Push-ups on cement blocks/bricks…no cheating – keep those feet in the air!
And. Just. Wow!
[Jane Grok note: I do not agree with some of the ingredients such as flax oil(polyunsaturated fat)]
Ingredients like grapefruit and apple lower your LDL (“bad cholesterol”) levels, and beets and carrots are essential detoxifiers. While your liver is taking it easy from it’s day-to-day rigors, Omega-3-rich flaxseed oil in the Liver Detox blend gives it some TLC. Turmeric and ginger both have potent anti-inflammatory properties, and high doses like those found in these juices helps to reduce inflammation.
A whole quart of the Tigerlily ensures you are getting enough blood-healthy chlorophyll and minerals. It is a middle of the road cleanse and is perfect for someone who has completed 5-10 days of the #1 cleanse, or several short duration cleanses of three days or less. It is also great for cleansers who desire to maintain a workout routine for the duration of their cleanse.
This cleanse is composed entirely of vegetable juice, with just a little coconut water for it’s mild sweetness, B-vitamins and electrolytes. It’s lower in sugars and calories than our other cleanses, completely devoid of fruit, and high in chlorophyll. Fewer calories and more greens generally make for deeper cleansing, and without prior experience some people might find the detoxification symptoms overwhelming.
This cleanse is designed for people who have done several previous cleanses and are ready to take it further, or people who are inactive to lightly active and weigh less than 125 lbs.
Does just the thought of sugar…even natural fruit and vegetable sugar… give you a headache? Or want a fresh, new way of fitting greens into your diet? Then try our veggie-packed Greenlight Cleanse:
The Cocolily blend provides alkalizing hydration, minerals, enzymes and plenty of chlorophyl – which provides the basic material for building healthy red blood cells, and boosts the blood’s oxygen carrying capacity for greater energy.
That’s followed up with the Green Protein Nut Milk, made from activated nuts (soaked in water initiating the sprouting process and making them even more nutritional and digestible). Throw in some spirulina for some easy-to-absorb amino acids, high GLA fatty acid content, and antioxidants. These healthy fats, proteins and superfoods provide the energy you’ll need and the pure nutrition you want.
You had fun and relaxed your mind this weekend, now it’s your body’s turn with an easy to do Day Spa Cleanse. This is a great cleanse if you are looking to really clean up your act for a day or three, rather than commit to a traditional juice cleanse. The juice of the Spicy Detox Lemonade stimulates hydrochloric acid production and has an alkalizing effect on the body, while the cayenne raises your metabolism, and thins and purifies the blood. Both ingredients help break up mucous – often a by-product of an unhealthy lifestyle – which clogs our sinuses, intestines and colons. The Fountain provides all the vitamins, minerals and enzymes of an entire days worth of vegetables and herbs. And we put an exclamation point on that cleanse with a satisfying high-protein quinoa salad.
(Makes 24 pieces)
12 eggs, hard-boiled and peeled
2 ripe avocados
1 garlic clove, crushed
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 teaspoon paprika
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1 teaspoon mustard (optional)
6 pieces of bacon
Cook bacon in a pan on medium heat until crisp. Drain on paper towel and set aside. Cut each hard boiled egg in half and carefully remove the yolks.
In a mixing bowl, mash 6 full yolks with the avocado, garlic, olive oil, paprika, lemon juice and mustard. don’t use all of the yolks because the avocado will make it rich enough. It should be a creamy consistency after you fully mix the ingredients. Take your cooled bacon and finely chop into small pieces and add to mixture. Stir together.
Spoon each egg half with mixture. Sprinkle paprika on each egg.
– 3 egg yolks
– 16 ounces of heavy cream or canned coconut milk
– 1/2 a cup of maple syrup, honey or coconut sugar
– 1 teaspoon vanilla
– Combine all the ingredients in a medium saucepan and bring to a low boil while whisking constantly. You don’t want any lumps
– Remove from the heat and let cool, then strain into a medium mixing bowl, cover with a lid or plastic wrap, and chill in the fridge for at least 2 hours.
– Pour the cooked custard into an ice cream maker and run following directions.
– Put the finished ice cream into a container and store in your freezer.
