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
If you're reading this, your doctor has probably told you that your cholesterol levels are too high. Maybe she put you on a medication to help lower cholesterol, or simply told you to consume less cholesterol-containing foods. No matter what you... Read more
So you just found out that you have high cholesterol, or perhaps you have a strong family history of heart disease and want to do your best to prevent it. So you head to the pharmacy or health food store for help, only to be bombarded by countless su... Read more
"Exercise improves your health." You hear it all the time, but what does that really mean? How much of a difference can exercise make in your life, and how much do you really need to do? You’ll be happy to know that you don’t ne... 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
We went to a steak house for dinner & I am suprised by how many calories are hiding in the bread (so I didn't have any). Also, I had the brocolli instead of the mac & cheese! Another small win!... Read more
I REALLY NEED HELP. I am over 300 Pounds. I am a person that has been big all of my life. I am currently trying my best to lose weight. I currently do 30 Situps in the morning. I want to do some a night as well, I don't think that's enough.... Read more
Hi, everyone I am new to this chat and I'm looking for a partner that I can help motivate and that could help motivate me. I have 33 more pounds to lose and honestly it's the hardest last bit of weight to lose. Is there anyone out there?... Read more
I am a St Louis denizen looking to lose 20-30 lbs through diet and exercise. Will be adapting a paleo lifestyle in 2015. Please feel welcome to join any leg of my journey, stood love the company ;-)... Read more
Consuming grapeseed oil is one way to lower so-called "bad cholesterol" (LDL cholesterol), while simultaneously increasing "good cholesterol" (HDL cholesterol), thereby getting your overall ratio of LDL cholesterol to HDL cholesterol into a healthier... Read more
Going to the doctor when you're sick is a no-brainer. But going when you're perfectly fine can be a lifesaver. "People who schedule routine visits get the best preventive services, and that sets the stage for success," says Jonathan... Read more
I must admit until I found my passion for running I looked at all types of exercise as a form of torture. I felt as though I was being punished due to my lack of discipline when it came to my eating. Exercise was like taking medicine—you know you mus... Read more
Yes, you read that right. There is very good scientific evidence that LDL cholesterol is not only not a problem but is actually helpful for good health.
This is a link to Dr. Perlmutter's blog, the author of "Grain Brain".
His blog links to the... Read more
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