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8 Alternative Medicine to Lower Bad Cholesterol & Fats

8 Alternative Medicine to Lower Bad Cholesterol & Fats

By: Arlene Gentallan



        High "bad" cholesterol in the form of low density lipoprotein (LDL)  can pose threat to your health. There are alternative natural ways to reduce your "bad" cholesterol level aside from taking "statins".

        I'll share with you the best herbs proven to lower your cholesterol level. But first, how about an introduction about cholesterol.



"Good" and "Bad" cholesterol explained

        Cholesterol don't dissolve in blood so they need lipoproteins to serve as a vehicle to be able to transport them to various areas of the body.

        High-density lipoproteins (HDL) is known as the "good cholesterol", while low-density lipoproteins (LDL) is known as the "bad" cholesterol. The reason behind this is LDL contributes to atherosclerosis which is build-up of hard plaque in the inner wall of blood vessels leading to it's narrowin…

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5 Main Difference between Cholesterol and Fat

How to differentiate cholesterol and fats?


By: Arlene Gentallan




        Cholesterol and fats are classified as both lipids. (A lipid is a substance that's insoluble in water but soluble in alcohol.) But that doesn't mean they're the same. At times, it may be difficult to point out the difference between the two. Here are 4 main difference between them:

1. Fat is an energy source

        Fat is one of the 3 macronutrient (the other 2 are carbohydrates and protein) which provides us with calories and energy source. On the other hand, cholesterol is not a macronutrient so it does not provide us with significant energy source.

        However, the fact that we do not obtain significant calorie from cholesterol doesn't mean that it's not dangerous. High cholesterol level is risk for developing cardiovascular disease.



2. "Good" and "Bad" cholesterol vs "Good" and "Bad" Fats

"Good" and "Bad" cholesterol


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Atorvastatin protects you from Heart attack and Stroke

Your atorvastatin prescription may save your life.

By: Arlene Gentallan




        If you have high cholesterol level, you may have already been prescribed atorvastatin by your physician. Atorvastatin is a drug that lowers bad cholesterol "triglycerides" and "LDL."

        There's a good reason. Atorvastatin serves protective purpose by decreasing your risk of developing life-threatening diseases such as heart attack, and stroke.

        Medicine always have side effects. You may be tempted to skip these "statin." But research have shown the vital role and tremendous benefits those with high cholesterol level can get from following their atorvastatin medication regimen. A study by Koren, Feldman, and Mendes shows the efficacy of high-dose atorvastatin treatment among older population ages 65 to 78 years.

        Bad cholesterol are nasty. They can accumulate over time in your blood vessel's inner lining. It's hard to remove those that already stuck in…

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11 Health Benefits of Avocado

List of Amazing Health Benefits of Avocado

By: Arlene Gentallan

Avocado, also known as "alligator pear" is berry fruit that's becoming a popular health trend diet. Here's why...



1. Good Fat
Avocado is high in fat...in a healthy way. Not all fats are equal. Avocado contains good fats  (monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats) which actually lowers bad cholesterol (saturated and trans fat).

Did you know butter and cheese contains saturated fat, while margarine and common processed food contains trans fat? Choose avocado. It's much healthier.



2. Lowers risk of Heart Attack and Stroke
The mono saturated fat content of avocado lowers "bad" LDL cholesterol and triglycerides, while increasing good cholesterol in your body which in turn lowers your risk of developing heart attack and stroke.




3. Weight loss Diet
According to USDA, 1 cup (150 g) avocado, contains only 1 g Sugar (fructose, glucose, and galactose). That's too low compared to the 15 g Sugar content of a…

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11 Quick Tips when putting on Make-up

11 Quick Tips when putting on Make-up

By: Arlene Gentallan

1. Make sure to apply moisturizer on your face before putting on a powder foundation to avoid premature wrinkles.

2. Applying face primer before putting on foundation will make your make-up last longer. Primer serves as base for foundation to smoothen the texture of your skin.

