4 Evidence-Based Ways to Lower LDL Cholesterol Levels

You may have heard that high blood levels of LDL cholesterol can be hard on your health – and for good reason. Medical research has shown that elevated LDL levels can significantly bump up the odds of getting a heart attack (as higher amounts of LDL in the blood can clog your arteries with cholesterol plaques).

However, on a cheerier note, there are very practical things you can do to keep your LDL levels in check and protect your well-being. Continue reading

3 Science-Backed Ways to Improve Blood Sugar Levels

It’s been said that too much of anything can be a bad thing, and that’s certainly true for the amount of sugar – or glucose – that’s in your blood.

Everyone needs some sugar circulating in the bloodstream because sugar is a potent source of energy for the body. But too much blood sugar can be quite a bad thing for your body’s health, since too much sugar circulating in your blood can “clog up” the function of some of your cells’ most critical parts – ultimately harming your health in potentially severe ways. Continue reading

Food Sensitivity Testing: How It Works – And How It Can Improve Your Well-being

As any devoted foodie can attest to, food can be fun, comforting, and (of course) lip-smackingly delicious. Unless, that is, you’re sensitive to a particular food – which can make that food anything but fun and comforting for you. Eat something you’re sensitive to, and you might experience very unpleasant symptoms like fatigue, migraines, bloating, depression, and dry or itchy skin. But it’s often difficult to pinpoint exactly which foods you’re sensitive to – thanks to the large number of ingredients you probably consume each day.

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Why Your Risk of Hypothyroidism Skyrockets When Your Diet Doesn’t Have Enough Iodine

You’ve probably heard that you need vitamins and minerals for good health. Minerals like iron and calcium and magnesium, for example – which your body’s well-being depends on. Perhaps less well-known than these, however, is another mineral your body definitely requires. That mineral is iodine – a chemical element used by the thyroid gland to produce some of the body’s most vital hormones (chemical messengers sent throughout the body). Continue reading

Why Weight Loss Can Boost Your Testosterone Levels

Every guy needs some fat – even if you’re Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. But too much fat, and your testosterone levels will probably plummet – putting your health at risk on several fronts. In fact, there is a wealth of evidence that obesity is negatively correlated with testosterone levels. One study, for example, found that compared to men with a healthy weight, obese men were more than 8x as likely to have low testosterone.

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