Heart disease is a leading cause of death in the United States, so it’s only logical that we are concerned about our cholesterol levels. To understand how cholesterol impacts us, we first need to know, why is it both good and bad for us?
Cholesterol isn’t all bad, but there are things we all should know about it for the sake of our health.
Here are some interesting facts discovered in the last few years:
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For several decades tests made for detecting heart disease were inaccurate and unreliable.
Often the test results would give results like false positives, or may have shown someone who actually suffered from heart disease as being perfectly healthy, despite obvious signs and symptoms.
Previously, the most popular method of detecting a heart problem was taking a stress test, which consisted of running on a treadmill for 45 minutes or as long as you could withstand before a doctor encouraged you to stop.
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When most people think of health food they think boring, they think bland, and they think too much hard work and preparation.
Luckily, there are a few simple, wholesome and tasty ingredients that can make any meal a much healthier one.
Not every meal you eat is going to have the perfect balance of nutrients, every now and then you want to indulge your taste buds, but without ruining your diet.
By adding some simple but nutrient filled foods to your meals daily, you can create a healthy and appetizing feast with more flavor and make unhealthy meals more beneficial.
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My family loves the holidays.
It’s a time to get everyone together, celebrate each other, and of course, eat good food.
Halloween isn’t the most family style holiday, but I will take any excuse to spend more time with them.
For us, it’s time to break out our healthiest Halloween horror food!
I love making fun, Halloween themed dishes for my friends and family.
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As long as I can remember I always wanted to be a doctor.
Growing up, it seemed that everyone in my family was associated with medicine. My uncles and cousins were always visiting patients, performing surgery, or getting medical degrees.
When my favorite uncle bought me a child size physician’s bag, I followed him everywhere, even to patients’ houses.
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What if I told you there’s a device that can lower your blood pressure, improve your hand-eye coordination, build strength, and help you relax…and you can buy it at a local store for less than $3.00?
I know what you’re thinking, “That’s impossible.”
But I’m sure you’re wondering what it is. Well get ready, because I think it’s going to surprise you. In fact, you might already have one! It is…
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I have a very simple test I’d like you to try out.
It won’t take much time – and it may seem a little unusual – but it’s really important.
And you’ll be SHOCKED by what it means for your health.
Here’s what I want you to do:
Sit down on the ground and then stand back up.
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When you go to the doctor to check your cholesterol, it’s important to know the difference between good cholesterol (HDL) and bad cholesterol (LDL).
Here are 10 tips to increase good cholesterol, which can help to keep your heart and arteries healthy.
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We have all heard this before; “Lower Cholesterol at All Costs!” and yet, you probably also have heard that fatty foods are not as lethal for you and your health after all. Both statements make sense, once you understand what cholesterol really is, and what it does to you.
Simply put, cholesterol is a waxy fat-like substance that is carried in the blood. Cholesterol is naturally produced by your body, and also introduced through dietary sources such as cheese and egg yolks. It is essential for a variety of cell and body functions.
However, there are two types of cholesterol:
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We all know that good sleep is critical to maintain a healthy life and, especially, to keep your body and mind going all day. Multiple studies have shown that sleeping at least 8 hours per night boosts your immune system, improves cognitive functions and brings a variety of health benefits.
On the other hand, sleep disruptions can lead us to feeling tired during the day and not being able to focus.
Below, are 4 tips to improve your sleep.
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