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(CNN)   Fish oil, garlic, cinnamon, turmeric, plant sterols and red yeast rice do dick, dick, dick, dick, dick, and dick for your heart health   (cnn.com) divider line
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2022-11-06 8:50:42 PM  
If you take them as a "downstream" medical treatment, sure, they're not going to be a magic pill in 28 days.

If they are part of your balanced diet, you live an active lifestyle, you have phenomenal genes, lots of money/time, and four sessions with a personal trainer a week, they work GREAT.
 
2022-11-06 8:54:33 PM  
"How many dicks is that?"

"A lot"

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2022-11-06 9:00:28 PM  
While I'm 100% sure those seaweed pills I bought will help lower my chances of having a heart attack, I'm still going to take a statin.
 
2022-11-06 9:08:48 PM  
Tried turmeric once. Heartburn almost immediately. 64 years old, smoke cigs for 40 years (stopped 11 years ago) partied HARD from age 15 to around 55, grew up in the heart of smogged out So.Cal. in the '70's, just had a full cardio work up. BP 125/69, 48 hour telemetry- pulse average 64 BPM. O2 oxygen saturation 98% Echo cardiogram/ CT scan-strong clean heart. No fish oil, garlic for more than flavoring etc. Exercise, genetics, keep your sugar/carbs down. Oh yeah, life long salt-a-holic, never liked soda pop, water ALWAYS favorite drink of choice.
/father, grandfather died in early 60's of heart disease.
//hence, heart testing.
///Fads are called 'fads' for a reason!
 
2022-11-06 9:44:27 PM  
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2022-11-06 10:14:35 PM  
They might, but they also make a fantastic base for a good bowl of pho.
 
2022-11-06 11:45:45 PM  
Fish oil is good for joint health tho

Helps keep my puppy's coat shines too
 
2022-11-07 12:34:35 AM  
Of the stuff in the headline, I use garlic, tumeric and cinnamon to make delicious Indian food, and dgaf about what it does for my heart.
 
2022-11-07 12:39:48 AM  

Mugato: "How many dicks is that?"

"A lot"

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Over in two.
 
2022-11-07 1:11:53 AM  
The problem with turmeric (or any of these things) is idiots taking a huge amount of it as a supplement. Just eat some Indian food or a good chili once in a while.

Ain't no farking magic potions.
 
2022-11-07 1:12:04 AM  
The last time I took fish oil pills, my burps were nasty....like I had just gone down on a mermaid.
 
2022-11-07 1:51:51 AM  

The_Sponge: The last time I took fish oil pills, my burps were nasty....like I had just gone down on a mermaid.


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2022-11-07 1:53:20 AM  

cyberspacedout: The_Sponge: The last time I took fish oil pills, my burps were nasty....like I had just gone down on a mermaid.

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LOL!  I had to give you smart and funny votes.
 
2022-11-07 2:01:50 AM  
Fish oil is good for the eyes because when you blink, your eyelids cover your eyeball with a lipid layer and omega-3 makes that work better.
 
2022-11-07 2:04:23 AM  
Garlic is good for your health because if you eat enough of it, weird people and vampires avoid your presence.
 
2022-11-07 2:37:54 AM  
Statins add an average of 4 days to your life.


Don't eat processed food or added sugar/HFCS to improve your cardiovascular disease risk.
 
2022-11-07 2:38:14 AM  

skybird659: Tried turmeric once. Heartburn almost immediately. 64 years old, smoke cigs for 40 years (stopped 11 years ago) partied HARD from age 15 to around 55, grew up in the heart of smogged out So.Cal. in the '70's, just had a full cardio work up. BP 125/69, 48 hour telemetry- pulse average 64 BPM. O2 oxygen saturation 98% Echo cardiogram/ CT scan-strong clean heart. No fish oil, garlic for more than flavoring etc. Exercise, genetics, keep your sugar/carbs down. Oh yeah, life long salt-a-holic, never liked soda pop, water ALWAYS favorite drink of choice.
/father, grandfather died in early 60's of heart disease.
//hence, heart testing.
///Fads are called 'fads' for a reason!


