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High Cholesterol? Bring It Down

Posted Jan 07 2009 2:47pm 2 Comments

You can find out using a home testing kit, what the levels of cholesterol in your body are and in case you find that you have high cholesterol, or nearby it being high, it’s time for you to visit your doctor who will then perform a more appropriate blood test to aid and pinpoint the exact level of cholesterol in your body including both good (HDL) or bad (LDL) cholesterol.

First thing your doctor will advise you about when it’s discovered that you have high cholesterol is to ask you to make changes to your lifestyle, although certainly, each case will have its own merits and when there’s exceptionally high cholesterol levels in your body, you may even need taking drugs for bringing down the levels to more manageable levels.

However, it is normal for you to first be a borderline case and a simple change in your lifestyle should be enough as well as efficient enough to bring down the levels of your cholesterol problem.

Your lifestyle changes would warrant that you change what you eat and also take to living a more energetic life, and you may need to switch to eating lean meats that don’t have much fat or skin and even switch to chicken and fish in order to bring down your cholesterol level rather than eat red meat or meats that are fatty for example lamb or pork.

In addition, it would be required to switch from frying your food to baking or broiling, which is preferable as too is steaming, roasting or grilling your food.

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Also consider taking a daily fish oil supplement to support heart health. Research has shown that the essential omega-3 fatty acids found in fish oil can block or reduce all factors that lead to plaque formation. The degree of saturation of these fatty acids in the body not only appears to be a good predictor of heart attack and stroke but possibly also of cancer.

However, it is highly recommended to be "choosy" about fish oil, as many supermarket brands are rancid and may contain harmful toxins. Look for a fish oil that has been molecularly distilled, as this process removes toxins and contaminants such as mercury from the fish oil.  For more information, please see my website "First Do No Harm Health" at FDNHhealth.com

Best Wishes for Heart Health,

William C. Rawls, Jr. M.D.
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