Friday February 28, 2014
If you're trying to think of how to save money on your medications, you might think about is talking to your doctor about splitting your pills in half in an effort to save money on your pharmacy bill every month. Unfortunately, some cholesterol-lowering medications should not be cut in half. This article will go over some of the cholesterol drugs you can cut in half -- and which ones you should leave intact.
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Tuesday February 25, 2014
Some would argue that the best part of any meal is the dessert that comes afterwards. But if you're watching your cholesterol levels, dessert may have been one of the first things crossed off of your "Foods I Can Eat" list. Even though you have to be careful about introducing too many refined sugar or saturated fat products into your cholesterol-lowering diet, there are ways to satisfy your sweet tooth without making a huge sacrifice. Experimenting with fruit, opting for low-fat ice cream or frozen yogurt, and these healthy recipes are a few ways to sneak a little dessert into your cholesterol-lowering diet - all in moderation, of course!
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Sunday February 23, 2014
Berberine is a chemical naturally found in some plants, such as the goldenseal root commonly found in your local health foods store. Used in Chinese and Indian medicine - and sometimes as a dye - berberine has been used to treat a number of medical conditions. There is also some suggestion that berberine may be able to help to keep your cholesterol levels in check. This article will show you how the evidence stacks up regarding the use of berberine in lowering cholesterol and triglyceride levels.
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Friday February 14, 2014
Fish oil supplements, which are high in omega-3 fatty acids, have been toted for their ability to lower triglycerides and reduce inflammation. Unfortunately, they have also garnered a reputation for some undesirable side effects, such as indigestion and the infamous "fish burp". This article will show you how to avoid some of the not-so-pleasant side effects associated with taking fish oil supplements.
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