But have you tried IV colloidal silver while UV-irradiating your butthole in a properly feng shui-aligned environment - ionically cleansed and blessed by a licensed chiropractic level 8 vegan crossfit Santera hopped up on hyperimmune colostrum??  I thought not!  Oh ye of little faith
 
2022-11-07 2:39:44 AM  

Some Junkie Cosmonaut: skybird659: Tried turmeric once. Heartburn almost immediately. 64 years old, smoke cigs for 40 years (stopped 11 years ago) partied HARD from age 15 to around 55, grew up in the heart of smogged out So.Cal. in the '70's, just had a full cardio work up. BP 125/69, 48 hour telemetry- pulse average 64 BPM. O2 oxygen saturation 98% Echo cardiogram/ CT scan-strong clean heart. No fish oil, garlic for more than flavoring etc. Exercise, genetics, keep your sugar/carbs down. Oh yeah, life long salt-a-holic, never liked soda pop, water ALWAYS favorite drink of choice.
/father, grandfather died in early 60's of heart disease.
//hence, heart testing.
///Fads are called 'fads' for a reason!

But have you tried IV colloidal silver while UV-irradiating your butthole in a properly feng shui-aligned environment - ionically cleansed and blessed by a licensed chiropractic level 8 vegan crossfit Santera hopped up on hyperimmune colostrum??  I thought not!  Oh ye of little faith


Two words: Bikram Fark.
 
2022-11-07 2:39:56 AM  

Joe USer: While I'm 100% sure those seaweed pills I bought will help lower my chances of having a heart attack, I'm still going to take a statin.


"Trust in God, but first tie your camel."
 
2022-11-07 2:55:54 AM  

mistahtom: Some Junkie Cosmonaut: skybird659: Tried turmeric once. Heartburn almost immediately. 64 years old, smoke cigs for 40 years (stopped 11 years ago) partied HARD from age 15 to around 55, grew up in the heart of smogged out So.Cal. in the '70's, just had a full cardio work up. BP 125/69, 48 hour telemetry- pulse average 64 BPM. O2 oxygen saturation 98% Echo cardiogram/ CT scan-strong clean heart. No fish oil, garlic for more than flavoring etc. Exercise, genetics, keep your sugar/carbs down. Oh yeah, life long salt-a-holic, never liked soda pop, water ALWAYS favorite drink of choice.
/father, grandfather died in early 60's of heart disease.
//hence, heart testing.
///Fads are called 'fads' for a reason!

But have you tried IV colloidal silver while UV-irradiating your butthole in a properly feng shui-aligned environment - ionically cleansed and blessed by a licensed chiropractic level 8 vegan crossfit Santera hopped up on hyperimmune colostrum??  I thought not!  Oh ye of little faith

Two words: Bikram Fark.


Hit it!  o/'

I met him in a shop down in Sedona
Where they rub pretty rocks while they wear robes like a giant toga
T O G A, toga
I saw a little fraud sitting there with his flock
I asked him his deal - in a pretentious voice he claimed yoga
Y O G A, yoga
Well I've seen some things but I gotta admit
It seemed like that dude was into rapey shait
More than yoga
Y O G A, yoga
Sure his dupes were dumb but I can't even believe
That they'd see that dude and not just farkin' leave
Hell with yoga!
No no no no 'yoga'  No no not 'yoga'

<cue Ashram trooper dance squad in thongs>
 
2022-11-07 2:57:48 AM  
I had some wicked garlic fries that did SOMETHING to my system.

/ Cat's hiding.
 
2022-11-07 3:09:25 AM  
Regular use of colloidal silver works great! Just ask this guy!

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Plus, his conductivity is so high now, he is immune to lightning strikes.
 
2022-11-07 3:12:42 AM  

Pointy Tail of Satan: Regular use of colloidal silver works great! Just ask this guy!

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Plus, his conductivity is so high now, he is immune to lightning strikes.


