Cardiovascular Series

Triglycerides: Everything You Need To Know

Triglycerides are often measured along with cholesterol on the lipid panel. This article focuses on Triglycerides and how they contribute to heart disease risk. As you’ll learn, they are a marker for many conditions so thoughtful assessment and strategic treatment strategies must be considered. I have written similar articles about HDL (found here) and LDL…

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How to Increase HDL-Cholesterol

There are many ways to assess heart disease risk, including lipid and cholesterol measures. The focus of this article is HDL-Cholesterol, but I have written similar articles about LDL-Cholesterol (available here) and Triglycerides (available here). What Is HDL-Cholesterol? High density lipoprotein (HDL) is a carrier molecule for cholesterol, phospholipids and triglycerides. Think of HDL as…

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How Cholesterol and Fat Got a Bad Reputation

Heart disease prevention has been a major research topic since the 1950’s [1]. It’s a safe bet that at some point, you have been told dietary cholesterol and fat is bad. The good news is science has now proven dietary cholesterol isn’t bad. Unfortunately, it was also science telling us it was bad all those…

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The Truth about Cholesterol & Eggs

Historically, eggs have been given a bad reputation when it comes to heart disease. Websites, new shows and even doctors spread the word that eggs (due to their cholesterol content) are bad and as a result, the cliché is known almost worldwide. Eggs have been accused of many bad things, but I hope this article…

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CoQ10: A Must-have with Statin Use

blog cover for coq10 post about use with statin use

Statins are one of the most commonly prescribed drugs in North America. There is controversy about their efficacy and safety – but one thing is for sure:  CoQ10 must be considered as an adjunct treatment. To learn about CoQ10’s use in general, click here. To learn how to pick CoQ10 supplements, click here. A little…

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