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Cholesterol Lowering Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Cholesterol Lowering.

Fats That Fight Cholesterol

If you're reading this, your doctor has probably told you that your cholesterol levels are too high. Maybe she put you on a medication to help lower cholesterol, or simply told you to consume less cholesterol-containing foods. No matter what you...  Read more

Plant Sterols and Stanols: What You Need to Know

Heart health is on a lot of people's minds these days, especially as more and more people are developing high blood pressure, high cholesterol and type II diabetes. You may think that you're on your way to figuring it all out, too. Eating a h...  Read more

What Causes High Cholesterol?

Elevated cholesterol levels aren't caused by a high-cholesterol diet alone. The fact is, a combination of factors affect your cholesterol levels. There are two main categories of risks that contribute to high cholesterol—those that you can&...  Read more

What Is Cholesterol?

Cholesterol is a soft, fat-like substance. It is a building block of body cells and hormones, makes up 50 percent of your nervous system, and is necessary for metabolism. In moderate amounts, it is essential to good health. But the dangers of high ch...  Read more

Supplements for a Healthy Heart

So you just found out that you have high cholesterol, or perhaps you have a strong family history of heart disease and want to do your best to prevent it. So you head to the pharmacy or health food store for help, only to be bombarded by countless su...  Read more

Lunch Time Walk - Lower Manhattan
Updated 7/7/2014 2:53:26 PM

Hello, I recently started working downtown, near South Ferry Terminal (Battery Park). I would love to have a group of people to walk with at lunch, socialize, maybe explore the area and find interesting and healthy places to eat. If you are inte...  Read more

Lunch Time Walk - Lower Manhattan
Updated 7/8/2014 11:00:47 PM

Hello, I just started working downtown, near South Ferry Terminal (Battery Park). I would love to have a group of people to walk with at lunch, socialize, maybe explore the area and find interesting and healthy places to eat. If you are interest...  Read more

Is your cholesterol high?
Updated 7/7/2014 12:48:06 PM

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Lower Body Workout 60+ Bad Knees
Updated 6/18/2014 11:36:42 PM

I didn't think I had bad knees but when I try to do squats or lunges my knees can not take the pressure. I have followed the videos so I am quite sure I am doing them correctly. I am 64 years old. Does someone know of a lower body workout that doesn'...  Read more

Do you eat at lower of calorie range or higher?
Updated 7/3/2014 9:29:29 PM

I have been trying to eat at the lower but I am so hungry all the time, even though I have been eating a lot of fruits and veggies. I am only on day 3 so I still don't know if I have lost anything or not. But I think I am going to have to go up to th...  Read more

Dieting or just need more fiber?

Garbanzo Beans have 6 grams of fiber,and kidney beans have 14 grams and half of the fat. Both are a good source of cholesterol lowering fiber and protein, folate and magnesium. The soluble fiber in kidney beans binds the bile attached with cholestero...  Read more

Garbanzo Beans Provide slow-burning energy and Sugar Balance

Garbanzo beans, also called chickpeas, are medium-sized, round beans. They have no distinct flavor to me, but I drain them & add them to my salads because they are rich in protein & have heart protecting fiber, lower cholesterol,& lower blood sugar...  Read more

Cholesterol Support

A support group for those who wish to lower their cholesterol levels and maintain healthy numbers. ...  Read more

Fish Recipes for Heart Health

You're off the hook for dinner tonight, thanks to these delicious (and heart-healthy) fish recipes.Crispy Fish Sticks & Chili Dipping SauceMakes: 4 servingsPrep: 20 minutesBake: 10 minutes at 450 degrees F.Broccoli-Carrot SlawI...  Read more

5 Healthy Store-Bought Breakfast Foods for Kids

By Allison Baker, Family CircleThe right morning meal can boost your child's brainpower. Stock up on these ideas for busy mornings.Evol Breakfast Burritos Available at grocery stores, $3 Kellogg's All-Bran Original Cereal Available at grocery...  Read more

Cholesterol-Lowering Medication

The following is from the link below, and article entitled Why Women Should Stop Their Cholesterol-Lowering Medication by MARK HYMAN, MD I was listening to Latest in Paleo, Angelo Coppola's Podcast, which I recommend to everyone, he disc...  Read more

Eat To Live (Vegan Weight Loss-Cholesterol Lowering Yumminess)

My Breakfast most days An interjection into the Q & A session. While working the Just 10, I also ran into Eat to Live (all touted by Dr. Oz too). Eat to live is more than the 6 week - total vegan - no oil, very little starch challenge. It'...  Read more