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Not a myth...
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jhewell3 posted:
I took a statin for several years when my liver suddenly showing signs of damage. The doctor said my liver was less than 50% functional. We immediately took me off the statin, began a regimen of Milk Thistle, Dandelion Root, Almonds, and low cholesterol diet. After 12 mos, my liver was back to full function and I started Zetia (non-statin). No issues since then.
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CardiostarUSA1 responded:
Hi:

"Began a regimen of....."

"After 12 mos, my liver was back to full function"

This is marvelous.

It was obviously unfortunate that liver damage/dysfunction occurred, but so good to hear that it was not permanent/irreversible, in which you would now have had an "iatrogenic" condition.

Keep ALL modifiable risk factors for cardiovascular disease closely in-check.

Best of luck down the road of life.

Take care,

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Be well-informed

Heart-Healthy Foods

Avoid foods high in saturated fat and cholesterol. Choose skim or low-fat milk, low-fat yogurt and reduced-fat cheeses. Eat more fish and poultry. Limit servings to five to seven ounces a day. Trim visible fat. Limit egg yolks. Substitute two egg whites for one whole egg or use an egg-substitute. Eat more fruits and vegetables, whole grains, breads and cereals. Use less salt and fat. Season with herbs and spices rather than with sauces, gravies and butter

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Today Show - Archives

How to eat your way to cardiovascular wellness - 1/26/06

In 'The Road to a Healthy Heart Runs Through the Kitchen', Joseph C. Piscatella offers nutritional analysis and recipes. Read an excerpt.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/11044374


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Good to know, for the primary and secondary prevention of heart attack and brain attack/stroke

Epidemiologic studies (EDS) have revealed risk factors (encompasses some new, novel, or emerging) for atherosclerosis, which includes age, gender, genetics (gene deletion, malfunction or mutation), diabetes (considered as being the highest risk factor), smoking (includes second/thirdhand), inactivity, obesity (a global epidemic, "globesity") high blood pressure (hypertension), high LDL, small, dense LDL, RLP (remnant lipoprotein), high Lp(a), high ApoB, high Lp-PLA2, high triglycerides, HDL2b, LOW HDL (less than 40 mg/dL, an HDL level of 60/65 mg/dL or more is considered protective against coronary artery disease), high homocysteine (now questionable), and high C-reactive protein (CRP/hs-CRP).

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Heart Disease TYPES

Men and Women

Acquired in life or congenital (born with it)

http://www.webmd.com/heart-disease/heart-disease-men

Heart Disease SYMPTOMS

http://www.webmd.com/heart-disease/guide/heart-disease-symptoms

Mayo Clinic

Heart Disease

Definition. Symptoms. Causes. Risk factors. Complications. Tests and diagnosis. Treatments and drugs. Lifestyle and home remedies. Prevention......

Heart disease is a broad term used to describe a range of diseases that affect your heart, and in some cases, your blood vessels......

http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/heart-disease/DS01120


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Human Heart - Pictures, Definition, Location in the Body and Heart Problems

http://www.webmd.com/heart/picture-of-the-heart


WebMD Health/The Cleveland Clinic

How the Healthy Heart Works

http://www.webmd.com/heart-disease/healthy-heart-works


Your-Doctor

How the Heart Pumps

Animated Tutorial

http://www.your-doctor.com/healthinfocenter/medical-conditions/cardiovascular/heartpump-tutorial.html

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HeartSite

Heart info, cardiac tests (commonly performed, mainstream types) info, actual diagnostic images

http://www.heartsite.com


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