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
Nerdette, as normal, has great suggestions! For me, I'm limited by low-impact machines so I do a lot of elliptical, arc trainer, treadmill (walking) & stationary bike. Hopefully your gym will have some staff that can give you a tour/help.... Read more
Been feeling kind of off for the past few days. Began my new regimen of weight loss and exercise back on March 9th and so far so good with keeping on track. Had a slight overeating day yesterday, but added 30 more minutes in exercise to compensate.
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Been feeling kind of off for the past few days. Began my new regimen of weight loss and exercise back on March 9th and so far so good with keeping on track. Had a slight overeating day yesterday, but added 30 more minutes in exercise to compensate.... Read more
I just realized that my BMI is normal. I'm not overweight anymore. It's great and everything, but I feel like this may motivate me to stop trying. I already feel like exercise is a chore. I took my first break in weeks yesterday and ate at KFC. Help!... 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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