His name: Dr. Lester Morrison.
His qualifications: Director and Research Professor, Institute for Arteriosclerosis Research, Loma Linda University, School of Medicine
Author: Coronary Heart Disease and the Mucopolysaccharides (1974, Charles C. Thomas)
In 1982 Dr. Morrison wrote: "I am Lester Morrison MD, and I have been a doctor for over 50 years. Much of that time has been devoted to finding a way to stop heart disease, which killed my mother, my father and several other members of my family and remains the number one killer in the U.S. and other developed countries."
Dr. Morrison provided compelling evidence in the 1960s that heart and blood vessel disease could be reversed and prevented with natural molecules, particularly chondroitin sulfate. This was over 20 years prior to the advent of the first cholesterol-reducing statin drug, Mevacor (1987). Read more
Friday, January 29, 2010
Wednesday, January 27, 2010
Patients coming to the Whitaker Wellness Institute sometimes express surprise that we serve coffee. Doesn't it increase the body's acidity? Aren't health-conscious people supposed to drink tea instead? Isn't caffeine bad for you?
If coffee were harmful, then every morning emergency rooms around the world would be choked with people suffering the ill effects of our favorite breakfast beverage. Of course, this isn't the case. Coffee is not harmful. On the contrary, I consider it to be a health food, and hundreds of studies bear this out. Read more
Monday, January 25, 2010
Friday, January 22, 2010
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
Fish oils may hold the key to longer and healthier life, claim researchers.
They say omega-3 fatty acids from fish oil may have a direct effect on extending the lifespan of cells.
Their study is the first to link the oils - either from fish or supplements - with the body's ability to resist premature ageing.
The 'elixir of life' discovery was made in heart disease patients, who are already advised to increase their fish intake to ward off repeat heart attacks. Read more
Friday, January 15, 2010
The entire ageing process, from your first wrinkle to deteriorating memory, depends on oxidation, a process in which damaging free radicals, the body’s own exhaust fumes, begin to wear down the DNA. However, promising research has shown that we can slow down ageing in just about every system of the body by eating antioxidant nutrients that offset some of the damage that time and lifestyle inflict on our bodies and minds.
Below is a list of superfoods that contain high levels of ORACs. Consume one portion of any three of these a day to look 10 years younger: Read more
Wednesday, January 13, 2010
Carrying extra weight on your hips, bum and thighs is good for your health, protecting against heart and metabolic problems, UK experts have said.
Hip fat mops up harmful fatty acids and contains an anti-inflammatory agent that stops arteries clogging, they say.
Big behinds are preferable to extra fat around the waistline, which gives no such protection, the Oxford team said. Read more
Monday, January 11, 2010
Making New Year’s resolutions regarding health and wellness is a great thing to do this week.
Many of us (me included) make weight loss resolutions – which are good to make, but hard to follow through with without some kind of structured program that helps change lifestyle. Many have great results with Weight Watchers; others like the do it yourself programs like South Beach. My personal favorite is the Fat Flush Plan. Pick what appeals to you, but plan ahead and get support.
Aside from weight loss, physical health and wellbeing are important goals. I think health begins with nutrition. Good food choices are important, and I find that a good core group of supplements also helps. Great multi-vitamins make you feel good and insure that you are getting nutrients that may or may not be in your food. I like whole food vitamins – there are some great formulas now, including stress reducers, energy boosters, high iron, no iron, etc. Read more
Friday, January 8, 2010
... Melatonin may be the best remedy for people suffering from anxiety disorders. Also, you don’t have to suffer from an anxiety disorder to use melatonin.
All of us experience anxiety occasionally when faced with or stressing over a challenging situation and melatonin can be used for that as well.
As it is also a sleep aid, it can be used for white-knuckled fliers trembling at the thought of boarding an airplane. Read more
Wednesday, January 6, 2010
The health benefits of broccoli and related vegetables may come in part from a chemical known as sulforaphane, which appears to activate a specific heart-protecting protein, according to a study conducted by researchers from Imperial College London and published in the journal Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology.
"We know that vegetables are clearly good for you, but surprisingly the molecular mechanisms of why they are good for you have remained unknown for many years," said researcher Paul Evans of the United Kingdom's National Heart and Lung Institute. "This study provides a possible explanation for how green vegetable consumption can promote a healthy heart." Read more
Monday, January 4, 2010
20th Century Musical Geniuses...
Sir Yehudi Menuhin (1916-1999) was a Jewish American-born violinist, violist, and conductor who spent most of his adult life in the United Kingdom. He began playing the violin at age three, and his first public performance, with the San Francisco Symphony, occurred when he was only seven. During World War II, he performed more than 500 concerts for the Armed Forces, which earned him the French Legion of Honor and Croix de Lorraine, the Belgium Order of the Crown and Order of Leopold, the Order of Merit from West Germany, and the Order of the Phoenix from Greece. He also received more than fifty additional honors, including an honorary knighthood from Queen Elizabeth II (England's highest honor for a non-British subject).
Due to ailments he experienced from the strain of performing and traveling, he began practicing yoga and meditation and using homeopathic medicines. He became the honorary president of the Hahnemann Society, a leading British homeopathic organization.In early 1988, I sent him a copy of a book I had written on homeopathy. He responded: Read more
Saturday, January 2, 2010
Green Super Foods such as Spirulina, Chlorella, and Blue-Green Algae all contain chlorophyll, protein, vitamin B-12, essential fatty acid GLA, trace minerals and other nutrients in a form that is easily assimilated by the human body. These green foods are one of the four basic supplements that I recommend for health.
Green cleans. It helps to purify the liver and eliminate toxins from food additives, pesticides, fertilizers, and drugs. It is also helpful in removing heavy metals from the body. Read more