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How To Lower Your Cholesterol...Naturally by OlwenAnderson Health Maven Posted Tue 25 Nov 2008 2:50am 2 Comments Have you been diagnosed with high cholesterol? Do you know you can successfully lower it yourself, through diet and lifestyle changes? This article will show you what your blood test results mean, and specific changes you should make in your diet and lifestyle to lower your cholesterol level Cholesterol is an essential part of our metabolism; ... Read on »
Statins and the Cholesterol Hypothesis – Part I by Kurt G Harris MD Posted Wed 21 Jul 2010 8:31am Reader Stephen is a young man I have corresponded with a few times on the subject of his diagnosis of FH (heterozygous Familial Hypercholesterolemia) and what he should do about it. His TC runs about 467 mg/dl and his LDL about 333 mg/dl. He has a CAC (calcium score) of 16, which is very high for a 24 year old man. This would be at about the 50 ... Read on »
Cholesterol and Statins: Part I by Yusuf Saleeby Medical DoctorFacebook Posted Fri 01 Mar 2013 12:00am Cholesterol & Statins (Part I) by Yusuf M. Saleeby, MD to be published in American Fitness magazine (Jan/Feb 2013) Today when one hears the word “cholesterol” it conjures up thoughts of “something bad”.  Whether we hear about a cholesterol level over 200 from a neighbor, or one of many TV shows preaching the avoidance of c ... Read on »
Researchers Focus on New Type of Cholesterol by Fiona G. Healthy Living Professional Posted Wed 10 Jun 2009 4:04pm Most of us have heard of "good" and "bad" cholesterol. High levels of one type (HDL) promotes heart health, while the other (LDL) can contribute to heart disease. It's part of a routine cholesterol screening to test HDL and LDL levels, and we normally offer both at our health fairs. According to a recent study published in the Journal of th ... Read on »
LOVE YOUR LIVER by marie dufour RD Registered DieticianHealth Maven Posted Wed 04 Nov 2009 10:05pm By Marie Dufour, RD -  Twenty Two gallons an hour! That’s how much blood goes through our liver every hour of every day.  This blood-guzzling gland, the largest in the human body, gets a piece of just about every metabolic action. - It stores energy to release glucose when our blood sugar gets too low; - it cleans up the waste from the ... Read on »
The Portfolio Diet: Lower Cholesterol Without Statin Drugs? by Matt C. Patient Expert Posted Sun 28 Sep 2008 11:51am Find out whether the Portfolio Diet can help you lower cholesterol naturally through diet  … without Statin drugs. Could dramatically lowering your cholesterol simply be a matter of eating the right combination of foods? Dr. David J.A. Jenkins thinks so.  And if his research is right, it might actually be possible to cut cholesterol signif ... Read on »
How to Interpret Cholesterol Test Results by Mark S. Healthy Living Professional Posted Wed 21 Dec 2011 12:36pm Before we get into the big job of interpreting cholesterol numbers, let’s review what cholesterol actually is. Cholesterol is cholesterol: a waxy steroid of fat that serves as an essential structural component of cellular membranes and in the production of steroid hormones , vitamin D , and bile acids. Contrary to what the terminology indic ... Read on »
New Drug Significantly Lowers Bad Cholesterol by Karen Bastille Health Maven Posted Wed 07 Nov 2012 12:00am Brigham and Women’s Hospital press release For many people with high cholesterol, statins serve as the first line of treatment. However, some patients are unable to effectively reduce their low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL cholesterol) or “bad cholesterol” levels with statins, the most commonly used medication to treat high choles ... Read on »
Don't be a dipstick by Dr. William D. Medical Doctor Posted Sun 03 Oct 2010 8:17am If I want to know how much oil is in my car's engine, I check the dipstick. The dipstick provides a gauge of the amount of oil in my engine. If the dipstick registers "full" because there an oil mark at one inch, I understand that there's more than one inch of oil in my engine. The dipstick provides an indirect gauge of the amount of oil in ... Read on »
'Bad' cholesterol that cau ... by John R. Posted Tue 31 Dec 2013 8:00am 'Bad' cholesterol that causes heart attacks now linked to Alzheimer's: Clumps stick to brain cells affecting memory and mood But note that statins did no good -- as usual:  "No association was found between statin use and PIB index, and controlling for cholesterol treatment in the statistical models did not alter the basic findings." Th ... Read on »