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  • Stress May Contribute to High Cholesterol


     We have recently made the connection in our practice between the stress hormone, epinephrine, and liver imbalance.

    Stress creates an increase in the fight or flight hormone epinephrine, also......

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  • The Dangers of Industry-Influenced Dietary Guidelines

    Cholesterol from eggs raises the risk of heart disease and early death, according to a new study in JAMA. The news shouldn’t come as a shock. Decades of research has......

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  • 4 Important Numbers You Need to Know for a Healthy Heart

    February is American Heart Month. Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women in the United States and every year, one in four deaths is caused by heart disease.......

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  • Niacin, No-Flush Niacin & Niacinamide - What's the Difference?

    A question I get asked frequently is about niacin and what forms to take. It does seem confusing, especially when using the correct chemical names. Let's start with what niacin really is.

    What Niacin is Composed Of

    Niacin (nicotinic acid)......

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  • The Benefits of Flaxseed

    flaxThe health benefits of flaxseed are many. It is a great source of essential fatty acids, especially for vegetarians. The oil derived from the actual seed has a rich concentration of the......

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  • Metabolic Risk Factors: Five Numbers You Need to Know

    vegetable-basketA new study shows statins may increase the risk of type 2 diabetes by up to 46%. That’s especially worrisome, considering this cholesterol-lowering drug nets blockbuster sales and remains a widely popular prescription.......

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  • Discount Prices for Micronutrient & Cardiovascular Testing - Limited Time!

    Two of SpectraCell’s most popular tests, their micronutrient test and their comprehensive cardiovascular test, are now available through Village Green at special rates for a limited time. If you have health insurance, the micronutrient test will be $88 (originally $170)......

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  • Why Fat Phobia Will Foil Your Health

    We all know a few fat phobics. Holdovers from a past era of dietary fads. They’re constantly referring to things as “fattening” (a word I’ve come to hate as a nutritionist). Their refrigerators are full of “lite” and “non-fat” versions......

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  • Are You Getting Enough Fiber?

    With Village Green Apothecary’s Big Summer Sale ending at the end of the week, I thought it would be a good time to remind you that Pathway products are 30% off their regular prices. The Pathway brand is a quality......

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  • Statins Linked to Memory Loss

    The FDA is adding new warnings to statin drugs about the risk of memory loss. Statins are a widely prescribed group of cholesterol-lowering drugs, particularly like Pfizer Inc.'s Lipitor, AstraZeneca's Crestor and Merck & Co. Inc.'s Zocor. New labeling on......

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