The Cholesterol Myth
No matter what you hear on drug commercials, cholesterol is NOT your enemy.
How do we know this? Easy. Consider the following facts:
I really like this Bottom Line article. It will give you the details on all of the above. Find the info here.
Omega-3 Lowers Macular Degeneration Risk
You probably know that Omega-3 fatty acids help your heart and brain.
Now research shows that these essential nutrients also lower the risk of macular degeneration. That’s great news.
Macular degeneration is a major cause of blindness in the elderly. Taking a simple nutrient to help protect against it seems like a no-brainer.
Note that they found the protection was strongest in older patients. However that doesn’t mean it won’t help younger folks. I suspect that it will have a protective effect if taken over time. And given the other benefits from Omega-3, it is what I recommend to my patients.
The details of the study are posted in this Life Extension article. You’ll find it here.
You’ll Never Guess What Your Body Needs To Keep You And Your Brain Healthy
Give up? It’s cholesterol.
It turns out that cholesterol give the brain a crucial component that supports dopamine production. Dopamine affects thinking, memory, mood, sleep and movement. You don’t want to mess with those things.
Here is a quote from the study.
“Cholesterol is extremely important for the body, and in particular for the development and function of the brain.”
Right from the horse’s mouth. With all the other misinformation about cholesterol (see the first article in today’s newsletter), this is one more reason to doubt the hype.
As usual, the Health Sciences Institute article is amusing as well as informative. You can see it here.
Real Salt, Celtic Salt and Himalayan Salt
Regular table salt is about as healthy as refined sugar.
That’s a strong statement. But because refined salt is, well, refined, it lacks all the other basic minerals that normally come with it. Things like magnesium are lacking. And since magnesium acts to balance sodium, that’s significant.
But there are types of salt that are good for you. And since sodium is a crucial nutrient, you need to have enough of it. It regulates fluids. It supports nerve signals. It regulates blood pressure and helps muscles running smoothly.
Sodium also helps keep the body cool. Without it you couldn’t cool off after intense activity.
It also carries energy to muscles and nerves.
So what types of salt should you consider eating?
Celtic Sea SaltÃ‚Â®, Himalayan Salt or Redmond Real Salt are good choices.
To learn more about each of these, including how they are gathered and what’ in them, see this Green Med Info article. The article is here.
Candida Treatment Protocol
Candida is a form of fungus. It is commonly called yeast. And, everyone has this in their body.
But for many people, their body can’t control the growth of this fungus. That’s when Candida overgrowth happens.
Symptoms of this can vary. They might include
There are events that can pre-dispose someone to have Candida overgrowth. They include:
If you want to know whether or not you might have it, I recommend this article. If you want to know what you might do to get rid of it, the article has some good advice.
I recommend you read it here.
All the best to you for your health and happiness,