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The Basics on Preventing and/or Reversing Cardiovascular Disease

Posted on 2/5/2014 by Dr. Adrian den Boer
Categories: heart disease

As the leading cause of death for both men and women, about 1 in 4 people die every year due to heart disease (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2013). This central component to our being is our lifeblood for physical, emotional, and spiritual health...

The New Push for Statins: A Push for More Disease?

Posted on 11/26/2013 by Dr. Adrian den Boer
Categories: cholesterol, heart disease, inflammation
In the past few weeks, the new cholesterol treatment guidelines were published, which focus more broadly on risk and prevention of strokes and heart attacks, moving away from specific targets for cholesterol. Unfortunately, the huge push for statin use nationwide is at the expense of the nation’s health...

Health Biomarkers Series: The Most Powerful Way to Improve Them All

Posted on 10/31/2013 by Dr. Adrian den Boer
Categories: exercise, Health biomarker, heart disease
In the past nine weeks, I’ve written about important health biomarkers, ranging from basal metabolic rate to blood pressure.  While I’ve mentioned several specific ways to improve each in my posts, there is one extremely effective way to affect all of these: Increase your muscle mass...

Health Biomarkers Series: Blood Pressure

Posted on 10/17/2013 by Dr. Adrian den Boer
Categories: Blood pressure, Health biomarker, heart disease, inflammation, stress
As one of the more common and inexpensive health measurements at the doctor’s office, blood pressure does not get the attention it deserves. In fact, this simple measurement can be an indicator of several other health conditions...

Health Biomarkers Series: Waist-to-Hip Ratio

Posted on 9/26/2013 by Dr. Adrian den Boer
Categories: Health biomarker, heart disease, weight loss
While many of us have heard that the body mass index (BMI) is an important measure of health, the waist-to-hip ratio is much more indicative of important health implications...

Health Biomarkers Series: Body Fat

Posted on 8/29/2013 by Dr. Adrian den Boer
Categories: detoxification, exercise, Health biomarker, heart disease, overeating, toxicity, weight loss
Body fat is a critical measure for overall health. From the less effective skinfold test, to hydrostatic weighing in water, and air displacement via the Bod Pod, one of the most effective and accurate ways to measure body fat is with DBC’s Bioimpedance Analysis machine...

An Undervalued Biomarker for Health: Muscle Mass

Posted on 8/16/2013 by Dr. Adrian den Boer
Categories: exercise, Health biomarker, heart disease, lifestyle
Just as a car has a dashboard gauging gas, temperature, and maintenance needs, humans also have a “dashboard” of measurable markers for health, called biomarkers. This post marks the beginning of a series on these important health biomarkers, and how optimizing these can extend both quality and longevity of our “engines"...

Does Fish Oil Really Cause Prostate Cancer?

Posted on 7/18/2013 by Dr. Adrian den Boer
Categories: cancer, heart disease, supplements

Have you read the latest and greatest popular 
study that fish oil is linked to cancer? This controversial study has hit major newsstands hard, as reflected in the amount of questions from my patients curious to know if the study rings true...

Varicose and Spider Veins: The Real Truth

Posted on 6/26/2013 by Dr. Adrian den Boer
Categories: heart disease, inflammation, veins

In my practice, I’ve had many women complain about the presence of varicose or spider veins. 
As twisted, enlarged veins near the surface of the skin, varicose veins are most common in the legs and ankles. Spider veins are similar but smaller and closer to the surface of the skin...

Interval Training: The Most Effective Form of Exercise

Posted on 4/25/2013 by Dr. Adrian den Boer
Categories: exercise, heart disease

Spring is here, and it's time to get ready to get moving! in the busy world we live in, most people wonder, "How do I get there the quickest way?" Why not utilize what works for professional athletes and apply it to a degree that's safe for...