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Can Statins Cause Heart Attacks?


According to a group of Japanese researchers statins deplete Coenzyme Q10 in the heart that impairs muscle function. Statins also function as mitochondrial toxins and deplete vitamin K2 which protects arteries from calcification. So essentially statins impair heart function and also make the arteries more prone to plaque formation. Both these conditions increase your likelihood of getting a stroke or heart attack. Publication link here.

Furthermore, statins cause muscle loss, memory loss and increase blood sugar, making you prone to Type II diabetes. One thing’s for sure though, that st…

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Can Happiness Prevent Heart Attacks?


Seems like it can!

There are several causal mechanisms that suggest that happiness would lower ones risk for heart disease. The foremost reason would be that happy people are better able to adapt to life’s stresses. Stress, as we all know, is a big contributor to high blood sugar levels (via cortisol production) and high oxidative stress, both of which cause systemic inflammation which is the number one cause for heart disease (hope you are not one of those that still believes cholesterol is the cause).

I read this article on Bloomberg Business titled “These are The Happiest Countrie…

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The 2 Greatest Myths in Weight Loss


Myth 1: Eating fat will make you fat

It has been known for almost a century now (ever since insulin was discovered) that there can be no weight gain without the master storage hormone insulin. And the number one macronutrient in our diet that increases insulin production is carbohydrate. Protein increases insulin to some extent but fat has no effect on insulin production. So if I go on a diet of 100% butter I’ll lose weight faster than you can say “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious”.

Without belaboring the history of nutrition politics that led to the formation of the USDA pyramid and the…

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Going Green for Belly-Fat Loss


Everyone these days is becoming eco friendly and going green. So, you ask, what does going green have to do with belly fat loss? In this case I am talking about green tea! The chemical compounds in green tea (catechins) have shown to be anti-inflammatory and Thermogenic (increasing metabolism).

In a double blind controlled clinical trial [1] spanning 12 weeks, 132 obese adult participants with high abdominal obesity (>36 inch) were divided into a control group and a catechins group. Both groups were asked to exercise moderately for at least 180 min/week and keep a constant calorie in…

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Will Disinfecting Our Environment Make Us Healthier?


90% of the cells found in our body are not ours!

We have an ecosystem of microbes that lives inside and on us. The human body has evolved with these friendly microbes for millions of years. In fact we depend on them for survival and optimum health. Each of us have a unique microbiome tailored to our environment and to our body just as we have a unique DNA. Just as DNA damage can cause unwanted mutations in our cells, damage to this microbiome causes unwanted health problems. This is what is happening with “Purell Culture” that is widespread in most developed nations. Excessive concern f…

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