Category: Nutrition

Shrinking Brains and ‘Silent Strokes’ Studied

December 30th, 2011 New findings in Alzheimer’s disease support longstanding notions of what doctors have preached for years. The studies look at associations, not causes, but they further scientists’ pursuit of preventing the fatal brain disease. It’s no secret that a healthy diet high in omega-3 fatty acids and rich in vitamins found in fruits […]

Greens and their Role in Cancer Prevention

FROM:  AIM Article Archive, April 2011  By Lezaan Vermeulen – AIM Nutritionist  Cancer, the malignant growth or tumor that results from uncontrolled and abnormal cell division, ranks just below cardiovascular disease in the United States as a leading cause of death. Today cancers prognosis is far brighter than it has been in the past and […]

TOP 3 HERBS FOR CHOLESTEROL MANAGEMENT

 It is no surprising if you have high cholesterol levels in the blood. It could happen even with the people with good health. However, in case of the high cholesterol levels, it is good to take come corrective steps to thwart the problem. You need to take some important herbs for the management of cholesterol. […]

FOODS TO REDUCE LDL CHOLESTEROL

 According to the National Cholesterol Education Program, about 25 percent of the U.S. population has mild hypercholestrolemia, or elevated LDL levels. LDL cholesterol, or low-density lipoprotein, is also known as the bad cholesterol in our bodies. LDL cholesterol promotes the formation of atherosclerotic plaque within artery walls, giving rise to cardiovascular disease. Thirty percent of […]

FOODS THAT HELP LOWER CHOLESTEROL

There are several foods that help lower high cholesterol. A diet consisting of these food items help a person lower blood cholesterol naturally without any side effects. Apart from eating these foods that help to lower cholesterol, it is also necessary to make lifestyle changes and exercise. Following are some of the foods that should […]

Will Eating Coconut Oil Raise My Cholesterol?

 This is the most often asked question I receive regarding coconut oil. This is a legitimate concern because we have been conditioned to believe that all saturated fats raise cholesterol. Since coconut oil contains a high amount of saturated fat, it would stand to reason that it, too, would raise cholesterol. The truth is, eating […]