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Maria Ligos

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Normal Cholesterol? Knowing Your Particle Type Matters

Physicians are quick to recommend statins when a patient has high cholesterol, but what went wrong when someone with normal cholesterol suddenly dies from a massive heart attact? The answer may not be in the cholesterol value alone, but the type of cholesterol or specifically, particle size.   Most people have heard of HDL (the so-called... Read moreChevron
posted 02/03/2014, comments (0)|
pine

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Pistachios and Sunflower Seeds Reduce Cholesterol Levels

Pistachios In several studies, adding 2-4 oz of pistachios per day for 4 weeks to a low-fat diet reduced total and LDL cholesterol levels for about 10%. In average, consuming pistachios did not increase body weight in the study participants.   Interesting nutritional facts: One oz of roasted salted pistachio kernels contains: -... Read moreChevron
posted 11/15/2013, comments (0)|
Stephanie

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Blurred vision in one eye with headache

At about 8:00pm tonight I realized my left eye was blurry, but not my right eye and shortly after I started getting a headache that radiated from the back of my head forward. The blurred vision and headache seemed to get better then worse. I still have a mild headache, but my eye is no longer blurry. Is this just a bad headache and possible... Read moreChevron
posted 09/06/2013, comments (0)|
Lisa Nelson, RD, LN

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Are You a Middle-Age Man with High Cholesterol?

First of all, your cholesterol levels are not the final determinant of your heart attack or heart disease risk. Other factors besides cholesterol play a role, such as inflammation which causes cholesterol to oxidize and then lead to heart concerns. That being said, you don’t just want to ignore cholesterol levels. They are a good measure to... Read moreChevron
posted 08/29/2013, comments (0)|
Lisa Nelson, RD, LN

Lisa Nelson, RD, LN, Health Pro

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Registered Dietitian and Licensed Nutritionist

Anti-Inflammatory Diet for Heart Health

Consuming a low cholesterol diet is not necessarily the best treatment plan for lowering cholesterol levels and reducing your risk for heart disease.   Why? Well, it depends on which of your total cholesterol particles is elevated. For example, if LDL cholesterol is high, it’s best to focus on reducing your intake of saturated fat. If... Read moreChevron
posted 07/23/2013, comments (0)|

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