Friday, July 1, 2016

too much of the wrong kind of carbs will kill you

go to this link if the above is too small to read.

Sunday, June 5, 2016

is your cholesterol "too high"?

this is a normal distribution of folks with healthy cholesterol level and it ranges from 105 mg/dl to 343 mg/dl (or 2.8 to 8.8 mmol/l). 

this is also the range for folks with heart disease. so with or without heart disease, we have the same distribution.

then why do doctors prescribe us statin if our cholesterol level is higher than 200 mg/dl (5.0 mmol/l)?

years ago, the threshold for high cholesterol was 250 mg/dl (6.5 mmol/l) but has now been reduced to 200 mg/dl (5.0 mmol/l). sorry, but for what reasons please?

my blood cholesterol has been above 200/5.0 all these years and i have been given the "advice" to go on statin. i always argue the other risks of heart disease are not even there. yet i have been advised "strongly" to reconsider medical advice.

want to know more about the high cholesterol myth?

want to know more about effectiveness of statin?

Friday, May 27, 2016

which of these 2 mindsets describe you?

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

should you invest?

this seems to be a conundrum among wage earners.

should i invest?

many believe that investing is risky, returns are patchy and i'd rather stick with the tried and tested. better be safe than risk my hard earned money!

but there are many forms of investments. doing nothing will only see inflation eat you up.

like it or not, part of financial education is understanding the various instruments of investments and using it to further your goals.

if you ever wonder how does the rich got richer while the poor stays poorer? this graphic shows why.