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Although often thought of as a vegetable and prepared like one, mushrooms are actually a fungus, a special type of living organism that has no roots, leaves, flowers or seeds. A mushroom is the fleshy, spore-bearing fruiting body of a fungus, typically produced above ground on soil or on its food source.   While mushrooms… Continue Reading

The Wellness Center Staff This month, we feature a four-part series on cholesterol to commemorate National Cholesterol Education Month.  When changes to diet and lifestyle are not enough to improve cholesterol levels, a medication might be necessary.  This fourth article describes the medications that doctors routinely prescribe to modify cholesterol levels. Not all lipid altering… Continue Reading

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This month, we feature a four-part series on cholesterol to commemorate National Cholesterol Education Month. This third article focuses on the nutritional supplements that promote healthy cholesterol levels.   The amount of evidence supporting cholesterol-lowering supplements is varied but the best evidence is for phytosterols, soy protein and niacin (which at high levels is available… Continue Reading