Daily Column

Is CoQ10 a myth or a miracle?

Q: I'm wondering if you have seen or read any positive link between CoQ10 and gum health. Please advise. A: Coenzyme Q10 is a natural antioxidant synthesized by the body. As with so many conditions, deficiencies can occur for a number of reasons and in this instance can result from either poor dietary habits or because of excessive use of CoQ10 by the body. Depending on the reason for the deficiency, supplements or dietary modifications may be effective. This antioxidant is vital for the chain of metabolic chemical reactions that generate energy within the cells of the body. It has been used for countless medical issues, including improving heart health, assists in maintaining the normal oxidative state of LDL cholesterol, supporting the function of the heart muscle and … [Read More...]

Monthly Awareness

American Heart Month

Cardiovascular disease is the number one killer of men and women in our country and is the leading cause of disability. Not only does it affect a person's quality of life and have a bearing on everyone in your household, it also costs our country over $300 billion a year for medications, health care, and loss of work. On the upside, statistics indicate the number of preventable deaths in individuals between the ages of 65 and 74 has declined, yet unfortunately, the figures remain consistent in those under the age of 65. This is something within our control that simply shouldn't be overlooked. Further, statistics prove that men are more than twice as likely as are women to die from cardiac conditions that are preventable. So, which of us are at a higher risk than others? A … [Read More...]