How To Lower Cholesterol

Two Ways to Start Lowering Triglycerides

…combines this excess fat and sugar to form triglycerides and then stores them around your gut and muscles (think flabby arms). Lowering your triglyceride levels often requires the same tactics needed to lower your cholesterol levels. Here are two ways to get started lowering your triglycerides and, in turn…

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Statins Decrease Exercise's Benefits

…dementia. If you're on a statin, take the necessary steps to get yourself off this drug. There are many natural alternatives, including a various extremely effective supplements. You May Also Be Interested In * Cholesterol-lowering foods * How to lower triglycerides

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The Whey to Good Health

…both heart attack and stroke. The consumption of whey protein also helps reduce high levels of LDL cholesterol, increase the beneficial HDL form, and reduce triglycerides. * Osteoporosis: In addition to minerals necessary for bone growth, whey contains a protein called lactoferrin, which is associated…

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Increase Omega-3 for Heart Health

…enough to lower triglyceride and cholesterol levels. In addition to fish and flaxseed one of the best sources of omega-3 fatty acids is also from the Salvia hispanica plant, also known as chia. From all indications and research, chia works just as well as fish oil when it comes to lowering levels of…

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Eggs Are Heart Healthy

…diet did not raise cholesterol levels. And, just this week, the USDA themselves announced that eggs are significantly lower in cholesterol than previously thought. Not to mention that they are also quite a bit higher in vitamin D. Egg yolks do contain a large amount of cholesterol, but what has been…

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Dried Apples Lower Cholesterol

…calories per day to their diet, lost an average of 3 pounds without making any other changes in their diet. Can you imagine how much publicity a drug company would receive if they had a drug that could perform these same feats? The story on cholesterol-lowering statins drugs seems to get worse by the…

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Could Statin Use Put Your Eyes at Risk?

to avoid cholesterol-lowering statins like the plague? Now, statins have been linked to cataracts. Researchers at the University of Waterloo studied almost 6,400 patients seen at their optometry clinic from 2007–2008. Fifty-six percent of patients with type 2 diabetes were taking statins compared to

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Health Benefits of Fiber for Diabetes

…individuals increased their fiber intake to roughly 50 grams a day (25 grams of insoluble fiber and 25 grams of soluble fiber). After only six weeks, those taking the extra fiber had lower blood glucose levels after meals and throughout the day. Total cholesterol levels dropped an average of 6.7 percent…

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The Skinny on Healthy Cooking Oils

…-unsaturated fat that has a tendency to become rancid, though, so be sure to use flaxseed oil within three months. * For baking, go with canola oil. Canola oil is another omega-3 oil. It can lower “bad” LDL cholesterol levels without affecting “good” HDL cholesterol levels. Because canola oil has no…

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Is Niacin Safe? A Closer Look at New Research

…-lipid and cholesterol-lowering effects of niacin are directly related to the flush. While many people find the niacin flush uncomfortable, it is only temporary, and once histamine levels are lowered the effect becomes less pronounced. The most glaring fault I see with this study, however, has to do with…

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Three Little Known Benefits of Whey Protein Powder

to Defeating Nearly Any Disease.” I ran across a copy a couple days ago and started leafing through it. The copy needs some updating, but overall it was in pretty good shape. It reinforced to me how a little resourcefulness and know-how potentially can save thousands of dollars when it comes to our…

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A Serotonin Sleep Shake Recipe

lower cholesterol levels, lose weight, fight depression, and sleep better. As you might recall, the amino acid L-tryptophan also increases levels of serotonin in the brain. Before the FDA took it off the market, it was a favorite sleep aid. Prozac, the antidepressant drug, also works by helping to

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Chia Seed Berry Pudding

…it’s your turn: What other fruits might go well with chia seed pudding? You May Also Be Interested In: * Increase Omega-3 for Heart Health * How to Lower Your Cortisol

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