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Getting The Right Dosage of Green Tea Catechins 06/09/14

Sometimes in life good things happen by accident. Such is the case with the therapeutic dosage of catechins from decaffeinated green tea. Let me quickly explain. When I first formulated Adeeva Body Burn, which helps burn fat, improves glucose regulation and supports lean mass gains, I combined chromium with hydroxycitric acid (HCA) and an herb called Coleus forskolin. However, a few years ago it was shown that Coleus forskolin may pose a risk in patients taking certain cardiovascular medications. At about the same...

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How Components of the Mediterranean Diet Reduce Risk of Heart Disease and Stroke 02/26/13

James Meschino DC, MS, ND   In 2013 the New England Journal of Medicine published their findings from the study known as “Primary Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease with a Mediterranean Diet” (the PREDIMED study), which showed that a Mediterranean diet supplemented with extra-virgin olive oil and/or tree nuts (hazelnuts, almonds, walnuts) reduced the risk of cardiovascular death, myocardial infarction (heart attack) or stroke by 30%.   The study group involved a total of 7...

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Every High Saturated Fat Meal Brings You One Step Closer to a Heart Attack or Stroke: New Study Shows 10/31/12

In a recently reported 2012 study, 28 non-smoking men, who ate a Mediterranean-type meal first and then a high saturated fat meal one week later, were assessed for their immediate effects on blood circulation and blood vessel response of major arteries. All men initially underwent an ultrasound of the antecubital artery at the elbow crease after fasting for 12-hours to assess their baseline endothelial function (normal flow of blood through a major artery). The researchers then tested the effects ...

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Statin Drugs Over Prescribed and Pose Unnecessary Health Threats for Many 10/15/12

Over the years I have been commissioned to deliver many wellness and lifestyle medicine lectures to the employees of large companies, financial institutions, as well as legal and accounting firms, in Canada and the United States. In conversation with the director of Human Resources of these corporate entities they often tell me that the single most expensive drain on the employee health benefits plan is the cost of cholesterol-lowering statin drugs. A 2012 report showed that 32 million Americans were prescribed a sta...

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