20 January 2015 Fish Oil: Fish tale or not?

More than 5,000 studies have been published examining the beneficial effects of omega-3 fatty acids. Omega-3 fatty acids have been studied in many areas of medicine, from heart disease to brain health. The American Heart Association (AHA) recommends eating fish, especially fatty fish, twice a week, and most health experts recommend individuals get 250-500 mg of omega-3s per day.

21 November 2013 New Treatment Guidelines for Cholesterol

New guidelines have been published on managing cholesterol for heart disease and stroke.

22 January 2013 I love eggs

I love eggs! They are inexpensive and nutritious. One large cooked egg (50 grams) contains about 80 calories and 6 grams of protein. It is also an excellent source of other nutrients that we need in our diet - vitamin B12, choline, riboflavin, and selenium.

9 February 2012 Six Scientifically Validated Nutritional Tips for Heart Health: with Dr. Eric Ding

Six Scientifically Validated Nutritional Tips for Heart Health: with Dr. Eric Ding Guest post for MyNetDiary by Dr. Eric Ding February is National Heart Month I believe in the importance of evidence-based translational medicine. There is so much fluff and false claims in the nutrition world that I want...

31 January 2012 Dietary Control of Blood Pressure – It's Not Just About Sodium

Dietary Control of Blood Pressure – It's Not Just About Sodium Controlling blood pressure can be accomplished by exercise, losing weight if overweight, diet, and/or medication. Although most messages we hear about dietary control of hypertension focus on salt or sodium reduction, it is only one of four...

13 September 2011 Life's Simple 7

Life's Simple 7 Most of us will die from heart disease before anything else has chance to kill us. The American Heart Association has a hit list for lowering your chances of getting a heart attack or stroke: 1. Get active. 2. Eat better. 3. Lose weight.

14 June 2011 Garlic & Blood Cholesterol Levels

Garlic & Blood Cholesterol Levels For those of you who force yourself to eat raw garlic or take garlic pills simply for the sake of reducing your blood cholesterol levels…don't bother. In case you didn't catch this in the news some years back, a well-conducted study from Stanford University has...

24 February 2011 Weight Loss Diets & Heart Health

Weight Loss Diets & Heart Health Chances are good that if you are reading this post, you are already in the process of losing weight if you are overweight. Fantastic! Since obesity (BMI ? 30) is one of the six major risk factors for heart disease, losing weight is very important for reducing your

15 February 2011 Dietary Fiber & Heart Health

Dietary Fiber & Heart Health Last October (10/19/11), I posted " Basics of Dietary Fiber ." Today's post will focus on soluble or viscous fibers, the type that seems to be particularly helpful in reducing low density lipoprotein (LDL) levels when they are high.

8 February 2011 Plant Sterols & Stanols

Plant Sterols & Stanols Plant sterols and stanols occur naturally in fruits, vegetables, vegetable oils, seeds, nuts, and cereals. Both are plant versions of cholesterol but their effect is to lower rather than raise our LDL blood cholesterol level. Why care about your LDL level?

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