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
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
All kinds of foods provide nutrients that your body needs. But some foods, known as "functional foods," do more for you body than just provide nutrients. They may also play a role in the prevention and treatment of certain chronic diseases.... Read more
Conduct a quick Google search, and you’ll find miraculous claims about a tropical fat that has become increasingly popular among health-conscious consumers in recent years: coconut oil. Health claims about the oil's ability to hel... Read more
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
Had my yearly physical yesterday! Cholesterol way down (181), blood pressure way down. Weight down 13 pounds! Doc was proud of me. She said to continue the great work and maybe we will talk about taking me off of my blood pressure meds! YAY!... Read more
Regarding high bad cholesterol and low good cholesterol, etc. I am amazed at the people who blindly listen to bad advice and don't investigate the benefits of a ketogenic diet. It is the best thing I ever did! If you have high cholesterol or predia... Read more
Newbie here! I've been a HCLF plant-based vegan for 3 years, and I'm 5'0. Current weight is 105 lbs, goal weight is 93 lbs (as I am petite-framed). Looking for a weight loss buddy who's similar to my stats and/or diet.... Read more
A supplement made from plant sterols (all natural and found in plants, just more concentrated) that helps to balance and strengthen your immune system. I have been using Moducare for 2 yrs and have not had more than a couple of allergy attacks since... Read more
SparkPeople.com member Eboston421 recently asked about margarine versus butter and which is better nutritionally. The discussions of margarine versus butter began in the 1990s, when research related to trans fatty acids in margarines was coming out.... Read more
World-class professional triathlete turned firefighter Rip Esselstyn knows how to eat right and stay in shape. The son, grandson, and great-grandson of renowned physicians, he had been eating a plant-based diet for years. So when he discovered that o... Read more
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