Vascular Dementia and Cardiovascular Disease – Part 2 – Thyroid & Gut Health

In Part 1 of Vascular Dementia and Cardiovascular Disease, we discussed how brain and cognitive health are important.  I explained why cognitive health is important to me and why I developed a passion for helping people preserve their brain health. We also discussed how high levels of the amino acid homocysteine can damage blood vessels … Read more

What is the Best Way to Lower Cholesterol Naturally – Thyroid & Gut Health

The debate about cholesterol is an interesting one.  I’ve had some patients tell me that their prescribing doctor told them that they weren’t going to be happy until they lowered their cholesterol to below 100.

I’ve had other patients tell me that their doctor wanted them to take the statin drug to lower their heart attack risk or risk of stroke.  They prescribed the statin lowering medication to limit the patient’s risk.

I understand wanting to limit risk of a possible stroke or a myocardial infarction.  No one wants to have a heart attack or a stroke.  But, the literature hasn’t shown a significant decrease in stroke and heart attack rates since cholesterol lowering medications began being prescribed.

Additionally, cholesterol below 140 is considered an ominous sign of poor health.  Ominous means bad.  I think of the word “ominous” as something that is going to cause impending doom.  It’s not good. 

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Parkinson’s Disease, Hypothyroidism and Tremors – Thyroid and Gut Health

I don’t make it a common practice to write about particular patients and their results under my care.  However, a patient named Janice T. has a story that must be told.  Janice gave me permission to write about her so that others like her could possibly get help the same way that she did. I’m … Read more