Blood tests

8 Better Tests for Heart Disease Than Cholesterol

As a marker for the presence and severity of Heart Diseases, total cholesterol and the division of cholesterol into good HDL and bad LDL is out of date.  There are at least 8 tests that have higher significance and show better correlation with heart disease.

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PSA-based Prostate Cancer Screening

Contrary to mainstream practice and thinking, prostate-specific antigen, or PSA-based Prostate Cancer Screening is no longer recommended.  The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, or USPSTF, published their results in late 2011 which show: moderate or high certainty that the service has no net benefit or that the harms outweigh the benefits!  They discourage use of the service. Continue reading PSA-based Prostate Cancer Screening

Healthy Gut Flora Compromise and Fungal Overgrowth

healthy gutThis is part one of a series of articles on healthy gut flora, fungal overgrowth, its connection to Candida Albicans / yeast overgrowth, and the ensuing host of health problems that affect so many of us without knowing it.  Bad breath, mood swings, all sorts of digestive issue, asthma, breast cancer and more can be a result.  In this part, I go over what can trigger or cause the compromise of healthy gut flora, and what can happen with the ensuing proliferation of bad bacteria in the digestive tract. Continue reading Healthy Gut Flora Compromise and Fungal Overgrowth