Once you have your basic ice cream, you can make lots of variations such as :
While your ice cream is making, saute a cup of chopped pecans in a skillet with a teaspoon of butter. When they are toasted, remove the nuts, then add 2 tablespoons of butter and 2 tablespoons of your sweetener of choice to the pan and heat a few minutes more to make a caramel sauce. Add back the nuts and mix until well coated, then pour onto a plate and leave to cool. The sauce will thicken slightly. Once your ice cream is made, mix in the nuts and the sauce, put into a container, and store in your freezer.
Add a few drops of mint extract and a few drops of green food coloring (optional) to the cooked custard base before freezing. When your ice cream is made, mix in a cup of chopped dark chocolate, put into a container, and store in your freezer. [Jane Grok note: I strongly advise against using any artificial food colorings, as they are all toxic & damaging to humans.]
Add 2 tablespoons of cocoa to the ingredients when you make your custard base. Follow the directions above. When your ice cream is made, mix in a cup of chopped dark chocolate, put into a container, and store in your freezer.
One of the best ways to serve your french vanilla ice cream is with chocolate. Melt some dark chocolate in the microwave and pour this over your ice cream. This will form a hard coating like the kind you get on Dairy Queen dipped cones, but much tastier.
This is, of course, incredibly rich, and not the sort of thing you want to eat more than a couple of times a year. But when you really want to indulge, it’s much, much better for you than anything you can buy.
3 cups of chopped fresh fruit
3 1/4 cups of heavy cream or 2 – 14 oz cans of coconut milk
1/2 cup of maple syrup, honey or coconut sugar (more or less to taste)
1 teaspoon of vanilla
Put all the ingredients into your blender or processor and process until pureed. Taste to make sure the sweetness is right, then pour the mixture into your ice cream machine and freeze according to the instructions.
The variations on this are endless.
Add the salt, honey, egg yolks, colza oil and give it a good whisk. Now you have a fat and smooth mixture that should make a very tasty ice cream! Let the mixture cool in the fridge for a couple of hours.
Chop the pistachios in a mixer and roast them in a dry frying pan. Be careful not to burn them.
Run the ice cream mixture in the ice cream maker and add the pistachios halfway through.
Serve with a bunch of pistachios and enjoy!
A 3 ingredient ice cream. You won’t know what hit ya! Anyone can make this and it’s a pretty darn good (and cheap!) switch-a-roo for store bought coconut ice cream or the likes.
Remove the peels from the bananas and discard. Place the bananas in plastic wrap and stick in the freezer for at least 5 hours. Once they’re hard all the way through, you’re ready to start making the “ice cream.”
Take out your food processor and toss in the frozen bananas, coconut milk and vanilla extract. Blend until everything is smooth. Done!
Either eat immediately or stick it in a covered dish and freeze it. Take the ice cream out of the freezer about 20 minutes before you’re ready to eat. It can get pretty hard in the freezer.
14-ounce can full-fat coconut milk (refrigerate before using if possible–I didn’t do this and it was fine)
14-ounce can light coconut milk (I actually just used 2 cans of full fat coconut milk and my ice cream was super creamy!)
½ cup honey
⅔ cup cocoa powder
¼ teaspoon cinnamon (I omitted this as I wanted plain chocolate ice cream, but I think I’m definitely going to add it next time!)
Pinch kosher salt
Ingredients for Frozen Custard
1 medium butternut squash (will need 2 cups cooked)
1/2 T salt
a few tablespoons coconut oil
1/4 C coconut chips
1/4 C almond slivers
1 t salt
1 t ground cinnamon
1/2 t ground nutmeg (fresh preferred)
1. Combine coconut chips and almonds in a pan (clean stainless steel preferred) over medium high heat, stirring often, until the fragrance of the nuts and coconut come out and a light brown color develops.
2. Toss in a bowl with remaining ingredients.
3. Serve on top of ice cream or snack on it obsessively. Store in an air tight container for a LONG time, although best served fresh.
Yield: 9×13 giant mass of coconut bark
This simple recipe is easy to make and incredibly refreshing on a hot summer day.
Makes 4 cups.
