We are all familiar with cardiovascular disease and most of us associate it with men.
However, research shows that the fall in estrogen in post menopausal women puts them at a high risk of heart disease due to changes in cholesterol, LDL cholesterol, triglycerides and inflammatory and oxidative stress markers.
Dr’s often treat cardiovascular disease with medications like statins but they are associated with liver damage and muscle weakness and are very expensive.
New research published in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics shows that 75 grams of dried apple (about 2 apples) a day, can significantly lower cholesterol and inflammation markers within 3 months.
This is an example of a researched-based approach to health and wellness called Functional Medicine and Nutrition. Providing the nutrients the body needs can help balance body mechanisms and decrease the need for medications.
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