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Red Grapefruit and Cholesterol

Here’s a quick health tip if your cholesterol is on the high side. Make your daily breakfast a bowl of oatmeal and one red grapefruit.

You’re likely already aware of oatmeal’s cholesterol-lowering effects, but those of red grapefruit are the result of newly published study.

Researchers at Hebrew University in Jerusalem uncovered astonishing reductions of 15% in total cholesterol and 20% in LDL (“bad”) cholesterol levels among high-cholesterol patients after just thirty days of red grapefruit eating, compared to a non-grapefruit eating control group. Light-colored grapefruit worked, but nowhere near as dramatically as the red.

Just about everybody on the planet knows that cholesterol sludge blocks arteries. And cholesterol-lowering medications from the statin family (Lipitor, Zocor, etc.) can cause liver damage, muscle cramps, even mental confusion.

Enjoy a red grapefruit every day.


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10-Day Detoxification Worksop

If you have been have been diagnosed at WholeHealth Chicago with fatigue, fibromyalgia, IBS, weight gain, hormone imbalances, or nutritional deficiencies, we invite you to join us at a small-group program for the Clear Change Detoxification Workshop. The Clear Change Program enhances the body’s natural metabolic detoxification process while providing adequate fuel for both cleansing and other daily activities. Monday, February 8 and 22; 5:30-7:00pm and led by Marla Feingold, Certified Clinical Nutritionist.  More>>

 

Awakened Body, Quiet Mind
An innovative workshop series for relieving mind/body stress and tapping into your true power and natural health led by Meghan Roekle, PsyD ..

Four meetings using a unique combination of embodiment meditation & mental inquiry for deep healing.

Fridays from 3:30-5:00pm beginning February 12th.  More>>

 

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Sessions will include mindfulness meditations, guided visualizations, gentle yoga movements, walking meditations, journaling, and other stress reduction exercises. The group meets on the third Monday of each month from 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm. $25/month or purchase 6 months for $125 Presented by Bill Epperly, Ph.D and Renee Zambo.   More>>

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