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
I'm Guy Evans, and now you know!
Serving Size: 2 capsules
Servings Per Container: 120
Niacin (Insoitol hexaniacinate)
Chromium (Chromium picolinate)
Red Yeast Rice Extract (Monascus purpureus)
Artichoke Leaf Extract
Rice Germ Oil Extract (Gamma oryzanol)
Black Pepper Extract
Cayenne Pepper Powder
Ginger Root Extract
Rosemary Root Extract
Turmeric Root Extract
*Percent Daily Value based on a 2000 calorie diet.
**Daily Value not established