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What is HDL Cholesterol HDL (AKA ‘H’ for Happy) carries about 1/3-1/4 of the blood cholesterol. Higher levels seem to protect against cardiovascular disease.  HDL levels less than 40 mg/dl appear to be a risk factor for heart disease.  Scientists suggest that HDL cholesterol carries cholesterol away from...

What is LDL Cholesterol LDL (AKA ‘L’ for lousy) Cholesterol and is the major carrier of cholesterol in the blood.  Too much saturated fats and Trans Fats in the diet can cause LDL cholesterol to build up in the inner walls of the arteries that feed the heart and...

What are Triglycerides Triglycerides are a normal substance found in the bloodstream and necessary for life. It provides fuel needed for body cells to function. Too many triglycerides floating in the bloodstream increases your chances of heart disease, stroke and pancreatitis.  Blood levels less than 150...

This edition will focus on what foods you CAN eat when it comes to controlling blood pressure.  I am sure you have heard that foods rich in potassium lowers blood pressure. Common foods name are bananas, potatoes, and orange juice.  Current evidence is showing that...

It’s easy enough to say eat less, move more, but often more difficult to do. Here are a few ideas on how to make it easier: 4. CONSIDER NON-SCALE VICTORIES Your weight is determined by a variety of factors, including hydration, climate, when you last ate, bathroom habits and...

Regular exercise can boost metabolism, making creating a calorie deficit easier. Don’t miss the mark here, what you eat and drink is 80% of the equation. Exercise compliments a good eating pattern when it comes to weight loss. Effective exercise alone will improve health outcomes independent of weight loss...

OK, so now you know about creating a calorie deficit; let’s talk about how to achieve it. There are two ways to lose weight: changing what you eat and changing how you move. Most people find a combination of the two leads to the most effective weight loss… If...

People tend to over-indulge, and it’s estimated the average person consumes around 3,000 calories on a special day. For many people, that can be two days worth of calories in one. The extra fuel comes from chips and dips, alcoholic drinks, fancy hot drinks and...

 #4 YOUR RECOVERY WILL BE SLOWER Are you are concerned about personal bests or training for a race? The true ketogenic diet is not usually associated with better athletic performance. Power sports like weightlifting or sprinting, most research has found that keto does not benefit performance in any way. In...

#3 YOU’LL BE MORE PRONE TO DEHYDRATION Another downside of keto (or any low-carb diet)  is the increase water needs. Excreting the waste products from thes diets requires LOTS of fluids. This puts people at a higher risk for dehydration. Keto and other low-carb the diets in...