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The Truth About Heart Disease: It's More Than Just Bad Cholesterol

In order to reduce the risk of a heart attack and prevent heart disease, we've been taught that the solution is simple: lower your cholesterol. But is that really all it takes? Cardiovascular disease, which includes heart attacks and strokes, remains one of the leading causes of death and disability in the developed world despite increased understanding and numerous medical advances to try to address this plague. For decades, medical scientists have understood what contributes to most cardiovascular disease: bad...

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How to Overcome the Weight Loss Plateau

A slow moving metabolism may result in difficulty for women to lose weight at a normal pace, resulting in health complications due to being unhealthily overweight or obese. It can be discouraging for someone who puts effort in diet and exercise to then be unable to reap in the benefits of a healthy body due to having a slow moving metabolism, to the point that they just give up on maintaining themselves properly and suffer the consequences that they’ve...

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The MVV: Most Valuable Vitamin

While most of our vitamins we get from food, the one we do not primarily get from food may also be the most important one. Vitamin D, otherwise known as “The Sunshine Vitamin,” earned such a title through our primary source of the vitamin being the sun. More specifically, UVB sunlight causes a chemical reaction in our skin that converts a form of cholesterol into the active form of Vitamin D. But why is Vitamin D such a big deal?...

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Why We Started EverlyWell: Redesigning Health Testing

Think about the last time you had a diagnostic test: sitting in a waiting room, seeing a doctor, waiting in another waiting room, getting your blood drawn, and then receiving a list of numbers – and little else. I had a similar story of my own, spanning several months and thousands of dollars. After multiple specialist visits and blood draws, I ended up with a 15-page, black-and-white packet with little information. I spent days on WebMD and Google looking at every...

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