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Yes, the Ketogenic Diet Raises Cholesterol

Here’s a truth about the ketogenic diet: it absolutely raises cholesterol. No ifs, ands or buts. That being said, you don’t necessarily need to worry about the rise in cholesterol. I’ll explain why in just a moment.  Before I explain why you don’t necessarily have to worry about the rise in cholesterol, let’s take a moment and talk about cholesterol, an often misunderstood and unfairly demonized nutrient. You see, people tend to believe cholesterol is dangerous. Who can forget the little old chicken egg and how it was blamed for killing millions of people. Those poor eggs… The reason we’ve linked high-cholesterol levels to a variety of conditions that can lead to sickness and even death has to do with...

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These Tasty Foods Fight Dangerous Cholesterol Levels

  Let’s get something straight about cholesterol. Not all cholesterol is bad.  The truth is there are two kinds of cholesterol, LDL and HDL cholesterol.  HDL cholesterol is a good kind of cholesterol and is important for many bodily processes.  On the other hand, LDL cholesterol, is not a necessarily beneficial cholesterol. A natural byproduct of diet, LDL cholesterol has the tendency to coagulate in your arteries where it can eventually create blockages that lead to massive cardiovascular problems.   You need HDL and you want to get rid of LDL as best you can.  I wanted to clear that up before I show you this study, as most people automatically assume all cholesterol is bad since they’ve been told by health authorities this...

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Benefits of Natural Estrogen Replacement

Menopause can be a difficult time for any woman. We understand the hesitation that accompanies the suggestion of estrogen pills—some of the unnatural supplements out there can cause unnecessary side effects. However, we would like to discuss the benefits of an all natural estrogen replacement! Lower Your Bad Cholesterol High-density lipoprotein (HDL) is a good kind of cholesterol that decreases when we lose estrogen in our bodies. This means that low-density lipoprotein (LDL) tends to increase. This is bad news! Make sure you are keeping your good cholesterol at a strong level. Don’t let your estrogen decrease put you at risk for heart disease. Get Rid of Hot Flashes Hot flashes are one of the most common symptoms of menopause...

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