Heart Disease

Overdose: Are Pharmaceutical Companies Systematically Destroying Your Health?

Friday Mar 13 2015 | by Dr. J. E. Williams

In September 2004, Merck & Co. pulled Vioxx from the market. The press spun the headlines to make it look like Merck – a pharmaceutical giant ... more »

Is It Safe to Put the Salt Shaker Back on the Table?

Thursday Feb 26 2015 | by Colleen M. Story

New evidence suggests we’ve been all shook up over salt for no reason. If you have heart disease in your family, you know the drill. Put away the ... more »

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 »