Thursday, September 18, 2014

High Cholesterol with Natural Solutions

High Cholesterol with Natural Solutions
Many of us battle with high cholesterol and we try desperately to get it under control because we know what can happen if we don’t. It is important, however, to understand what bad cholesterol is versus good cholesterol, how we can adapt our diet to keep it under control instead of using pharmaceutical drugs and the overall affects of high cholesterol.
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Magnesium: The Key to Heart Health
High triglycerides and oxidized LDL are way bigger risk factors for heart disease than total Recently the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiologists issued a joint statement urging a wider use of cholesterol drugs called “statins” to help prevent America’s No. 1 killer: heart disease. As a practicing cardiologist, I know that statins have their place and do save lives. I frequently prescribe them when tests demonstrate that my patients have already experienced heart disease, peripheral vascular disease, diabetes, heart attack, or stroke. That’s what I did with 64-year-old Trudy when she first came to me last June with a history of heart attack. She already had two stents and required statins to help manage her cholesterol levels.
Alternative Medicine Cabinet: Cut Cholesterol
High cholesterol hangs like a black cloud over our guiltiest pleasures: buttery desserts, juicy steaks, sizzling bacon, even coffee. According to the American Heart Association (AHA), nearly 37 million Americans battle unhealthy amounts of the yellowish, waxy substance that lives in the lipids, or fats, in the bloodstream. Over time, it can build up in the arteries and restrict blood flow to the heart, increasing the risk of coronary disease, heart attack, and stroke. But not all cholesterol is bad!
Taking Cholesterol to Heart
Everyone knows high cholesterol increases our risk for heart attacks and strokes and that we need to lower it to keep our hearts and blood vessels healthy. What does that mean if you have “good” and “bad” cholesterol? Just asking those questions points to the obvious fact that cholesterol plays a complex role in heart health. Learn the difference between LDL and HDL cholesterols.
Cumin Grilled Salmon with Kiwi Salsa
Enjoy a heart healthy meal and some fantastic salsa to go with it! Click here to learn more.

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