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7 Things You Need to Know When Your Cholesterol is Too High

Getting a blood result with a high total cholesterol, for most people, unfortunately means that their doc’s about to follow it with “Here’s a prescription for Lipitor.”  This is because the medical…

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10 Delicious High Fiber Foods

Fiber is an essential nutrient that the majority of people, more than 90%, are deficient in. Fiber is not actually digested, yet it serves a vital role in healthy digestion. It works as a cleanser of …

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Signs You Might be Deficient in Chromium

Chromium, a mineral that is critical to great health, is often overlooked by even the most health conscious people. Yet many people suffer from deficiencies in this essential mineral causing them to e…

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Do You Have Metabolic Syndrome? What to Watch Out For

Just when we think we are aware of all the diseases out there that should concern us, out pops a new one. The good news in this case—well, sort of—is that the condition, metabolic syndrome, has actual…

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20 Nutrition Facts That Should Be Common Sense (But Aren’t)

Common sense is surprisingly rare in nutrition. All sorts of myths and misconceptions are being spread around, even by so-called experts. Here are 20 nutrition facts that should becommon sense (but cl…

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The Holiday Spice that Fights Diabetes and Heart Disease

When I think of autumn, Thanksgiving, and the holidays I think of cinnamon. Who doesn’t love the aroma of cinnamon wafting through the air?  The real deal, that is, not the fake “holiday spice,” chemi…

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Just 2 Teaspoons of This Fiber May Help Lower Cholesterol

Most Americans get about only half of the fiber that is recommended. Soluble dietary fiber can help control weight and lower cholesterol, which studies suggest can help prevent heart disease. We can f…

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How Healthy is Coconut, Really?

Coconut is a superstar in the healthy food world, but does it deserve its status as a superfood? Maybe not. A couple of recent pieces about coconut water were the first inklings that coconut might…

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Low Carb Diets and Coronary Blood Flow

People going on low carb diets may not see a rise in their cholesterol levels. How is that possible? Because weight loss by any means can drop our cholesterol. We could go on an all-Twinkie diet and l…

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4 Signs You Are Not Eating Enough Fiber

The average American gets less than 15 grams of fiber per day -- not even 40% of the recommended amount, 40 grams. Unfortunately, foods stripped of their fiber abound around us -- such as white flour,…

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