What's cholesterol & why are we afraid of it?

Cholesterol has been a hot topic and has caused people much stress and confusion. First, eat eggs, then don’t eat eggs! Eat margarine, not butter – be very afraid of saturated fats. This is just the start of the confusion. The one thing that remains to be true is that you don’t have to look too far to find someone who has been prescribed a statin drug to lower that cholesterol. The remainder of this article answers some of the mystery behind this biochemical substance we all seem fear so much. This article answers the question, Cholesterol, What is it and why are we afraid of it?

 

First of all, what is cholesterol and what is its function in the body? Cholesterol is our body’s main repair mechanism. Cholesterol is produced by the liver in response to inflammation. It is sent to the site of inflammation in order to repair it. To put it another way, if fire is like inflammation, cholesterol is the firefighter. When our lipid panels come back with elevated...

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My Honest Review of Plexus

I often get asked if popular get-skinny-quick products are “good.”  The one I’ve been asked about a lot lately is Plexus, in particular the pink drink. This is, in part, is due to the crazy amount of advertising blasted all over facebook or other social media about the fabulous benefits of these products.

How can the reviews of the Plexus products be almost 100% positive? From what I can tell, there have been no 3rd party testing done. Seeing things over and over again like these positive testimonials and reviews all over social media leads to confirmation bias. It’s akin to the barrage of our fat-phobic advertising from the 90s that still persists today. We’ve heard it so much we believe it couldn’t possibly be true! This is where we have to be careful not to drink the proverbial Kool-Aid, or in this case, the "pink drink." Here is my Honest Review of Plexus.

I went to the website of this very popular product line. I looked at several of the...

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