blood

Forget Cholesterol! Get THIS Checked Instead

“Doc, what can I do to live longer?”

If I had a penny for every time a patient asked me that… I’d have a lot of pennies.

Most doctors would probably tell you to exercise more or to lower your cholesterol.

But I’m not most doctors.

If you want to know your risk for dying, forget cholesterol levels, and check this ONE important reading instead.

If it’s low, you’ll know to make the one KEY change that’s been proven to help you live longer.

I’m especially excited about this study published in Journal of Clinical Lipidology because it validates two of my soapbox topics: omega-3s and cholesterol.

First, the study found that having higher levels of omega-3 fatty acids in the blood reduced the risk of dying—or of developing heart disease and cancer.

Second, the study showed that measuring omega-3s was MORE EFFECTIVE than measuring cholesterol levels when it comes to predicting the risk of death.

I didn’t need this study to tell me those things, but adding more proof never hurt.

The study followed 2,500 people for seven years, tracking diet and lifestyle.  

The researchers found that the people who ate the most omega-3s were 33% less likely to die, and were 39% less likely to suffer from a heart attack or stroke.

Other studies have uncovered similar results.

What sets this study apart is that the researchers didn’t just compare high omega-3 intake to low intake. They compared the impact of having low omega-3 levels with high levels of cholesterol.

And do you know what they found? Having high cholesterol was NOT associated with dying early, OR of increased risk of heart attack or stroke.

Imagine that! Another study validating what I’ve been saying about high cholesterol levels all along.   

In other words, omega 3 levels were better at predicting overall good health than cholesterol levels. A simple blood test can tell you if your levels are high enough or not.

But in addition to skipping the cholesterol test, you can skip taking omega-3 supplements.

The best way to get your omega-3s is though food, and the best food sources include fish and shellfish. You should be able to get all the omega-3s you need by eating at least 3 servings of wild-caught fish every week.

To a brighter day,

Dr. Richard Gerhauser, M.D.

Dr. Richard Gerhauser, M.D.

Written By Dr. Richard Gerhauser, M.D.

For years he’s been the trusted doctor for celebrities, world-class athletes, and countless seniors looking to reclaim their health.

And now…for the first time ever… he’s making his medical breakthroughs available to readers all across America.

Dr. Richard Gerhauser, M.D. is one of the most pioneering and innovative minds in medicine today – and he delivers cutting-edge cures each month through his Natural Health Response newsletter.

Natural Health Response readers get full access to Dr. Gerhauser’s protocols for chronic pain… heart disease… diabetes… Alzheimer’s… and even cancer. These are the very same treatments Dr. Gerhauser recommends to his own patients at his practice in Tucson, Arizona.

In addition to being a board-certified medical doctor, Dr. Gerhauser has earned two master’s degrees and has served as a clinical professor at the University of Arizona.

And as a physician at the world-famous Canyon Ranch, Dr. Gerhauser treated celebrities from around the world who paid dearly for the type of next-generation health information he provides Natural Health Response readers each month.

View More Free Articles

senior couple in bed

Restore Your Body’s Sexual Peak (Here’s How)

If you’re a man over 60, you’ve probably noticed a few changes in recent years… none of them good.  Maybe your muscles have shrunk… or your energy has tanked… or your sex life has become non-existent.  Sounds like a giant drag – but it doesn’t have to be that way.  I’m 66, and I feel...

Read This

stethoscope and heart

The “Blue” Way to Lower Heart Disease Risk

If you’re not thinking about heart health, it’s time to get on the ball.  It remains the nation’s number one killer… and even though some estimates indicate that cancer could top that list soon enough, heart disease will still kill hundreds of thousands in the coming years.  I don’t want you to be one of...

Read This

cancer immunotherapy

THESE Rare Plants KILL Cancer

Long before we had an FDA, pharmaceutical companies, synthetic drugs, and an epidemic of chronic disease, we had medicine men who learned to harness the healing power of plants.   These healers knew how to use the leaves, roots, stems, and just about any part of any plant to treat just about any disease.  And it...

Read This

berries

Tiny Berry DESTROYS Tough Infections

The biggest crisis in modern medicine isn’t finding a cure for cancer or curbing the heart disease epidemic.   It’s the looming threat of antibiotic-resistant infections.  Bacteria are figuring out how to outlive antibiotics… and creating a scary future where even the most minor infection could turn deadly.  But there’s good news….   Canadian researchers believe that...

Read This

butter

The ONLY Butter You Should Eat

It’s hard to know what to eat these days.  Foods villainized a few years ago are now getting the green light – some of the key ones being eggs, full-fat dairy, and butter (and it’s about time).  I’ve been eating them all along.  But if you’re adding them back into your diet, there’s something you...

Read This

glass of red wine

Forbidden Drink DOWNS Blood Pressure

I’m always frustrated by high blood pressure.  High blood pressure increases your risk of heart attacks and strokes, aneurysms, heart failure, metabolic syndrome, dementia, and more.  And more than 100 million people in the US have it.  But it is completely preventable.   I’ve talked to you about all sorts of ways to keep your blood...

Read This

brain

Make Your Brain 10 Years Younger?!

There’s a lot more to brain health than avoiding Alzheimer’s and dementia.  You want to be able to recall the lead actor from your favorite movie… easily keep up with the conversation when you’re with a group of friends… and make sure you’re not vulnerable to things like phone scammers.  Sure, there are many healthy...

Read This

senior with heartburn

Taking Heartburn Meds? (Must Read)

If you suffer from heartburn on a regular basis, you’ve probably begged your doctor for a solution.  And I’m sure he was happy to oblige… with a prescription for a proton pump inhibitor like Prilosec or Prevacid.   You likely breathed a sigh of relief thinking you would finally be rid of the heartburn and acid...

Read This

Burkitt's lymphoma cells

The SHOCKING Way to Prevent Cancer

Cancer treatment has come a long way… but not far enough if you ask me.  After all, cancer is predicted to overtake heart disease as the number one killer.  And since there’s no sign of a cure coming anytime soon, the best thing you can do is to take steps to make sure you never...

Read This

constricted artery

Vitamin Secret CLEARS Arteries

Arterial stiffness is just what it sounds like.   It’s a condition that occurs when your arteries become stiff and inflexible, which drives up your blood pressure and makes your heart work overtime.    As you might imagine, this can increase the risk of heart attack, strokes, dementia, and ultimately, death.  You’ve probably been told to take...

Read This