3. Apply moisturizer first before face primer.

4. If you have dry skin, try using liquid foundation.

5. If you have oily skin, you can use powder foundation.

6. Apply foundation before concealer.

7.
Don't put too much foundation. It will flake off.

8. Make sure the color of your face and neck matches!

9.Use eye liner to make your eye appear larger.

10. Use lip liner to make your lips appear bigger.

11. The right Make-up order:
Skin treatmentMoisturizerFace primerFoundationConcealer

How to catch "date rape drug" with Nail Polish

How to catch "date rape drug" with Nail Polish
By: Arlene Gentallan

        Nowadays, it's hard to know who to trust. Fearing someone slipped "roofies" into your drink? check out this latest breakthrough. It's a nail polish that can detect "date rape drug" on your drinks invented by four college students of North Carolina State University--Ankesh Madan, Stephen Gray, Tasso Von Windheim, and Tyler Confrey-Maloney.

They called the nail polish "Undercover Colors." Simply dip a finger into your drink and you'll know if someone put roofies in it because your nail polish will instantly change color.
Drug rape drugs "club drugs" such as GHB, Rohypnol, and Xanax are tasteless, colorless and odorless so it's nearly impossible to detect. It can be slipped into drinks to aid the criminal in committingheinous crimes like sexual assault. It's effect on the victim includes confusion and loss of consciousness. It's a dangerous dru…

27 Health Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar

27 Health Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar

By: Arlene Gentallan

        Apple cider vinegar is as popular as it is useful. It has been around for about 5,000 years. It's made from fermented apple so it has the nutritional and health benefits of the fruit without the calorie. When buying, ensure that it's organic and contains the "mother."



1. Headache

Add 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar and drink it as a kitchen remedy for headache. If you feel your migraine is about to escalate, drink this solution to get pain relief.



2. Hiccups

Hiccups is a common annoying problem. I'm sure you've experienced it yourself. The next time you have it, just swallow 1 teaspoon of apple cider vinegar to get an instant relief.



3. Sore throat

Sore throat is a common problem especially when you have cough and colds. Apple cider vinegar has anti-bacterial property which is perfect to relieve your throat's itch and pain. Simply mix equal parts apple cider vinegar and water. Use the mixture…

How long should I take antibiotic?

How long should I take antibiotic?

By: Arlene Gentallan


        Chances are, you too may have already been prescribed an antibiotic. Have you ever wonder if it's okay to stop taking antibiotic once your symptoms are gone?


What is an antibiotic?

Antibiotic is a kind of drug that kills or inhibits the growth of bacteria. It is use to treat bacterial infections. It can save many lives if use appropriately.


Should you stop taking antibiotic if you're already feeling better?

The answer is no, it's important to continue taking the prescribed antibiotic at the full course of the treatment.  Most antibiotics are prescribed for a period of 7 to 10 days.

Taking antibiotic for a few days may already relieve your symptoms, but not completing the full course of the antibiotic treatment can be dangerous because it will lead to the development of antibiotic resistant bacteria which are hard to kill.

During the first few days, those bacteria that are weak are first to be killed. Tougher bacteria …

10 Home Remedies for UTI

10 Home Remedies for UTI
By: Arlene Gentallan
        Urinary tract infection can be a recurring issue for women. Women are more prone than men to develop UTI because of their short urethras. E. coli (Escherichia coli), which are natural inhabitants of out gut (colon), are the most common cause of UTI. Because the anus and urethra are near each other, it's easier to get infection.


What is UTI (Urinary tract infection)?
Urinary tract infection (UTI) is an infection of the urinary tract. The urinary tract includes the urethra, urinary bladder, ureters, and kidneys. In UTI, bacteria enters the urethra into the urinary bladder where they grow in number, causing infection.
If untreated, infection can go up through the ureter into the kidneys.
    "Cystitis" Urinary bladder infection      "Urethritis" Urethral infection      "Pyelonephritis" Kidney infection 


Classic Signs & Symptoms of UTI
Strong frequent urge to go to the bathroom to urinateScanty urine outputP…