Can You Lower Your Cholesterol Levels by Eating Pistachio Nuts?

Elevated levels of serum cholesterol represent a major risk factor for coronary heart disease. In fact, there’s actually a direct relationship between not only plasma levels of total and low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol and coronary heart disease, but also coronary mortality. In Canada, the current guidelines recommend screening of men over 40 and women over…

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Supplementation with Lees of Brown Rice Reduces Waist Circumference?

The Lees of brown rice are by-products of its fermentation in the process of making rice wine.  Brown rice itself is an unrefined whole grain which is a rich source of dietary fiber, vitamins, minerals, and other constituents.  Previous research suggests that intake of whole grains is associated with a lower risk of both diabetes…

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Dietary Fiber Reduces Risk of Cardiovascular Disease?

Is there a miracle treatment for reducing cardiovascular disease?  Perhaps the title of this blog post is someone disingenuous, but the intent on grabbing your attention is not…  To clarify, I am not one to suggest that there is a ‘natural’ miracle cure for any type of disease.  However, with that being said, there are…

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Dietary Fiber Cheat Sheet!

Dietary fiber– Isn’t that stuff that you find in certain foods that make them taste really bad?  Well, sometimes, but not always… Though I personally cringe at the thought of sitting down to a breakfast of Bran Buds or similar types of cereals, we should be more cognizant of our dietary fiber intake. Most people…

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