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
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
For the first time I've been dx with high cholesterol and high blood pressure. For the most part I know why its because I let myself go. I quit walking which I used to do quite often. I think when I took a part time job(Mon,Tues, Wed 6-10) I quit... Read more
I post this not to ask for medical advice, but more a vent and request for general support...
It's been a crazy time over the past few weeks. I taught a certification course for new people entering my field. During that class, I nearly lost my b... Read more
I do fairly well about staying within the range that is listed on my food tracking thing (it's the end of the day so please forgive me if I can't think of the right word). The recommended range for me is 0 to 250. Is this a normal range for most peop... 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
A certain amount of cholesterol is necessary by the body for proper physiological and structural function. Too much of it can have negative health consequences. Since cholesterol levels are influenced by your genetic makeup, your diet and certain lif... Read more
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