Non-Toxic Ways To Lower Blood Cholesterol
By Dr. Gifford Jones Sunday, April 7, 2013
“Is a natural remedy as effective as cholesterol-lowering drugs (CLDs)?” Or “Is it possible to lower cholesterol by just dietary changes?” These and other questions routinely arrive in my e-mail. What everyone should be asking is, “What is the safest way to lower blood cholesterol?”Explaining how extra virgin olive oil protects against Alzheimer’s disease
By American Chemical Society Wednesday, March 20, 2013
The mystery of exactly how consumption of extra virgin olive oil helps reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) may lie in one component of olive oil that helps shuttle the abnormal AD proteins out of the brain, scientists are reporting in a new study. It appears in the journal ACS Chemical Neuroscience.Peewee Amounts of Vitamin C Won’t Stop Heart Attacks
By Dr. Gifford Jones Sunday, February 17, 2013
How can The Harvard Medical School, my alma mater, be so backward about heart attack? It’s apparent its researchers never heard Linus Pauling when he countered critics with “It’s the dosage, idiots”. Fortunately, a new remedy, Medi-C Plus, allows readers to benefit from Harvard’s error.New Zona Plus Device To Treat Hypertension
By Dr. Gifford Jones Sunday, February 10, 2013
Why would patients choose to endure the side-effects of blood pressure pills when a new Zona Plus exercise can ease hypertension? Before you say “it’s too good to be true”, let me tell you about F-16 fighter pilots. These pilots have to withstand huge G-forces in combat to prevent them from blacking out. This presented a major dilemma for flight researchers.Hell Will Freeze Over Before I Stop Eating Steak
By Dr. Gifford Jones Sunday, December 2, 2012
“Are you sure you want your steak blue?”, waiters often ask. I’ve learned the word “blue” is the best way of ensuring a rare steak. But lately I’ve noticed I’m the only one eating meat. Friends are ordering either chicken or a vegetarian diet. They claim this is the way to better health.
Vitamin C and Lysine Powder Help Prevent Heart Attack
By Dr. Gifford Jones Sunday, October 21, 2012
Why is heart attack the number one killer in this country? 99 percent of doctors say it’s due to atherosclerosis (hardening of arteries) and that cholesterol lowering drugs are the primary way to treat it. But I say it’s because cardiologists have closed minds and are ignoring facts that could save thousands of North Americans from coronary attack.What’s The Diagnosis?
By Dr. Gifford Jones Sunday, May 13, 2012
How would you like to save a life this week? After all, it’s not only doctors who are involved in life or death situations. So all you have to do is remember this column.Why Couldn’t This Woman Go To Church?
By Dr. Gifford Jones Sunday, March 4, 2012
Several years ago I landed at Nairobi airport in Kenya after many hours in the air. It was an uneventful flight, but one elderly traveller had encountered an embarrassing problem. On arrival, she could not put on her shoes due to swelling (edema) of her feet. So why do legs and feet swell in flight, and when is it dangerous? Also what prevented one woman from going to church?Which Do You Prefer, Heart Attack or Diabetes?
By Dr. Gifford Jones Sunday, February 12, 2012
Is it getting easier for patients to make the right health decision today, compared to 50 years ago? It should be, considering the huge advances in medical knowledge since that time. But unless you’re blessed with the Wisdom of Solomon, these advances may merely help you exchange one disease for another. Or, as one wise sage remarked, “Life would be easier if there were no ‘buts’.”Niagara’s Grass Roots Approach Targets Childhood Obesity
By Dr. Gifford Jones Sunday, November 20, 2011
What will it take to eliminate the current obesity epidemic in children? There’s no easy answer and every year children are putting on more pounds. So why not try a new approach? The one veteran politicians use to get elected, the grass roots approach? This is what Dr. Stafford Dobbin, a wily Irishman and family physician, decided to try in the Niagara Region. It should set a standard for the nation.
Surgery for Swinging-Door Heart Valves
By Dr. Gifford Jones Sunday, August 14, 2011
What do the swinging doors of a western movie have to do with mitral valve surgery? They’re the easiest way to describe what’s wrong with the heart’s valves and what surgical procedure is needed to correct mitral valve prolapse (MVP). To get a first-hand look I watched Dr. Tirone David, one the world’s great cardiac surgeons, perform this operation at the Toronto General Hospital.
The mitral valve separates the two left chambers of the heart. Each time the heart beats the valves open, like the swinging doors of a western saloon. But after opening they firmly close while the heart pumps blood to the body.Consumers Kill Campbell’s U.S. Poster Child
By Dr. Gifford Jones Sunday, July 31, 2011
If your company makes soup, what’s the best way to shoot yourself in the foot? Try selling soup with a little less salt. In 2009 Campbell Soup made a brave and healthy decision. Each serving of its soup would have 32 percent less sodium to help tame one of North America’s big killers, hypertension. Now foolish consumers have forced Campbell’s soup in the U.S. to put sodium back again.
Fortunately, this decision at the moment does not affect Campbell’s soup in Canada. Moreover, there are also other products here that are helping to combat these common diseases. For instance, Loblaw’s President’s Choice Blue Menu line of products, contains both decreased salt and calories. Blue Menu soup has only 400 milligrams of salt compared to 800 or more milligrams in other soups.Decrease Sugar to Sweeten Blood Cholesterol
By Dr. Gifford Jones Sunday, July 24, 2011
Think you know everything on how to lower blood cholesterol? I’m sure it’s no news that excessive amounts of sugar can cause obesity, diabetes, and more visits to the dentist. But a report from Tufts University School of Nutrition says this is the first study to show that too much sugar is also bad news for blood cholesterol. It appears they’ve forgotten the work of Dr. John Yudkin.
North Americans love sugar because it tastes good, and food companies know it. Studies show that they get 16 percent of their total calories from sugar added to foods during manufacturing. Thirty five years ago it was 10.6 percent. It’s the “silent sugar” hidden in a variety of everyday foods such as bread. This means that most adults consume 90 grams of sugar daily or 21.4 teaspoons (tsp).More Natural Ways to Decrease Blood Cholesterol
By Dr. Gifford Jones Sunday, June 12, 2011
“Should I stop taking my cholesterol-lowering drug (CLD) and switch to the natural product Sytrinol?”
“Can I take this remedy along with a CLD?
“Are there other natural ways to lower blood cholesterol?”New Report: Risk of Cholesterol Drugs
By Dr. Gifford Jones Sunday, May 8, 2011
How will history judge me for questioning the benefits of cholesterol-lowering drugs (CLDs)? I’ll never know. But a report in the British Medical Journal that studied 226,000 people taking (CLDs) now says that the side effect of muscle and back pain may be more frequent than originally believed. For instance, muscle pain and weakness occurred in up to one-third of patients, with moderate or severe muscle pain in 100 to 300 women.
Severe muscle pain is a worrying symptom as it may be the prelude to rhabdomyolysis. This is a life-threatening condition where a large amount of muscle tissue is destroyed, causing kidney failure. This complication occurs in about one in 10,000 patients. So if muscle pain develops it should be reported immediately to the doctor.Next 15 Columns