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Friday, September 30, 2011

Taking your Cholesterol into your Own Hands

In the past few weeks, my husband went to see our family doctor to get his blood drawn. We are both believers in being your own health advocate, and part of that responsibility includes regularly checking to see where your cholesterol, blood sugar and blood pressure are at.

Jeremy's health results came back great and we are thankful. However, reading his results landed us in some basic nutrition conversations like: how to lower LDL's or "bad" cholesterol and how to increase HDL's or "good" cholesterol; what is "total" cholesterol; what are triglycerides, etc.? These questions represent to me what so many people do not know and therefore do not know to care about.

Jeremy came across this article days after our conversation and it contains a good starting point for the conversation about what fats/oils we consume and what they do to our health - help or harm it. Please take a moment to read this article and educate yourself. If you think you already know the answers, it never hurts to brush up on the facts and re-motivate how you make your food choices.

Look for more info on this topic to follow!

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