Heart Disease

Hypertension? No Problem, Try Water Fasting : Exclusive Renegade Health Interview with Dr. Alan Goldhamer

Friday Oct 3 2014 | by Kevin Gianni

Blood boiling? We have some answers… Last week, I had a chance to have a chat with — who I feel — is one of the most knowledgeable ... more »

Citrus Pectin—the New Therapy for Cancer & Heart Disease?

Friday Oct 3 2014 | by Dr. J. E. Williams

Pectins (derived from the white part under all types of citrus fruit peels) have traditionally been used as thickening and stabilizing agents for ... more »

Purple Bamboo Salt: Is It The Best Salt on Earth?

Friday Sep 26 2014 | by Dr. J. E. Williams

Researchers have found bamboo salt useful for viral infections, allergies, sinusitis, dental and gum disease, and diabetes. First there was the ... more »

Five Reasons Why You Don’t Want Your Cholesterol Level To Get Too Low

Friday Sep 12 2014 | by Dr. J. E. Williams

Is cholesterol the enemy of heart health? Can our levels get too low? It takes a gigantic shift in thinking to turn the idea of a bad molecule into a ... more »

7 Reasons Why Smoking Marijuana May Be Hazardous to Your Health

Wednesday Aug 13 2014 | by Colleen M. Story

Though medical marijuana has some health benefits, regular use can also cause serious health problems. Medical marijuana (cannabis) is gaining steam. ... more »

5 Health Myths Spread by Mainstream Nutrition

Monday Jul 14 2014 | by Colleen M. Story

Eggs are bad for you. High fructose corn syrup is no different from other sweeteners. These are the myths spread by mainstream nutrition—and ... more »

Rice Bran Oil: Is It The World’s Best Oil?

Friday Jul 11 2014 | by Dr. J. E. Williams

Are demanding chefs really switching to rice bran oil? Have you ever come across something unexpected, new to you, and too good to be true, but ... more »

What Your Ears, Fingers, Arms, and Blood Type Can Tell You About Your Health

Monday Jun 23 2014 | by Colleen M. Story

If you have creases that run diagonally across your ear, you may be at a higher risk of heart disease. Is your index finger shorter than your ring ... more »

Why Raspberries May be the World’s Healthiest Food

Friday Jun 20 2014 | by Dr. J. E. Williams

Raspberries have shown in studies to help prevent cancer and heart disease and to slow aging. Raspberries, along with blueberries and blackberries, ... more »

7 Weird Health Habits That Can Make Life Better

Wednesday Jun 11 2014 | by Colleen M. Story

Go ahead—sing out loud. Studies show it helps relieve stress and anxiety. You’re eating right. You’re exercising regularly. You’re doing your ... more »

High Blood Pressure? Don’t Eat These 12 Items!

Wednesday May 28 2014 | by Colleen M. Story

Pickles are good for you, right? The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) states that 67 million adults—about 31 percent—have high ... more »

9 Reasons You May Want to Indulge in a Little Dark Chocolate Today

Monday Feb 3 2014 | by Colleen M. Story

Studies show that a little dark chocolate each day can provide a number of important health benefits. Have you been avoiding chocolate lately because ... more »

Use This Technique to Keep Your Blood Pressure in Line

Monday Jan 27 2014 | by Colleen M. Story

Studies indicate that meditation may help keep blood pressure levels in the normal range. Typical lifestyle modifications for high blood pressure ... more »

New Guidelines on Blood Pressure Drugs—10 Ways to Lower Yours Naturally

Friday Dec 27 2013 | by Dr. J. E. Williams

Cutting back on sodium is still a good, natural way to lower high blood pressure. The New York Times was recently abuzz with multiple articles and ... more »

7 Foods that Fight Inflammation

Monday Nov 11 2013 | by Colleen M. Story

Chronic inflammation is linked with diseases like Alzheimer’s and heart disease, but can be tamed with certain anti-inflammatory foods. Inflammation ... more »

Telomere Update: Healthy Lifestyle Choices Slow Aging

Friday Oct 18 2013 | by Dr. J. E. Williams

What are telomeres and how do they affect your life? Getting your telomeres tested is the latest way to check how fast, or slow, you’re aging. ... more »

Blood Pressure Meds May Increase Risk of Cancer—12 Natural Ways to Drop Levels

Monday Oct 14 2013 | by Colleen M. Story

Medications can keep your blood pressure levels under control, but they can also increase your risk for some types of cancer. If you’re taking blood ... more »

The Barcelona Diet: Is It the Most Delicious, Healthy Diet on the Planet?