Thanks to: http://paleomagonline.com/orange-manius/
On the preparation:
For the crust:
1/2 cup raw pecans (pecans don’t require soaking)
a little more than 1/2 cup soft pitted dates
1/4 cup raw flaked coconut
tiniest pinch of sea salt
For the filling:
3 1/2 cups raw cashews (soaked & drained)
2/3 cup agave nectar
2/3 cup extra virgin coconut oil
2/3 cup fresh lemon juice
2 teaspoons vanilla extract or 2 vanilla beans, scraped
Begin by soaking the nuts. After they’ve finished soaking, prepare the crust. In the bowl of a food processor, chop the dates, nuts, coconut and sea salt. Process until it holds together when you press it between two of your fingers. Set aside. Begin the filling by slightly warming the coconut oil in a bowl of warm water (it melts at 77 degrees). Add the cashews, coconut oil, agave, lemon juice and vanilla into the pitcher of a blender, and blend well (until completely smooth). Blend a little more, just to be safe.
Press the crust evenly into the bottom of an 8-inch spring form pan (don’t go up the sides). Pour the filling on top and freeze for 4 hours, or over night. To serve, let the cheesecake thaw for about 30 minutes, and cut into small slivers.
1/2 cup of raspberries
1/4 cup of water
1 tsp of raw honey
1/2 tsp. of vanilla extract
a dash of almond milk (or you could use coconut milk)
I put all of the ingredients together in a bowl and used a hand mixer until blended. Then drizzle desired amount over your slice of cheesecake.
Author’s notes on the recipe:
The LD50 (Lethal Dose 50%) of caffeine is 192 mg. The lower the LD50 number, the more lethal the substance is. For comparison, Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) has an LD50 of 11,900 mg/kg. Cyanide has an LD50 of 6.4 mg/kg.
Caffeine is mutagenic for mammalian somatic cells (meaning that is alters your DNA and is passed down genetically to offspring). Mutagenic for bacteria and/or yeast. May cause damage to the following organs: heart, gastrointestinal tract, central nervous system.
It has Chronic Effects on Humans: May cause adverse reproductive effects (fetotoxicity, maternal (parnutrition) and birth defects. May affect genetic material (mutagenic). May cause cancer (tumorgenic) based on animal data.
It may cause gastrointestinal (digestive) tract irritation with epigastric pain, abdominal cramps, nausea, vomiting and diarrhea.
It affects metabolism and cardiovascular system with symptoms including flushing, palpitations, rapid heart rate, dysrhythmias, hypotension, blood pressure elevation and weight loss, metabolic acidosis.
It may affect brain and behavior/central nervous system. Symptoms may include nervousness, anxiety, restlessness, insomnia, dizziness, tremor, seizures, convulsions, hallucinations,
somnolence, toxic psychosis, tremors, convulsions, ataxia.
May also affect blood, respiration (hyperventilation), and urinary system (mild increase in urinary volume and urinary sodium excretion), and may directly produce hypokalemia.
Chronic Potential Health Effects: May cause cancer (tumorigen) based on animal studies. May cause reproductive and fetal effects. May cause digestive tract disturbances (increased gastric acid, and pepsin secretion and a decrease in lower esophogeal sphincter pressure), cardiovascular disturbances.
Caffeine also fits the definition of an addictive substance, with withdrawal symptoms, an increase in tolerance over time, and physical cravings.
Caffeine is metabolized in the liver.
It increases lipolysis, leading to elevated glycerol and free fatty acid levels in the blood plasma.
It dilates blood vessels and increases urine volume.
Caffeine crosses the blood–brain barrier that separates the bloodstream from the interior of the brain.
Caffeine acts as a nonselective antagonist of adenosine receptors. The caffeine molecule is structurally similar to adenosine, and binds to adenosine receptors on the surface of cells without activating them (an “antagonist” mechanism of action). Therefore, caffeine acts as a competitive inhibitor.
Caffeine tolerance develops very quickly, especially among heavy coffee and energy drink consumers. Complete tolerance to sleep disruption effects of caffeine develops after consuming 400 mg of caffeine 3 times a day for 7 days. Full complete tolerance of caffeine was observed when subjects consumed 750–1200 mg per day.
Withdrawal symptoms — headache, irritability, an inability to concentrate, drowsiness, insomnia and pain in the stomach, upper body, and joints — may appear within 12 to 24 hours after discontinuation of caffeine intake. This peaks at roughly 48 hours, and usually last from one to five days, representing the time required for the number of adenosine receptors in the brain to revert to “normal” levels. Analgesics, such as aspirin, can relieve the pain symptoms.
