Heart Disease

By Risa Schulman, PhD
November 01, 2019

Ubiquinol, the reduced and active form of coenzyme Q10, is well known for its critical function in the production of cellular energy. But it also plays a key role in heart health, based on its unique abilities. As a person ages, these functions can be compromised, increasing the need for Ubiquinol supplementation for both heart health and overall wellness.

Coenzyme Q10 (also known as ubiquinone) is naturally synthesized in the body. It is converted to Ubiquinol by the addition of two electrons in an enzymatic redox reaction. Ubiquinol is thus the reduced form of coenzyme Q10.

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By Jacob Schor, ND, FABNO

Over the years we have seen a long line of studies published suggesting that people who eat more nuts have a lower risk of heart disease. It started years ago when studies found that eating a serving of nuts each day lowered cholesterol levels after a month or so. Then there were studies that found that people, such as vegetarians or Seventh Day Adventists who ate more nuts seemed to have a lower risk of heart disease. It was all well and good for us to know that people who had always eaten nuts during their life had gained some protection but what about the rest of us, the casual nut...

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Christmas Pudding
By Jacob Schor, ND, FABNO
December 19, 2018

The December 12 issue of the British Medical Journal (BMJ) contains a study by Moman A Mohammad and several colleagues in Sweden who examined the risk of myocardial infarctions (heart attacks) in relation to various national holidays, sporting events along with the time of day.1 https://www.bmj.com/content/363/bmj.k4811

This study has received significant press attention over the past few days because of one reported observation, the risk for heart attacks is highest on Christmas Eve. Given...

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Naturopathic Medicine Heart Disease
By The Institute for Natural Medicine

Heart disease, the leading killer for both men and women in the United States, is largely preventable if caught and treated early. Naturopathic doctors (NDs) excel at preventing and treating cardiovascular disease because they focus on identifying the underlying causes of disease and empowering patients to make enduring lifestyle changes to restore and maintain their health. A study investigating the effects of lifestyle changes in patients with atherosclerosis (the buildup of fatty, cholesterol-rich plaque in the arteries) found that after only one year of following lifestyle...

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