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Melanie Thomassian

Melanie Thomassian, Health Pro

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Dietitian

Detox Diets: Are They A Good Idea?

With the start of 2012, you may have made a pledge to shed the extra pounds you've gain over the last year.

Recently, I've heard a lot of people saying they intend to go on a "detox diet," as soon as the New Year begins.

But, is that a wise move?

For the most part, the only thing detox products help you to lose is your... Read moreChevron

posted 12/31/2011, comments (0)|
Melanie Thomassian

Melanie Thomassian, Health Pro

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Dietician

Heart Healthy Vegetarian Diet

Many vegetarians rely too much on white carbs, overly processed meat alternatives, and cheese, to reach their energy needs. But, regularly eating this type of diet is not healthy for your heart.

 

A vegetarian diet can, however, be very healthful and nutritious, when carefully planned to include all of the essential nutrients,... Read moreChevron

posted 05/03/2011, comments (0)|
Dr. William Davis

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Heart Disease Specialist

What Does Xanthelasma Have to Do With Cholesterol?

"Xanthos" means "yellow" in Greek. Xenthelasma are indeed skin deposits of yellow-colored fatty material and debris, the remnants of inflammatory cells (macrophages) bloated with lipid material that confers the yellow color. LDL particles are trapped in tissues, in this case in the connective tissue of the eyelids. Interestingly, the LDL... Read moreChevron

posted 02/10/2011, comments (0)|
Dr. William Davis

Dr. William Davis, Health Pro

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Heart Disease Specialist

Whole Grains May be Bad for Health

Arthritis is no small matter.

 

One in seven Americans, or 47 million people, have been diagnosed by their doctors with the most common form of arthritis, osteoarthritis, the familiar form of arthritis that leaves the knees, hips, and other joints painful.

 

What starts as mild joint pain and stiffness,... Read moreChevron

HeartHawk

HeartHawk, Health Guide

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Heart Health Consumer Advocate

JUPITER to Earth: It's the Calcium Score Stupid!

The study known as the "Justification for the Use of Statins in Primary Prevention: an Intervention Trial Evaluating Rosuvastatin" (JUPITER), was a classical large, long-term, double-blind, placebo-controlled, randomized clinical trial designed to determine whether it made sense to start statin treatment (in this case 20 mg of rosuvastatin or... Read moreChevron

posted 11/23/2010, comments (0)|