Cholesterol

There is good cholesterol and bad cholesterol. Some foods contain more good than bad and vice versa. How do you know what to watch for and when to be concerned that your cholesterol might be too high?

This section of tips will help you decipher the cholesterol confusion. You'll learn what the numbers mean from your lab tests and what good cholesterol is all about. There are also some tips that will help you lower your cholesterol naturally.

Tips, Tricks, and Answers

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   Lowering Cholesterol Naturally
A few simple lifestyle changes can help you lower your cholesterol levels naturally. Lower cholesterol will help you live a longer and healthier life.

   Raising Your Good Cholesterol
Your body contains good cholesterol and bad cholesterol. It is important to understand how to raise your good cholesterol so you can avoid illnesses associated with bad cholesterol.

   Reducing Cholesterol Naturally
These days it seems that many people put most of their trust in medications when they are trying to combat medical problems. Though prescription drugs are incredibly effective, there are also natural options available that can work in conjunction with traditional medicine. In the fight against high cholesterol, a natural approach to health can bring about positive changes.

   Understanding Cholesterol Numbers
The next time you head to the doctor's office it's important that you try to understand exactly what the numbers mean on the cholesterol report you're given. Being able to interpret the numbers will help you in lowering bad cholesterol more effectively and in asking educated questions.

   Understanding Good Cholesterol
High-density lipoprotein or HDL, is known as "good" cholesterol. About one-third of blood cholesterol is carried by HDL. HDL seems to protect against heart attack, it does this by carrying cholesterol away from the arteries and back to the liver, where it's excreted from the body.

   What is Good Cholesterol vs. Bad Cholesterol?
Cholesterol is necessary to aid in body function, but sometimes we collect too much of the wrong kind of cholesterol. It is important to understand the differences between good and bad cholesterol and how you can control your cholesterol levels.

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