As the leaves change color and the air turns crisp and cool, some of Mother Nature’s most flavorful and colorful fruits and vegetables start to reach their peak. And even though technological advances allow us access to fall foods year-round, nothing beats the texture and flavor of these gems when … Read More
lower your cholesterol
Pharmaceutical drugs are supposed to protect you from disease, not the opposite. Statin drugs, which are used to lower cholesterol, are prescribed to help lower your risk for cardiovascular disease, of which high cholesterol is a risk factor. But what if they were also significantly raising your chances for getting … Read More
Could your excessive tiredness be caused by your cholesterol medication? A study sponsored by the National Institutes of Health links cholesterol-lowering drugs like simvastatin (Zocor) and pravastatin (Pravachol) to excessive tiredness and fatigue. In what is thought to be the first randomized study to look at such adverse effects with … Read More
Are you tired of being told to eat oats, nuts, soy, and plant sterols to lower your cholesterol? There have to be other cholesterol-lowering foods, right? The good news is that there are actually many more foods that lower cholesterol.
Researchers tend to get fixated, understandably, on those … Read More
Pantethine, the metabolically active form of vitamin B5 (or pantothenic acid), offers a host of benefits. To start:
It is vital for dozens of enzymatic reactions that require coenzyme A, including those involved with processing fats and carbohydrates.
It helps the cells’ tiny energy factories, the mitochondria, turn fatty acids into energy … Read More
Are you willing to dine on caveman cuisine to lower your cholesterol and your blood pressure, or to improve your blood sugar control? Evidence suggests that a hunter-gatherer-type Paleolithic, or Paleo, diet can improve your cardiovascular health and blood sugar metabolism.
The Paleo diet includes lean meats … Read More
One of my favorite breakfast options is a bowl of oatmeal. There are lots of ways to mix it up when it comes to oatmeal, and my latest favorite, just in time for fall, is oatmeal with bite-sized pieces of apple cooked in, topped with some chopped walnuts. It … Read More
No wonder it’s been dubbed by health and nutrition experts as a “superfood” over the last few years: Kale benefits your entire body, from your bones to your heart to your digestive system. Kale is also versatile, easy to prepare, and delicious, so if it hasn’t found … Read More
You already know that keeping your cholesterol in check is important for heart health. High cholesterol is associated with clogged arteries and a greater chance of a heart attack. But you may be wondering: What exactly is a normal cholesterol level, and how do I get there? … Read More
As we age, our risk for certain diseases and medical conditions becomes higher. For women, menopause may be an independent risk factor for some of these conditions. Cardiovascular disease, in particular, accelerates in women after menopause. Women who experience menopause before the age of 45 are at … Read More