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Aspirin - Sometimes It's Something to Chew On
Created on 11/18/2014
Aspirin is well-known to everyone.

It is an inexpensive anti-inflammatory agent long used to help relieve problems such as joint pains and headaches.

Research in recent years suggests that aspirin may offer addition benefits, in fact preventive benefits, for some people.

Not everyone agrees, but experts do agree that if someone is having a heart attack they should immediately take an aspirin - AND the aspirin should be CHEWED, not swallowed.  Read More>>
Which Foods Help Reduce Cholesterol?
Created on 11/14/2014
Elevated "bad" cholesterol (LDL) is considered a risk factor for cardiovascular disease.

Doctors often prescribe medications to help lower cholesterol levels, and risk for heart attack and stroke.

Certain foods, when eaten on a regular basis, contribute to high cholesterol.

Other foods, however, help LOWER cholesterol.

Can you use food to help treat high cholesterol? Yes. Read More>>
Go Green - With Avocados!
Created on 11/10/2014
Avocados can be much more than simply the base for guacamole -

for example, you can use them in salads and in spreads, or simply cut into narrow wedges to be added to sandwiches.

Why choose avocados?

Because they taste good as well as being potentially good for you -

avocados contain heart-healthy unsaturated fat, potassium and fiber. Read More>>
Mediterranean Defeats Metabolic!
Created on 10/31/2014
While you may or may not be able to define "metabolic syndrome", you probably know what it is associated with -

high rates of diabetes and heart disease.

There is hope for REVERSING metabolic syndrome, and it's relatively simple -

follow a Mediterranean-style diet program (according to a new study).

Even if people ate as much as they wanted and did not exercise, even if they didn't lose much weight, over 25% were able to REVERSE metabolic syndrome. Read More>>
Is Crash Dieting Okay? Maybe...
Created on 10/24/2014
When it comes to healthy weight loss the mantra is "lose a small amount of weight each month, and over time you will have met your weight loss goal."

This way we can lose weight and maintain that weight loss over time.

Makes sense. So-called "crash diets", where calorie intake is drastically reduced for a short period, doesn't work over time. Right?

Well, crash diets MAY work for some, it turns out.

BUT the diet must be carefully formulated - work with a nutritionist. Read More>>
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