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The “stress-free” secret for keeping your heart healthy this holiday season

The holidays can be stressful for anyone, but women who take on high-pressure tasks like refereeing family squabbles or planning holiday events may feel so much stress that they put themselves at risk for serious heart problems. Why? Because this type of stress can lead to a potentially fatal condition called cardiomyopathy—particularly in women over …

The easy way to reduce your risk of dying from a heart attack by a whopping 25%

(Hint: It’s sure not statins) Statin drugs—the mainstream’s “magic bullet” for protecting your heart—have turned out to be a big bust. In fact, in light of all their devastating side effects, they are more like “friendly fire” directed on unsuspecting patients. The whole sad story is proving to be a real heart breaker. In the …

The best-selling drug that’s a “total waste of time”

An international panel of experts just published their findings in the British Medical Journal Open that cholesterol does not cause heart disease in men and women over 60 years of age. And trying to reduce cholesterol with cholesterol-lowering statin drugs is a complete waste of time. Of course, these findings shouldn’t come as any great …

AHA “heart-check mark” not worth the paper it’s printed on

The American Heart Association’s dietary guidelines have long been controversial, as I have reported for years. For decades, the AHA has had it out for saturated fats, found in healthy foods like butter and eggs. But in recent years, the AHA’s myth that saturated fat causes heart disease has begun to crumble like a chunk …

The ultimate way to start your day — and protect your heart

Some doctors who don’t drink the Kool-Aid doled out by mainstream medicine now recommend drinking coffee instead. And that’s good advice. According to a new study, drinking a few cups of coffee each day improves a key component of heart health, among many other health benefits. More on that study in a moment. But first, …

How to avoid heart disease when you have Type II diabetes

Contrary to popular belief, having Type II diabetes isn’t an automatic, mandatory sentence for getting heart disease too. Many patients remain completely free of heart disease even after they have diabetes for many years. In fact, according to a new case-control study, two key factors keep patients safe from developing coronary artery heart disease more …

Queen Elizabeth II’s secret to a long, healthy & fruitful life

This month, Queen Elizabeth II of Great Britain celebrates her 90th birthday. She has served longer than any other British monarch. Indeed, long-lived is the Queen. I was in Hong Kong in 1977 — when it was still a British Crown colony — during the  huge “Silver Jubilee” celebration to commemorate Queen Elizabeth’s near-record 25 …

The shocking way to improve your odds of surviving a heart attack

If you suffer a heart attack, what is one of the best ways to improve your chances of surviving it? The answer may surprise you. It has nothing to do with drugs, stents, or other procedures. According to a new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, you actually have a better …

3 statin-free ways to get to the heart of cardiovascular disease

Two years ago, I reported on an article that appeared in the Journal of the American Medical Association about primary care, internal medicine, and geriatrics doctors who take care of patients over 70. These doctors observed nothing but problems and no benefits in their patients who took cholesterol-lowering statin drugs. So, they stopped recommending or …

The “everyday things” poisoning your cells and killing your heart

I have been reporting on the many dangers associated with cholesterol-lowering statin drugs for some time. Statins impair skeletal muscles, as well as critical muscle functions in the heart and blood vessels. Furthermore, taking statins appears to lead to weight gain, which is a real risk factor for heart disease. Experts in the field now …


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