Caffeine can lead to a condition known as ”caffeinism.” Caffeinism combines caffeine dependency with a wide range of unpleasant physical and mental conditions including nervousness, irritability, anxiety, tremulousness, muscle twitching (hyperreflexia), insomnia, headaches, respiratory alkalosis, and heart palpitations. Furthermore, because caffeine increases the production of stomach acid, high usage over time can lead to peptic ulcers, erosive esophagitis, and gastroesophageal reflux disease.
There are four caffeine-induced psychiatric disorders recognized by the ”Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition”: caffeine intoxication, caffeine-induced anxiety disorder, caffeine-induced sleep disorder, and caffeine-related disorder.
Long-term consumption of caffeine could inhibit learning and memory partially through inhibition of hippocampal neurogenesis.
Caffeine binds to receptors on the surface of heart muscle cells, which leads to an increase in the level of cAMP inside the cells (by blocking the enzyme that degrades cAMP), mimicking the effects of epinephrine (which binds to receptors on the cell that activate cAMP production).
Despite its widespread use and the conventional view that it is a safe substance, a 2008 study suggested that pregnant women who consume 200 milligrams or more of caffeine per day have about twice the miscarriage risk as women who consume none.
5-6 cups of coffee a day may make you fat!
Caffeine can cause retention of fat within cells, glucose intolerance(a pre-diabetic condition), and increase resistance to insulin regulation.
High intakes of coffee are associated with raised concentrations of plasma homocysteine, a predictor of risk of cardiovascular disease. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11237928
Personal note: I’ve been caffeine-free for about 8 months now. I’d given up caffeine a few years ago, but I went back to it after some stressful events. Caffeine just made me feel good/happy and I craved it when I felt bad or stressed.
The 1st time I gave it up was super-hard. I was consuming 8-16 cans of Coca-cola and energy drinks a day(insane, I know!). I switched that out to diet Coke and diet Pepsi, then I switched that out to strong tea. I gradually weakened the tea until I was just drinking water. I could not go cold-turkey because I have severe migraines. I had to slowly step it down.
This time, I went from energy drinks and soda straight to water. I had to use some Excedrin to get me through the 1st week. I naturally have 2-5 baaaaaad migraines every year (since I was about 2 years old). As long as I was consuming caffeine I wouldn’t have any, but if I was ever in a situation where I went without it for more than 6 hours – it would induce a monster migraine that would leave me crying in a fetal position. That could be several times a week. I much prefer to deal with my “regular” migraine episodes. I’ve only had 2 since I stopped consuming caffeine this last time. It’s also easier now for me to notice the signs of a migraine coming on – which means I have time to do a few things to take the edge off so that they don’t last as long and aren’t as severe.
Thanks to: http://paleotable.com
grain-free • gluten-free • dairy-free • nut-free • seed-free • egg-free • sugar-free
PREP TIME: 25 minutes
COOKING TIME: 45 minutes
YIELD: 4 large servings
NUTRITION INFO: coming soon!
Yes, you can enjoy this recipe while on the The 21-Day Sugar Detox !
grain-free • gluten-free • dairy-free • nightshade-free • sugar-free • sweetener-free
PREP TIME: 5 minutes
YIELD: 6 servings
Yes, you can enjoy this recipe while on The 21-Day Sugar Detox.
Ice pop molds:
It has been used for thousands of years in ancient India as a healing fruit.
It takes around 9 months for a coconut to filter all of the water that it contains. This makes the water completely pure & sterile, which is why it can be used for blood transfusions.
It has the highest concentration of electrolytes of anything found in nature.
Younger coconuts contain the purest unsaturated fats and are better than mature coconuts.
It boots the immune system, boosts metabolism, and improves thyroud function.
It makes a great topical oil(use a TINY bit – it goes a long way!) that can help to naturally rid the skin of dangerous toxins. It also gives the skin the perfect mix of hydration and antioxidants that it needs to stay healthy, smooth and younger-looking longer.
Eight ounces of coconut water has 46 calories, 9 grams of carbohydrates, 250 mg of sodium, 200-500 mg of potassium, 60 mg of magnesium, 45 mg of phosphorus, and 2 grams of protein. The electrolyte content is more than double that of traditional sports drinks with about half of the carbohydrates. (Potassium is an essential macromineral in human nutrition; it is the major cation (positive ion) inside cells, and it is important in maintaining fluid and electrolyte balance in the body.)
