Have you seen the ads on TV for cholesterol medicine? Some of them talk about how we get cholesterol-through genetics and diet. This isn't a criticism, but did you know that these are not the only sources of cholesterol? Did you also know that the very diets usually prescribed to lower cholesterol might actually raise it?
Cholesterol may be one of the most controversial topics in health care today. There are some who say that cholesterol counts shouldn't concern you at all. It is true that cholesterol is essential for our bodies' good health.
On the other side of the argument are those who tell you that having very low cholesterol is important. Recently, the national guidelines for what's considered "normal" changed again. What used to be perfectly normal is now considered way too high.
Doctors are told by pharmaceutical companies to prescribe statin drugs more and more, and now they are among the most prescribed medications on the market. The information can be so confusing. Maybe its time to slow down and re-think the cholesterol debate.
First, understand that cholesterol is essential for our bodies. Second, the drugs prescribed to lower cholesterol can actually deplete the body of CoQ10, a nutrient that's absolutely essential for heart health. Isn't heart health why we're taking the drug to begin with? One other thing to remember: Low-fat, high carbohydrate diets are often recommended for lowering cholesterol, and yet studies have shown that carbs raise cholesterol more than dietary fats.
With all of these things to consider, what might be a solid approach to dealing with cholesterol? I would begin with a Phase One Diet, a diet that has been used successfully to help with cholesterol. I would recognize that fungus, itself, can actually make cholesterol. The Phase One Diet, along with antifungal supplements can help keep this at bay.
Next, I would take a cholesterol-specific supplement regimen-one that has such things as niacin, gamma oryzanol, artichoke, and red yeast rice. A solid round of antifungal and anti-inflammatory spices could really be a good idea, as well. These are safe, effective, and inexpensive.
I'm Guy Evans, and now you know!
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