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Day 22: What to do? Risk factors in heart disease are NOT something that should be dismissed as unimportant. Nor should the negative consequences associated with them be considered something that only visits your neighbor and not yourself. Every single risk factor is important and having a group of them is critically important. The good news is that most of the risk factors for most of the people can be turned around with simple modified behaviors. Now, we didn’t say easy; we said simple. Losing weight is simple; not easy. Eating more cold water fish is simple; not easy. Ok,... Continue reading
Posted Nov 22, 2010 at TamPogo Blog
Day 21: Risk Factor Summary Over the past twenty days we have been discussing some of the main risk factors for developing the number one killing disease for both sexes, heart disease. We believe that the information provided during these days can be invaluable for your health. Without education, positive change only occurs by accident. This information will be more important for some than others. Today we want to isolate which group you are in. It’s fairly easy to do that with a combination of simple at home tests and an inexpensive blood test from your doctor that covers all... Continue reading
Posted Nov 21, 2010 at TamPogo Blog
Day 20: Additional Risk Factors. There are two additional risk factors for heart disease that we wanted to discuss. They are not necessarily primary risk factors but you should be aware of them both. First, is the iron in your blood. High iron in the blood oxidates LDL in the bloodstream and speeds the formation of the deadly foam cells we discussed on Day One. The higher the iron content of your blood, the higher the risk of heart disease. Iron content is measured with two simple blood tests: serum ferritin and iron binding capacity. It is our opinion that... Continue reading
Posted Nov 21, 2010 at TamPogo Blog
Day 19: Coronary Artery Calcium Score (CAC): Please recall the newer model of heart disease that postulates most heart attacks are caused by vulnerable or “soft” plaque. The bad news is that measuring soft plaque is nearly impossible given today’s technology but since there is a direct relationship between hard and soft plaque deposits, the very fast and non-invasive CAC test can give a person a reasonably accurate measure of this risk factor. The CAC test can be performed on anyone, unless they have had a previous by-pass, angioplasty or stenting procedure. Ideally, the CAC score should be 0, but... Continue reading
Posted Nov 21, 2010 at TamPogo Blog
Hi Team: Ok folks. Here is the mission this week. We need 20-40 (a more detailed number to be announced) Pure Chemistry gift bags for Variety’s Power of Comedy Charity Event being held at the Nokia Theater on December 4th. The gift bags are for the top celebrities in attendance. The “A list VIP” event will be attended by various Hollywood celebrities, studio executives and advertising exectives. This marks the beginning of an extensive star branded strategy that Pure Chemistry has embarked on. We will provide everyone at TamPogo a link to our new joint venture streaming video partner so... Continue reading
Posted Nov 21, 2010 at TamPogo Blog
Please click the link below to listen to the Foundational Marketing Call held on: NOVEMBER 18, 2010 Foundations Call 11.18 Continue reading
Posted Nov 18, 2010 at TamPogo Blog
Day 18: Fatty Acid Proportion. Most everyone has heard of the importance to have a diet rich in essential fatty acids but few people really know what that means. Essential fatty acids (EFAs) are fatty acids that humans and other animals must consume from foods because the body requires them but can't make them on its own. To biochemists, there are only two EFAs: 1. alpha-linolenic acid, which is an omega-3 fatty acid, and 2. linoleic acid, which is an omega-6 fatty acid Some scientists consider gamma-linolenic acid (an omega-6), lauric acid (saturated fatty acid), and palmitoleic acid (monounsaturated fatty... Continue reading
Posted Nov 18, 2010 at TamPogo Blog
Good Afternoon: Hey team. Tomorrow I wanted to talk about the packaging on Bob K’s suggested day and night caps. Here is the issue needing to be solved. The most GABA that will go into a cap reasonably speaking is 665 grams so you need three caps for one dose. The Cacao Wow as formulated will not fit into one cap. One dose would have to be 2 caps. Or 2 doses in three caps. Or we could play with the formula there making it stronger in some things and weaker in others calling it Cacao Wow Expresso. Lots of... Continue reading
Posted Nov 17, 2010 at TamPogo Blog
Please click the link below to listen to the Foundational Marketing Call held on November 15, 2010 Foundations Call 11.15 Continue reading
Posted Nov 17, 2010 at TamPogo Blog
