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
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
Being overweight is a leading risk factor for high cholesterol. The good news is that regular physical activity will help with both weight loss and lowering cholesterol. Exercise can actually increase your HDL (good) levels while lowering your LDL (b... 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
Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic inflammatory disease that has been linked to a combination of genetic and lifestyle factors. Previous studies have found that cigarette smoking and a diet low in vitamin C-rich fruits play roles in the development of... Read more
Okay, so, my doctor has recommended I supplement my 8 year old. This was kinda at my request, because I've been concerned about her weight for a while. Turns out, she's dropped from the 70th percentile for weight to 5th! Her ADHD medicine is an appet... Read more
Hubby mentioned that he wants to go vegetarian, or at least cut his meat consumption WAY down due to issues of animal cruelty. I didn't really take him seriously until a trip to the grocery store had him mention that cage free / free range eggs were... Read more
Hi everyone, in may 2014 I will turn the big 5-0 my goal is to be 150 by that time. I know this may be a tall order but I am feeling very determined right now, any encouragement would be greatly appreciated.... Read more
Ever have the feeling you are living in a comedy show and someone forgot to tell you?
The Whiner, the Martyr, and the High Maintenance people drive me insane.
They aren't as bad as bullies, but they can stretch your patience to the extreme.
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The saturated fat and cholesterol in turkey stuffing can be extremely high for two main reasons: It may be made with high cholesterol & or high saturated fat ingredients, animal fats, butter and eggs; The saturated fat & cholesterol in turkey fat is... Read more
The science magazine Natures said Virgin Oil Oil may have the same effects of Ibuprofen. It may also inhibit the oxidation of LDL (bad) cholesterol. A tsp per day may help in treating arthritis, cardiovascular disease, high cholesterol,& in pain ma... Read more
Is one day of high-cholesterol eating going to hurt your health? Great question! Dietary cholesterol usually gets a bad rap, but did you know that your body actually needs cholesterol? That's because cholesterol is a building block of body c... Read more
Heart disease affects millions of women, including the five who follow. What sets them apart from the rest? These survivors have made it their mission to raise awareness of heart disease in women and are active with the following organizations.Go Red... Read more
My nutritionist diagnosed me with high cholesterol and blood pressure last week. I can't say I'm surprised, but it's still hard to comprehend. I've pretty much eliminated all fast food. There's a strong history of heart disease in my family, though.... Read more
What's your view of high cholesterol?
I've been told I have high cholesterol, which by the numbers, I suppose I do. But I don't get it. My husband has normal cholesterol. We eat the same diet, and I actually eat a lot healthier than he does... Read more
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