Carbohydrate Intake, Not Fat or Calories, Study Says

High carb diet is associated with low HDL-C

Low levels of the cardioprotective high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C) are both an independent risk factor for cardiovascular diseases and a component of the metabolic syndrome. In recent years carbohydrates, not fats and … [Read more...]

The Role of Methyl Donor and Choline Deficiency in Lipid Synthesis: SREBP-1

SAMe and phosphatidylcholine deficiency stimulate cholesterol and lipid synthesis

Low Cellular Availability of Methyl Group donors and Choline Stimulate an Alternative Lipid Synthetic Pathway: The role of SREBP-1 in Lipid Biosynthesis ....nutritional or genetic conditions limiting SAMe or PC production may activate … [Read more...]

Olive Oil, Hydroxytyrosol, Antioxidants and Mitochondrial Functioning

As worldwide healthcare costs increase we should focus our everts on more cost-effective, for preventative strategies to help offset the increased prevalence of cardiovascular disease (3). For example, consumption of olive oil is associated … [Read more...]