In today’s world, people are taking increasingly more proactive steps towards living healthier, happier, and better lives. We know that a proactive approach to health care can improve our lives by preventing the development of disease and other negative health conditions. Maintaining healthy cholesterol isn’t something that many of us think of when it comes to proactive health.
February is commonly thought of as the heart month for love because of Valentine's Day, but it's much more than just the opportunity to tell someone you love them. February is the National Heart Month in both Canada and the USA; it is a time to bring awareness to the importance of heart disease and what we can do to prevent it.
Lowering your cholesterol is hard. But it doesn’t have to be. There is a simple, innovative way to lower your cholesterol, and that’s taking barley beta-glucan fiber.
Why is taking barley beta-glucan going to change the way we lower cholesterol? Simple: it works, it’s easy, and there are no downsides. Read on to learn more.
The holiday season is here! While we may not be physically together this year due to COVID-19, that doesn't mean we can't celebrate the most wonderful time of the year in the safety of our own homes. One way to spread holiday cheer is to cook up those favourite recipes.
Eating healthy and maintaining cholesterol levels is usually an afterthought during this time of year. However, that doesn't have to be the case. You can still make those traditional and tasty holiday recipes, all while maintaining a healthy heart (and even healthy cholesterol levels)!
This year, we've put together a list of 5 holiday-themed recipes, that will taste amazing and keep your cholesterol levels down. Spread the holiday spirit by sharing these with all your family and friends and eat together on your Zoom calls.
Are you on statins? Did you know there is a better, natural way to lower your cholesterol instead of using statins?
Statins, while clinically proven to lower LDL cholesterol levels, are also associated with numerous negative side effects. These include:
- Muscle disorders (Myopathy)
- Increased risk of type 2 diabetes mellitus
- Hemorrhagic stroke
- Deficiency of Vitamin D
- Digestive problems
- Low blood platelet count
- Liver damage (rare cases)
In this blog post, we outline the negative effects of prescribed statin drugs. We also provide some natural alternatives to statins, which will help you lower your LDL cholesterol levels, without any of the side effects.
Let's face it. Life can get busy sometimes. So busy, that cooking and eating healthy can be an afterthought and even a difficulty for some of us.
Remember, cholesterol levels are affected by your eating habits, and your diet. While there are many ways you can lower your cholesterol with food, bad eating habits and unhealthy foods will raise your levels, increasing the risk of heart disease.
No need to worry about spending too much time in the kitchen just to eat healthy. We've chosen five simple, tasty recipes that you can easily prepare that will help you lower your cholesterol.
Every year, millions of North Americans are diagnosed with high cholesterol by their doctors. In fact, over 1/3 of American adults have an LDL (bad cholesterol) level of over 200 mg/dL, putting them at greater risk of heart disease and stroke. These statistics are similar for Canada.
That means that there are over 100 million Americans who are either being prescribed, or at risk of being prescribed Statins - drugs that reduce LDL (bad) cholesterol in individuals. The downside? These drugs often come with brutal side effects which include headaches, muscle pain, permanent liver damage, and much more.
As a result, many people seek to lower their cholesterol naturally through moderating their diet, introducing natural supplements, and changing their exercise routines.
Here are our top 7 strategies that you can start to implement today to lower your cholesterol naturally.
High cholesterol is a risk factor for heart disease, the world's leading cause of death.
Cholesterol levels are directly affected by your diet and eating habits. You can lower your cholesterol levels by eating foods that are heart healthy.
Healthy eating doesn't have to be a daunting thought. You don't need to make huge changes to what you eat to be healthier. Instead, try small habit changes over time.
Here are our top five food recommendations to (slowly) incorporate into your diet to lower cholesterol.