Hey there is one undeniable benefit to that - no werewolf would even THINK about attacking that guy.  By now he could take them out with like one punch, any bite or claw attempt from the werewolf is completely suicidal
 
2022-11-07 3:35:53 AM  

Pointy Tail of Satan: Regular use of colloidal silver works great! Just ask this guy!

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Plus, his conductivity is so high now, he is immune to lightning strikes.


Papa Smurf?
 
2022-11-07 3:52:19 AM  
Vitamins C and D are likely to do more for you on the whole than cinnamon and tumeric. Omega-3s, as others have noted, are also good for you, though they aren't doing a ton for cardio health.

Try to eat less processed trash food and jog your fat ass around the block a few times if you're really concerned with heart health and longevity. With my family history I'm probably gonna die of a heart attack around 70 anyway, so whatever. After that age you're just sitting around watching yourself fall apart in between dragging your ass back and forth between the doctor and the pharmacy. Can't eat good food, can't drink, can't sleep for more than a couple hours without having to get up to piss, etc. I don't know why people want to live to 100 or beyond.
 
2022-11-07 4:10:01 AM  
Where can I get some heart, heart, heart, heart, heart, heart, heart for my dick health?
 
2022-11-07 4:46:34 AM  
I don't take garlic for my heart. I take it because it's farking delicious. Also, you really can't add too much garlic to any dish. Best spice ever.

When I was young, I worked at a gas station downwind of Gilroy Cal, self proclaimed garlic capital of the world. Many morning the air would be thick with the smell of garlic. Smelling garlic in the kitchen is always good. Smelling garlic pretty much everywhere is next level.
 
2022-11-07 5:19:42 AM  
Regardless of whether or not garlic prolong your life, garlic improves the quality of your life.
 
2022-11-07 6:36:36 AM  
What do these do for your heart health?

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2022-11-07 6:42:23 AM  

educated: If they are part of your balanced diet, you live an active lifestyle, you have phenomenal genes, lots of money/time, and four sessions with a personal trainer a week, they work GREAT.


You should have stopped after the first two, because those are the two largest determinants of good health.

It's funny how even educated (ha ha, get it?) people can be pants-on-head ignorant when it comes to health.  I guess it's not surprising, in our age of mass-marketing that constantly sends the message that health is expensive.  It's not.  Simple, healthy foods are inexpensive, and exercise only requires a comfortable pair of shoes/boots for walking/running/hiking and even less expensive bands for resistance training.  A personal trainer?  Please -- anyone with access to the internet (which is 80% of adults in the US) has free access to personal trainers via sites like YouTube.  As for genes, if our current widespread poor health was due to genetics, we would have gone extinct long before we left our cradle in Africa and colonized the world.  As for time, if you're regularly spending time on a website like Fark, then you can STFU about not having lots of time.  Seriously, STFU.

If you're unhealthy, the science (the word many Farkers claim to love, but ignore just as readily as the covidiots do) makes it clear that it's probably your fault.

https://www.hsph.harvard.edu/nutritionsource/disease-prevention/
 
2022-11-07 6:52:20 AM  
Nice try, but this was funded by the medical/pharmaceutical industry shills who are just trying to profit by keeping the secrets of good health hidden.  They just want your money. I, on the other hand, have done my own research (meaning I read some stuff posted on the local mom's facebook group) that proves that these natural supplemental extracts and ESSENTIAL oils do more for your health in a few capsules than you'd ever get out of some pill from the pharmaceutical industry, and they have solid anecdotal evidence to prove it. They're not looking for money, just for the health of me and my family. They even conveniently offer to sell me these supplements (one of them even offered to help me set up and get started selling with her - I'm pretty sure we can both make a fortune off this!).

So yeah, don't spread this drug company propaganda about some magic pill here. I'll stick with my supplement capsules, thank you - and you can too! In fact, if you want to get started, I'm looking for motivated individuals to help me spread the good health for bargain prices! Maybe we can get together for lunch and discuss this great opportunity?
 
