Onion, that powerful pungent bulb that makes food taste so good is also good for you. A boatload of studies have documented that onions contain many compounds shown to be beneficial for numerous conditions. Recent research has found that onion extract has strong action against high blood sugar and total cholesterol levels.
Lead researcher Anthony Ojieh MD and his team gave anti-diabetic drug Metformin and varying doses of onion extract to three groups of rats with induced diabetes to find out [...]
(NaturalNews) A new study published in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine (formerly Archives of Internal Medicine) has revealed that taking statin drugs for high cholesterol increases one's risk of developing memory loss. But the mainstream media, funded in large part by pharmaceutical... [...]
(NaturalNews) If you still think cholesterol is bad for your health, you're not paying attention to the latest peer-reviewed science. Researchers out of Japan have confirmed, along with a multitude of others in recent years, that high cholesterol is not a positive risk factor for... [...]
(NaturalNews) While onion is often thought of as a food that brings tears to eyes upon cutting or something that temporarily makes breath unpleasant, a recent finding presented by the Endocrine Society revealed that it's a health food superstar with the potential to improve cholesterol... [...]
(NaturalNews) Like many other things related to our health, we have been misled on the marketing efforts of certain fractions in the health industry. We have been conditioned to believe saturated fats are deadly, low fat products with artificial sweeteners are good for us, and GMOs... [...]
A two-part documentary from ABC Australia on the criminality of Big Pharma sent shock waves through mainstream media and the medical establishment when it first aired in 2013. Titled “The Heart of the Matter,” the airing left the pharmaceutical industry in a tailspin. Its message was so powerful. Pressure to remove it so intense that ABC buckled and took down the videos from its site. Now they have been re-released. Why all the uproar?
This documentary drives a stake through the hea [...]
(NaturalNews) Potentially reversing almost 40 years of government policy, the top nutrition advisory board for the United States has dropped its warning against dietary cholesterol. The Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee concluded that no evidence supports a link between dietary... [...]
By Dr. Mercola
For the past half century, cholesterol has been touted as a grave health hazard, and dietary fat and cholesterol have been portrayed as being among the “deadliest” foods you could possibly eat.
This may finally change, as limitations for cholesterol will likely be removed from the 2015 edition of Dietary Guidelines for Americans. It’s about time really, as 60 years’ worth of research has utterly failed to demonstrate a correlation between high cholesterol and heart disease [...]
by Dr. Brownstein
As reported in the New York Times (2.20.15), a nutrition advisory panel that shapes U.S dietary advice eased some of the previous restrictions on fat and cholesterol, while at the same time recommending Americans lower their consumption of sugar.
Be still my beating heart. For many years, I have been writing and lecturing about the idiotic cholesterol and fat guidelines that the Powers-That-Be have been espousing. Over 30 years ago, we were told to eat less fa [...]
(NaturalNews) It's common for weight-watching types and cholesterol-concerned folks to shun avocados at restaurants and totally ignore them when shopping at food markets. But that's a mistake.Not only have tests shown that this fruit is packed with nutrition, but it actually lowers... [...]
Is it possible that the common tomato can do as good a job at lowering cholesterol as statin drugs, and do so for only a fraction of the cost and without horrid side effects? Recent research from Australia is showing the answer to this question is a resounding yes.
These researchers found that 25 mg of lycopene, a carotenoid found in tomatoes, is effective in reducing LDL cholesterol by about 10%. This is comparable to the effect of statin drugs at low doses in patients with modestly elevated c [...]
Mediocrity In Medicine: Why Is It Accepted?
by Dr. Brownstein
About four years ago, I lectured to a group of conventional cardiologists about statin drugs. In that presentation, I presented data that cholesterol-lowering medications including statins and Zetia were poor choices to treat heart disease.
Needless to say, the lecture was not well received. When I presented data about Zetia, the audience voiced their displeasure. I stated at the time that there were no studies that [...]
Apple cider vinegar has been in use since the times of ancient Egypt. It was considered a weight loss and overall health ‘helper.’ And some scientific studies have shown that apple cider vinegar speeds up the metabolism, burns fat, and reduces LDL, or bad cholesterol, levels in the blood.
It’s also a good detoxification agent. It helps blood oxidation and prevents hypercoagulation, is a great source of potassium, and can be an energizing tonic and healing elixir.
It’s als [...]
Dr. Ravnskov’s classic book on the cholesterol myths is now available free on the Internet.
