Skincare ingredient could be a foe 

Photo by A_Different_Perspective Moisture is one of the key components of beautiful skin. Dry skin is our enemy, and we always look for a product which gives perfect moisture for our skin. Then there is one skincare ingredient you need more of – Ceramides.   Ceramides are lipids (fat molecules) that work to help our skin’s … Continue reading Skincare ingredient could be a foe 

Blood Clots

There are still many people (including medical professionals) who believe that taking a daily aspirin helps prevent blood clots that form in the blood vessels. However, last month the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) issued its final recommendations on aspirin which included a recommendation against the use of aspirin for the primary prevention of cardiovascular disease in … Continue reading Blood Clots

Do you pay attention to this important trace mineral?

Micronutrients, as opposed to macronutrients (protein, carbohydrates and fat), are comprised of vitamins and minerals which are required in small quantities to ensure normal metabolism, growth and physical wellbeing. VITAMINS are essential organic nutrients, most of which are not made in the body, or only in insufficient amounts, and usually must be obtained through food. When … Continue reading Do you pay attention to this important trace mineral?

The numbers you need to know

At your annual physical checkup, your doctor orders blood tests. One of the most common tests is the lipid panel. Lipids are fats, and a lipid panel measures levels of different types of fat in the blood. More specifically, it measures lipoproteins, which are proteins that transport lipids in the blood. A typical lipid panel … Continue reading The numbers you need to know

How often do you take Over the Counter Pain reliever?

In my twenties, I had really bad menstrual pain and discomfort almost every other month.  Often on the 2nd day of my period I would faint in the shower.  After regaining conscious I would come out of the shower and lay down on my bed for 15 to 20 minutes.  I often took over the … Continue reading How often do you take Over the Counter Pain reliever?

Are you getting benefit from Statin?

Statin, the cholesterol lowering medicine is vastly used in the US. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, one in four adults in the U.S., ranging from 40 to 75 years old, is taking a statin drug. I am sure that either you and/or one of your friends and family takes statin drugs. … Continue reading Are you getting benefit from Statin?

If your Cholesterol is high, it could be a good sign

As you know, many people (from children to older people) are on Cholesterol medicine. You can see Crestor (rosuvastatin, AstraZeneca) is 2nd in the Top 100 Prescription drug sales (in quantity) list below. This is a data from a research firm IMS.  12-month history of prescription numbers and total sales from April 2014 through March … Continue reading If your Cholesterol is high, it could be a good sign