Friday Oct 11 2013 | by Dr. J. E. Williams

Is the Mediterranean diet really the best for your health? Barcelona, with its mild climate and sea breezes, is a wonderful place to visit. They have ... more »

Dragon Fruit—A New Super Food

Friday Sep 20 2013 | by Dr. J. E. Williams

I grow this unusual fruit for my own use—it has a number of health benefits. The first time I ate dragon fruit was in Hong Kong, and then in ... more »

Could Your Cholesterol Be Too Low? Risks Include Cancer and Depression

Wednesday Feb 27 2013 | by Colleen M. Story

Most people are trying to keep their cholesterol numbers down, but when is low too low? The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) states ... more »

20 Natural and Weird Ways to Ditch the Cigarettes Forever—Coconut Water, Anyone?

Wednesday Jan 23 2013 | by Kevin Gianni

Drugs and nicotine patches aren’t the only way to go—you may do better with hypnosis or acupuncture. Quitting smoking is hard. Everyone ... more »

7 Foods and Herbs that Help Lower Blood Pressure

Monday Nov 5 2012 | by Kevin Gianni

Blueberries were found in studies to protect against hypertension. It affects an amazing one-third of American adults, and is a major risk factor for ... more »

Natural Ways to Lower Cholesterol

Wednesday Oct 24 2012 | by Kevin Gianni

Garlic can help lower cholesterol and widen blood vessels, to reduce your risk of heart attack. There are many types of heart disease, but the most ... more »

Pu-erh Tea: the Next Superfood for Battling Heart Disease? : Exclusive Renegade Health Article

Monday Aug 20 2012 | by Kevin Gianni

This fermented tea may have more in common with wine than other teas. Don’t worry—that’s not a typo in the title. Also called ... more »

Human Disease — Much More Complicated Than We Thought : Exclusive Article by J. E. Williams

Friday Jun 29 2012 | by Dr. J. E. Williams

We thought we had human disease figured out. Turns out we haven’t even started. For centuries, the focus of modern Western medicine has been on ... more »

High Levels of HDL “Good” Cholesterol Protective? Maybe Not Anymore : Exclusive Article by J. E. Williams

Friday May 25 2012 | by Dr. J. E. Williams

Here’s a general rule: Never let any doctor put you on any drug for more than one year without questioning the consequences or without regular, ... more »

The Good and Bad of Statin Drugs—When Might They Actually Help, But at What Cost?

Friday May 18 2012 | by Dr. J. E. Williams

You’ve got high cholesterol…is a statin drug really the answer? For high cholesterol and LDL (“bad cholesterol”) there is one sure ... more »

Next Generation Science Shows Us—Pomegranate Can Protect Your Cholesterol : Exclusive Article by J. E. Williams

Friday May 11 2012 | by Dr. J. E. Williams

We know pomegranates are good for us, but next generation science shows that it can help maintain healthy cholesterol levels. Nature’s secrets are ... more »

Are Multivitamins Deadly? : “Digest This!” Healthy News You Need to Know

Tuesday Oct 11 2011 | by Kevin Gianni

Next thing you know, there will be a study that will find food causes death – a 100% correlation. “Digest This!” returns ... more »

If You Need an Energy Recharge, You Have to Read This (Plus, Why This Natural Practice Might Be Better Than Lipitor) : The 7 Things I Learned This Week

Monday Jul 11 2011 | by Kevin Gianni

I have a way of ruining good pictures like this. Apparently, I wasn’t fully recharged yet, since I didn’t even have enough juice to smile ... more »

What Would I Do If I Had Cancer or Another Degenerative Disease : The Renegade Health Show Episode #567

Wednesday May 12 2010 | by Kevin Gianni

Brent had a great question recently on the blog… “What would you do if you had cancer?” Annmarie and I first discussed if we were ... more »