A guest post from Patrick Rafferty, a consultant for Pure Water Technology of South Louisiana. Americans are living longer and longer every year. With the advent of new medicine and better practices, the human life span has surpassed even the wildest imaginations from just a century ago. We’re not in the clear, though. Not by…

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This is a guest post by Patrick Rafferty, a consultant for Pure Water Technology. Thanks Patrick! It’s no secret that certain foods are better than others, especially when it comes to heart health. You’re obviously going to be better off if you eat an apple instead of a donut, or a piece of toast instead…

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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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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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I know what you’re thinking. Red meat. Steak, prime rib, hamburgers, etc. Avoid bacon and eggs too. I have to say. After all the research I’ve done over the past several months, my idea of what not to eat has changed. It’s not so much red meat anymore. That’s not what I’m avoiding. It’s carbohydrates…

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Did you know that eating oatmeal can lower your cholesterol? It’s always nice when you can get benefit from eating more of something instead of having to give something up. Oatmeal is like a miracle drug. One and a half cups of oatmeal gives you about 6 grams of soluble fiber. Just add some fruit…

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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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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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