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Normal Numbers Don't Equal Good Health

Normal Numbers Don’t Equal Good Health

A few years ago, I had a conversation with my aunt that went something like this: Me: “I didn’t know you had high blood pressure.” Aunt: “I don’t” Me: “But I see these medications for high blood pressure on your counter.” Aunt: “Yes, I take them and now I don’t have high blood pressure.” Turns … Continued

Oversaturation of Fat in the Media

Oversaturation of Fat in the Media

We have known for decades that fatty foods are anything but good for you, but recent media reports glorifying saturated have caused confusion. Do not be fooled. There is nothing healthful about butter, bacon, cheese, or steak. Saturated fat poses numerous severe health risks of which everyone should be aware. This recent confusion over saturated fat may be a result of people trying to blame carbs for the nation’s weight problems—even though the country’s grain intake is actually far lower than what it once was.

How can I lower my triglycerides

How Can I Lower My Triglycerides?

Q: I am a healthy weight and recently changed my diet to a vegan diet. Since then, my doctor has told me that my triglycerides are high: they are 215. Why are they high? What can I do, and is it important for me to improve these numbers?

DIABESITY Treating Symptoms Rather Than Causes

Diabesity-Treating Symptoms Rather than Causes

According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the rates of type 2 diabetes have tripled in the last 30 years.1 This is due largely to the global epidemic of obesity, a major risk factor for developing the disease. The association between obesity and diabetes is so strong that former Surgeon General C. Everett Koop coined the term “Diabesity.”2

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