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How To Lower Cholesterol Levels Naturally
Eat well. Move daily: Good news. What's good for low cholesterol is good for your whole body! eat well: whole grains, oatmeal, lots of fruits&veggies, nuts&beans, lean protein (fish, chicken, turkey), olive oil. Get moving 30-60 minutes every day. Omega-3's. Balance work/play. Maybe medicine too. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cholesterol: Many approaches: avoid saturated fats & foods w/ much cholesterol; eat foods high in omega-3 fatty acids (good fats) &/or take fish oil supplements. Get rx for "statin" from pcp or other cholesterol-lowering medication. Increase fiber in diet to absorb cholesterol & prevent its being absorbed by body. Exercise to raise good chol (which helps lower bad). Eat fruits & veggies. ...Read more
Discuss with your dr: Try nutritional approaches. Consider eating oatmeal, bran, apples, oranges, pears, bananas, grapefruit, hazelnuts, avocado, brewer's yeast, royal jelly, saffron, tumeric, honey (buckwheat), alfalfa sprouts, celery, beets, eggplant, garlic, onion, chili peppers, legumes, dandelion root & jerusalem artichoke. Avoid deep fried foods & whole eggs. ...Read more
Yes & no: Nutrition is main variable when it comes to cholesterol. That, genes & statin medications. Weight loss can help lower total cholesterol in general. Shedding belly fat will help lower triglycerides. Exercise doesn't so much lower lousy cholesterol (LDL) as much as it can increase healthy cholesterol (HDL). Bottom line, you want less LDL & higher HDL. Check out Mayo Clinic at http://goo.gl/4aVmhW ...Read more
High Triglycerides: Can be a genetic issue passed down from either (or both) parents. If that is the case, sometimes even the strictest low carb, low sugar diet doesn't even help. 4 grams of flaxseed oil ; fish oil can help "naturally". Ask your doc to test your apo e genotype (lets you know how your body processes fats and what risk strata you are in.) check into advanced lipid testing from health diagnostic labs! ...Read more
D&E: Diet and exercise are the primary keys to reduced cholesterol. You can google this question to find further info. If you have made these changes, and you fail to see improvement in cholesterol levels, you can speak with your doctor about effective medications proven to modify cholesterol levels and reduce the risk of heart disease. ...Read more
Follow the following: Exercise most days of the week (aerobic work), eat fruits and vegetables liberally, limit saturated fats, increase fish and fish oil intake, have fiber with each meal, keep your weight in check, don't smoke at all or drink excessively (one or two drinks weekly). The lower the better on LDL and the higher the better on HDL. Do cardio exercise on most days of the week. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Good start: Low cholesterol, low saturated fat diet. Read up. Don't expect any miracles. It may or may not help. You'll be doing yourself an even bigger favor if you get back into an exercise-focused lifestyle like you enjoyed so much as a teen. Cholesterol is largely genetic and if you need medication, don't hesitate. Get a few opinions, including from an evidence-based holist if one's available. ...Read more
↓Carbs & Body Fat: Triglycerides: just type of fat molecule, look up on google images. ?ed food carbs (=all sugars); esp. Simple ones, eg. Fructose (added to many foods), beyond what our vehicle rapidly burns, is converted (quickly) by liver (1st & later passes) into triglycerides, transported out (so liver cells do not get overloaded & die) & stored in fat cells, especially, visceral fat. Ldl particles > important! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Diet, exercise, drug: Diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco. You may need drug treatment. See this site for more info. http://www.hpb.gov.sg/hopportal/dandc-article/7. ...Read more
Stop sugar----period: Although there are genetic caiuses, the commonest is sugar in all its forms. This includes diet drinks, candy, cookies, desserts across the board. John yudmin wrote a book ijn 1973 entitled "sweet and dangerous" his research showed that sugar was the major cause of heart disease and it is probably the reason that this is so common here. We consume 150 pouhds of sugar per capitum per annum. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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