There has been quite a bit of press lately on the effectiveness of dietary supplements lately, and I would like to give you a different perspective, and a research expert’s perspective. The “Big article” The big news hit a couple of weeks ago stating that multivitamins waste your money. First off, this was not a…

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We have previously discussed this powerful antioxidant. That blog discussed the benefits of Co-Q10 and muscle pain caused by statin drugs. There are several more benefits that this vitamin has, but this blog with a focus on heart disease. There are two articles that talk about how Co-Q10 can be beneficial to heart disease: Study…

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One of the most commonly prescribed medications today comes from the statin family. This is a list that includes atorvastatin (Lipitor), simvastatin (Zocor), rosuvastatin (Crestor), fluvastatin (Lescol), and pravastatin (Pravachol).  Statins work by blocking a key enzyme called HMG-CoA reductase. This causes your LDL levels to be reduced. LDL is considered the bad cholesterol; however…

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It seems like everyone is taking a statin, and there is even a serious look into children taking them. Some people are even saying that statins should be used prophylactically to keep you from getting heart disease! I am not going to get into the whether there is an over prescribing, but I am going…

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