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Coconut oil is not “Pure Poison!”

USA Today recently came out with an alarming article on coconut oil.  Now, everyone is asking me…Is coconut oil good or bad?  First let me make it known that my family consumes coconut oil on a daily basis and I truly believe that we are not at risk for heart disease or cancer. As a […]

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Unwanted Weight Around Your Midsection?

Most of my clients complain about extra flab or inches around the middle.  What’s so loveable about love handles?  And we all know that the apple shaped body is more prone to heart disease, diabetes and stroke. On a positive note, fat stored in the midsection is metabolically active so it’s easier to lose when following the right […]

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Trans Fats

Did you know that New York City and Chicago are seriously considering the ban of trans fats in their restaurants? Well it looks like trans fats are the new cigarettes. Also, as of January 2006, trans fats are required to be listed on Nutrition Facts Labels. With all this recent controversy over these harmful fats, […]

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Supplements for Heart Disease

As a continuation of last month’s newsletter, Secrets of Cholesterol Lowering Drugs, we know it is important to make many lifestyle changes in hope to stop Statin Drugs. Appropriate dietary supplementation will help to amplify the cardiovascular benefit. In this newsletter, you will find information on six supplements that I believe are the most beneficial […]

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Statin Side Effects

Cholesterol-lowering drugs, also known as Statin drugs, are a booming market. Over 16 million Americans take these kinds of drugs. Lipitor, the market leader, sold approximately $13 Billion in 2002. Since these drugs are so popular, we should educate ourselves. Current Statin drugs: Lipitor, Zocor, Pravachol, Lescol, Mevacor, and Crestor. How they work: Statin drugs […]

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Coconut Oil Saturated Fat

Coconuts are filled with tons of saturated fat. So why are they so good for us? First I want to make it known that saturated fats, like coconut oil, is much better for you than the processed and heated polyunsaturated oils, like soybean and vegetable oil.  Coconut oil is mostly saturated fat so it is […]

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Essential Fatty Acids

Omega 3 fatty acids, also known as fish oil, are the only fats that are considered “essential” to our body. Basically, these fats can be subdivided into Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA). EPA and DHA are the beneficial parts of the fish oil. It’s almost impossible to obtain enough of the essential EPA […]

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Too Much Vitamin E?

Many of you may have heard of a recent study suggesting that Vitamin E supplementation may be harmful for your health. Miller’s-et-al article, “High-Dosage Vitamin E Supplementation May Increase All-Cause Mortality” reported that supplemental intake of Vitamin E at doses greater than 150 IU/day progressively increase your mortality. After a segment was aired on the […]

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