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Chris K. Patient Expert

Bayside, Wisconsin
Hello Wellsphere Members: I blog as as heart health consumer advocate under the pseudonym "HeartHawk." I am a numbers guy, an engineer, MBA, and for the real numbers geeks, a Six Sigma Black Belt (statistics on steroids). I am also a heart disease sufferer. It took my mother, her... Full Bio
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The "Spooky Science" of Heart ... by Chris K. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Heart Health The "Spooky Science" of Heart Rate Variability (HRV) Over at Track Your Plaque we are always pushing the envelope on heart disease prevention and reversal.  I have been i ... Read on »
Miracle Pancakes: No Wheat, No Rise in Blood Sugar (as in zero, nada, bupkus)! by Chris K. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Heart Health The real challenge in going wheat free is to find suitable food alternatives.  I've had little problem with lunch or dinner.  I love sub sandwiches and Jimmy Johns make ... Read on »
Bride of Franken-Wheat: New Wheat Protein Kills Aphids, Attracts Parasites by Chris K. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Heart Health This just in!  A new strain of genetically modified wheat ("GM Wheat" as they euphemistically call it in the industry) is about to hit the fields for testing.  You can r ... Read on »
Franken-Wheat: My Own Mad Genetic Experiment! by Chris K. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Heart Health The numbers don't lie.  Nature's own original wheat has 14 chromosomes.  Modern wheat has 42!  Those extra 28 chromosomes are all genetic codes cross-bred and geneticall ... Read on »
Wheat-Zilla Conquers the World! Rampaging Monster Kills Every 7 Seconds! by Chris K. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Heart Health Just yesterday, the Associated Press reported that, "An estimated 366 million people world-wide now suffer from diabetes, and the global epidemic is getting worse ..."  ... Read on »
The "Big-Wheat" Empire Strikes Back: Attack Begins on Dr. Davis and Wheat Belly by Chris K. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Heart Health The Grain Foods Foundation, Wheat Foods Council, Go with the Grain, GrainPower, SixServings, you know them by many names but they all have one goal.  To fatten you you up wi ... Read on »
The 89 Cent Heart Attack? by Chris K. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Heart Health While I was driving down the highway this billboard happened to catch my eye and gave me a chuckle (the added text and arrows are mine, of course). This burrito looks ... Read on »
Healthcare Industry is Hopelessly Behind the Customer Service Technology Curve by Chris K. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Heart Health One of the great things about technology is that it has vastly improved customer service.  I can order products, pay, track shipments, get support, do just about everything ... Read on »
JUPITER to Earth: It's the Calcium Score Stupid! by Chris K. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Heart Health Well, well, well!  A funny thing happened on the way to the "statin forum."  Astra-Zeneca, in a bald-faced attempt to broaden the narket for its statin product Crestor, ende ... Read on »
Diabetes? You Gotta Exercise! It Works - Big Time!!! by Chris K. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Heart Health Ever since I was diagnosed as prediabetic I have been looking for ways to stave off the inexorable march to full-blown diabetes and its many heart related complications.  As ... Read on »
Kidney Stones and Lithotripsy: More Lessons Learned about Healthcare by Chris K. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Heart Health Yes, there will be blood! You know, the older I get the more I am inclined to believe that heart disease is just another symptom of a more systemic problem - getting old! ... Read on »
Blogger Rips Off Taxpayers and People in Need to Spew Big Government by Chris K. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Heart Health Taxpayer Subsidized Speech isn’t Free to Taxpayers Milwaukee County employee Christopher Liebenthal’s “extensive blogging activity, including blogging of a  of political ... Read on »
Body by Track Your Plaque?! by Chris K. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Heart Health Although there are several exercise guidelines there really is no "Track Your Plaque" exercise program, but if there was one it would probably be a lot like the one that p ... Read on »
American Heart Association Exposed "Selling" Endorsements by Chris K. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Heart Health I have been critical of the AHA in the past for their stodgy, politically correct perspective on heart disease but this takes the cake. No longer satisfied to endorse suga ... Read on »
Nattokinase Revisited by Chris K. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Heart Health I had one of my regular meetings with Doc Davis of Track Your Plaque book and website fame today where he remarked about a patient he encountered that nearly died of a p ... Read on »
Advanced Lipoprotein Testing and the Fallacy of "Average" by Chris K. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Heart Health I use http://www.nutritiondata.com/ quite a bit to determined carb content of various foods now that I am tracking my blood sugar. I am prediabetic and like all good TYP'ers ... Read on »
Fish Oil and Omega-3 Index: A Feather in the Telomere Cap by Chris K. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Heart Health And just when you thought it couldn't get any better another compelling reason for knowing your Omega-3 Blood Index and optimizing your fish oil dose is uncovered. A new stu ... Read on »
The Pizza Paradox by Chris K. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Heart Health It seems to me that it has been a while since I waxed rhetoric about the roller coaster we all ride while fighting heart disease. One of my favorite rants amidst the rapid ... Read on »
Jumpin' Jupiter: How About a Little Statin Common Sense by Chris K. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Heart Health Well, by now I am certain most of you have heard that the FDA, based on the results of the JUPITER Study, has approved rosuvastatin (Crestor) for men over 50 and women over ... Read on »
New Genetic Link for Vitamin D and Heart Health by Chris K. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Heart Health And now comes more genetic proof that Vitamin D is an important heart health player. Once it became established that a "Vitamin D receptor" existed in the heart it was only ... Read on »