Kyolic Aged Garlic Extract Improves Various Cardiovascular Risk Factors

Dr. Karin RiedPrint TranscriptHeart disease is the number one health challenge in America. Millions of Americans struggle with risk factors and the side effects of treatment. More and more, consumers are looking for ways to be healthier. They are searching for ways to improve their overall health and reduce the lifestyle risks. As we explore this issue I want to make a couple of points that I think are foundational to understanding our challenges and our choices. There is a lot of confusion and uncertainty among consumers and it is sometimes difficult to navigate the options. Compounding this issue is the seeming animosity between the medical profession and the alternative health community.

First we have to make a distinction between medical treatment and natural alternative support. Only doctors are distinctly and uniquely qualified to practice medicine. Medication and surgery are the tools of medicine. They are interventional in nature and do little to address or reverse the cause of the disease.

Lifestyle choices including nutrition are designed to help the body maintain health. Nutrition especially is designed to support the structure and function of the human organism. Drugs are not nutritional and nutritional products are not drugs. We should not confuse them. Nutritional products do NOT treat disease. When we miss this important point, then we misunderstand the value of nutritional support. We support the body by providing specific nutrients that the body needs and uses to maintain health and homeostasis.

When we look at the body in this way, we can focus on which lifestyle choice are likely to provide benefit. We begin to realize that we are not treating heart disease, but rather we are supporting cardiovascular structure and function. We begin to see heart health has many different components. Success becomes more likely when you understand options, risks and benefits. We can begin to make choices based on what are the structure and functions we want to support.

In this interview, I will discuss one option with Dr. Karin Ried. Dr. Ried has conducted research on Kyolic Aged Garlic Extract for cardiovascular health. She is currently beginning a new study that is designed to look at various markers of cardiovascular risk. Kyolic Aged Garlic Extract has been clinically studies for decades and as been the focus of over 700 studies. Over the years, these studies have seen benefits for cholesterol, homocysteine, inflammation, blood pressure and arterial plaque. This is an example of how a nutrient can offer benefit in numerous areas. Each of these is a cardiovascular risk factor.

Dr. Ried will discuss her research and the clinical benefits of Kyolic Aged Garlic Extract. She will discuss her presentation and impressions of the 2014 International Garlic Symposium. Presentations were also made by Dr. Matthew Budoff who has conducted several studies on AGE for cardiovascular prevention and risk reduction.

I have several other interviews on the cardiovascular benefits of Kyolic Aged Garlic Extract. Dr. Matthew Budoff has 3 interviews on his clinical studies. Jay Levy discusses high blood pressure. You can also listen to my interview with Dr. Ried on AGE for blood pressure.

About Dr. Ried

Dr Ried is Research Director at the National Institute of Integrative Medicine in Melbourne, Australia. Dr Ried has over 15 years experience in medical and public health research, and research interest in complementary and integrative medicine with a focus on nutritional health. Her research projects encompass nutritional medicine, cardiovascular health, bone health, gastrointestinal health, cancer, women’s health, and Traditional Chinese Medicine.

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Omega-3, especially DHA, may help rebuild damaged brains!

106 - Omega-3, Concussion and Brain Trauma

Dr. Michael LewisThere is growing concern about concussions and brain trauma and how to rebuild damaged brains. There is emerging evidence that omega-3 fatty acids, notably DHA seem to offer benefit. The working theory is simple enough. DHA is the predominant fatty acid building block in the brain. When the brain is damaged, the body needs DHA for repair. We know that DHA is needed for normal brain function, it would make sense that it is needed for repair.

“Many doctors believe not much can be done for brain injured patients and they can be very reluctant to try anything that is out of the ordinary. Often, families are told their loved one is in a persistent vegetative state and there is no hope to change the situation. When a family suggest high doses of omega‐3s or other “alternative” or “complementary” therapies, doctors often resist using such therapies because the lack of evidence in the scientific literature even though there is little or no downside. Additionally concerning omega‐3s, doctors sometimes cite that omegas could cause internal bleeding or a stroke even though there is not a single clinical study in the scientific literature that has ever shown this to be of any clinical significance. Yet doctors will have most bedridden patient on potent blood thinning pharmaceuticals (e.g., heparin, Coumadin, warfarin) that completely block the blood’s ability to clot and are well known to put a patient at risk of bleeding or stroke.

Tremendous advances have been made in surgical and intensive care unit (ICU) management of brain injuries. These advances have resulted in reduced mortality, particularly in traumatic brain injury (TBI). However, the secondary injury phase of brain injury is a prolonged pathogenic process (days to weeks) characterized by neuroinflammation, excitatory amino acids, free radicals, and ion imbalance. There are no approved therapies to directly address these underlying metabolic processes. Other than time and hope, there is nothing else modern medicine has to offer the severe brain injured patient in a comatose state.

Brain Health Education and ResearchThe Brain Health Education and Research Institute was founded by Dr. Lewis, MD, MPH, MBA, FACPM, following his 31½‐year career in the U.S. Army. Colonel (Retired) Lewis was the DOD’s subject matter expert on omega‐3 use for the prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation of TBI and continues to work with the DoD in this area. His theories started with a simple concept: if omega‐3s are essential to build a fetal brain in utero, shouldn’t they be essential to rebuild a brain when damaged like you would use bricks to repair a brick wall? Omega‐3 fatty acids, particularly Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA), are literally the bricks of the neuron cell wall.” (Excerpt from “High Dose Omega‐3s in Severe Brain Injury” by Dr. Michael Lewis.)

To learn more, visit Dr. Lewis’ website You can read more about this topic in this article ”Omega-3 long chain fatty acids and their use in traumatic brain injuries and concussions“ written by Dr. Lewis. You can contact Dr. Lewis through his website.



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