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Healthy-Savvy-Life ‘WEEKLY WRAP’, Q&A | HSL65

Each Saturday as part of the ‘Healthy Savvy Life’ Show, we’re doing a ‘Weekly Wrap’ where we answer questions that have come in from the Community and . . . if you’re part of the live session – your questions too!!

In this session of the ‘Weekly Wrap’ . . .

  • Cholesterol Tests: Understanding Your Results & Your Real Risk Factors
  • MEN’S HEALTH: The Health Problems Facing Men Today
  • The ‘Canola Con’: The Ugly Truth About Vegetable Oils (and why they should be avoided)
  • Plus YOUR Questions answered!

We hope you find this ‘Weekly Wrap’ + Q&A Episode valuable!

Please share your thoughts and any questions!

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The Case Against STATINS

Many experts argue that Statins, ‘cholesterol-fighting’ drugs – are over-prescribed, with potentially dangerous side effects.

With many of our community members and ‘Healthy Heart Challenge‘ participants looking for answers – we’ve decided to curate topics here on the blog to continue the conversation.

We will aim to add information here on this page along with commentary. Please join in on the conversation too, in the comments.

“In my view, statins are among the most ineffective and dangerous drugs on the market, largely because the doctors who prescribe them haven’t done their homework.”

Dr Armon B. Neel, Jr, author of “Are Your Prescriptions Killing You?”
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Hawaiian Noni: 9 Nourishing Benefits of this Nutritious Super-Fruit!

The Hawaiians named their sacred fruit ‘Noni’. For Hawaiians, noni juice represents a gift of the lava from ‘Pele’ the goddess of fire, lightning, wind and volcanoes and the creator of the Hawaiian Islands. This funny-looking, tropical fruit has a long and rich history dating back 2,000 years. The noni plant (morinda citrifolia) produces a bitter-tasting fruit that is used to make juice, however, it’s more often mixed with other types of fruit juices.

It has played a significant role in the dietary and traditional practices of Polynesian peoples across the Pacific since time immemorial, with the fruit, stem, leaf, seed, flower, and root all being used for a variety of purposes. It was and still is used as a medicinal fruit by traditional Polynesian healers as a general tonic, to ease symptoms associated with, and as a remedy for imbalances of the respiratory, digestive, intestinal, nervous and immune systems. It was also considered particularly beneficial for the central nervous system, as well as for injuries.

Although Noni was widely used and cherished by the people of the Pacific nations and knowledge of Noni’s healthful benefits was passed from generation to generation, its secrets remained unknown to the rest of the world for thousands of years. In the twentieth century, botanists interested in the methods of traditional healers began to study this remarkable fruit.

Knowing that foods that contain antioxidants are important because they may help prevent a whole range of diseases resulting from cell damage or oxidative stress, and knowing that oxidative stress affects many diseases, such as cancer, cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, cataracts and age-related macular degeneration, the first thought was that this was the key in this sacred Hawaiian fruit. Certainly reducing oxidative stress can benefit such issues and Noni is chock full of antioxidants, but with Noni there is much more going on.

Here are 9 Nourishing Benefits of Hawaiian Noni Fruit!

 

9 Nourishing Benefits of Hawaiian Noni

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Neuroscientist Speaks Out: Cholesterol and Fat Myths & Misinformation

The “Heart-Healthy” Low-Fat Advice Was Killing Him!

After being diagnosed as being overweight with high cholesterol, high triglycerides and being labeled as a ‘high risk’ for heart disease, David Diamond PhD, decided to follow the standard diet advice that gets the ‘tick of approval’ and was recommended by his doctor. Namely – the ‘Heart Healthy’ Low Fat, low animal product approach – he cut the fat and started exercising.

And that’s when things got even worse . . .

The mainstream advice given to him by his doctors wasn’t working. If anything, it was killing him.

Dr. Diamond’s high cholesterol went higher and his triglycerides skyrocketed. His doctor recommended that he start taking drugs to lower his cholesterol, but David didn’t listen. Rather than head to the pharmacy for drugs to lower cholesterol as suggested by his doctor – he instead headed for the library.

Why? Well as a Ph.D. professor – he wanted to learn all he could about cholesterol, obesity and heart health.

What he found was that the areas of heart disease and nutrition are filled with incompetence and massive conflicts of interest.

David discovered that many of the “truths” that are perpetuated by mainstream media and even health professionals are often completely false. Prime examples of that are the associations between saturated fat intake, cholesterol, and heart disease.

He also uncovers the history of obesity and how doctors knew that reducing carbs could cure obesity a 150 years ago, but how this knowledge got lost along the way.

In the following video, neuroscientist David Diamond, Ph.D. explains how he had personally started to suffer from the effects of eating the standard western diet.

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