July 25, 2012

Triglyceride FAQS

Posted in FAQS, LIFESTYLE CHANGES tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , at 7:36 pm by PCOSLady

Monday, June 25, 2012
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http://conditions.aolhealth.com/triglycerides/site-map
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TRIGLYCERIDE ~ FAQs
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1. What are triglycerides?
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Triglycerides are a type of fat derived from the food we eat. Any calories we take in that aren’t used right away for energy are converted into triglycerides. Triglycerides move through the blood and are stored in fat cells. Our hormones regulate when triglycerides are released from fat cells to be used as energy between meals.
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2. Why should I care about my triglyceride level?
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A high blood triglyceride level–called hypertriglyceridemia–increases your risk for heart disease, heart attack, and stroke. It’s linked to an increased risk for diabetes. High triglycerides are also a risk factor for chronic pancreatitis–inflammation of the pancreas.
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3. What causes high triglycerides?
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Excess triglycerides occur most often due to inactivity and being overweight. But they can also be triggered by high alcohol consumption, diabetes, or an underactive thyroid (hypothyroidism). Hypertriglyceridemia can also be a side effect of some medications, including birth control, corticosteroids, beta blockers, and others. High triglycerides also can stem from a genetic condition.
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4. How do I know if I have high triglycerides?
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A simple blood test, called a fasting lipid profile, measures cholesterol and triglycerides. If you’ve had your cholesterol tested and know your numbers, it’s likely your triglycerides were included. Doctors usually recommend men and women have the test at least every five years, beginning at age 20. People who have high triglycerides or are at risk for heart disease may need to have the test more often. Ask your doctor when you should be tested.
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5. What does my triglyceride level mean?
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Everyone has triglycerides in their body. And at normal levels, triglycerides are healthy. Talk to your doctor if your levels are above normal.
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Below are the ranges for triglyceride levels:
Normal: Less than 150 mg/dL
Borderline-high: 150 to 199 mg/dL
High: 200 to 499 mg/dL
Very high: 500 mg/dL or higher
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6. What lifestyle changes can I make to lower my triglycerides or keep them under control?
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If you’re overweight, reduce your calorie intake to achieve a normal weight. Exercise at least 30 minutes each day. Eat a diet low in saturated and trans fats. Drink alcohol only in moderation–one drink a day for women and two for men at most. And try to reduce your carbohydrate intake to no more than 60 percent of total calories. A diet high in carbohydrates raises triglyceride levels.
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7. Are there medications that can help?
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Lifestyle changes are the primary treatment for hypertriglyceridemia. But there are medications that may help some people. If your doctor prescribes medicine for high triglyceride levels, it’s still very important to exercise and eat a healthy diet.
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How Sugar Affects Triglycerides
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From Every Day Health site – story is deleted
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Triglycerides Health Center
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High-Fructose Corn Syrup May Lead to High Triglycerides
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Open your fridge or cupboard, and take a look at the labels on your food. Chances are you’ll see high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS), a common form of added sugar. The U.S. food supply provides a whopping 53 pounds of HFCS per person each year. That adds up to a lot of empty calories. Now a new study from Princeton University suggests that it may also lead to higher triglycerides.
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Is HFCS Bad News?
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HFCS is made by processing corn syrup to create a blend of two simple sugars: fructose and glucose. The result is a cheap sweetener used in a wide array of sugary drinks and processed foods, such as regular sodas, energy drinks, sweetened fruit drinks, candies, desserts, canned fruits, jams, yogurt, condiments, soups, spaghetti sauce, crackers, cereals, and breads.
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In the Princeton study, rats given HFCS gained more weight than those given sucrose (a.k.a. table sugar). This was true even when their calorie intake was the same. Over a period of months, rats fed HFCS also developed higher triglycerides and abnormal increases in abdominal fat. When such changes occur together in humans, they increase the risk for heart disease and type 2 diabetes.
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The Effect on Triglycerides
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Scientists are just starting to sort out how HFCS and triglycerides might be linked.
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Fructose vs. Glucose
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There has been little research done comparing the effects of HFCS with those of pure fructose or pure glucose. Pure fructose—found naturally in fruit—is broken down and used by the body differently from glucose.
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Studies show that eating a lot of fructose may raise triglyceride levels after meals. If this eating pattern continues for weeks, it may lead to higher triglyceride levels at other times, too. The triglyceride-raising effect may be stronger in men and in women after menopause than in younger women. Compared to glucose, fructose also may decrease insulin sensitivity and increase belly fat—risk factors for heart disease and diabetes that often go hand-in-hand with elevated triglycerides.
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HFCS vs. Sucrose
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In real life, most sugar in the U.S. diet isn’t pure fructose or glucose. Instead, it’s HFCS or sucrose. The latter are both compounds made of fructose and glucose, but there are key differences between them. First, sucrose contains equal parts fructose and glucose. But HFCS contains unequal amounts and often is a bit heavier on the fructose side. Second, the fructose molecules in HFCS, unlike those in sucrose, are “free” and “unbound.” This means they’re easier for the body to use.
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Theoretically, these differences could account for the different effects seen in rats fed HFCS or sucrose. Researchers think similar effects may occur in people as well. But more research in humans is needed before any firm conclusions can be drawn.
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Short and Sweet Advice
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What does this mean for you? To help manage not only your triglycerides but also your weight, it’s best to limit all added sugars. That’s any form of sugar put into a food or drink during processing, cooking, or serving. The American Heart Association says such sugars should add up to no more than 150 calories (about 9 teaspoons) per day for men or 100 calories (about 6 teaspoons) per day for women.
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Reaching this goal isn’t easy; the average American currently gets more than two to three times that many calories per day from sugar. But every little bit helps. To get started, the next time you’re at the store, instead of buying sugary sodas, energy drinks, or fruit punches, choose sugar-free or low-calorie drinks instead.
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Keep reading those food labels. If you see HFCS listed there, you might want to give your food or drink choice a second thought.
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GOOGLE:
triglycerides
how sugar affects triglycerides

