Tag: cholesterol

Stand back against fat back

Stand back against fat back

| August 3, 2016

By Gerald W. Deas, M.D.MPH As you expand your waist with fat back and other high fatty calorie foods, the deposit of fat ultimately will collect in your gut and your butt. Wherever it decides to collect, it is bad for your health and will make you a candidate for heart disease, diabetes, hypertension and […]

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Garlic: The breath of life

Garlic: The breath of life

| May 25, 2016

By Gerald W. Deas, M.D. I am familiar with one herb in the plant kingdom that has kept people through the centuries. It was used by the Babylonians since the year 3000 B.C. The Egyptians used it to feed their slaves to keep them healthy while they built great pyramids. The Vikings filled their ships […]

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An ‘eye on’ iron

An ‘eye on’ iron

| August 26, 2015

By Gerald W. Deas, M.D. My first recollection that I have on the importance of the word iron, is when my mom would get up at 4 a.m. in the morning and begin to wash and “iron” clothes for the elite, to supplement my father’s hard-earned but meager wages. I could hear her knuckles rhythmically […]

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Red yeast rice is nice to your blood vessels

Red yeast rice is nice to your blood vessels

| July 31, 2014

By Gerald W. Deas, M.D. For centuries, herbal medicines have been used by Chinese physicians. One particular herb which has been used for ailments such as, stomach complaints, poor blood flow, diarrhea and other acute and chronic conditions is red yeast rice. I am sure that the Chinese herbalist did not have the instruments to […]

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Trans fats just as bad as lard

Trans fats just as bad as lard

| February 25, 2014

My “Lard,” everything was fried in lard and it tasted so good, until margarine, a hydrogenated vegetable oil now known as trans fat, was introduced.

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