2022-11-07 7:04:42 AM  
"The study was funded via an unrestricted grant from AstraZeneca, which makes rosuvastatin. The company did not have any input on the methodology, data analysis and discussion of the clinical implications, according to the study."

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2022-11-07 7:12:17 AM  
No mention of niacin or flax seed.
 
2022-11-07 7:25:35 AM  

dryknife: "The study was funded via an unrestricted grant from AstraZeneca, which makes rosuvastatin. The company did not have any input on the methodology, data analysis and discussion of the clinical implications, according to the study."

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Heh - nod.  Whoever is footing the bill always has a certain presence in things, overt or not.  Human nature
 
2022-11-07 7:26:52 AM  

Colonel_Angus: educated: If they are part of your balanced diet, you live an active lifestyle, you have phenomenal genes, lots of money/time, and four sessions with a personal trainer a week, they work GREAT.

You should have stopped after the first two, because those are the two largest determinants of good health.

It's funny how even educated (ha ha, get it?) people can be pants-on-head ignorant when it comes to health.  I guess it's not surprising, in our age of mass-marketing that constantly sends the message that health is expensive.  It's not.  Simple, healthy foods are inexpensive, and exercise only requires a comfortable pair of shoes/boots for walking/running/hiking and even less expensive bands for resistance training.  A personal trainer?  Please -- anyone with access to the internet (which is 80% of adults in the US) has free access to personal trainers via sites like YouTube.  As for genes, if our current widespread poor health was due to genetics, we would have gone extinct long before we left our cradle in Africa and colonized the world.  As for time, if you're regularly spending time on a website like Fark, then you can STFU about not having lots of time.  Seriously, STFU.

If you're unhealthy, the science (the word many Farkers claim to love, but ignore just as readily as the covidiots do) makes it clear that it's probably your fault.

https://www.hsph.harvard.edu/nutritionsource/disease-prevention/


Why so aggressive?
Daylight savings?
Dog piss in your shoe?

Hemerrhoids?
 
2022-11-07 7:28:27 AM  

educated: Colonel_Angus: educated: If they are part of your balanced diet, you live an active lifestyle, you have phenomenal genes, lots of money/time, and four sessions with a personal trainer a week, they work GREAT.

You should have stopped after the first two, because those are the two largest determinants of good health.

It's funny how even educated (ha ha, get it?) people can be pants-on-head ignorant when it comes to health.  I guess it's not surprising, in our age of mass-marketing that constantly sends the message that health is expensive.  It's not.  Simple, healthy foods are inexpensive, and exercise only requires a comfortable pair of shoes/boots for walking/running/hiking and even less expensive bands for resistance training.  A personal trainer?  Please -- anyone with access to the internet (which is 80% of adults in the US) has free access to personal trainers via sites like YouTube.  As for genes, if our current widespread poor health was due to genetics, we would have gone extinct long before we left our cradle in Africa and colonized the world.  As for time, if you're regularly spending time on a website like Fark, then you can STFU about not having lots of time.  Seriously, STFU.

If you're unhealthy, the science (the word many Farkers claim to love, but ignore just as readily as the covidiots do) makes it clear that it's probably your fault.

https://www.hsph.harvard.edu/nutritionsource/disease-prevention/

Why so aggressive?
Daylight savings?
Dog piss in your shoe?

Hemerrhoids?


You forgot, "Because it's Colonel Angus" there
 
2022-11-07 7:33:49 AM  

Some Junkie Cosmonaut: educated: Colonel_Angus: educated: If they are part of your balanced diet, you live an active lifestyle, you have phenomenal genes, lots of money/time, and four sessions with a personal trainer a week, they work GREAT.

You should have stopped after the first two, because those are the two largest determinants of good health.

