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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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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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Workshop for Healthy Digestion

Gentle Yoga For Digestive Health

Sunday, Nov 16, 2014
Noon to 2:30 pm; $40

The holiday season brings countless occasions to celebrate with family, friends, and coworkers, leading to periods of higher stress, overindulgence, and indigestion.

Just in time for Thanksgiving, Gentle Yoga for Digestive Health will take an in-depth look at the function of the digestive system, how it responds to stress and over-eating/drinking, and healing practices for digestive health. Accessible to all levels, the workshop will teach breathing techniques; short, guided meditations; and gentle movement to facilitate healing. You’ll leave with the tools you need to cultivate a balanced and detoxified digestive system, through the holidays and beyond.

For more information or to register, please contact Renee at Renee@wholehealthchicago.com or call (773) 296-6700.

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