by Dr. James Meschino on 31 May 2021 in Diet, Diabetes

Source: American Journal of Cardiology (November 12, 2017) Nutrition / Natural Medicine Update (November 30, 2017) A large study, published on November 12, 2017, in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, has shown that a new dietary approach to lowering high blood pressure can outperform the blood pressure lowering effects of some high blood pressure medications.  This is ...

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by Dr. James Meschino on 11 January 2021 in Diet, Cholesterol, Cardiovascular disease

Tags:  Stroke, exercise

The research I am citing today was published in the Journal of Nutrition on August 1st, 2017. The study included 48 men and women with elevated LDL-cholesterol (the bad cholesterol that narrows arteries leading to heart attack and stroke). The intention was to compare the impact on LDL-cholesterol and HDL(the good cholesterol) of consuming either a handful of almonds per ...

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by Dr. James Meschino on 27 July 2020 in Cholesterol, Cardiovascular disease

A study published in the November 2016 issue of the British Medical Journal (BMJ) confirmed what many previous studies have shown over the years. Saturated fat in the diet is associated with an increased risk of heart disease. This message has been lost in recent years as news reports focus their attention on sugar and trans fats. There’s no question ...

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by Dr. James Meschino on 6 July 2020 in Supplements, Depression, Cardiovascular disease

Essentials of Pharmacology is a must for health professionals who are serious about nutrition. Many of your patients will be taking medications, and the impact of diet and supplementation is not only significant; it can be critical to outcomes. Please take the time to watch this brief video for an introduction to this important topic. Many practitioners are aware that ...

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by Dr. James Meschino on 22 June 2020 in Weight Loss, Cardiovascular disease, Cancer

The National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) periodically publishes data briefs, which provide statistics on current public health topics. One such brief includes mortality data in the United States for the year 2015. A total of 2,712,630 deaths were registered in the United States in 2015. The 10 leading causes of death (heart disease, cancer, chronic lower respiratory diseases, unintended ...

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by Dr. James Meschino on 4 May 2020 in Cardiovascular disease, Blood Pressure

Tags:  Stroke, exercise

The research article I’m reviewing today was published in the Journal of the American Heart Association that reviewed all the available clinical trials that examined the effect of exercise on blood pressure. The researchers included 93 human clinical trials, involving over 5,000 total patients (3401 in the exercise groups and 1822 in the control groups who did not exercise).(A review ...

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by Dr. James Meschino on 2 March 2020 in Diet, Cholesterol, Cardiovascular disease

On October 5, 2016, Medscape published an interview with a leading Cardiologist from the UK, named Dr. Aseem Malhotra. The topic was how best to prevent heart attacks, stroke and vascular disease, leading causes of death and the compromised quality of life we face in modern society.Source: Medscape, Oct. 5, 2016 (Big Fat Fix Challenges Mediterranean Diet)Nutrition / Natural Medicine ...

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by Dr. James Meschino on 6 January 2020 in Fibromyalgia, Cardiovascular disease, Blood Pressure

An important review paper on Coenzyme Q10 was published in the Journal, Nurse Prescribing, in 2013. Coenzyme Q10 or CoQ10 as it is also known, is a vitamin-like substance that the body makes. The problem is, by our mid-twenties, our body starts producing less of it. Source: Journal Nurse Prescribing (2013)Nutrition / Natural Medicine Update (August 12, 2016)An important review paper ...

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by Dr. James Meschino on 16 December 2019 in Diabetes, Cholesterol, Cardiovascular disease

(Lipids Management, European Style: EAS (European Atherosclerosis Study) President Interviewed)Our research article today features an interview with the President of the European Atherosclerosis Study, Dr. Catapano. A key point in the interview dealt with the subject of bad cholesterol (LDL-cholesterol). We’ve known for a long time that higher blood levels of LDL-cholesterolSource: Medscape Article: July 14, 2016Nutrition / Natural Medicine ...

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