Health Impact News Editor
Here is a fact that has been known for quite a long time, but it is still news to many people:
People with higher cholesterol levels live longer than people with lower cholesterol levels.
Read that again, slowly, and no, it is not a typo.
The reason why this fact is not well-known in the general public is because it would put a huge dent into a $100 BILLION [...]
The Great Cholesterol Con by Dr. Maclcolm Kendrick
by Brian Shilhavy
Health Impact News Editor
Fresh off recent news that more than 1,000 people have filed lawsuits for damages due to cholesterol-lowering drugs since April this year (2014), comes the remarkable story reported in the Wall Street Journal that Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and Sanofi SA are spending $67.5 million to purchase a voucher that will allow them to get the FDA to fast-track approval of a new class of cholesterol drugs [...]
Top Irish surgeon warns statins raise chances of cancer and Parkinson’s in otherwise healthy people
by EILISH O’REGAN
MEDICINES that lower cholesterol – hailed as wonder-drugs in the battle against heart disease – may be doing more harm than good to otherwise healthy people.
However, a review by one of the country’s leading vascular surgeons has found a lack of evidence to show that statins should be given as a means of prevention to healthy peo [...]
(NaturalNews) The cholesterol debate is one of the most highly divisive issues separating the practices of holistic and conventional medicine. The vast majority of conventional physicians, now following the new American Heart Association (AHA) guidelines, continue to routinely recommend... [...]
(NaturalNews) According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 71 million Americans, or 33.5 percent of the total population, suffer from high LDL cholesterol. Only one in three of these individuals has their condition under control, while less than half of them choose... [...]
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The $100 billion dollar cholesterol-lowering statin drug industry is under attack, as thousands of Americans are filing lawsuits against cholesterol-lowering drugs such as Lipitor. Research continues to confirm just how dangerous these drugs are, with yet another study published recently linking increased statin drug use to Type 2 diabetes. Since the study was published by the American Diabetes Association, these known risks to cholesterol-lowering drugs can n [...]
Cholesterol is a necessary nutrient that is often misunderstood. In an interview at NaturalNews, Dr. B explains that cholesterol is far from all bad, actually working to repair and protect the body. Still, 71 million Americans “suffer” from high cholesterol and many manage it with potentially-dangerous medications like statins, this when the proper balance of cholesterol can be managed with dietary changes.
There are some foods that naturally help balance cholesterol levels. Some you may hav [...]
(NaturalNews) North Americans are catching on to the benefits of yacon syrup, a traditional South American food that may help prevent or even treat a myriad of digestive and metabolic health conditions.Yacon syrup is derived from the tuberous roots of the yacon plant (Smallanthus... [...]
(NaturalNews) Cholesterol is a necessary component of the blood. A waxy substance, cholesterol is found in the lipids of blood. The body uses it to build new cells, but having high levels of cholesterol can lead to conditions that threaten good health. Because high cholesterol can... [...]
(NaturalNews) Approximately 71 million adults suffer from high cholesterol, and only a third of these have it under control. (1) Considering that the condition significantly increases the risk of heart disease, management of high cholesterol is critically important. (2) While many... [...]
(NaturalNews) Almost 15 percent of American adults have high levels of cholesterol, putting them at risk for stroke, heart disease and other serious health issues that can significantly increase the risk of mortality. (1) For many, cholesterol-controlling drugs called statins have... [...]
(NaturalNews) Hibiscus is a greatly appreciated herb that usually grows in tropical areas around the globe. It was first discovered in Angola but its pleasing taste has become very popular through time amongst the North African, Middle Eastern and even European populations. It just... [...]
(NaturalNews) If your diet gave you high cholesterol, your food choices can lower it too. Eating fatty, fried, high calorie foods sends your cholesterol levels through the roof, especially if you make a steady diet of these unhealthy foods. If you have high cholesterol, you are not... [...]
Dr. MaryAnne Demasi's documentary on the criminal activity of the pharmaceutical industry regarding cholesterol-lowering statin drugs sent shock waves through the mainstream media in Australia last year. Published in two parts on the popular news show The Catalyst, the pharmaceutical industry complained loudly after the first show, and requested the network not air the second episode, "Heart of the Matter Part 2 – Cholesterol Drug War."
ABC Australia aired it anyway, but the pharmaceutical in [...]
You do need cholesterol. This soft, waxy substance is found not only in your bloodstream but also in every cell in your body, where it helps to produce cell membranes, hormones, vitamin D, and bile acids that help you digest fat.
Cholesterol also helps in the formation of your memories and is vital for neurological function. [...]