Monthly Archives: December 2009

If you take niacin, you must exercise

We use a lot of niacin in the Track Your Plaque program. Niacin: –Increases HDL and shifts HDL towards the large, protective fraction –Reduces small LDL–In fact, niacin is the best treatment we have to reduce small LDL after wheat … Continue reading

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To track small LDL, track blood sugar

Here’s a trick I learned after years of fussing over people’s small LDL. To gain better control over small LDL, follow blood sugars (blood glucose). When you think about it, all the foods that trigger increases in blood sugar also … Continue reading

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Watch your fish oil labels

A quick quiz: How much omega-3 fatty acids, EPA + DHA, are in each capsule of fish oil with the composition shown on the label below: If you said 1340 mg (894 mg + 446 mg), sorry, but you’re wrong. … Continue reading

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Overweight, hungry, diabetic, and fat-free

Let me tell you about my low-fat experience from 20 years ago. At the time, I was living in Cleveland, Ohio, and served on the faculty at a large metropolitan university-affiliated hospital, supervising fellows-in-training and developing high-tech cath lab procedures … Continue reading

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This is your brain on wheat

Here’s just a smattering of the studies performed over the past 30 years on the psychological effects of wheat consumption. Oddly, this never makes the popular press. But wheat underlies schizophrenia, bipolar illness, behavioral outbursts in autism, Huntington’s disease, and … Continue reading

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Small LDL: Perfect index of carbohydrate intake

Measuring the number of small LDL particles is the best index of carbohydrate intake I know of, better than even blood sugar and triglycerides. In other words, increase carbohydrate intake and small LDL particles increase. Decrease carbohydrates and small LDL … Continue reading

Posted in Low-carb diets, Small LDL, Wheat | 15 Comments

Video Teleconference with Dr. William Davis

Dr. Davis is available for personal one-on-one video teleconferencing to discuss your heart health issues. You can obtain Dr. Davis’ expertise on issues important to your health, including: Lipoprotein assessment Heart scans and coronary calcium scores Diet and nutrition Weight … Continue reading

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Track Your Plaque challenges

Of all the various factors we correct in the Track Your Plaque program in the name of achieving reversal of coronary plaque, there are two factors that are proving to be our greatest challenges: 1) Genetic small LDL 2) Lipoprotein(a) … Continue reading

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