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
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
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
2 days after a mat pilates workout? I did lots of pushup style exercises on Tuesday and my shoulders and arms are still aching on Thursday! I didn't feel up for more pilates today so I just went for a gentle walk today.
Should I have pushed thr... Read more
I just completed a 16 week weight loss competition sponsored by a local hospital. I dropped a total of 31.8 pounds during the contest - which I'm really happy about. What concerned me though is how little my body fat percentage didn't drop with my w... Read more
I just changed up my workout routine and I've put on about 4-5 pounds in the last few weeks. I'm 5 foot 9 and I was weighing around126 and now I'm up to 130lbs. I've always been active and have been mainly lifting 4 days a week with maybe 10 minute... Read more
I am a 55 year old female, I am 5'5" and about 146 pounds, and for the first time in my life a doctor (well, a NP rather) suggested I get a full blood workup. Well, the results came back, everything was fine except my LDL cholesterol, it came back 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
It is not very often - extremely rare in fact, that I look forward to a Dr. visit! lol But I had one last week to go over my recent blood work to see how my numbers are doing.
When my Dr. walked in the room he just stopped and looked at me an... Read more
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