According to researchers, individuals with high blood pressure usually have low potassium levels. Therefore, drinking coconut water on a regular basis can be quite effective at regulating blood pressure.
Coconut milk (made from the meat of the coconut) has 500-600 calories, and coconut water(liquid inside) contains about 50 calories.
A few studies have shown coconut water to have cytokinins which are beneficial for anti-aging, anti-carcinogenic and anti-thrombotic effects. The American Institute for Cancer Research says that some of the compounds in coconut water, such as selenium, have antioxidant properties and fight cancer in the lab(many common fruits and vegetables are packed with these compounds). Several animal studies suggest coconut water can lower cholesterol and blood pressure, but this research is too preliminary to make any claims yet.
An article with numerous facts & info: http://www.organicfacts.net/organic-oils/organic-coconut-oil/health-benefits-of-coconut-oil.html
Another article with information & factoids: http://www.thepaleosecret.com/2012/07/19/top-10-health-benefits-of-coconut-oil/
Coconut oil, a natural antibiotic when digested, destroys the bacteria that cause tooth decay, researchers at the Athlone Institute of Technology, Ireland, reported at the Society for General Microbiology’s autumn conference at the University of Warwick, England. They added that the antibiotic component in digested coconut oil could be added to dental care products.
Dr Damien Brady and team set out to determine whether coconut oil might have antibacterial qualities at combating some strains of Streptococcus bacteria which commonly inhabit the human mouth and cause tooth decay. They tested the coconut oil in its natural and semi-digested state. They added enzymes so that the oil could be tested in a digested state.
The bacteria stick to the surface of the tooth and exists on certain types of carbohydrates. As it metabolizes sugars and other sources of energy, it produces an acid that damages teeth.
Although natural, undigested coconut oil appeared to have no impact, the scientists found that the digested oil stopped most Streptococcus bacteria from multiplying. Of particular interest was Streptococcus mutans, a type of bacterium which produces teeth-decaying acids.
Read the entire article here: http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/249804.php
Heavy consumption of diet soda can damage teeth as badly as methamphetamine or crack cocaine, a new study contends.
“You look at it side-to-side with ‘meth mouth’ or ‘coke mouth,’ it is startling to see the intensity and extent of damage more or less the same,” said Dr. Mohamed Bassiouny, a professor of restorative dentistry at the Temple University School of Dentistry in Philadelphia.
Methamphetamine, crack cocaine and soda — sweetened or not — are all highly acidic and can cause similar dental problems, Bassiouny said in a study published recently in the journal General Dentistry.
The acid in soda is in the form of citric acid and phosphoric acid, Bassiouny said. Without good dental hygiene, constant exposure can cause erosion and significant oral damage, he said.
In his study, he found that a woman in her 30s who drank 2 liters of diet soda daily for three to five years experienced tooth rot and decay remarkably similar to that suffered by a 29-year-old methamphetamine addict and a 51-year-old habitual crack cocaine user.
Read the entire article here: http://consumer.healthday.com/Article.asp?AID=676327
YIELD: 4 servings
PREPARATION TIME: 5 minutes
COOKING TIME: 10 minutes
Satisfy your taste buds and set your metabolism on fire with this delicious recipe! Cayenne, ginger and mustard are three ingredients that help you burn fat just by eating them!
• ¼ cup / 60 ml extra virgin olive oil
• 3 cloves garlic, minced or pressed
• 1 tsp / 5 ml paprika
• 1 tsp / 5 ml ginger
• 1 tsp / 5 ml fresh ground black pepper
• 1 tsp / 5 ml dried mustard
• 1 tsp / 5 ml oregano
• 1 tsp / 5 ml chili powder
• 1 pinch cayenne pepper
• 4 tilapia filets, thawed
Nutritional Value per Filet:
Calories from Fat: 78.5
Total Fat: 9 g
Saturated Fat: 1.7 g
Total Carbs: 2.6 g
Fiber: 1 g
Protein: 23 g
Sodium: 153 mg
Cholesterol: 57 mg Sugar: 0.2 g
Daily treatment with n−3 fatty acids(Omega 3/Fish Oil) did not reduce cardiovascular mortality and morbidity. For the study, over 6,000 subjects were given the n-3.
