Ladd McNamara, M.D discusses the future of medicine both as it relates to health, supplementation, and how health professionals are finding new ways to increase income in an ever evolving world!

Posts Tagged ‘antioxidants’

Oxidized LDL Cholesterol is the Best Predictor of Heart Disease

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Previously, I blogged about Oxidized LDL Testing, but this blog post is dedicated to opening your eyes as to the correlation of oxidized LDL cholesterol to coronary artery disease (heart disease).

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Should You Take Vitamins & Supplements During Chemo or Radiation Therapy?

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It is long been tradition, based upon what I call medical myth, for doctors to tell patients to stop taking nutritional supplements (vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and omega 3 fatty acids) while undergoing chemotherapy or radiation therapy. I understand why and how it became “medical tradition,” but the medical evidence points to the complete opposite viewpoint.  It appears that nutritional supplements DO NOT interfere with chemo or radiation therapy, but even better, antioxidant supplements may actually help kill cancer cells, as well as help reduce the damage to healthy cells by these toxic cancer treatments!

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Understanding C Reactive Proteing (CRP) on Your Lab Report

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A high-sensitivity C Reactive Protein (CRP) blood test is one of those critical tests that should be viewed in combination with a full lipid panel (one that includes Oxidized LDL Cholesterol), and homocysteine.  However, what is it, and how do you interpret your results?

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Oxidized LDL Cholesterol Testing

Oxidized LDL Cholesterol and Foam Cells

Most people have their Lipid Panel blood work done on a semi-routine basis and feel that if their LDL cholesterol is low that they are not at risk for heart disease, stroke, or atherosclerosis.  This is a false assumption.  Here’s what you need to know!

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IgA Nephropathy (Berger’s Disease) and Nutritional Supplementation

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IgA nephropathy, also known as Berger’s disease and synpharyngitic glomerulonephritis, is a disease in which IgA antibodies are abnormally produced due to an unidentified immune response (most likely in the intestinal tract); the blood stream is flooded with IgA antibodies which are then filtered by the kidneys.   The glomeruli (small bundles of capillaries where filtration occurs) become inflammed, and is known as glomerulonephritis.
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