Heart Health Resources

There are many questions about which hormones are beneficial to the heart, and which hormones may increase the risk of heart attack or stroke. These articles outline these concerns by investigate specific studies, reviewing books on the topic, and comparing the opinions of various practitioners and researchers about how best to use hormones to optimize heart health.

HEART

Although women tend to perceive cancer as their biggest health threat, heart disease is the leading cause of death for women across most races in the US.

AGING IS CHOLESTEROL STARVATION

Cholesterol in general—and LDL in particular—has gained a negative reputation due to its association with heart disease and stroke.

CHOLESTEROL

For many people, lowering cholesterol may not be the most important factor in reducing heart disease risk. So what do we really know about cholesterol?

heart attacks, heart failure and diabetes

BOOK REVIEW – HEART ATTACKS, HEART FAILURE AND DIABETES

Heart Attacks, Heart Failure and Diabetes reminds us of the fundamental nature of thyroid function in diseases that are of epidemic proportions today.

homocysteine, hormones, and heart disease

HOMOCYSTEINE, HORMONES, AND HEART DISEASE

High homocysteine levels have been associated with an increased risk for heart disease and other chronic medical conditions.

how do hormones affect the heart

HOW DO HORMONES AFFECT THE HEART?

Much like the poor, maligned egg in the cardio-healthy diet, hormones have fallen in and out of favor with regard to their effect on heart health over the years.

hot flashes and heart disease

HOT FLASHES AND HEART DISEASE

Women with hot flashes and night sweats, as compared to women without these symptoms, may have unfavorable risks for heart and blood vessel disease.

magic of cholesterol numbers

BOOK REVIEW – THE MAGIC OF CHOLESTEROL NUMBERS

Conventional medicine has adopted the misconception that elevated cholesterol levels mean that cholesterol is attacking our arteries, but is that really the case?

melatonin and the heart

MELATONIN AND THE HEART

Melatonin decreases inflammation and positively affects blood pressure and cholesterol. Melatonin deficiency has been observed at various stages of heart disease.

the statin disaster

BOOK REVIEW – THE STATIN DISASTER

Despite their popularity in conventional medicine, statin medications have been shown to fail in preventing or treating heart disease for many who take them.

TESTOSTERONE: A HEART-HEALTHY HORMONE?

Because a weak heartbeat is a symptom of low testosterone, maintaining optimal testosterone levels remains at the center of heart health for men.

testosterone and heart disease

TESTOSTERONE AND HEART DISEASE

Evidence continues to mount that there is no scientific basis for the assumption that testosterone supplementation causes heart problems.

testosterone replacement therapy and cardiovascular disease

TESTOSTERONE REPLACEMENT THERAPY AND CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE

There have been few medical debates more contentious than the current controversy surrounding testosterone replacement therapy and cardiovascular disease.

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