November 2002 - Page 2 of 5 - Health Sciences Institute - Official Site

Burst of inflammation

Like a wildfire, the word "inflammation" roared through the health world this week after the New England Journal of Medicine released a study with convincing evidence that measuring the levels of a marker for inflammation called C-reactive protein (CRP) may be a more accurate risk assessment for heart attack than elevated LDL cholesterol levels. Ah, but as we'll see, there's a little more to it than just that.

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Beef -- but no cake

This morning, I read a press release announcing a national public health program called the Meatless Monday Campaign, designed to follow the recommendations of the American Heart Association (AHA) to reduce the consumption of saturated fat and calories in the American diet.

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Women's health seminar

What do menopause, new treatments for breast disease, heart disease prevention for women, and cyber sex have in common?

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Dealing with inflammation safely

…some pharmaceuticals are useful. And there are certainly cases where the dire need for the positive effects of a drug outweighs the resulting side effects. But before anyone resorts to statins to treat inflammation, consider these natural alternatives.

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Back to the garden

Just this last week, HSI Panelist Allan Spreen, M.D., sent me some new and important information with specific details about how fructose contributes to obesity, complicates diabetes, and even promotes the aging process.

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Just the flax

I think a closer look at what we do know can dispel some of the gray and bring the flax picture into better focus.

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Caution for type 2 diabetics

For anyone who uses fish oil capsules to supplement omega-3 fatty acids, I have a word of caution for those who have type 2 diabetes.

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