For decades the American population has been avoiding cholesterol-rich foods for fear of developing heart disease. We have created a no-fat or low-fat version of nearly every kind of food. We see commercials for cholesterol lowering statins but heart disease still remains a number one killer. It is true that the greater your LDL and … Continue reading Bringing Cholesterol Back (Into Your Diet)
Cholesterol is a naturally occurring fat that can be ingested via the foods we eat or produced by our liver. It is fundamentally required for good health - crucial to functions like hormone production, vitamin absorption, and blood vessel repair. So, how could something so necessary for good health become the enemy? When the medical … Continue reading Cholesterol’s Bad Wrap
Recently I’ve had quite a few people ask me about cholesterol. What is good and bad cholesterol? What does it do? What do the numbers my doctor measures really mean? What foods in my diet will effect my cholesterol (either up or down)? For many years doctors have used blood cholesterol as an indicator of … Continue reading Introducing Cholesterol
For many of us this is the time of year when New Year’s Resolutions, our best intentions for 2012, begin to fall by the way-side because life has simply gotten in the way. Maybe you decided you were going to get healthier, join a gym, cut back on junk food, move more, or lose weight. … Continue reading Where are you headed in 2012?