It's funny how even educated (ha ha, get it?) people can be pants-on-head ignorant when it comes to health.  I guess it's not surprising, in our age of mass-marketing that constantly sends the message that health is expensive.  It's not.  Simple, healthy foods are inexpensive, and exercise only requires a comfortable pair of shoes/boots for walking/running/hiking and even less expensive bands for resistance training.  A personal trainer?  Please -- anyone with access to the internet (which is 80% of adults in the US) has free access to personal trainers via sites like YouTube.  As for genes, if our current widespread poor health was due to genetics, we would have gone extinct long before we left our cradle in Africa and colonized the world.  As for time, if you're regularly spending time on a website like Fark, then you can STFU about not having lots of time.  Seriously, STFU.

If you're unhealthy, the science (the word many Farkers claim to love, but ignore just as readily as the covidiots do) makes it clear that it's probably your fault.

https://www.hsph.harvard.edu/nutritionsource/disease-prevention/

Why so aggressive?
Daylight savings?
Dog piss in your shoe?

Hemerrhoids?

You forgot, "Because it's Colonel Angus" there


I was baiting them by misspelling hemorrhoids
 
2022-11-07 8:16:09 AM  

educated: Some Junkie Cosmonaut: educated: Colonel_Angus: educated: If they are part of your balanced diet, you live an active lifestyle, you have phenomenal genes, lots of money/time, and four sessions with a personal trainer a week, they work GREAT.

You should have stopped after the first two, because those are the two largest determinants of good health.

It's funny how even educated (ha ha, get it?) people can be pants-on-head ignorant when it comes to health.  I guess it's not surprising, in our age of mass-marketing that constantly sends the message that health is expensive.  It's not.  Simple, healthy foods are inexpensive, and exercise only requires a comfortable pair of shoes/boots for walking/running/hiking and even less expensive bands for resistance training.  A personal trainer?  Please -- anyone with access to the internet (which is 80% of adults in the US) has free access to personal trainers via sites like YouTube.  As for genes, if our current widespread poor health was due to genetics, we would have gone extinct long before we left our cradle in Africa and colonized the world.  As for time, if you're regularly spending time on a website like Fark, then you can STFU about not having lots of time.  Seriously, STFU.

If you're unhealthy, the science (the word many Farkers claim to love, but ignore just as readily as the covidiots do) makes it clear that it's probably your fault.

https://www.hsph.harvard.edu/nutritionsource/disease-prevention/

Why so aggressive?
Daylight savings?
Dog piss in your shoe?

Hemerrhoids?

You forgot, "Because it's Colonel Angus" there

I was baiting them by misspelling hemorrhoids


Pain in the ass eh?
 
2022-11-07 8:24:12 AM  

Some Junkie Cosmonaut: educated: Some Junkie Cosmonaut: educated: Colonel_Angus: educated: If they are part of your balanced diet, you live an active lifestyle, you have phenomenal genes, lots of money/time, and four sessions with a personal trainer a week, they work GREAT.

You should have stopped after the first two, because those are the two largest determinants of good health.

It's funny how even educated (ha ha, get it?) people can be pants-on-head ignorant when it comes to health.  I guess it's not surprising, in our age of mass-marketing that constantly sends the message that health is expensive.  It's not.  Simple, healthy foods are inexpensive, and exercise only requires a comfortable pair of shoes/boots for walking/running/hiking and even less expensive bands for resistance training.  A personal trainer?  Please -- anyone with access to the internet (which is 80% of adults in the US) has free access to personal trainers via sites like YouTube.  As for genes, if our current widespread poor health was due to genetics, we would have gone extinct long before we left our cradle in Africa and colonized the world.  As for time, if you're regularly spending time on a website like Fark, then you can STFU about not having lots of time.  Seriously, STFU.

If you're unhealthy, the science (the word many Farkers claim to love, but ignore just as readily as the covidiots do) makes it clear that it's probably your fault.

https://www.hsph.harvard.edu/nutritionsource/disease-prevention/

Why so aggressive?
Daylight savings?
Dog piss in your shoe?

Hemerrhoids?

You forgot, "Because it's Colonel Angus" there

I was baiting them by misspelling hemorrhoids

Pain in the ass eh?


You're moppin' up what I'm spillin'!
 
