Demon Sugar Strikes Again!

This week it seemed there was an explosion of information shining the spotlight on the toxic effects of sugar. Not a new battle cry from me, of course. Still, to…

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The Ups and Downs of Heart Health

  Optimum heart health involves paying attention to a lot of different factors. There’s cholesterol (but not just cholesterol—there’s good cholesterol, bad cholesterol, total cholesterol, oh my!), triglycerides, blood pressure,…

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Added Sugars and Heart Disease

It seems that the general public is aware that reducing saturated and trans fats, improving the diet by eating more fruits and vegetables (and thus, fiber!), and exercising regularly can…

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Medicated Hearts

The recommended prescription medication for high cholesterol is usually statin drugs. These drugs are widely prescribed for people with high total cholesterol, and particularly those with high LDL (bad) cholesterol…

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