As I discussed in “Cholesterol is not the Culprit part 1,” cholesterol is not the enemy, in fact, it is essential for life! However, for nearly 50 years it is the primary focus in the battle against heart disease in the U.S. Unfortunately, the conclusion that increased serum cholesterol equals and increased risk for cardiovascular […]
What images come to mind when you hear the word cholesterol? A clogged artery? A person having a heart attack? A double cheeseburger and fries? Why do you think cholesterol is associated with such negativity? After all, mammals have been making cholesterol for millions and millions of years, and all animal cells contain it. Furthermore, […]
The Penny lesson teaches us that even small changes can make long term transformations in our health.
We, at 5280 Functional Medicine, don’t shy away from discussing controversial topics relating to health and wellness just because they are uncomfortable. Along with colonoscopies, antidepressants, and vaccines, mammograms make the list of the most hot button healthcare issues to discuss. Why is that? Since when has a healthy discussion on the benefits vs. risks […]
What is Type 2 Diabetes? “Something that happens when you eat too much soda or candy.” “Something that happens when you are obese.” “High blood sugar.” These are common responses we, at 5280 Functional Medicine, receive in our clinic from patients currently receiving education, support and monitoring for diabetes. The lack of education that a […]