This is a guest article by Heather Worthington. Most of us are aware that we need to have regular medical checkups often involving blood and urine tests but not all understand why. Here we shall look at the reasons to undertake a cholesterol test, a simple blood test which can help in you in assessing…

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This is a guest article written by the Longstreet Clinic. All individuals are different, different gender, different age, different race and different size. Where different makes you who you are, different can also be a health risk. Statistics show that over 60% of adults and 30% of children living in the United States are obese.…

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As I continue researching heart disease I’m sometimes surprised by what I learn. For example, some kinds of vegetable oil are considered very bad by some experts, and olive oil is always recommended. I never thought potato chips or french fries were so bad, but they really are pretty bad for heart health. Here are…

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Some foods are known to raise cholesterol. Some are known to lower cholesterol. Replace the bad foods with the good foods. It’s like killing two birds with one stone. Most of us know unhealthy food when we see it. But it’s not so obvious which foods are really good, especially when it comes to reducing…

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Here’s a good strategy. If you want to lower your cholesterol levels start with the easy ways. You’re more likely to continue with these good habits because they’re easy. Easy Way 1 Eat a cup of oatmeal most mornings for breakfast. I use the steel cut oatmeal. It comes in the large round cardboard can.…

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This is a guest article written by Manilyn Moreno. Though not about heart health it discusses foods that are recommended for heart health. How you look does so much in making you feel great. Hair is one part of the body that people often notice at the first sight. Keeping your hair thick, healthy, and…

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A few years ago my cholesterol level was in the mid range between 200-240. It was 204 if I remember right. Recently I discovered my level is in the high range. It’s about 243. It’s time to make some changes. Over the past few years I’ve tried to eat healthier. I admit I haven’t tried…

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I don’t know about you, but I’m not all that familiar with avocados. They come from trees that are native to central Mexico. I’ve never paid that much attention to them. My wife has used them from time to time for various meals in the kitchen. Last night Susan was reading from a website article…

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Healthy cooking is a big part of being healthy. The ingredients and methods used can make a big difference too. The good news is that there are many very healthy meals that are still good. Cooking healthy doesn’t mean you have to give up great taste. Last night for example we cooked chicken enchiladas with…

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You’re not alone. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (the CDC) one in seven adults has high cholesterol. Kids can have high cholesterol too. But it’s certainly most common in adults. Especially older adults. Having high cholesterol is a major risk factor for heart disease. Heart disease is the leading cause of…

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