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
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
Recently Lori, a client of mine, called me angry, upset and discouraged. She had just returned from her yearly physical, which she had been eagerly anticipating. Though she hadn't reached her weight-loss goal, Lori had made many lifestyle c... Read more
You know the filter in your furnace only lasts three months before it gets clogged with cat hair, and you're diligent about getting the oil in your car changed every 3,000 miles. But do you pay attention to all the recommended tune-ups and mainte... Read more
In regards to my miscarraige post: blood test being retested tomorrow and have an appt with the ob Friday morning...I refuse to believe it's over until it's over...no bleeding or symptoms of m/c....It's in Gods Hands. For now, all is well :)... Read more
Pregnancy tests arent darkening...first hcg levels were 23 (low but still considered pregnant according to nurse, I'm 2-3wks along?, really early she said) second hcg level was 25:( doesn't look good, hoping otherwise though... Read more
Today I ran my nutrition report and I know I had items with cholesterol (for instance 2 Tbsp of peanut butter has 32 grams) but my nutrition report says I had ZERO cholesterol. I tried refreshing it and running it again. Still ZERO for cholesterol.... Read more
Already anticipating a high stress day. Today will be a test of my de-stress techniques. Breathing deep, exercise, focus on tasks, eat right and drink plenty of water, stretch, and the most important...PRAY PRAY PRAY!!!!... Read more
My fasting glucose tested @104 twice in the last 6 months. my dr won't give me a pre-diabetes diagnosis because she says it will follow me for the rest of my life. Insurance won't pay for any nutrition councilor unless I have the diagnosis. Ideas pls... Read more
WALGREENS offer free tests with their Wellness Bus Tour. Go to WALGEENS.COM eneter your zip code and it tells you were the bus is. These free health tests include: total cholesterol, glucose reading for blood sugar, blood pressure, body mass index,... Read more
Publix Pharmacy offers FREE diabetes screenings in partnership with CholestCheck, a health screening services company. Sign up for free diabetes newsletter and see optional screening tests (such as cholesterol and thyroid tests) are available for pur... 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
With health care cost rising at an alarming rate, having a list of common screening tests to ask your health care provider about may help keep you on the path of healthy living. While many of these tests are not diagnostic in nature, they do allow yo... Read more
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