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Dr. Oz explains how to lower your cholesterol and prevent yeast infections

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If you're concerned about your cholesterol, you might be considering medication. The problem: Many cholesterol-lowering drugs have unpleasant side effects. Now a new study is offering a surprising alternative to medication: Strawberries, which Dr. Mehmet Oz discussed on his talk show. His guest expert: Janet Brill, author of "Cholesterol Down: Ten Simple Steps to Lower Your Cholesterol in Four Weeks--Without Prescription Drugs" (click for details).

In addition to reducing your bad cholesterol, strawberries are good for your heart, says Janet. You get vitamin C, fiber and antioxidants, as well as low-calorie way to satisfy your sweet tooth.

How much: Janet recommends three cups daily to lower your cholesterol. In addition, if you're concerned about your blood pressure, Janet is the author of "Blood Pressure Down: The 10-Step Plan to Lower Your Blood Pressure in 4 Weeks--Without Prescription Drugs."

On the same show, Dr. Oz talked about yeast infections. Symptoms can range from bloating to brain fog to itching as well as constant fatigue. To prevent yeast infections, Dr. Oz suggests:



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