Recent research suggests that being at the lower end of the normal hemoglobin range may have some health benefits. So, it turns out that in the case of hemoglobin, less may be good.
If you hop on Instagram and do a search with #keto, you will come across more than 23 million posts. Many of these posts feature beautiful, fit people showcasing appetizing looking low carb, high fat meals with animal protein such as chicken, steak and even processed meats such as bacon and salami. Bread and high sugar fruits such as pineapple are pretty much forbidden, and full-fat dairy is more than welcome.
In theory, it should be relatively easy for doctors and nutritionists to decide once and for all whether margarine or butter is better – or at least which is less harmful – to our hearts. Analyze their individual compositions and the one with the best heart-health profile should win. Unfortunately, things are never usually quite that clear cut when it comes to diet and nutrition. And complicating matters even more, what if both are equally unhealthy for our hearts but for different reasons? If that is the case, are we to be consigned to dry toast and flavorless cooking in the name of health?
There is significant evidence that reducing the amount of calories we consume every day brings a host of health benefits. This includes a longer lifespan, reduced risk of developing certain cancers, heart disease, diabetes and conditions such as Alzheimer’s. Another side effect of restricting our caloric intake is a lower body temperature, which is nature’s way of helping us burn less energy until the amount of food we had been eating becomes available again.
Like many people, you may not know much about cholesterol other than you don’t want to have high cholesterol. But there is so much more to know about cholesterol.
To eat red meat or not to eat red meat? That is the question, and it seems like the question that will never have a definitive answer! Whether you’re a meat-eater or not, you’ve probably heard or read that regularly consuming red meat may increase your chance of developing heart disease.
On Oct. 4, 2018, my doctor’s office called me at my son’s home in Tallahassee. The office had the results of the breast biopsy I’d had done the week before. I begged the nurse to tell me on the phone, though she wanted me to see my doctor on Monday. I made the appointment, but she did tell me the results: stage 2 invasive ductal carcinoma.
For as far back as many of us can remember, doctors and health experts have recommended eating white meat, such as chicken, instead of red meat if we wanted to control our cholesterol levels. This advice was reinforced by the poultry industry, well-known and respected nutritionists, research institutions and even the government!
Americans were shocked when fitness guru and star trainer of The Biggest Loser Bob Harper suffered a heart attack in 2017. If someone as healthy as Harper could have a heart attack, then heart disease can affect anyone.
As far back as I can remember, conventional wisdom has been that the higher our HDL cholesterol levels, the less we and our healthcare providers had to be concerned about our ‘bad’ LDL cholesterol levels.
Before a woman in Italy named Emma Morano died about a year ago, she celebrated her 117th birthday! And she partly attributed her longevity to eating eggs on a daily basis.“When I first knew her she used to eat three eggs a day,” her doctor said.
I recently saw on Facebook a sponsored healthy, plant-based meal delivery service ad with some interesting benefits. The ad featured a woman who was giving thanks to this service for providing healthy food for her husband whose cholesterol level was now at 110.
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