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April 2, 2012

Aspartame Side Effects

Posted in ASPARTAME, CANCER, SYMPTOMS tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , at 12:20 am by PCOSLady

BERRY POPS... ENJOY ALL YOU EAT WITH ASPARTAME IN IT.... A GREAT DISGUISE!


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Aspartame Side Effects
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My brother just made me aware of what “aspartame” caused in him… He went off his Diabetic meds and drinking or eating anything with aspartame in it this last month…. His recent blood tests showed he was not Diabetic!
~ Sure makes you want to rethink what you eat & drink, eh?

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http://www.healthy-holistic-living.com/aspartame-side-effects.html
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Aspartame Side Effects
From 10,000 consumer complaints the FDA compiled a list of 92 Symptoms reported from aspartame use, including death.
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FDA list of 92 aspartame-related symptoms:

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~ Abdominal Pain
~ Anxiety Attacks
~ Arthritis, Asthma
~ Asthmatic Reactions
~ Bloating
~ Edema (Fluid Retention)
~ Blood Sugar Control Problems (Hypoglycemia or Hyperglycemia)
~ Brain Cancer (Pre-approval studies in animals)
~ Breathing Difficulties
~ Burning Eyes or Throat
~ Burning Urination
~ Can’t Think Straight
~ Chest Pains
~ Chronic Cough
~ Chronic Fatigue
~ Confusion
~ Death
~ Depression
~ Diarrhea
~ Dizziness
~ Excessive Thirst or Hunger
~ Fatigue
~ Feel Unreal
~ Flushing of Face
~ Hair Loss (Baldness) or Thinning of Hair
~ Headaches/Migraines
~ Hearing Loss
~ Heart Palpitations
~ Hives (Urticaria)
~ Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)
~ Impotency and Sexual Problems
~ Inability to Concentrate
~ Infection Susceptibility
~ Insomnia
~ Irritability
~ Itching
~ Joint Pains
~ Laryngitis
~ “Like Thinking in a Fog”
~ Marked Personality Changes
~ Memory loss
~ Menstrual Problems or Changes
~ Migraines and Severe Headaches (Trigger or Cause From Chronic Intake)
~ Muscle spasms, Nausea or Vomiting, Numbness or Tingling of Extremities
~ Other Allergic-Like Reactions
~ Panic Attacks
~ Phobias
~ Poor Memory
~ Rapid Heart Beat
~ Rashes
~ Seizures and Convulsions
~ Slurring of Speech
~ Swallowing Pain
~ Tachycardia
~ Tremors
~ Tinnitus
~ Vertigo
~ Vision Loss
~ Weight Gain
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Aspartame Disease/Toxicity Mimics Symptoms or Worsens the Following Diseases:

