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Will a Low-Carb Diet Shorten Your Life?
A new study was published in The Lancet that claimed that both very-low- and very-high-carb diets shorten our lifespan. Predictably, the mainstream media jumped on this finding without doing a shred of due diligence.
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The Health Benefits of Saunas
Saunas have long been a relaxing and therapeutic practice. Read on to learn about the many health benefits of regular sauna use, both in healthy people and in patients with a variety of health conditions.
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Coconut Oil Is Still Healthy, Despite AHA Claims
A recent AHA presidential advisory recommends yet again that we reduce our saturated fat intake to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease. Coconut oil was added to the “avoid” list. But is it really unhealthy?
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Why Has the American Approach to Heart Disease Failed?
A recent article correctly suggests that diet and lifestyle changes are more effective in preventing and treating heart disease. Read on to discover why the American approach to heart disease has failed.
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The Functional Medicine Approach to High Cholesterol
The message that “cholesterol is bad” is out of date and doesn’t match the most recent scientific evidence. Today I discuss the six underlying causes of high cholesterol and how to address them.
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Should You Really Be Taking Fish Oil?
Fish oil might not be the cure-all it’s often advertised to be, and in some cases, it may even cause problems.
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Could You Benefit From Intermittent Fasting?
Intermittent fasting is a powerful tool for preventing and reversing disease. Learn how this dietary approach could help you optimize your health.
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Should Everyone Supplement with Fish Oil?
Fish oil may not be all it was cracked up to be, especially in the case of heart disease prevention. In this podcast I'll discuss what the latest research says about fish oil supplementation.
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The Gut-Heart Connection
It shouldn't surprise us that there are a wide range of connections between gut health and heart health. Which ones are significant? And which one gets more attention in the media than it should?
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