Day 17: Inflammation and CRP levels. Inflammation literally means to set on fire. That is in part why the word “inflammation” normally brings to mind “a painful swelling that occurs as a result of an injury.” This is by no means the simple truth. Inflammation is actually the result of the constant process where the body isolates, dilutes or destroys injurious agents at the cellular level and sparks its very limited self-healing powers. It is an immune system response; often an overreaction. Unfortunately, inflammation and the resulting healing process itself can cause even further damage to the body. How does... Continue reading
Posted Nov 17, 2010 at TamPogo Blog
Day 16: Methylation and Homocysteine Methylation is the attachment of a methyl group to another organic compound. All living organisms use methylation as a biochemical trigger switch to turn certain processes on and off. For example, when a specific gene in your DNA undergoes methylation, it will go from inactive to active. Methylation is a necessary and beneficial part of human biochemistry – until it happens at abnormal levels. Unfortunately, this can be true in up to 50 percent of the population. When methylation gets out of control, the risk for heart disease increases dramatically. The test for methylation is... Continue reading
Posted Nov 16, 2010 at TamPogo Blog
Day 15: High Blood Glucose Levels Earlier we discussed the role that diabetes and metabolic disorder has as a risk factor for heart disease. During that discussion we focused more on insulin resistance rather than blood glucose levels although quite obviously there is an important interrelationship. Today we will focus on high blood glucose and a couple of processes called glycaton and glycosylation. We discuss this as a risk factor for heart disease in those without metabolic syndrome or diabetes as well as those with these diseases. Think of glycation or glycosylation as a simple process of sugar coating. During... Continue reading
Posted Nov 15, 2010 at TamPogo Blog
Day 13: Triglycerides Today we are discussing triglyceride level as a risk factor in heart disease. Triglyceride level is basically the amount of fat molecules circulating in the blood. There is considerable debate as to whether triglycerides are a risk factor independent of LDL cholesterol. Our position is that from a practical standpoint, for most, this is a moot debate, as lifestyle modifications that lower triglycerides also lower LDL and visa versa. The best way to lower triglyceride levels is to reduce the intake of saturated fats and trans fats as well as high glycemic carbohydrates and alcohol. There are... Continue reading
Posted Nov 15, 2010 at TamPogo Blog
Day 13: Cholesterol One of the most misunderstood risk factors in heart disease is cholesterol. The misunderstanding begins with what cholesterol is and the role that cholesterol actually plays in heart disease. Very generally speaking, and we’ll get to the more true detail later, the real story of cholesterol and heart disease starts with LDL (low density lipoprotein) cholesterol. This is the cholesterol that people refer to as “bad” cholesterol. That isn’t really an appropriate characterization due to the fact that you need LDL to survive. LDL transports cholesterol from the liver to the cells throughout the body to keep... Continue reading
Posted Nov 15, 2010 at TamPogo Blog
Hi Team: Great rally on Friday with many of you getting eligible for that double check. I was truly impressed. Some of you are paying attention and that is a great thing for everyone here, including YOU. This week I think we will switch it up a bit and have calls on Monday at 2:00 PM and Thursday at 12:00 PM. Call Phone (712) 432-0075 Access Code 129981# We have some exciting things coming up. Keep up the good work. Chuck Continue reading
Posted Nov 13, 2010 at TamPogo Blog
Please click the link below to listen to the Foundational Marketing Call held on: NOVEMBER 12, 2010 Foundations Call 11.12 Continue reading
Posted Nov 12, 2010 at TamPogo Blog
Day 12: Smoking This is going to be simple. Smoking is a huge, completely modifiable risk factor for heart disease. There is absolutely no positive side to smoking. Not a single one. There are over 4,000 different poisons in tobacco and tobacco smoke. Smoking and second hand smoke is deadly – plain and simple. There are over 438,000 premature deaths each year as a result of smoking and second hand smoke. Smoking leads to over $167 billion in lost productivity and health care costs. While smoking negatively impacts a number of important health processes, smoking is an especially huge risk... Continue reading
Posted Nov 12, 2010 at TamPogo Blog
Hi Team: I sincerely apologize for being late to the FM call today. I was on the phone with my father’s cardiac surgeon at the time of the call and he had just finished operating so I couldn’t break free on time. Apparently Bob King was delayed as well so he wasn’t there to help. We touched base earlier and found out that the unlikely happened where we were both absent! The call has been rescheduled for NOON tomorrow – Friday. Hopefully, we will both be there and see you there as well. Again, I am sorry but the circumstances... Continue reading
