Heart Conditions

There are so many things you can do to maintain a healthy heart. Read everything from advice on how to manage your cholesterol and blood pressure, to the latest research on heart-healthy compounds like omega-3s and PQQ.

Food: Natural Heart Treatment

If you are trying to watch what you eat—and who isn’t—then you are probably used to hearing about all the foods you should avoid. But I’ve got some good news for you. New studies show we have just as big a problem eating too few beneficial foods. Specifically, we could cut down on nearly half […]

Natural Blood Pressure Control

I use a magic number to persuade my patients to get and keep their blood pressure healthy. It’s 5. That’s how many years longer you can live compared to people with high blood pressure. That’s on average, so the healthier you are, the more years you get. If you have high blood pressure, you’re at […]

Natural Cholesterol Control

Once, there was just cholesterol. It was believed to make you fat and cause heart attacks, so everyone tried to get rid of it. Now, we know there’s both good and bad cholesterol, so everyone wants less bad, and more good. So how does one accomplish this? Well, there are two kinds of solutions: the […]

The First Dementia Test: Blood Pressure

I’ve got a brand-new tool in the fight against dementia. And, oddly enough, it’s one of the very first tools any medical student learns to use. It’s something you’ve probably had tested hundreds of times—never realizing that it could give you a glimpse of your future. I’m talking about your blood pressure. Long a harbinger […]

The Best Way to Naturally Lower Your Cholesterol

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Let’s be clear about one thing straight up: when it comes to heart disease, cholesterol isn’t your biggest problem. Don’t get me wrong—eventually, cholesterol can cause blockages, which lead to strokes, heart attacks, thrombosis, or other problems. Too much cholesterol in your body is very dangerous. But my point is simply this: If you are […]

Four outdated medical treatments to skip

Doctors don’t know everything. Most people know that—but when that white coat starts speaking, we assume they are an absolute authority. We have a tendency to respect the uniform, without question, no matter what he or she is saying. But good healthcare means good communication. If you aren’t acting as your own advocate, sooner or […]

Heart Attack Recovery Plan

Cardiovascular and heart diseases are the number one killers out there. They kill  more women each year than all cancers, combined. All told, heart disease is responsible for about one out of every three deaths, in America and worldwide. When most folks hear heart disease, they think heart attack. To be clear, heart attacks are […]

Cardiac Arrest Warning Signs

What a difference a word makes. In this case, it can be the difference between life and death. Just remove the word “sudden” from “sudden cardiac arrest (SCA).” You’re still left with cardiac arrest (CA), a mortal danger for millions of people. But you can feel a bit less apprehensive.  Because we now know that […]

Treat High Blood Pressure’s Root Causes

High blood pressure is treated like an illness…yet it’s really a symptom of an underlying problem that no drug actually addresses. It’s hard to turn on the TV these days without seeing another ad for a blood pressure medication. And many doctors treat these drugs as the catch-all, cure-all for anyone with high blood pressure, […]

Lipid Panel: Total Cholesterol

Free Book Excerpt: Your Blood Never Lies by James LaValle
An excerpt from the book, “Your Blood Never Lies: How to Read a Blood Test for a Longer, Healthier Life” by James B. LaValle, RPh, CCN, ND. Read additional excerpts or buy the whole book. Cholesterol has received a lot of negative attention in the past decade. The word alone stirs up images of a […]