Last updated on July 24th, 2017
On the podcast this past week, I discuss the benefits of eating low carb for teeth and gums, more good news for coffee lovers, and the biggest risk factor for heart disease (which pills don’t help you with).
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An LCHF diet is recognized as a way to lose weight, but it can have other benefits as well.
l believe it contributes to improved oral health, and has for me. Teeth and gums are on my mind because I’m just back from my six-month dental exam. My choppers were cleaned, polished, and inspect, and for at least the third straight checkup, I had no problems to fix. No new cavities that needed drilling and filling. No old fillings that needed to be replaced.
The big news this week, at least for us coffee drinkers, was a pair of studies published on July 11 in the “Annals of Internal Medicine.” One study focused on 10 European countries concluded that “coffee drinking was associated with reduced risk for death from various causes, , , ,”
A common assumption is that lowering your LDL cholesterol by any means, whether it’s lifestyle and diet change or drugs, will lower your odds of cardio-vascular disease and premature death.
But is this true? Or is there a better marker of heart health, and thus a better risk factor to target?