Posted Nov 12, 2010 at TamPogo Blog
Day 11: Alcohol Today we are discussing alcohol as a risk factor for heart disease. Truly, this is a very difficult area as what we say here needs to be conveyed in the proper manner so that people actually hear it correctly and do not read their own thoughts and experience into it. First, we need to discuss alcohol as a risk factor in the general population of people; that is, what its role is for Mr. or Mrs. Average Person. Then we need to give a second message, one for the individual who may (or may not) be different... Continue reading
Posted Nov 11, 2010 at TamPogo Blog
Day 10: Diabetes, Metabolic Syndrome and Insulin Resistance The presence of diabetes and metabolic syndrome, which is the precursor to diabetes, is a very important risk factor in diabetes. Today, we won’t be discussing the diseases themselves; that comes later. We will focus on how they are risk factors for heart disease. Basically individuals suffering from diabetes and metabolic syndrome have INSULIN RESISTANCE, which results in high blood levels of insulin. More than 50 million Americans have metabolic disorders that include insulin resistance, according to the American Heart Association. Why is that bad for heart disease? First, insulin is a... Continue reading
Posted Nov 11, 2010 at TamPogo Blog
Day 9: Oral health and gum disease The mouth is the gateway for the entire body. So it should not come as a shock that your oral health is also intimately tied to your overall physical heath, including the health of your heart. Research indicates that tooth decay and especially inflamed and bleeding gums allows negative bacteria to spread from the mouth throughout the body causing significant heart health problems. There are many recent studies that have investigated the role that gum disease plays in cardiovascular disease. Inflamed or bleeding gums provide easy entry points into the blood stream for... Continue reading
Posted Nov 11, 2010 at TamPogo Blog
Day 8: High Blood Pressure Blood Pressure (BP) is one of the four vital signs that we discussed yesterday. By definition, BP is the pressure exerted by circulating blood upon the walls of blood vessels. During each heartbeat, BP varies between a maximum called systolic and a minimum called diastolic. An individual’s blood pressure is normally expressed in terms of the systolic pressure over the diastolic pressure, for example, 120/80 this is which most physicians consider the upper level of normal. Blood Pressure is not static and undergoes numerous natural variations, including changes from one heart beat to the next,... Continue reading
Posted Nov 11, 2010 at TamPogo Blog
Day 7: High Resting Heart Rate There is considerable debate among cardiologists and medical researchers as to whether a high resting heart rate is an indicator for heart disease. While there is no way to answer this debate definitely here, obviously we believe it is an important variable in heart disease as we included it on our initial list of important factors. We will present our case as to why. First, Heart Rate is one of the four “Vital Signs” in medicine. Heart Rate, Blood Pressure, Breathing Rate and Body Temperature are the four absolutely essential, “vital” signs for life.... Continue reading
Posted Nov 11, 2010 at TamPogo Blog
Day 6: Stress. Stress is a very large risk factor in heart disease. To understand why, it is important that you understand what “stress” actually is. Stress is best understood as a physiological and biochemical outcome to any one of a number of trigger thoughts or events. When the end product outcome occurs physiologically and biochemically, stress has been present. When the end product outcome has not occurred, no stress has been present. It’s actually quite simple. Here is what happens, very generally, during stress. There is a region inside your brain called the Limbic System. The Limbic System handles... Continue reading
Posted Nov 11, 2010 at TamPogo Blog
Day 5: Exercise or Activity Level When considering the importance of a sedentary lifestyle as a risk factor in heart disease, you must consider the value of its antithesis – exercise. Stated simply, exercise positively affects virtually every controllable risk factor in heart disease, from weight to blood pressure to stress to inflammation. In fact, there are studies showing that exercise may be more important for lowering the risk of heart disease than are medications lowering LDH and controlling blood pressure. Many cardiologists believe that a simple daily exercise program can cut your risk for heart disease in half, independent... Continue reading
Posted Nov 11, 2010 at TamPogo Blog