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Q: Hello Doctor, what is Lipoprotein (a) and how to reduce it. My husband is 61 years young, have diabetes and his lp is 200. All other diabetic related blood work are in on the range. What would you recommend? Thanks.
A: Lipoprotein (a), is a particle in your blood which carries cholesterol, fats and proteins. The amount your body makes is inherited from one or both parents and is determined by the genes passed on from your parent(s) when you are born. It does not change very much during your lifetime except if you are women, levels increase as the natural estrogen level declines with menopause. Diet and exercise seems to have little to no impact on the lipoprotein (a) level.
Q: Is there an herb for arthritis?
A: The best way to support liver health is for optimal liver health via lifestyle changes and a product we use called Livotrit Plus.
Q: Hi Dr Bob. I’ve been listening to your YouVersion devotionals. I was hoping you could address something that affects my colleagues and I. I work in emergency services. Because emergencies never have an off time, of course, emergency services are manned around the clock. I currently work night shifts. Many others work rotating shifts on days 2-4 weeks, on nights 2-4 weeks. What’s the best way to stay healthy working nights or rotating shifts? I love my job, I just want to be able to maximize my health while working the non-typical shifts.
A: Support adrenal gland health is your top priority. We use a product called ADB5 Plus, but more importantly, you want to have enough growth hormone created by sleep. We also use a product called Gammanol Forte – I personally take two daily. Sleep is important for a healthy, restored body.
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