How To Raise Hdl

With Cholesterol, Focus on the Right Numbers

…bile acids. HDL thus reduces the potential of LDL to get in harm’s way. What should your HDL levels be? Ideally, your HDL cholesterol should be 60 mg/dL or greater. At a minimum, men should be at 35 mg/dL and women at 40 mg/dL or more. If Your HDL Cholesterol Is Low, Here's How to Raise It * First and…

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Why “Good” HDL Cholesterol Isn’t Always Good

…cholesterol is “bad” and HDL cholesterol is “good.” They’ve propagated that message in order to sell more cholesterol medications, but that message is doing more harm than good. Knowing your HDL cholesterol number only tells half the picture, you also need to know how much of that cholesterol is…

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The 10 Most Common Heart Health Fallacies

…be eaten quite frequently, up to six a week. Plus, foods high in saturated fat are beneficial for LDL cholesterol, helping to change your cholesterol pattern from small, dense, harmful particles into large, fluffy, harmless ones. Plus, saturated fats raise "good" HDL cholesterol. 8. We are born meat…

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The Blood Lipids Ratio to Watch

HDL/triglyceride blood lipids ratio is high, how can you lower it? One of the most powerful solutions I’ve found is an extract called Bergamonte®, which comes from the Bergamot orange grown in the Calabria area of Italy. Research has shown it helps to both reduce triglycerides and increase HDL cholesterol…

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5 Food Label Traps and How to Avoid Them

…arterial walls, which helps to bring blood pressure back into the healthy range. Always strive to consume more potassium than sodium, and make 3 grams of potassium a day your minimum goal. Food-Label Trap #2. Avoid trans-fats. Trans-fats raise LDL levels and reduce HDL levels. They also increase lipoprotein…

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New Life-Saving Cholesterol Testing

…smaller than LDL and HDL and analyze the particles comprising each of them. This is important because having a preponderance of certain types of particles can significantly raise your risk for heart disease and other cardiovascular problems. This cholesterol testing allows doctors to more accurately identify…

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Why Statins Are Dangerous

how I feel about statin drugs. Statins are dangerous. The only people who should be on statins are men over 50 who have coronary artery disease. For everyone else, statins may actually be raising the incidence of heart failure because they deplete the body of CoQ10—a biochemical that’s critical to

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Vitamin B3 Benefits Cardiologists Won’t Tell You About

…best nutrients for raising “good” HDL cholesterol. A research roundup completed by an esteemed colleague of mine, Mark Houston, M.D., from the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, revealed that niacin increased HDL levels by 10 percent to 30 percent. Higher HDL levels leads to plaque regression…

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5 Top Heart Health Mistakes

…can to stop smoking and preserve good heart health. Heart Health Mistake #2: Eating Trans-Fats. These killer fats are associated with increased free radical damage, which in turn causes inflammation, disease, and age-related changes. They also promote LDL oxidation, lower HDL levels, and raise Lp(a…

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