September 11, 2023

Cholesterol: The Good, The Bad And The “Ugly”

I know it’s also the title of a 60’s “spaghetti Western” movie, but when it comes to your cholesterol, heart researchers have actually classified cholesterol as these 3 types.  Unlike the movie though, where the “Ugly” Tuco Ramirez (Eli Wallach) was only a fictitious character, ugly cholesterol is a real-life killer.  It not only causes heart disease but ups your risk for a sudden heart attack.  Let me explain what you can do about this dangerous type of cholesterol. What Is Ugly Cholesterol? You likely already know that having high cholesterol is not good for your heart or your arteries.  Your doctor may have […]
August 16, 2021

Cumin Delivers Benefits and Weight Loss

You’ll find cumin in cuisines from India to the Middle East, the Mediterranean region, Africa, China, and Central and South America. The earthy, savory, and slightly spicy flavor of this
June 11, 2019

African Mango: Separate the Hype

For a while now, many of my patients have asked me about a product called African Mango for weight loss.  They’ve seen it all over the internet, read about it in magazines and heard about it from television talk shows.  It’s touted to significantly reduce body weight, improve cholesterol and blood sugar.  So, I thought I’d tell my readers about this substance and let you decide for yourself if you’d like to try it.  Here’s what I’ve learned about it… Why is Everyone Talking About African Mango? A few years ago, news about a seed extract from the African plant […]
March 5, 2019

Cholesterol: Eat Natural Foods for Balance

If you’re over 50, your doctor may have told you that you need to watch your cholesterol levels or reduce them.
October 9, 2018

It’s National Cholesterol Education Month

Before biting into that juicy steak, take a moment to think about your cholesterol level. Is it high? High cholesterol usually has no symptoms but can increase the risk of heart disease. The month of September has been designated as National Cholesterol Education Month. It’s the ideal time to have your levels checked and then take steps to bring your levels down if necessary. What is cholesterol, anyway? Cholesterol is a waxy substance that circulates in the blood. It is found in animal foods including butter, meat, cheese and eggs. In addition to the amount absorbed from food, bloods levels […]