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Look inside to test wellness

Look inside to test wellness

What is wellness? If you divide your life into four dimensions, physical, emotional, social and spiritual and take stock in each area—you will have a measure of wellness. Some authors of wellness also include “intellectual,” as a dimension of wellness. At the base of the “wellness pyramid” are the components of physical health—which include maintaining [...]

April 18, 2013 Susan Cholesterol Screens, Tests to detect and manage diabetes, Thyroid Screens, Weight Loss & FItness Comments Off on Look inside to test wellness

A soup-to-nuts vitamin panel

A soup-to-nuts vitamin panel

If it’s time for your cholesterol check, consider one simple blood test that gives you cholesterol readings plus glucose levels, measures for kidney, liver and heart functions, potassium, uric acid, electrolytes and iron.  And while you’re at it, in the same test, get a complete blood count to identify anemia, platelet and hemoglobin levels as [...]

March 1, 2013 Susan Bone health, Cholesterol Screens, Men's Health, Nutrition, Vitamin D Deficiency, Women's Health Comments Off on A soup-to-nuts vitamin panel

Building on your cholesterol check

Building on your cholesterol check

The American Heart Association recommends a fasting cholesterol test for adults over age 20 once every five years.  A simple test provides information about total cholesterol, LDL cholesterol, HDL cholesterol and triglycerides. But did you know there is a range of cholesterol tests?  For example, an NMR lipoprofile uses nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy to evaluate [...]

December 2, 2012 Susan Cholesterol Screens, Heart Health & Cholesterol, Men's Health, Women's Health Comments Off on Building on your cholesterol check

Hey guys! Are you one of the 52 percent?

Hey guys! Are you one of the 52 percent?

If there are two things we know about men it’s that they dislike doctor visits and more than half don’t get enough exercise.  A third are considered obese and 31 percent have hypertension. Are you one of them? A simple blood and urine test, purchased online and fulfilled at a lab near you, can provide [...]

December 2, 2012 Susan Cholesterol Screens, Men's Health, Obesity and related diseases Comments Off on Hey guys! Are you one of the 52 percent?

Hey girl! If you don’t do it, it won’t get done

Hey girl! If you don’t do it, it won’t get done

Did you know that one lab test provides more than 50 health screens for women?  If you decide to do anything for yourself during the holidays, do this. Kick off the season with a lab test that provides 50 measures of health, including a complete blood count, cholesterol check, screens for diabetes, kidney and liver [...]

December 2, 2012 Susan Cholesterol Screens, Diabetes, Thyroid Screens, Women's Health Comments Off on Hey girl! If you don’t do it, it won’t get done

NMR lipoprofile ideal for borderline cholesterol cases

NMR lipoprofile ideal for borderline cholesterol cases

Now, a more specific cholesterol measure is available for people with borderline LDL cholesterol levels or other risk factors for cardiovascular disease. The nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) lipoprofile uses nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy to measure how lipoproteins, such as LDL are metabolized. Unlike traditional cholesterol blood tests, the NMR lipoprofile measures the size of LDL [...]

September 4, 2012 Susan Cholesterol Screens Comments Off on NMR lipoprofile ideal for borderline cholesterol cases

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?

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

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

What is your cholesterol test telling you?

What is your cholesterol test telling you?

Find out how to prepare, who should be tested and what cholesterol blood tests mean in an article written by Mayo Clinic staff. Definition of a Cholesterol Blood Test A complete cholesterol blood test — also called a lipid panel or lipid profile — is a group of blood tests that can measure the amount [...]

August 12, 2012 Susan Cholesterol Screens Comments Off on What is your cholesterol test telling you?