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.