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High Cholesterol: The Silent Killer

The old saying “ignorance is bliss” is an appropriate description for many today who suffer from high cholesterol but are (purposefully or not) completely unaware about it. From time to time I will either read or hear about someone who seemed at the ...

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Triglyceride Levels: A Window Into Your Lifestyle

I was recently having a conversation with a good friend of mine who also struggles with his cholesterol (his doctor has him on Lipitor as well), and he was telling me that during his last doctor’s visit his triglyceride levels were off the chart. My ...

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The Heart Health Benefits of Grapes

At our regular family gatherings, as we prepare to sit around the table for a wonderful Italian dinner, my father will joyously declare “in vino veritas” (Latin for “in wine there is the truth”) as he opens a nice bottle of red wine to go with our di...

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Foods With MSG: Delicious, But Are They Good for You?

Living with high cholesterol and having heart disease in my family has kept me on my toes when it comes to nutrition and choosing which foods I need to stay away from or consume with caution. This has made it particularly hard for me, as I enjoy tryi...

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Altering Lifestyle Can Make a Difference in Your Fight Against High Cholesterol

When I was first diagnosed with high cholesterol, it came as a real surprise. Having grown up eating mostly a Mediterranean diet and having been an athlete for most of my life, I was taken aback that my cholesterol level was 280. While my doctor imme...

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Homeopathic Medicine and Cholesterol

A Google search for “cholesterol homeopathic remedies” returns more than 300,000 results covering anything from using herbs to specialized vitamins. Clearly, homeopathic cures work for some people given that the alternative medication industry is val...