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Thyroid Health: How to Keep Your Thyroid Gland Healthy

Thyroid Health: How to Keep Your Thyroid Gland Healthy

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Most people are concerned about maintaining a healthy heart and brain, but there’s another important body part you should be concerned about – your thyroid gland. Your thyroid gland regulates your metabolism and plays a vital role in weight control. Plus, thyroid problems are common, especially in women. This article talks about how to keep your thyroid gland healthy and points out a simple screening test you can do at home for an under-active thyroid gland.

Beyond Cholesterol: How Inflammation Puts You at Risk for Heart Disease

Beyond Cholesterol: How Inflammation Puts You at Risk for Heart Disease

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Most people focus on their cholesterol as a marker for their risk for heart disease but it’s not the only one. There’s growing evidence that inflammation plays a role in heart disease and you can measure that through a blood test. Find out more about the role inflammation plays in heart disease, how to measure it and how to reduce inflammation.

The Top Nine Myths That Are Stopping You From Losing Weight

The Top Nine Myths That Are Stopping You From Losing Weight

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Websites and magazines are full of conflicting advice about diet and weight loss. Do you need to cut out carbohydrates? Should you try to stop eating snacks of any kind? Does consuming food in the evening cause the most weight gain? Read on to discover the answers to these questions and more as you learn about the top nine myths that are stopping you from losing weight.

Foods That Contain Healthy Fats

Foods That Contain Healthy Fats

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Although many foods contain unhealthy saturated fat, trans fat and cholesterol, a number of foods contain fats that are good for you. Consuming foods that contain healthy fats is best since fat is a necessary part of a healthy diet, but since fat is high in calories, you may want to limit the amount of fat you take in. The following list of foods supply you with beneficial fats like monounsaturated fat and polyunsaturated fat. Both of these types of fat are helpful in the prevention of heart disease, or a stroke.