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
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
"Exercise improves your health." You hear it all the time, but what does that really mean? How much of a difference can exercise make in your life, and how much do you really need to do? You’ll be happy to know that you don’t ne... 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
This is an interview of two experts in nutrition, Christopher Gardner, a vegetarian and Gary Taubes, a low-carb proponent:
Discussing about the video is encouraged. Please be respectful of different viewpoints... Read more
I was at the bookstore today, and I saw a book about this 2 day diet plan. From the looks of it, you eat low carb (50 grams or less) two days a week (not sure if consecutive or if that matters). The rest of the week, you eat eat lean protein, whole g... Read more
I think there is a lot of confusion about low carb, from both " regular " dieters AND low carb people just starting out.
I have 4-6 chicken thighs every day, but choose to eat boneless skinless ones ( laziness, not that skin is bad ). I also co... Read more
I'm consistently below my recommended calorie range. Not because I'm putting in any extra effort to be low... but because I simply find it hard to eat as much as is recommended to allow for the extra fitness time I've been putting in. Today is a p... 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
I must admit until I found my passion for running I looked at all types of exercise as a form of torture. I felt as though I was being punished due to my lack of discipline when it came to my eating. Exercise was like taking medicine—you know you mus... Read more
Going to the doctor when you're sick is a no-brainer. But going when you're perfectly fine can be a lifesaver. "People who schedule routine visits get the best preventive services, and that sets the stage for success," says Jonathan... Read more
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