Familial hypercholesterolemia is a genetic disorder that gives people very high cholesterol and very early heart disease. It's not unusual to see teenagers with cholesterol levels in the 300-700 range.
Familial hypercholesterolemia can be subdivided into many...
LDL Cholesterol Particle Size, Oxidation, and Mortality
With so many people online being misguided by fitness influencers and non cardiologists, it's so important to actually discuss this.
Every day, on social media I get asked about whether or not LDL particle size or oxidation states matter....
Is Red Meat Healthy or Good for Your Cardiovascular Health: A Review of the Evidence and A Secret Glimmer of Hope
With the popularity of the Carnivore Diet, many of my patients and attendees at medical conferences have questions regarding red meat and it's health benefits. Previously, we have...
11 Ways to Lower Cholesterol Naturally
"Do I have to take statins?"
That's the number one question I get on social media, quickly followed by...
"How can I lower my cholesterol without medications?"
If you've been told that you have high cholesterol levels, you may be wondering how to lower your...
The Mediterranean Diet: How It Can Help Reduce Cardiovascular Mortality and Cancer
Patients and attendees at conferences ask me every day, "What is the Healthiest Diet?"
As a cardiologist that has spent two decades publishing, researching, and lecturing on weight loss, nutrition, and...
Does Intermittent Fasting Work For Weight Loss?
One of the questions I get the most when I am on tour speaking is, "Should I do intermittent fasting?" People will say they heard it's good for your health, or it helps you live longer, or it is the only way to lose weight.
It certainly is one way...
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