The key to resolving any chronic health condition is to discover the root causes and then supply the body with the needed raw materials to correct any deficiencies or to bring the body back into balance. Therefore, you will need to become somewhat of a detective, patiently investigating each known
A number of factors—some preventable, others not—can cause abnormal cholesterol levels, or dyslipidemia, in the blood. Here are the factors that you can control:
A Poor Diet
Diets high in saturated fat and trans fat are linked to higher LDL cholesterol levels. Saturated fats are found in animal products, especially fatty red meat (beef
While Parkinson’s disease impairs motor functioning and can make it difficult to be active, studies show that exercising regularly can increase balance, reduce falls, and improve gait.
Should you walk the mall or ride the bike outside? How long should you exercise? How do you know if the intensity is enough or too much? These are among the questions people ask when it comes to aerobic exercise. They are important questions because if you overdo it (too
Many women are far more concerned about breast cancer than heart disease, but heart disease claims more than six times as many women’s lives each year as breast cancer.
“The average woman has a 47 percent chance of eventually dying of cardiovascular disease, which causes events including heart attacks and strokes,”
Living with arthritis can be tough. It affects you physically and emotionally, and also can impact all of the practical aspects of your life. Moreover, when it comes to arthritis care, everyone is different: What works for one person may not work for you—so experiment, and come up with a
There are more than 100 types of arthritis. The two most common causes of chronic disabling arthritis are osteoarthritis (OA) and rheumatoid arthritis (RA), and each has its own chapter in this report. In this chapter, we look at other common types of arthritis: gout, pseudogout, psoriatic arthritis, reactive arthritis
Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common type of arthritis and a leading cause of chronic pain and disability, affecting approximately 30 million people in the United States alone. It is a degenerative disease that begins with deterioration of the cartilage in synovial joints. Cartilage serves as a protective pad between
Low back pain is extremely common and affects most people at some point in their lifetime. Estimates show that up to 36 percent of us will suffer from a new or recurrent episode of low back pain in a given year. Much of it originates in the lumbar area. If
Chances are, when you hear the word “cholesterol,” you certainly don’t think of it as a hero of heart health. Rather, it’s taken on a villainous role in the cardiovascular health story.
But just as every good tale needs a villain, and just as most memorable villains have both good and