High cholesterol is a major risk factor for heart disease

Why Treat High Cholesterol? To Prevent a Dangerous Problem

This post was sponsored by Kowa Pharmaceuticals America, Inc. Personal opinions and thoughts are my own. When Take Cholesterol to Heart spokesperson Howie Mandel was diagnosed with high cholesterol in his 30s, he was prescribed a statin medication and eventually stopped taking it without speaking to his doctor due to the fear of potential side…

Are You An Iguana or a Border Collie?

Discovering your stress recovery personality lowers stress! According to my research, job stress is at epidemic levels.  Most stress reduction strategies tend toward the quiet, contemplative activities.  These activities work well for some people, but for others… sitting quietly and concentrating on their breathing increases their stress because they can’t shut off thinking about the…

How to choose a diet: Should you eat more pasta?

Did you read that eating more pasta helps you lose weight? Before you start loading up on alfredo sauce, let’s take a look at what the study actually said. Can pasta be a part of a healthy diet? Yes!  Carbs are not the enemy.  In fact, one of the reasons I love Michele Payn’s award-winning…

How Does A Negative Work Environment Create Job Stress?

Does a crabby co-worker or an overly demanding boss increase stress? Absolutely. According to my job stress research, the environment at work is the 3rd leading cause of stress.  This makes sense for a couple of reasons: First, stress is contagious. Sitting next to a highly stressed person increases your stress.  A recent study indicates…

No, wine isn’t better than exercise

Did you see the news today reporting wine is better for you than exercise? Me too. Here is the thing: That’s not what the study says. The truth is that older people who drink moderately statistically live longer than non-drinkers. They are 18% less likely to die prematurely. People who exercise 15 to 45 minutes…

Why Do Stress Management Programs Fail?

Are we trying to solve the wrong problem? Work-Life Balance is one of my most requested speaking topics. Can I admit something? I hate the concept of Work-life Balance. Here are a few reasons why: First, Work-life Balance assumes that work and life exist separately from each other and if we just could keep one…

What Diet Works Best, Part 1: Put Down The Grapefruit

Why is choosing a diet so hard? The information we receive about diets, food, and nutrition is confusing.  Millions of dollars are spent on weight loss schemes that never last.  So, how do you choose a diet that will work?  This post is the first in a series of articles exploring questions to ask when…

How does cholesterol affect the heart?

Conn TV Interviews Heart Health Expert Eliz Greene Eliz shares lessons on why it is important to talk with your doctor about the options for controlling cholesterol as part of the Take Cholesterol To Heart campaign. Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Kowa Pharmaceuticals America, Inc. and should not be construed to constitute medical advice.…

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