Heart healthy tips can be quite simple!
1. Use olive oil to prepare your meals.
Olive oil contains monounsaturated fat, which helps reduce LDL cholesterol. To receive the highest level of antioxidant benefits, select "extra-virgin" and "virgin" olive oils, the least processed forms. When you see the term “light” on olive oil labels, it indicates a reduced olive flavor.
Simple ways to use more olive oil:
Added by Lisa Nelson on August 31, 2009 at 1:30pm —
I saw this on the Mayo Clinic's website and wanted to share it...
Small changes in your everyday life might help reduce your risk of cancer.
You've probably heard conflicting reports in the news about what can or can't help you in terms of cancer prevention. The issue of cancer prevention gets confusing — sometimes what's recommended in one report is advised against in another. What you can be sure of when it comes to cancer prevention is that making small changes to your… Continue
Added by ViaMedica Medical Center on August 31, 2009 at 12:30pm —
A recent study in the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology, found that a high intake of fruits, vegetables, nuts and legumes, low-fat dairy products, and whole grains and low intake of sodium, sweetened beverages, and red and processed meats was associated with reduced… Continue
Added by Ayala laufer-Cahana MD on August 31, 2009 at 6:00am —
As the cool morning breeze blows gently, I enjoy my morning exercise routine
. I notice a couple of leaves have started to change colors and realize Labor Day is just around the corner. These are the first signs that summer is coming to a close. It will not be long before autumn is upon us however there is still time for summertime fun in the sun. For me,… Continue
Added by Brian, the old man on August 30, 2009 at 2:09pm —
Cancer is projected to become the leading cause of death worldwide in 2010. The rate of cancer doubled from 1975 to 2000 and is projected to double again by 2020. It is a disease that affects far to many people and in many instances can be prevented. Here are a few great reads to help you learn more strategies to prevent cancer or to help in treating cancers naturally.
Added by TC on August 30, 2009 at 12:46pm —
is formed when one LDL molecule is attached to a protein called apolipoprotein(a). (FYI: Lipo = fat; hence the name lipoprotein – fat with protein.) A healthy level of lipoprotein(a) is beneficial and will:
Repair damaged cells
Restore structure of blood vessel walls
Enhance blood clotting
Prevent excessive blood loss due to damaged vessels
Promote cell regeneration
Added by Lisa Nelson on August 27, 2009 at 1:00pm —
Lipoprotein(a) is a type of cholesterol we all have; however, it’s not a cholesterol routinely monitored by physicians. Typically you receive a standard lipid panel which gives you the following labs:
Triglycerides (and maybe VLDL Cholesterol)
If the above labs are within normal, there is usually no reason a physician would order any further tests. For those of you with a strong family history of heart… Continue
Added by Lisa Nelson on August 25, 2009 at 12:30pm —
A couple of years ago, I was traumatized when I watched the documentary "Super Size Me". The basic idea of the documentary, if you have not already seen it, is that the film maker is going to eat at McDonald's every day for 30 days-breakfast, lunch and dinner. He is relatively healthy, having a vegan girlfriend and working out often at the gym. (To the best of my recollection because it has been a while since I have seen the movie).
The documentary maker goes to see a number of… Continue
Added by Walking Queen on August 24, 2009 at 8:30pm —
Type 1 Diabetes
Generally diagnosed before the age of 40, often during childhood. In this type of diabetes, the pancreas no longer produces any insulin and an appropriate diet is therefore essential.
Type 2 Diabetes
By far the most frequent type - 4.9% of Canadians are known diabetics and another 5% are unaware they have diabetes. The number of Canadians diagnosed with diabetes by a health professional is 1,325,100. The number of people living in Quebec to… Continue
Added by ViaMedica Medical Center on August 24, 2009 at 4:12pm —
10. you have a chronic medical condition
9. you have a weakened immune system
8. you're a senior citizen
7. you're 6-23 months of age
6. you're a health care provider
5. you provide essential community services
4. you can't afford the time off work
3. you're travelling to another country
2. you live with someone who has a medical condition
AND THE #1 REASON YOU SHOULD GET THE FLU VACCINE… Continue
Added by ViaMedica Medical Center on August 24, 2009 at 4:06pm —
What is Osteoporosis?
