Doctor Proves Diet Lowers Cholesterol

November 8, 2015 purposelywell 0

Dr Jenkins acknowledged that Statin drugs, may not be needed. Dietary changes, and not the ones you think, lead to significant LDL lowering. Eating a diet rich in nuts, dietary fiber, and plant sterols (read green vegetables, fruits, legumes, grains, nuts, and seeds), lead to the biggest change. Note the absence of dairy […]

New Blood Pressure Recommendation

November 4, 2015 purposelywell 0

There are now recommendations based on the Sprint study that seek to push blood pressure down to 120-80. That is a huge drop from the current 140-90 for people under 60 years of age. What is behind this new level? Apparently keeping blood pressure naturally low protects from heart disease. […]

Food Waste Rises With The Holidays

November 3, 2015 purposelywell 0

Nearly 1/3 of all the turkey used at Thanksgiving ends up in the garbage!  How can such an event of gratefulness end up with so much waste?  It’s time to bring back the tradition of Turkey Soup. Boil all those bones and carving bits. Let it cool, then remove the […]

Is Butter Really Better?

October 19, 2015 purposelywell 0

There has been a lot of “science” lately saying that animal fats and saturated fats are fine for your heart and don’t really cause heart disease. But is that really true or is it just skewing the data and cherry picking what you want? Not every one agrees. Many cardiologists […]

Top Cardiologist Goes Vegan To Lower His LDL

October 14, 2015 purposelywell 0

There is so much argument over diet these days. It is hard to know who to believe. Forks Over Knives has been promoting vegan plant-based diets to lower cholesterol, heart disease, diabetes, and weight loss. Dr. Kim Williams, president of the American College of Cardiology and chief of cardiology at […]

Music Changes Us

October 2, 2015 purposelywell 0

Music plays many roles in our lives. It is proven to lower blood pressure, release pain, relieve anxiety and depression and uplift the spirit. There has been a lot of controversy over what kind of music works best. Turns out it doesn’t matter as long as it causes the listener […]

Turmeric Beats 10 Drugs According to PubMed

October 1, 2015 purposelywell 0

Most of us think spices are added to food for flavor, but the ancient civilizations understood spices have medicinal components and they were used for flavor and health giving properties. Turmeric has been shown to be equal to or better than 10 of the most commonly prescribed drugs. The trick […]

How To Be Carefree and Happy Again

September 29, 2015 purposelywell 0

Do you remember what it was like to be five and free for the summer?  Do you wish you could get back to that but in a somewhat adult version of it? Your five year old self has a lot of wisdom to share.  There is a great difference between […]

An Apple a Day Beats Statins For Hearth Health

September 17, 2015 purposelywell 1

An apple a day keeps the doctor away. It has finally been proven with a study in the UK.  Just be sure your apple is an organic one. Apples can be sprayed up to 26 times during the growing season. That level of chemicals may damage your liver in the […]

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