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  1. HDL, or the "good" cholesterol is considered to be beneficial, since HDL helps removes the "bad" LDL cholesterol. Eating healthfully results in a reduction of the "bad" LDL cholesterol, but many times patients also see a reduction in their "good" HDL cholesterol, which can be concerning. Studies show that using drugs to raise HDL...
  2. Through the dedicated efforts of Dr. Roy Swank, many patients with multiple sclerosis have stopped the progression of their disease. Dr. Swank's approach involved using a low-fat diet. His research led him to the discovery that saturated animal fat was directly responsible for the frequency and severity of multiple sclerosis attacks. Dr. Swank's patients...
  3. Cataracts are the leading cause of vision loss, so it's no surprise that cataract surgery is one of the most common surgeries performed today. There are several factors associated with the development of cataracts, including what type of diet we eat. Dr. Michael Greger's video clip points to a study that concluded, "Vegetarians and...
  4. Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is a dreaded disease that reduces life expectancy and quality of life. Conventional medical wisdom is that there is no cure. The available medications can have adverse effects and not be well tolerated. Many people seek alternative treatments out of a sense of desperation. MS is a neurological disorder caused by...
  5. Although statins can benefit those high risk patients with significant history of coronary disease; for the majority of patients, a Starch Smart diet proves to be just as effective at lowering cholesterol. High risk patients that would benefit from statin lowering medications are those that have had a previous heart attack, stroke, or an...

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