The thick gel found in the leaf of the aloe vera plant has been used for thousands of years to heal a variety of topical conditions. In fact, aloe gel was one of the most frequently prescribed medicines in the 18th and 19th centuries. The gel … Read More
You’ve probably heard high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol described as the “good” cholesterol and low-density lipoprotein (LDL) as the “bad” cholesterol. But when it comes to which type of cholesterol is most important to control, who wins the HDL vs. LDL matchup?
If only it were that simple.
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Winter produce can be a bit drab in comparison to the fresh blueberries, raspberries, peaches, and nectarines of summertime. But each winter, I eagerly wait for one of my favorite foods of all time to appear on grocery store shelves: pomegranates. I’ve always loved the task of removing the … Read More
Rosehips are the beautiful red berries that form on rose plants after successful pollination of the flower in summer. These fruits, from the plant Rosa canina, commonly known as wild briar rose or dog rose, has been used as a traditional medicine for centuries to treat ailments … Read More
One of the reasons why yogurt is such a healthy snack is that it contains beneficial bacteria called probiotics. Lactobacillus acidophilus, commonly known simply as acidophilus, is one of those healthy bacteria found in yogurt. But what is acidophilus, and what does it do for your body? The many acidophilus … Read More
The thick gel found in the leaf of the aloe vera plant has been used for thousands of years to heal a variety … Read More
Green tea gets a lot of attention when it comes to healthy beverages that fight disease and keep you healthy. And this is for good reason; green tea is known to help with losing weight, lowering cholesterol, fighting depression, and more. And while green tea may … Read More
Your total cholesterol and your LDL cholesterol have traditionally been considered the most important predictors of your risk for cardiovascular disease and are therefore most doctors’ primary focus when interpreting your cholesterol test. In addition to these numbers, your HDL and triglycerides are becoming more and … Read More
Fajitas, roast, chili, soup… What do all these cuisines have in common? By eating them, you may be able to raise your HDL “good” cholesterol numbers. Research from Tufts University reveals that eating onions daily … Read More
There has been a lot of talk recently about how most of us sit too much and are active too little. I have personally been on a mission to find ways to decrease … Read More