ASVD: Atherosclerosis (arteriosclerotic vascular disease – when artery walls thicken as a result of the accumulation of fatty materials such as cholesterol and triglyceride)
A new 8-week study on mice showed that 43% of the ones who were given regular cola developed hyperglycemia and 54% had increased non-HDL cholesterol(bad). The conclusion of the study overall: Cola beverages caused atherosclerotic(AVD arteriosclerotic vascular disease – thick fat/plaque build up on arteries) lesions’ enlargement with metabolic disturbances.
They also tested them with “light/diet cola”. The results were different, but just as harmful. Hypercreatininemia(basically when the kidneys & liver are taxed beyond their capabilities) was almost 3 times that of the mice who were given just water, a 91% increase in Hypertriglyceridemia(high levels of triglycerides/fat in blood), and a 68% increase in hyperuremia(hormone imbalances & metabolic abnormalities – chronic kidney disease & renal failure).
These changes were all reversed after discontinuation, except for persistent hypercreatininemia in the group who were given “light/diet cola”.
Unmetabolized aspartame from the cola (which was 10–15% of ingested aspartame), was found to modify the intestinal environment and trigger inflammatory (pro-atherogenic) processes.
Cicuta Douglasii: Western Water Hemlock
The toxins are concentrated in the chambered rootstock but also occur in the leaves and stems as well. A consumption of 0.1% of body weight of the green material (leaves and stems) is lethal, however, the oil in a single bulb is enough to kill a 1600 pound cow. This plant may sometimes be confused with parsnip.
Aconitum: Wolf’s Bane
Aconitum is also known as: “the queen of poisons”, aconite, monkshood, wolf’s bane, leopard’s bane, women’s bane, devil’s helmet, blue rocket, tiger’s bane, and dog’s bane. Ingestion of even a small amount results in severe gastrointestinal upset and can result in: slowing of the heart rate, death, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, a sensation of burning, tingling, numbness in the mouth and face, and of burning in the abdomen, motor weakness, hypotension, sinusbradycardia, ventricular arrhythmia, sweating, dizziness, difficulty in breathing, headache, and confusion. Symptoms may appear almost immediately, usually not later than one hour, and with large doses – death is almost instantaneous. Death usually occurs within two to six hours in fatal poisoning (20 to 40 mL of tincture). Poisoning may also occur following picking the leaves without wearing gloves; the toxin is absorbed easily through the skin. In this event, there will be no gastrointestinal effects. Tingling will start at the point of absorption and extend up the arm to the shoulder, after which the heart will start to be affected.
Brugmansia: Angel Trumpet
All parts of Brugmansia are poisonous, with the seeds and leaves being especially dangerous. Effects can include: paralysis, confusion, tachycardia, dry mouth, diarrhea, migraine headaches, hallucinations, mydriasis, rapid onset cycloplegia, and death.
Nerium oleander: Oleander
All parts of the plant are toxic. It can be grown as a shrub or a tree. Oleander is one of the most poisonous common-grown garden plants. Effects can include: nausea, vomiting, excess salivation, abdominal pain, diarrhea, irregular heart rate, extremities may become pale and cold due to poor or irregular circulation, it can effect the central nervous system and cause drowsiness, tremors or shaking of the muscles, seizures, collapse, and even coma that can lead to death. Oleander sap can cause skin irritations, severe eye inflammation and irritation, and allergic reactions like dermatitis.
Ear Lobe Crease (aka: ELC)
Linear wrinkles in one or both lobes may predict future cardiovascular events (heart attack, bypass surgery, or cardiac death.) A crease on one lobe raises the risk by 33%; a crease on both lobes increases it by 77%, even after adjusting for other known risk factors. Men with diagonal ear creases were 55 percent more likely to die of heart disease than men without ear creases. The risk was even greater for non-diabetic women.
People that have xanthelasmata(cholesterol deposits on the eyelids) are at significant increased risk of heart attacks, ischemic heart disease, and death. After reviewing almost 13,000 patient files, researchers found that when these yellowish lesions are observed, the risk of suffering a heart attack is increased 51%, the risk of suffering ischemic heart disease was increased 40%, and the risk of death was increased 17% — when compared with individuals who did not exhibit xanthelasmata. Around 50% of the patients had cholesterol that was within the normal range, but were still at increased risk of heart disease – due to the yellowish, flat lipid plaques on their eyelids.