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
If you're concerned about heart health, then you probably take steps to reduce your cholesterol and keep your blood pressure in check. But there's another important measure you should be aware of: your triglycerides. People with high triglyce... Read more
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
The humble soybean has come a long way. Today, soy is everywhere and in every possible form—beans, nuts, milk, yogurt, cheese, flour, tofu, tempeh, and “meat” analogs, to name a few. You can eat soy alone, cooked, or combined with o... Read more
You know that you want to lose weight. But how do you pick a goal weight that’s right for you? Do you find a celebrity, or even a friend, whose body you like and try to reach the same weight as him? Do you aim for a previous weight of your own,... Read more
Anyone else develop a phobia of wearing 'normal' clothes? Since putting on shed loads of weight I've been wearing sweat pants/trousers all the time, but now I've lost a bit of weight I'm scared to go back to wearing other clothing. Anyone else?... Read more
Follow up: My normal running pace is about 5 mph, which I can maintain for about 1/2-mile at a 1% incline. Do what feels right for your body. If you feel like it's too fast, slow down. If you think the opposite, speed up a little.... Read more
Which meal is low sodium, low cholesterol, and weight reducing for an adult with heart disease?
1: Baked chicken, & mashed potatoes
2: Stir fry chinese vegetables & rice
3: Tuna fish salad & celery sticks
4: Lean steak w/ carrots
Thanks in advance!... Read more
On food packages the nutrition values are based on a daily 2000 calorie diet. Alot of people I've met on SP eat below that (including myself), usually 1200-1600 a day. Is the 2000 calorie a day normal? Or do you think 1200-1600 SHOULD be the normal a... Read more
The most common cause of heart disease in a person with diabetes is hardening of the coronary arteries which is a buildup of cholesterol in the blood vessels that supply oxygen and nutrition to the heart. Keep your blood sugar as normal as possible.C... Read more
Consuming grapeseed oil is one way to lower so-called "bad cholesterol" (LDL cholesterol), while simultaneously increasing "good cholesterol" (HDL cholesterol), thereby getting your overall ratio of LDL cholesterol to HDL cholesterol into a healthier... Read more
Diabetes is a serious condition that can affect the heart, nerves, vision and other vital organs. But did you know that diabetes might also increase the risk of Alzheimer's disease, and even increase the speed of progression once the disease strikes... Read more
I canít tell you how many times after I started my own healthy living journey I would step on the scale and the minute the number was not what I expected my motivation began to falter. For me, the scale became the be-all-end-all to my success. Howev... Read more
Got my lab results in the mail. I finally have normal cholesterol. 6 months of taking niacin and fish oil did the trick.
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