Tagged as Cholesterol

We are into the 20th year of the millenium, and while the world has seen unprecedented and exponential growth and advancements in almost every sector, there’s another area that we've all seen grow rapidly – stress levels. With bustling lives becoming busier and more and more competitive, the stress levels have risen gradually over the years and have reached a crescendo, as a result of which, we are...
We have all heard advice like this: “Go on a diet, exercise 3 times a week, don’t stress too much,” etc. But for some people those things are a lot easier said than done. Some people prefer to incorporate something easy into their daily routine because they know they can actually accomplish “easy.” They want to still be able to see and feel results, but they want to achieve that without having to make...
Cholesterol is a necessary component to good health. Your body uses it during digestion, hormone production, and proper cell function. Because high cholesterol levels in the blood can lead to cardiovascular disease and stroke, dietary cholesterol has long held a bad reputation. While current government - dietary guidelines - still recommend eating a diet low in cholesterol, newer - research - suggests...
Cheese may no longer be a guilty pleasure. New information is dispelling the myth that foods high in milk fat are responsible for obesity and high cholesterol levels. What was once considered a solely “bad” fat may contain compounds that can protect against obesity, cardiovascular disease and diabetes. In fact, it looks like making foods like cheese a regular part of your diet could even help you live...
The first avocado may have been eaten by a Mayan Princess and was considered "The Fruit of Royalty." You've heard it time and time again, "Avocados are a superfood!" And you do not have to be a member of a royal family to eat them. Even fast food restaurants like Subway have jumped on board (Yes, sorry. Subway is a fast food restaurant). Pre-mashed avocado at fast food restaurants often contains manufactured...
Good things do indeed come in small packages! Nuts and seeds are often overlooked as important health foods, but -they pack a mighty punch fighting disease-, including the nation’s number one killer, heart disease. If you are worried that nuts and seeds are too fattening to be included in your diet, you shouldn’t. While you should definitely avoid eating nuts to excess, adding nuts to the diet helps...
New research suggests statins (medication for "bad" cholesterol) could increase a person’s risk of developing symptoms of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as motor neuron disease (MND), or increase painful and debilitating symptoms for patients with ALS. What’s ALS? - Best known for afflicting the late Sir Stephen Hawking, - ALS - is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that causes...
Silicon is atomic number 14 on the periodic table. It is a metallic-like substance and is the second most abundant element on earth after oxygen. Are you getting enough of it, though? You should, because it plays an active role in the prevention of atherosclerosis (hardening and narrowing of the arteries), insomnia, cholesterol , dementia and more... Health Benefits of Silicon - A 12-week study was...
Have you had a blood test recently and were surprised to learn your cholesterol was high? Are you concerned at how elevated your blood pressure reading was at your last doctor's appointment? Sure, you say to yourself, your diet isn’t perfect. And those numbers have been creeping up lately, so it isn’t exactly a huge surprise, but still, it is a shock to finally hear it. Your doctor probably offered some...
Do you or someone you love have high cholesterol? You are not alone. It is estimated that half of all adults in the United States have high total cholesterol and more than 25 percent have high LDL or ‘bad’ cholesterol - 1. I urge anyone who has been troubled by the news that their cholesterol is high to stop focusing on a number. Your cholesterol level is only one of many risk factors for heart disease....