Category Archives: Chronic Diseases

3 Drinks to Lower Blood Pressure

When you want to lower your blood pressure, think beyond slashing salt, calories and fat—and also consider what you can add to your diet. Eating more vegetables, fruits and lean protein, can help in preventing and controlling high blood pressure. Plus, recent research points to three beverages that also may help to lower blood pressure. […]

11 High-Cholesterol Foods – Which to Eat, Which to Avoid

Cholesterol is a waxy substance found in your body and in animal products like meat, eggs and dairy. It plays important roles in the production of hormones, vitamin D and the bile necessary for digesting fats. Cholesterol is an essential component of every cell in your body, giving cell membranes strength and flexibility. Your liver […]

Low Cholesterol Recipes: Garlic Chicken with Sweet Potatoes

Ingredients 3 heads garlic 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 1/2 tablespoons snipped fresh rosemary 1 teaspoon ground black pepper 1/2 teaspoon salt 1, 3 pound whole roasting chicken 3 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into pieces 1 large sweet onion, cut into wedges Directions Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Separate the cloves of […]

Common Cancer Myths and Misconceptions

Certain popular ideas about how cancer starts and spreads—though scientifically wrong—can seem to make sense, especially when those ideas are rooted in old theories. But wrong ideas about cancer can lead to needless worry and even hinder good prevention and treatment decisions. This page provides the latest science-based information about some common cancer myths and […]

Eggs and Cholesterol – How Many Eggs Can You Safely Eat?

Eggs are among the most nutritious foods on the planet. Just imagine… a whole egg contains all the nutrients needed to turn a single cell into an entire baby chicken. However, eggs have gotten a bad reputation because the yolks are high in cholesterol. In fact, a single medium sized egg contains 186 mg of […]

What Causes Cancer?

There is no single exact cause of cancer. Like many diseases, cancer occurrence is due to a combination of different reasons. Here are some known causes of cancer. 1. Your Genetic Makeup If a particular type of cancer is common in your family, you may have been born with genetic mutations that put you at […]

Cancer Prevention: 7 Tips to Reduce your Risk

Concerned about cancer prevention? Take charge by making changes such as eating a healthy diet and getting regular screenings. You’ve probably heard conflicting reports about cancer prevention. Sometimes the specific cancer-prevention tip recommended in one study or news report is advised against in another. In many cases, what is known about cancer prevention is still […]

Chest Pain: What Does it Mean When Your Heart Hurts?

Chest pain can be caused by many different conditions. In some cases, chest pain can be a sign of a life-threatening heart condition. In other cases, chest pain may actually stem from an issue with other organs, such as your lungs. Chest pain may even result from a cracked rib; however, even the most minor […]

High Cholesterol: Symptoms, Causes and Treatment

What is Cholesterol? Cholesterol is a waxy substance your body uses to protect nerves, make cell tissues, and produce certain hormones. Your liver makes all the cholesterol your body needs. Your body also gets cholesterol directly from the food you eat (such as eggs, meats, and dairy products). Too much cholesterol can have negative impacts […]

The Amazing Benefits of Soursop

What if I told you there was a fruit that’s great for your eyes, can treat infections and even shows promise as a potential cancer-fighting food? Would you be interested? If you answered yes — and why wouldn’t you? — let me introduce you to soursop.  Soursop is usually found in South America and often […]