Sticky note on mirror reading tired. and text bubble saying Hypothyroid disease? Test these too!

Hypothyroidism is a common condition, characterized by low functioning thyroid. Lab testing is routinely conducted to diagnose and monitor thyroid conditions. While assessing your health, there are various other important things to test, as they can actually be contributing to your thyroid dysfunction, or your thyroid can affect them. For a full review of thyroid…

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Picture of various foods in the shape of a heart that benefit heart health with a text bubble saying how to reduce triglycerides

Various molecules are counted and/or calculated when we do blood work. This article focuses on Triglycerides and how we may reduce them. To learn about HDL-C and LDL-C, please click the links. A Brief Review of Triglycerides Next to cholesterol, triglycerides are the most important measurement in the lipid panel. Triglycerides relate to overall heart…

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Piece of melting butter in the shape of a heart with a text bubble saying everything you need to know about triglycerides for heart health

Various molecules are counted and/or calculated when we do blood work. This article focuses on Triglycerides and how they contribute to heart disease risk.  I have written similar articles about HDL and LDL. What are Triglycerides? Next to cholesterol, triglycerides are the most important measurement in the lipid panel. Triglycerides enter our blood from 2 sources:…

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Blurred image of papers on a desk with text bubble saying Cholesterol: New Dietary Guidelines

Every 5 years, the US Departments of Agriculture and Health and Human Services jointly release Dietary Guidelines for Americans. This is significant on a global perspective because much of the media, journalism and even other national dietary recommendations are influenced by the American guidelines. The guidelines have a wide reach, influencing schools, government agencies, military,…

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