Cholesterol and Heart Disease

How to Avoid Heart Disease

I was reading an article by Lisa Nelson, RD and she did a great job of explaining, at a very easy to understand level, the basic things you must do to help avoid heart disease. First of all, knowing your cholesterol numbers is important. Are your triglycerides high? Or is it your LDL number? As…

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How to Raise Your Good Cholesterol

After successfully lowering my total cholesterol and bad cholesterol levels I’m still not satisfied. My good cholesterol also known as HDL or High Density Lipoprotien also went down. So I’d like to work on raising my good cholesterol. Researchers at the University of Scranton, Pennsylvania did a small study that showed cranberry juice helped raise…

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How I Lowered My Cholesterol 44 Points Without Medication

6 months ago I opened the letter from my clinic and saw the results of my blood test. My cholesterol was 243. That’s high. Medication is often recommended for a cholesterol level above 240. So now I knew I had to do something. I had just been in for a routine physical exam. I knew…

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Trans Fat in Oreo Cookies?

I came across a website that’s all about trans fat. Lots of good information. Usually we think about fatty foods being meat. But trans fat has traditionally been mostly in baked goods and fast food. This website I mentioned is all about getting trans fat outlawed. The discovery that trans fat is unhealthy is relatively…

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Can I Treat Cholesterol Issues Naturally?

This is a guest article that I ran across online. I think it’s good information for treating cholesterol without medication. Jeff By Dee M Geiles Low intensity walking has remarkable effects on controlling cholesterol even a tread mill or vibration walker machine can be a solution. Reducing your weight by 10 pounds causes the average…

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Another Study Supports the Mediterranean Diet

The New England Journal of Medicine, on Monday, released the results of a study that supports the heart health benefits of the Mediterranean Diet. The study compared 3 groups over about 5 years. One group was given olive oil supplements, another group supplemented their diet with walnuts and almonds, and the third group, the control…

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Eat an Apple to Lower Cholesterol

A new report from “USA Weekend” who partnered with the TV show “The Doctors” advised eating an apple a day for 4 weeks may lower your bad (LDL) cholesterol. The article says that apples are a good source of soluble fiber, that being the main ingredient that helps lower cholesterol. Soluble fiber actually helps minimize…

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Cholesterol is good for you

There seems to be a growing trend in the debate about cholesterol and heart disease. We’ve been led to believe that cholesterol is bad. But what is cholesterol? According to the American Heart Association cholesterol itself isn’t bad. It actually keeps us healthy. It’s interesting to note that most of the cholesterol in our blood…

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LDL Cholesterol that’s not bad for you

Cholesterol has been blamed for heart disease. There’s no doubt about that. But is cholesterol really to blame? Some researchers now claim that consuming sugar is much worse than consuming cholesterol and saturated fat. There is debate about the sub types of LDL cholesterol. Actually it’s sub types of Low Density Lipoprotein. Cholesterol is actually…

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Ways to Lower Cholesterol

There are various ways to lower cholesterol. It’s easier for some people than others. Some people are genetically disposed to having high cholesterol. Older people tend to have higher cholesterol than when they were younger. People who eat unhealthy diets and seldom exercise are more likely to have high cholesterol. The 4 basic ways of…

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