Author Archives: Dr. Kristin Cox

Natural ways to reduce cholesterol

Red Yeast Rice has proven to be effective in reducing bad cholesterol and increasing good cholesterol. One 8-week study showed that individuals who received Red Yeast Rice had a 22.7% reduction in overall cholesterol. In that study, LDL (bad cholesterol) dropped 30.9%, while HDL (good cholesterol) increased by 19%. Additional studies indicate that Red Yeast […]

Grape Seed Extract: Protecting the Brain

The efficacy of Grape Seed Extract in the treatment of common vascular conditions such as heart disease, stroke, reduced peripheral circulation, macular degeneration, varicose veins, and hemorrhoids is well known. The action of oligomeric proanthocyanidin (OPC), the active ingredient of Grape Seed Extract, serves to increase blood flow to all areas of the body. In […]

Reflux Disease – Tips for Managing Heartburn

Do you suffer from frequent heartburn? Here are a few tips for getting control over your heartburn and acid reflux disease. 1. Drink lots of water. 2. Eat more raw vegetables. 3. Do not eat for 3 hours before bedtime 4. Elevate the head of your bed 5. Check your medication- Ask your doctor if […]