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Dr. Barbara Lavi
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Bad Cholesterol (Overview)

Cholesterol is a very specific fat molecule made by every animal cell on the planet, part of every animal cell membrane, enables membrane flexibility, cells to change shape, animals to move. Look it up ("cholesterol molecule" works best) on google images. Additionally, for most people hi-chol foods ↓ measured LDL particles while low-chol foods ↑ldl ; drive artery disease. Thus study/learn reality.


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How can I reduce bad cholesterol?

How can I reduce bad cholesterol?

Reducing LDL : Mediterranean diet, weight loss, exercise, cut out prepared foods, more vegetables and fruits. ...Read more

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Dr. Barbara Lavi
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Bad Cholesterol (Overview)

Cholesterol is a very specific fat molecule made by every animal cell on the planet, part of every animal cell membrane, enables membrane flexibility, cells to change shape, animals to move. Look it up ("cholesterol molecule" works best) on google images. Additionally, for most people hi-chol foods ↓ measured LDL particles while low-chol foods ↑ldl ; drive artery disease. Thus study/learn reality.


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Managing High Cholesterol (Tip)

Managing High Cholesterol

Cholesterol is not all bad. It is needed for normal cell function. ...See more

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Overcoming Bad Breath (Checklist)

See doctor to check: post-nasal drip, acid reflux, dry mouth
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If you can't find cause, ask your dentist for oral bacteria DNA test
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What can I do to treat bad cholesterol?

What can I do to treat bad cholesterol?

Diet and exercise: Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco in any form and do take any more than one drink on a given day. If this does not work you may need medication. ...Read more

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Does chocolate increase bad cholesterol?

Yes and no: Flavanoids, the healthy chemicals found in things like red wine and cocoa have been shown to marginally lower cholesterol and possibly lower the risk of coronary disease. But chocolate also contains cholesterol raising fats, sugar, and milk. For the most benefit and least risk, choose chocolate high in cocoa solids and enjoy in moderation. As little as 1/4oz daily may protect from inflammation. ...Read more

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Managing High Cholesterol (Tip)

Managing High Cholesterol

Cholesterol is affected by both your genes & your diet. ...See more

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Managing High Cholesterol (Checklist)

Take your meds as prescribed
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Avoid or limit all meat except fish that swim (i.e. limit shellfish).
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No red meats and limited poultry
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Reduce fatty, fried, sugary foods
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How are good and bad cholesterol different?

How are good and bad cholesterol different?

HDL-good, LDL-bad: High density lipoprotein associated cholesterol (HDL) protects against vasculardisease and low density lipoprotein associated cholesterol (ldl) is a risk factor for blood vessel and heart disease. See this site for more info. http://www.webmd.com/cholesterol-management/guide/understanding-numbers. ...Read more