2022-11-07 8:43:46 AM  
I tend to agree, I keep eating cinnamon rolls and they don't seem to be doing any good for my health.
 
2022-11-07 9:00:19 AM  
Now I can enjoy my delicious Marmite-Garlic ice cream in peace without someone coming up to me to tell me of the health benefits.
 
2022-11-07 9:19:39 AM  
I'm glad I'm finally old enough that people have stopped pushing stantins on me.  My cholesterol levels are at the low end of the range and really do not need to be lower.

Sure, people can say they like garlic, but how many of them have the "Stinking Rose" cookbook?
 
2022-11-07 9:53:01 AM  

educated: You're moppin' up what I'm spillin'!


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2022-11-07 9:54:55 AM  

educated: You're moppin' up what I'm spillin'!


...stop, you two are killin' me... it's gonna come out my nose...
 
2022-11-07 9:56:54 AM  

Colonel_Angus: educated: If they are part of your balanced diet, you live an active lifestyle, you have phenomenal genes, lots of money/time, and four sessions with a personal trainer a week, they work GREAT.

You should have stopped after the first two, because those are the two largest determinants of good health.

It's funny how even educated (ha ha, get it?) people can be pants-on-head ignorant when it comes to health.  I guess it's not surprising, in our age of mass-marketing that constantly sends the message that health is expensive.  It's not.  Simple, healthy foods are inexpensive, and exercise only requires a comfortable pair of shoes/boots for walking/running/hiking and even less expensive bands for resistance training.  A personal trainer?  Please -- anyone with access to the internet (which is 80% of adults in the US) has free access to personal trainers via sites like YouTube.  As for genes, if our current widespread poor health was due to genetics, we would have gone extinct long before we left our cradle in Africa and colonized the world.  As for time, if you're regularly spending time on a website like Fark, then you can STFU about not having lots of time.  Seriously, STFU.

If you're unhealthy, the science (the word many Farkers claim to love, but ignore just as readily as the covidiots do) makes it clear that it's probably your fault.

https://www.hsph.harvard.edu/nutritionsource/disease-prevention/


And I thought I had the "gormless self-absorbed sanctimonious post" schtick down pat. You, my friend, are a champion. A champion.
 
2022-11-07 10:24:50 AM  
I take turmeric curcumin and glucosamine chondroitin for my joints. I'm not convinced they do anything, though.
 
2022-11-07 11:39:39 AM  

mistahtom: Statins add an average of 4 days to your life.


Don't eat processed food or added sugar/HFCS to improve your cardiovascular disease risk.


I suspect this is because most people take statins and continue their unhealthy lifestyles.  And the statins lower their energy levels, so the problem gets even worse.
 
2022-11-07 11:49:20 AM  

Some Junkie Cosmonaut: dryknife: "The study was funded via an unrestricted grant from AstraZeneca, which makes rosuvastatin. The company did not have any input on the methodology, data analysis and discussion of the clinical implications, according to the study."

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Heh - nod.  Whoever is footing the bill always has a certain presence in things, overt or not.  Human nature


the latest study is almost always incorrect

gleaned from over 50 years of observation
 
2022-11-07 11:50:24 AM  

FLMountainMan: mistahtom: Statins add an average of 4 days to your life.


Don't eat processed food or added sugar/HFCS to improve your cardiovascular disease risk.

I suspect this is because most people take statins and continue their unhealthy lifestyles.  And the statins lower their energy levels, so the problem gets even worse.


Statins don't really lower energy levels directly.

Some side effects may, but not everyone gets them. Some people go on to get rhabdomyolysis, others get some aches and pains and most others have no issues.
 
2022-11-07 11:54:10 AM  

Joe USer: While I'm 100% sure those seaweed pills I bought will help lower my chances of having a heart attack, I'm still going to take a statin.


I took 20mg a day for 6 days and on the 7th day woke up w the worst vertigo of my life.

Scary shiat

Turns out that 25% of the cholesterol in ur body is in ur brain.

Every cell needs it and 75% of it is made by ur liver.

Got off that shiat.
 
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