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Is the paleodiet a triglycerides antidote?

Is the paleodiet a triglycerides antidote?

Recent nutritional research examines the earliest human diet, the Paleolithic diet or paleodiet, in search of answers to recent health crises such as obesity and diabetes. The paleodiet was full of variety and was sourced mainly by hunting and gathering.  Early humans consumed berries, fruits, plants, as well as small and large game. However, due [...]

August 30, 2012 Susan Cholesterol Screens, Heart Disease, Men's Health, Nutrition, Obesity and related diseases, Women's Health Comments Off on Is the paleodiet a triglycerides antidote?

Nuts are a super food that can lower cholesterol

Nuts are a super food that can lower cholesterol

Nuts are a super food—a small food that packs a big punch. Full of vitamins, nutrients and antioxidants, many health practitioners are “going nuts” over nuts. Eating nuts is a convenient way to add dietary protein and fiber to your diet. And antioxidants found in nuts are credited with cell protection properties that help fight [...]

August 30, 2012 Susan Heart Health & Cholesterol, Men's Health, Nutrition, Women's Health Comments Off on Nuts are a super food that can lower cholesterol

Stay on the right side of the cholesterol equation

Stay on the right side of the cholesterol equation

Estrogen fuels the production of HDL cholesterol to increase the good cholesterol in women of child-bearing age. That’s the good news. As women approach menopause, estrogen levels drop, reducing HDL levels. The bad news is more than 25% of women in the U.S. die each year die from heart disease. [1] Cholesterol plays an important [...]

August 30, 2012 Susan Cholesterol Screens, Women's Health Comments Off on Stay on the right side of the cholesterol equation

The perfect storm: obesity, high cholesterol, high blood pressure

The perfect storm: obesity, high cholesterol, high blood pressure

Did you know obesity is the number one risk factor for developing heart disease and diabetes? Find up-to-date resources here for more health insights: We all know that high cholesterol and obesity are bad for your heart health. But combined with other health problems — such as high blood pressure — these health risks can [...]

August 14, 2012 Susan Heart Disease, Obesity and related diseases, Side effects of diabetes medications Comments Off on The perfect storm: obesity, high cholesterol, high blood pressure

Immediate health benefits of weight loss

Immediate health benefits of weight loss

It’s a simple equation: The health benefits of weight loss are as broad and varied as the diseases caused by obesity. Research shows:[1] Weight loss may improve survival in those who have an obesity-related disease, especially type 2 diabetes. Sustained weight loss prevents new cases of type 2 diabetes in people who were obese. Blood [...]

August 14, 2012 Susan Diabetes, Obesity and related diseases Comments Off on Immediate health benefits of weight loss

Side-effects of daily statin meds

Side-effects of daily statin meds

Cholesterol-reducing medications called statins are among the most widely prescribed drugs in the world. In the U.S. alone, 21-million patients were prescribed statins to treat high cholesterol. [1] Statins are also used alone or with other medications, including insulin, to treat type 2 diabetes (a condition in which the body does not use insulin normally [...]

August 14, 2012 Susan Cholesterol Screens, Obesity and related diseases Comments Off on Side-effects of daily statin meds

Obesity is a health hazard

Obesity is a health hazard

The trouble with obesity is that it leads to a myriad of health issues including coronary heart disease, high blood pressure and stroke, type 2 diabetes, respiratory problems (such as sleep apnea), colon cancer, breast and endometrial cancer, gallbladder cancer, joint problems and pregnancy complications. [1] Someone with a BMI of 40% or more is [...]

August 14, 2012 Susan Obesity and related diseases Comments Off on Obesity is a health hazard

Obesity-related illnesses rarely come alone.

Obesity-related illnesses rarely come alone.

In the United States, we’re well acquainted with obesity. According to the Center For Disease Control, in 2010, more than one third of Americans were obese, including men, women and children. Is obese the same as overweight? Obesity is graded according to an equation that measures a person’s weight in relation his or her height [...]

August 13, 2012 Susan Obesity and related diseases Comments Off on Obesity-related illnesses rarely come alone.

Are you really on track? A Nutrition Profile will show you.

Are you really on track? A Nutrition Profile will show you.

Identifying deficiencies in nutrition is not just for the acutely ill or severely deficient. In fact, blood tests to evaluate vitamin and nutrition levels are ideal for individuals who want to maintain their ideal weight, maximize vitality, slow aging and steer their bodies out of genetic danger zones. How do you know if you’re on [...]

August 12, 2012 Susan Nutrition Comments Off on Are you really on track? A Nutrition Profile will show you.

Signs and symptoms of chlamydia, gonorrhea, hepatitis and herpes

Signs and symptoms of chlamydia, gonorrhea, hepatitis and herpes

Our Sexually-transmitted Disease Premium Profile includes a urine test for chlamydia and gonorrhea, and a blood test to check for presence of the herpes simplex virus 1 & 2, syphilis, and hepatitis A, B and C. This screening is vital if you have concerns about having—or spreading—a sexually transmitted disease, and does not require a [...]

August 12, 2012 Susan STDs (Sexually Transmitted Diseases) Comments Off on Signs and symptoms of chlamydia, gonorrhea, hepatitis and herpes