Author Archives: Dr. Davis

Omega-3 fatty acids likely NOT associated with prostate cancer

A weakly constructed study was reported recently that purportedly associated higher levels of omega-3 fatty acid blood levels and prostate cancer. See this CBS News report, for instance. Lipid and omega-3 fat expert, Dr. William Harris, posted this concise critique … Continue reading

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Are statins and omega-3s incompatible?

French researcher, Dr. Michel de Lorgeril, has been in the forefront of thinking and research into nutritional issues, including the Mediterranean Diet, the French Paradox, and the role of fat intake in cardiovascular health. In a recent review entitled Recent … Continue reading

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DHA: the crucial omega-3

Of the two omega-3 fatty acids that are best explored, EPA and DHA, it is likely DHA that exerts the most blood pressure- and heart rate-reducing effects. Here are the data of Mori et al in which 4000 mg of … Continue reading

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What tests are MORE important than cholesterol?

In the conventional practice of early heart disease prevention, cholesterol testing takes center stage. Rarely does it go any further, aside from questions about family history and obvious sources of modifiable risk such as smoking and sedentary lifestyle. So standard … Continue reading

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Cranberry Sauce

Happy Thanksgiving 2012, everyone, from all the staff at Track Your Plaque! Here’s a zesty version of traditional cranberry sauce, minus the sugar. The orange, cinnamon, and other spices, along with the crunch of walnuts, make this one of my … Continue reading

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Apple Cranberry Crumble

Apple, cranberry, and cinnamon: the perfect combination of tastes and scents for winter holidays! I took a bit of carbohydrate liberties with this recipe. The entire recipe yields a delicious cheesecake-like crumble with 59 “net” grams carbohydrates (total carbs – … Continue reading

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Biscuits and Gravy

Biscuits and gravy: the ultimate comfort food . . . one you thought you’d never have again! The familiar dish of breakfast and holiday meals is recreated here with a delicious gravy that you can pour over piping hot biscuits. … Continue reading

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The Perfect Carnivore

People who carry the gene for lipoprotein(a), Lp(a), tend to be: –Intelligent–The bell curve of IQ is shifted rightward by a substantial margin. –Athletic–With unusual capacity for long-endurance effort, thus the many marathoners, triathletes, and long-distance bikers with Lp(a). –Tolerant … Continue reading

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Track Your Plaque in the news

The NPR Health Blog contacted me, as they were interested in learning more about health strategies and tools that are being used by individuals without their doctors. The Track Your Plaque website and program came up in their quest, as … Continue reading

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Pecan Streusel Coffee Cake

This is about as decadent as it gets around here! Here’s a recreation of an old-fashioned coffee cake, a version with a delicious chewy-crunchy streusel topping. I’ve specified xylitol as the sweetener in the topping, as it is the most … Continue reading

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