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Busting the low-fat myth: Cholesterol is good for you

If you're one of the many people with high cholesterol, you may have been prescribed statin drugs and told to eat a low-fat diet — the standard advice for decades. However, experts have now reviewed the research and found there is  no link  between heart disease and total fat, saturated fat, or dietary cholesterol. Statins made me [...]

Cholesterol often wrong target in heart disease risk

Everyone has heard that high cholesterol is bad for heart health. But as it turns out, the association between cholesterol and cardiovascular disease has been somewhat misrepresented. Doctors are starting to accept that cholesterol levels do not necessarily predict risk for heart disease as much as we thought. Consider the following: 75 percent of  people  who have [...]

When heart disease is autoimmune

Heart disease  is the leading cause of death in the United States, affecting about 11 percent of the population. For the majority of people, heart disease is driven by diet and lifestyle factors, however research shows an increasing number of heart disease cases can also have an autoimmune component. This means the immune system is mistakenly [...]

A blood sugar imbalance can seriously undermine your efforts to manage Hashimoto’s hypothyroidism, an autoimmune thyroid disease. A primary factor in taming an autoimmune disease like Hashimoto’s hypothyroidism is to control blood sugar. The body has several ways to keep blood sugar within a narrow range so it doesn't go too high or too low. [...]

We sit at desks, sit in traffic, and sit at home in front of the TV. Americans have lost touch with the human being's most basic and unique design function: to walk. Walking daily not only wards off more diseases than you count on both hands, it also soothes the mind, inspires creativity, and heightens [...]

If you have been following conventional advice, then you've been told to avoid fats to prevent heart disease. Turns out if you want to maintain a healthy vascular system and prevent heart disease, sugar is the target you want to seek out and eliminate. If you have Hashimoto’s hypothyroidism, an autoimmune disease that attacks and [...]

Is your desk job worsening your Hashimoto’s hypothyroidism?

Do you eat a healthy diet, exercise regularly, and practice other healthy habits to manage your Hashimoto’s hypothyroidism, but sit long hours each day at work? If so, you could be undoing your good work. Sitting, even if you otherwise practice healthy habits, is associated with poor cardiovascular health, higher inflammation, and more belly fat, [...]

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