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~ Fibromyalgia
~ Arthritis
~ Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
~ Parkinson’s Disease
~ Lupus
~ Multiple Chemical Sensitivities (MCS)
~ Diabetes and Diabetic Complications
~ Epilepsy
~ Alzheimer’s Disease
~ Birth Defects
~ Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
~ Lymphoma
~ Lyme Disease
~ Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)
~ Panic Disorder
~ Depression and other Psychological Disorders

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http://www.healthy-holistic-living.com/aspartame-and-diabetes.html
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Aspartame and Diabetes – Is it a bad combination?
So what is the concern over aspartame and diabetes? The American Diabetes Association (ADA) is recommending and accepts the FDA’s conclusion that the consumption of Aspartame is safe and can be part of a healthy diet.
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Despite the research that is sounding the alarm all over the country and all over the world and despite the fact that an entire state, New Mexico, is trying to ban Aspartame, this dangerous substance is still being considered a “part of a healthy diet.” YIKES!
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Are you looking for an alternative to aspartame? Try xylitol sweetener or stevia sweetener. And if you think you aspartame has effected your health you may want to consider an aspartame detox!
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http://www.stevia.com/
Stevia has many helpful properties.
It has:
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~ No sugar and no calories.
~ Anti-inflammatory effects.
~ Is 100 percent naturally derived.
~ 250 to 300 times the sweetness of sugar.
~ Heat stability to 200 degrees Celsius (392 degrees Fahrenheit).
~ No fermentation properties.
~ Flavor-enhancing qualities.
~ Plaque-retardant and Anti-caries properties to help prevent cavities.
~ Been recommended for diabetics because it does not spike insulin.
~ Anti-bacterial, anti-viral and anti-fungal properties.
~ Been shown to lower blood pressure in those with hypertension.
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Over 100 phytochemicals have been discovered in Stevia, and it is rich in terpenes and flavonoids. Besides having been in use for hundreds of years, extensive testing in animals has demonstrated no harmful effects. Its main sweet chemical, stevioside, has been found to be nontoxic in acute toxicity studies with rats, rabbits, guinea pigs, and birds. It also has been shown that it does not cause cellular changes nor affect fertility. The natural stevia leaf also has been found to be nontoxic and has no mutagenic activity.
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Stevia can be used in cooking and as a tabletop sweetener.
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I'M WAITING PATIENTLY FOR YOU! SLOWLY DAY BY DAY YOU CREEP CLOSER TO ME AS ASPARTAME INVADES "YOU"! YOUR BODY BREAKS DOWN WITH VARIOUS CONDITIONS, ETC....


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Sites
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http://www.healthy-holistic-living.com/aspartame-and-diabetes.html
~ Healthy Holistic Living… Aspartame and Diabetes – Is it a bad combination?
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http://search.mercola.com/search/Pages/results.aspx?k=aspartame
~ Dr. Mercola on aspartame and its dangers in his articles…
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“Sweet Misery: A Poisoned world”
http://products.mercola.com/sweet-misery-DVD/?e_cid=20131028Z1_DNL_YRP_3&utm_source=dnl&utm_medium=email&utm_content=yrp3&utm_campaign=20131028Z1
~ Dr Mercola … Aspartame, FDA approved biomedical genocide is revealed…
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Google:
aspartame the silent killer
aspartame side effects
aspartame poisoning
aspartame and pregnancy
aspartame and diabetes
aspartame etc…
Sweet Misery: A Poisoned world

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