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Blood Pressure vs. Brain Disease

Dr. Helschien has been screaming that high blood pressure is not taken seriously enough. He has been warning that anything over 120/80 needs to be monitored closely. In November, the American College of Cardiology (ACC) and the American Heart Association (AHA) finally changed their guidelines–read here. He has ranted that if you ever go to … Read moreBlood Pressure vs. Brain Disease

Warning: DHA and Fish Oil Impede Critical Cardiac Enzymes

I’ve been saying this for years and now here is more scientific proof… The Journal of Biological Chemistry recently published a paper that details the damage to cardiac enzymes by fish oil supplementation. The evidence continues to mount that continued use of fish oil is not only unnecessary, but is actually a contributing factor to … Read moreWarning: DHA and Fish Oil Impede Critical Cardiac Enzymes

New Study Links Alzheimer’s to Bacterial Endotoxins from the Gut

Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is a progressive form of dementia that destroys memories and other cognitive functions. This chronic neurodegenerative disease is the 6th leading cause of death in the US, affecting over 5 million Americans. Scientists believe that damage to the brain likely begins a decade or more before memory loss and other cognitive symptoms arise. … Read moreNew Study Links Alzheimer’s to Bacterial Endotoxins from the Gut

Understanding the Role of Leaky Gut in Chronic Disease

Leaky gut, or intestinal permeability, is a condition in which bacteria and endotoxins are able to leak through physical holes in the intestinal wall and translocate directly into the bloodstream. In fact, some research suggests that leaky gut may very well be ground zero for many chronic diseases. In 2015, a review article in Frontiers of … Read moreUnderstanding the Role of Leaky Gut in Chronic Disease