Why Some Dairy Fat Raises Cholesterol, and Some Doesn’t

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Good morning everyone. Today we have an exciting topic to explore: whether or not the saturated fat in dairy products actually raises cholesterol. The association between eating saturated fat and seeing your cholesterol numbers go up a tick has always been rock solid, but it's possible the presence (or absence) of a particular compound in dairy products is responsible for this effect. To explain the issue further please allow me to bring your attention to Dr. Ulf Risérus, a professor at Uppsala University in Sweden who'll answer important questions for us about this research.

How Garlic Can Keep the Coronary Bypass Surgeon Away

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GARLIC. What comes into your head when you read that word, gratuitously typed in all caps? Bad breath? Farts that smell even worse? 14th century witch doctors getting sent to the crucible? Something that's very good for you in spite of all these things? Probably yes, yes, yes and YES! I'm not much of a shaman, so I'll stay away from that. But I do know a thing or two about herbs. And garlic might be useful if you have an achy, breaky heart, among other things.

When Folic Acid Kills

If you're a kid, geezer, pregnant, slob or lush you probably drink folic acid from a fire hose without realizing it. And hey, in a lot of ways.....this is all fine and dandy. It prevents us from ending up with birth defects that give us the lumbar system of Quasimodo. I like that. However, the machinery our bodies use to process folic acid are often overtaxed, leaving a lot of the unmodified stuff floating around in our blood. Is it possible we have too much of a good thing?

Kutting to the Truth About Vitamin K

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What kan vitamin K do for your body? Since about 1950 the answer was pretty simple: IT CLOTS YOUR BLOOD. However, recently there have been new revelations about other benefits. And in particular, there might be a few other mysterious forms of the vitamin that have remarkable potency within the body. As it turns out vitamin K has not 1, not 2, not 3, not 4, not 5, not even 6 forms of itself but 12 DIFFERENT FORMS OF THE VITAMIN. HEAVENS TO BETSY!!!! And the majority of these come in the form of K2. Aka K-Kooooooool. What it can it do for you and why is it unique? Kome, let's find out.