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Search Results for: cholesterol

How does the Atkins Diet hold up after 2 years?

A study just released showed that participants in a 2-year weight loss study lost an average of 10.3 lbs. while following the Atkins low-carb diet. This was a eensy-weensy bit more than the participants following a Mediterranean diet (lost 10 lbs. average) and the ones on a low-fat diet (lost 6.5 lbs.). While the Dr. […]

Meds in drinking water

Did you know that city water treatment plants clean for germs, but not for pharmaceuticals? In Philadelphia, for example, traces of 56 human and veterinary medicines or their byproducts have been detected in the drinking water. That’s residuals of medicines for pain, infection, high cholesterol, asthma, epilepsy, mental illness and heart problems, among others. From […]

The Carb Conundrum: Using whole grains to lose weight

As Americans we have mixed feelings about carbohydrates. On the one hand, we blindly jump on the low-carb bandwagon and follow unhealthy, low-carb or no-carb diets in our pursuit to lose weight quickly. On the other, we love our white bread, enriched pasta and potatoes in any form. Our expanding waistlines witness our confusion. While […]

Kick a Cold — Garlic Tea

For booting unwanted invaders out of your body, there’s almost nothing better than Garlic Tea. Particularly when combined with a good sleep that gives the body a chance to heal. Garlic has long been known to have anti-viral and anti-bacterial properties besides its qualities as an aromatic flavoring. It also lowers blood pressure and cholesterol, […]