Five Foods That Lower Cholesterol Fast

Five Foods That Lower Cholesterol Fast

If you need to lower your cholesterol, you probably know which foods to avoid. Favorites like eggs, butter (I disagree with these two and I will explain why at a later time), cheese, ice cream and red meat may be making fewer appearances at your dinner table. But what about foods that actually can lower your cholesterol? Three of the world’s experts in health and nutrition – The Mayo Clinic, Harvard Medical School and Prevention Magazine — weigh in on …

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Statins. Are The Risks Worth The Benefits?

Elevated cholesterol levels are routinely treated with statin drugs. These drugs come with a long list of side effects, including muscle pain, liver damage, dementia, increased risk of violence, diabetes and neurological problems. Last week a study published in The Archives of Internal Medicine revealed that statins also have adverse effects on energy levels and induce fatigue with exertion. The authors of the study stated that this side effect alone may affect 20-40% of statin users. So given the fact …

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Is Cholesterol Really The Villain?

If you or someone you know has been diagnosed with high cholesterol, the first thing you may hear is to cut out foods that are high in saturated fat and cholesterol. After all, saturated fat raises blood cholesterol levels and high blood cholesterol levels cause heart disease, right? Actually, this thought process is only a theory and not a fact. It is known, even in mainstream medicine, as the lipid hypothesis. So it is what we think, not what we …

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