TMAO and Atherosclerosis

Atherosclerosis is a chronic inflammatory disease characterized by the buildup of plaques in the arteries, leading to restricted blood flow and increased risk of heart attacks and strokes. While traditional risk factors such as high cholesterol, high blood pressure, smoking, and diabetes are well-known contributors to the development of atherosclerosis, emerging research suggests that trimethylamine…

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Anger and Heart Disease

This month’s study in the Journal of the American Heart Association highlighted the significant detrimental effects of anger and negative emotions on cardiovascular health.  Here is the link to that study: https://www.ahajournals.org/doi/full/10.1161/JAHA.123.032698 In this study, the researchers found that there were acute effects on the function of the endothelium (the lining of the blood vessels)…

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LP’s Heart Jump Start Smoothie

LP’s Heart Jump Start Protein Smoothie Mark often has smoothies for breakfast. Veronica had an idea to make them even more healthy. One day at Costco, she found organic beetroot powder. She added it to a smoothie and thus began the LP Heart Jump Start Smoothie! Our go-to breakfast or meal replacement smoothie. The ingredients…

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