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Dr. William D. Medical Doctor

Specialty: Cardiology
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Cardiologist and author of the book, Track Your Plaque: The only heart disease prevention program that shows how the new CT heart scans can be used to detect, track, and control coronary plaque. I discuss unique and effective ways to view heart disease and health, with a focus on nutrition,... Full Bio
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Omega-3 fatty acids likely NOT associated with prostate cancer by Dr. William D. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Heart Health A weakly constructed study was reported recently that purportedly associated higher levels of omega-3 fatty acid blood levels and prostate cancer. See this CBS News r ... Read on »
Are statins and omega-3s incompatible? by Dr. William D. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Heart Health French researcher, Dr. Michel de Lorgeril, has been in the forefront of thinking and research into nutritional issues, including the Mediterranean Diet , the French P ... Read on »
DHA: the crucial omega-3 by Dr. William D. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Heart Health Of the two omega-3 fatty acids that are best explored, EPA and DHA, it is likely DHA that exerts the most blood pressure- and heart rate-reducing effects. Here are th ... Read on »
What tests are MORE important than cholesterol? by Dr. William D. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Heart Health In the conventional practice of early heart disease prevention, cholesterol testing takes center stage. Rarely does it go any further, aside from questions about fami ... Read on »
Cranberry Sauce by Dr. William D. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Heart Health Happy Thanksgiving 2012, everyone, from all the staff at Track Your Plaque! Here’s a zesty version of traditional cranberry sauce, minus the sugar. The orange, c ... Read on »
Apple Cranberry Crumble by Dr. William D. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Heart Health Apple, cranberry, and cinnamon: the perfect combination of tastes and scents for winter holidays! I took a bit of carbohydrate liberties with this recipe. The en ... Read on »
Biscuits and Gravy by Dr. William D. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Heart Health Biscuits and gravy: the ultimate comfort food . . . one you thought you’d never have again! The familiar dish of breakfast and holiday meals is recreated he ... Read on »
The Perfect Carnivore by Dr. William D. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Heart Health People who carry the gene for lipoprotein(a), Lp(a), tend to be: –Intelligent–The bell curve of IQ is shifted rightward by a substantial margin. –Athletic–With ... Read on »
Track Your Plaque in the news by Dr. William D. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Heart Health The NPR Health Blog contacted me, as they were interested in learning more about health strategies and tools that are being used by individuals without their doctors. ... Read on »
Pecan Streusel Coffee Cake by Dr. William D. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Heart Health This is about as decadent as it gets around here! Here’s a recreation of an old-fashioned coffee cake, a version with a delicious chewy-crunchy streusel topp ... Read on »
Recipe: Peanut Butter and Jelly Macaroons by Dr. William D. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Heart Health If you miss peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, you’re going to absolutely love these peanut butter and jelly macaroons! Not everybody loves the taste or tex ... Read on »
I Wish I Had Lipoprotein(a)! by Dr. William D. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Heart Health Why would I say such a thing? Well, a number of reasons. People with lipoprotein(a), or Lp(a), are, with only occasional exceptions: –Very intelligent. I know man ... Read on »
Green Tea Ginger Orange Bread by Dr. William D. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Heart Health How about all the health benefits of green tea in wheat-free bread form, spiced up with the magical combined flavors of ginger and orange? Frequent consumption of ... Read on »
Chocolate Bomb Bars by Dr. William D. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Heart Health These healthy bars will blast you with chocolate from several directions! Look for cacao nibs in health food stores, Whole Foods Market, or at nuts.com. If unavai ... Read on »
An iodine primer by Dr. William D. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Heart Health What if your diet is perfect–no wheat, no junk carbohydrates like that from corn or sugars, you are physically active–yet you fail to lose weight? Or you hit a platea ... Read on »
Green coffee bean extract in AGF Factor I by Dr. William D. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Heart Health Track Your Plaque’s new and proprietary formulation, AGF Factor I , is designed to to support a program to achieve low levels of endogenous glycation. Endogenous ... Read on »
Lessons learned from the 2012 Low-carb Cruise by Dr. William D. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Heart Health I just returned from Jimmy Moore’s Low-carb Cruise, a 7-day excursion to Jamaica, Grand Cayman Island, and Cozumel aboard the Carnival Magic. During our 7 wonderful d ... Read on »
Opiate of the masses by Dr. William D. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Heart Health Although it is a central premise of the whole Wheat Belly argument and the starting strategy in the New Track Your Plaque Diet, I fear that some people haven’t fully ... Read on »
Orange Cream Cookies by Dr. William D. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Heart Health If you loved Creamsicles as a kid, you’ll love these Orange Cream Cookies. (Sorry, no photo: We ate them up before I realized we hadn’t taken the photo. And, worse, w ... Read on »
Why are heart attacks still happening? by Dr. William D. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Heart Health I’m a cardiologist. I see patients with heart disease in the form of coronary artery disease every day. These are people who have undergone bypass surgery, recei ... Read on »