For many adults in America, high cholesterol is more than just a casual topic with your doctor. 94.1 million prescriptions for Zocor were given out like lottery tickets last year.
Yet more men and women die from heart disease each year. More than even cancer!
Fours Ways To Lower Cholesterol Naturally
Hypercholesterolemia is one of the major health threats in our modern society. If you are suffering hypercholesterolemia, here are four ways to improve your cholesterol level naturally and to balance your blood levels of cholesterol.
- Daily Exercise
Obviously, daily exercise will help you lose weight, thus reducing the fats in your body that has cholesterol. In addition, daily exercise stimulates the enzymes that transport fat to the liver, then converted to bile and partly excreted.
- Taking more fiber
Fiber generally eliminates cholesterol naturally. Cholesterol sticks on the fiber in the intestine, which is not reabsorbed back into the body, but eliminated. To lower cholesterol naturally, take foods rich in fiber like apples, broccoli, beans, cage etc.
- Reduce stress
Stress causes inflammation and is a major cause of hypercholesterolemia that you should strive to eliminate. It heightens the fat buildup in the arteries, thus high blood pressure. You can there sooner lower cholesterol through reducing stress. Reduce stress through relaxation exercises, meditation or identify what stresses you have in life and look for ways to reduce them.
- A controlled diet
The major area your health expert will want you to focus on is diet and do away with foods high in cholesterol content. There are numerous diets you can follow to lower and improve cholesterol naturally. I will not go into them here because as the Internet has thousands of choices. Unless you are specific about what you want from your new diet. You may not get the results you desire.
I discovered it's not just lowering cholesterol. It's what happens to cholesterol that may be the true cause of heart disease.
Naturally Lowering Cholesterol May Not Be Enough
Whether it be lowering LDL (bad) or raising HDL (good) cholesterol how do you know that's enough to lower your chances of heart disease? Are you aware 70% of heart disease patients die with “normal” cholesterol levels?
Women need to show particular caution. A 2003 study concluded there were more deaths in women taking Lipitor even though Lipitor was credited with lowering their risk of heart attacks and stroke!
But our foods are no longer an optimal source of key nutrients to reduce disease.
Did you know?
• Asparagus stored for just one week can lose 90 percent of its Vitamin C
• Meat processing removals 50-70 percent of its Vitamin B6
• Golden Delicious apples (integrated and organic) were found to have significantly less phenolic and antioxidant activity within 3 months of cold storage – Journal Of Nutrition
Do not kid yourself. You simply can no longer get optimal nutrition from fruits and vegetables.
Vitamins Minerals and Antioxidants – Prevention Goes A Long Way
68% of all disease is caused by diet – 1996 Surgeon General
Diet is considered the amount of vitamins minerals antioxidants, proteins fats & carbohydrates you provide your body. 68% is a statistically significant number. Why then do medical doctors not recommend better diets more often along with prescribing pharmaceutical grade supplements – to help prevent most of the diseases they see? Perhaps they really do not have your health in their best interest.
- 2002 Japanese Lipid Intervention trial studied 47,000 patients for 6 years using Zocor