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For centuries children and adults did ok treating high cholesterol with home remedies. Why can't i?

5 doctors weighed in
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Who's stopping you

If you really want to embrace the nature driven health program like it was over centuries no one will stop you.
You seem enamored to this idea they did it well over centuries. Do so if you want. Remember the average lifespan for much of that period was under 40 yrs. Enjoy the idea while you can, but don't expect to live long and prosper.

In brief: Who's stopping you

If you really want to embrace the nature driven health program like it was over centuries no one will stop you.
You seem enamored to this idea they did it well over centuries. Do so if you want. Remember the average lifespan for much of that period was under 40 yrs. Enjoy the idea while you can, but don't expect to live long and prosper.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Let's think

Sam, no disrespect is intended.
Go to an old cemetery and see how long people used lived "taking natural remedies." when i was born in 1952, we didn't treat high cholesterol and simply accepted that the average man died at age 68 and nobody thought anything of fatal heart attacks at age 30. While i prefer exercise / lifestyle changes over meds, some folks need meds too.

In brief: Let's think

Sam, no disrespect is intended.
Go to an old cemetery and see how long people used lived "taking natural remedies." when i was born in 1952, we didn't treat high cholesterol and simply accepted that the average man died at age 68 and nobody thought anything of fatal heart attacks at age 30. While i prefer exercise / lifestyle changes over meds, some folks need meds too.
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Dr. Irv Loh
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: Actually,not so much

First, cholesterol elevation as a health risk factor has only been recognized for decades, not centuries.
Second, people died much younger in the past, so atherosclerosis had not enough time to develop. Third, diet and lifestyle today are far more atherogenic. Fourth, home remedies have little, if any, evidence that they actually alter outcomes, and modern treatments are validated for benefit.

In brief: Actually,not so much

First, cholesterol elevation as a health risk factor has only been recognized for decades, not centuries.
Second, people died much younger in the past, so atherosclerosis had not enough time to develop. Third, diet and lifestyle today are far more atherogenic. Fourth, home remedies have little, if any, evidence that they actually alter outcomes, and modern treatments are validated for benefit.
Dr. Irv Loh
Dr. Irv Loh
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology

In brief: Better options

You can treat yourself by modifying your life style, e.
g., getting to your optimum weight through diet and exercise, cutting down intake of saturated fats and carbohydrates, taking diet high in soluble fiber etc. However, more effective treatments are available that are better at preventing diseases due to high cholesterol. Even with the drugs, modifying your lifestyle is important.

In brief: Better options

You can treat yourself by modifying your life style, e.
g., getting to your optimum weight through diet and exercise, cutting down intake of saturated fats and carbohydrates, taking diet high in soluble fiber etc. However, more effective treatments are available that are better at preventing diseases due to high cholesterol. Even with the drugs, modifying your lifestyle is important.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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