Nutrition

Triglycerides: Everything You Need To Know

Triglycerides are often measured along with cholesterol on the lipid panel. This article focuses on Triglycerides and how they contribute to heart disease risk. As you’ll learn, they are a marker for many conditions so thoughtful assessment and strategic treatment strategies must be considered. I have written similar articles about HDL (found here) and LDL…

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How Cholesterol and Fat Got a Bad Reputation

Heart disease prevention has been a major research topic since the 1950’s [1]. It’s a safe bet that at some point, you have been told dietary cholesterol and fat is bad. The good news is science has now proven dietary cholesterol isn’t bad. Unfortunately, it was also science telling us it was bad all those…

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The Truth about Cholesterol & Eggs

Historically, eggs have been given a bad reputation when it comes to heart disease. Websites, new shows and even doctors spread the word that eggs (due to their cholesterol content) are bad and as a result, the cliché is known almost worldwide. Eggs have been accused of many bad things, but I hope this article…

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Is Vitamin Water Safe and Effective?

There are a number of vitamin-enhanced waters on the market. Are they healthy? Are they worth it? and most importantly are they effective? I will focus on Coca-Cola’s Glaceau Vitamin Water, as it is one of the most popular, heavily marketed and most consumed vitamin-enhanced waters in the global market. Misconceptions about the ‘healthfulness’ of…

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