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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.


Health Tips

Dr. Edelberg’s Health Tips contain concise bits of advice, medical news and highlights, supplement and pharmaceutical updates, stress relief ideas, and a dose of Q&As sent in by our readers. With every Health Tip, you’ll receive an easy and delicious recipe that fits nicely into The Triple Whammy Food Plan.

When you sign up to receive Health Tips, you can look forward to Dr. Edelberg’s smart and very current observations arriving in your in-box weekly. They’re packed with useful information and are often slightly irreverent. One of the most common responses to the tips is “I wish my doctor talked to me like this!”

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Stress Reduction for the Holidays

Wednesday, December 10th (6:30 – 8:30 pm) or Sunday, December 14th (12:00 – 2:00 pm) at Whole HealthChicago, 2522 N. Lincoln Ave, Chicago IL.

The Holiday Season can mean time spent with family and friends, work parties, social gatherings, and the closing of a year. Joyous occasions can also be stressful as to-do lists are longer and anticipation is greater. The closing of the year brings many deadlines, either professional ones that must be met, or personal goals to close the year. For others, the joy of the holidays is overshadowed by a feeling of loneliness, or the loss of a loved one.

Stress Reduction for the Holidays at WholeHealth Chicago will address anxiety and stress that manifest uniquely in each person. Mindfulness and meditation will be used to acknowledge the mental or emotional stress of the holidays, and reestablish a sense of gratitude, contentment from within, and a vision of yourself closing out the year. Gentle movements and breathing techniques will be used to see where we hold tension and stress in the body, and discover how we can open and unlock healing energy.

Pre-registration and payment upon registration is required, as space is limited. To register, call (773) 296-6700.  Price- $30

Renee Zambo is the instructor.

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