The Dangerous Cholesterol Most Doctors Don’t Check

After having two heart attacks in the same week, Juli Townsend was released from the hospital with prescriptions that included a high-dose statin. That didn’t make sense to the then 37-year-old customer service representative from Spokane, Washington. “I asked the doctors why I needed a cholesterol-lowering drug when they’d repeatedly told me my cholesterol levels were ‘beautiful, like a teenager’s.’ …

Heart-Healthy Holiday Gifts

If you’re shopping for friends and family, or brainstorming about ideas for a holiday gift exchange at the office, here are some great, healthy gifts that will truly make the recipient’s heart rejoice. Dark chocolate. When Hippocrates wrote, “Let food be thy medicine,” he may have been referring to dark chocolate, which has such a wide array of cardiovascular benefits …

Recipe Sugar-free Cinnamon Skillet Apples

Along with its delightfully festive aroma, cinnamon has impressive health benefits, including improving blood sugar and lipid levels in people with type 2 diabetes, Prized as a food and medicine for thousands of years, this tasty spice also fights inflammation and oral bacteria, which may help prevent periodontal (gum) disease, according to research published in Journal of Contemporary Dental Practice. …

Gluten-free Apple-Cranberry Turkey Stuffing

Research suggests that an apple a day really can help keep the doctor away! Packed with disease-fighting antioxidants, apples have a wide range of health benefits. In studies, they’ve been shown to help lower cholesterol and markers of inflammation in artery walls, and may help regulate blood sugar. This delicious, gluten-free recipe will give your family a lot to celebrate …