In these excerpts from his interview with KQED’s science and environment series QUEST, cardiologist Dean Ornish talks about heart health, diet and his findings on how to reverse heart disease.
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The FDA has just approved the first new weight loss drug in 13 years called Belviq (lorcaserin). This is essentially a “new and improved” version of Fen-Phen pulled by the FDA in 1997 due to heart valve problems. On the same day this week of the new drug’s approval, a recommendation against using diet [...]
Ways to help cholesterol reduction naturally
Two new medical studies show that the “low carb” Atkins diet may be harmful for the heart. A June 2012 study from the British Medical Journal followed a random sample of 43, 396 Swedish women aged 30 to 49 completed an extensive dietary questionnaire and were followed up for [...]
The treatment for irritable bowel syndrome
In previous blogs I have covered specific foods to avoid in the treatment of Irritable Bowel Syndrome. An overall bad diet of white sugar, white flour and white fat found in many packaged and highly processed foods can disrupt the ecology of the gut by turning non-harmful bacteria into harmful [...]
How to lower high blood pressure naturally
Some quick facts about high blood pressure:
Hypertension is the third leading cause of death in this country.
The higher your blood pressure the shorter your life expectancy.
Up to the age of 60 women are less likely than men to develop high blood pressure but after age 60 women take the [...]