Often associated with age, osteoporosis is a condition that, with time, causes gradual loss of bone mass. Becoming more porous and therefore more fragile, bones develop a greater risk of fracturing, particularly vertebrae, hip bones and wrists. Called a "silent disease" it doesn't cause any pain until it results in a fracture.
While it can appear at any age, osteoporosis is most common in post-menopausal women, due to hormonal changes that take… Continue
Added by ViaMedica Medical Center on August 24, 2009 at 4:00pm —
15 Steps you can take to reduce your risk of getting a hospital infection
You and your family deserve clean, safe care. Ask for it.
1. Ask that hospital staff clean their hands before treating you and ask visitors to clean their hands. If you’re worried about being too aggressive, just remember your life could be at stake. Don’t be falsely assured by gloves. If caregivers have pulled on gloves without cleaning their hands first, the… Continue
Added by ViaMedica Medical Center on August 24, 2009 at 4:00pm —
Exercise is the best way to increase your energy levels, or so they say. I've yet to have had it happen to me though. I've been exercising for approximately two months and I still am dragging with no energy each and every day. I've asked many people, "So when does this magical increase in energy kick in?" and no one seems to be able to tell me. Someone just mentioned to me that it might be because I am only exercising approximately three days a week, so maybe I should start exercising more. I'm… Continue
Added by Walking Queen on August 24, 2009 at 7:06am —
I was disturbed by a short exchange I had with my ten-year old-daughter today. I told her we would be cooking a cholesterol-free dinner tonight, because one of our guests is trying to lower her cholesterol without medication, to which my dear daughter replied, “She should eat Cheerios.”
Apparently General Mills’ health claims—prominently displayed on every box—have reached my daughter, and she accepts them as fact.
Skimming through the New York Times later in the day, I… Continue
Added by Ayala laufer-Cahana MD on August 24, 2009 at 6:30am —
Walk & Roll August 30,2009
Looking forward to seeing you at Griffith Pack August 30,2009 by 9:00 AM. Hope to see you there!
For more information go to my Facebook or Twitter pages.
Shane's Inspiration builds universally accessible playgrounds for kids of all abilities… Continue
Added by Barbara Schiff,D.C. on August 22, 2009 at 2:30pm —
Did 4 miles as a recovery run today. You can't add mile after mile every week. Your body needs a break once in awhile...... :)
Keep pushing towards your goals everyone!
Added by The Fit Foodie on August 22, 2009 at 9:21am —
When temptation arises do you start to feel irrational, like you have no mind of your own? When they bring out the appetizer, do you think, “I can eat just a few bites?” When you hear them start to sing Happy Birthday, does your mouth start to water for cake and ice cream? Do you just have to have a pudding cup as you spy your child grabbing one? I know that these times for me really test my strength. It is difficult for me to stay on my diet and live… Continue
Added by Brian, the old man on August 21, 2009 at 11:04am —
If you've been following along, here is the fourth and final member of your weight loss team. We've already covered:
3. Personal Trainer
Successfully losing weight and maintaining the weight loss requires several different factors all working together. Get a team of experts… Continue
Added by Lisa Nelson on August 20, 2009 at 12:30pm —
Hello, I am Jules.
I am new to blogging, and loving it! I am documenting a 365 day journey to a more authentic self. This may include weight loss (I really hope it does) and the pursuit of old and new interests. I want to be happier and healthier.
Check it out!
I think having readers will keep me motivated!
Added by Jules on August 20, 2009 at 10:30am —
How far will we go to avoid the facts on food?
So how much do we really care about our health? Perhaps we are destined to meander down the same path toward obesity. That’s right, 34 percent of Americans are considered obese. Not just a bit overweight, but "obese."
While we have a bounty of information on… Continue
Added by David on August 18, 2009 at 7:07pm —