Tag: atherosclerosis

THE HEART HEALTHY HOSPITAL MENU

Recently I came across my home town hospital’s “heart healthy” menu. This menu provides food choices for patients with cardiovascular disease (CVD). It’s assumed that these choices come from well-grounded science that demonstrates to the dietician certain principles that must be followed in order not to fuel additional endothelial damage (blood vessel disease). Now I […]

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WHAT DOES A THORN IN THE FOOT, HEART DISEASE, AND A MEERSCHAUM OF MARIJUANA HAVE IN COMMON? PART FOUR OF A FOUR PART SERIES

WHAT DOES A THORN IN THE FOOT, HEART DISEASE, AND A MEERSCHAUM OF MARIJUANA HAVE IN COMMON? PART FOUR OF A FOUR PART SERIES. By Chris Rasmussen MD, MS. CANNABIDIOL (CBD) Hey everyone sorry I’m late but I was on vacation. I am a contributing writer to another website that you will find very interesting. […]

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WHAT DOES A THORN IN THE FOOT, HEART DISEASE, AND A MEERSCHAUM OF MARIJUANA HAVE IN COMMON? PART THREE OF A FOUR PART SERIES

EFFECT ON IMMUNE CELLS/DEVELOPMENT OF ATHEROSCLEROSIS So far, we have been discussing the use of medical marijuana in the treatment of inflammatory disorders. I use the ubiquitous atherosclerosis as the model for inflammation. In part two we discussed the devil of cellular inflammation: NF-kB, the various ways that can generate it, and the importance in […]

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INFLAMMATION PART 7 ENDOTHELIAL DYSFUNCTION continued

NITRIC OXIDE THE KEY TO ENDOTHELIAL HEALTH From the image to the left (also in last weeks blog, figure 10) the endothelium acts as a brain regulating dozens of vital functions every second. Recall angiotensin II is on the right side and nitric oxide (NO) is on the left side of the see saw. One […]

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INFLAMMATION PART 6 ENDOTHELIAL DYSFUNCTION

DIFFERENT TYPES OF LDL. From the above discussion I mentioned the different types and patterns of LDL. Let’s examine them a little closer. Basically we have two main types of LDL particle (in addition to a recently discovered very atherogenic, glycated particle). If you get a special blood test called a lipoprotein profile using NMR […]

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INFLAMMATION PART 3 OXIDATION OF LDL

OXIDATION STATUS NOT CHOLESTEROL DRIVES THE PROCESS If you ever wish to improve your health status and stop the process of heart disease from going any further then you need to understand what Junk Food TV and your doctor are not telling you. In other words if you don’t wish to have another heart attack […]

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