Back in 1999 I had to deal with BOTH my parents having “high cholesterol”. We tried different diets, exercise programs, 2 different statin cholesterol drugs and natural herbal alternatives.
In the process of “experimenting” on my parents (sorry mom and dad! =), I discovered the primary causes of high cholesterol a lots of myths… which then lead to my finding proven, all-natural solutions (which I’ll get into deeper details in a future article).
This is a very important topic, so please make sure you read today’s article because for many people, having high cholesterol may NOT be your fault!
Primary Causes Of High Cholesterol
#1 – Your Diet “Sucks”!
So obviously you can’t be eating junk and expect to be healthy and have good cholesterol levels. I speak about this in detail in my “Cholesterol Fix Formula”, but here are some things to consider:
MYTH – Don’t Eat Foods With Cholesterol
This is so lame. Your body NEEDS cholesterol to make all the different hormones. IF you don’t eat it, your body will produce it internally and thus, you end up having HIGHER cholesterol.
I eat half a dozen eggs every day and I have normal cholesterol. Go ahead and have some free-range, organic type of eggs and some grass fed, free-range Bison.
They’re GOOD for you and your cholesterol levels.
MYTH – Eat Whole Grains
Research is demonstrating the link between inflammation and heart disease. Grains and sugars contribute to inflammation and increase the risk of heart disease.
Consuming them, especially in excess, has also been linked to other problems like metabolic syndrome, diabetes, obesity and others.
Reduce “white” carbohydrates, grains and eat more vegetables, legumes, some sweet potatoes and fruit.
MYTH – Eat Vegetable Oils & Stay Away From Saturated Fats
Ugg… another idiotic statement made by most “experts”.
Most of these vegetable, “super market” oils are rancid and have been overly treated to increase their shelf life. Do NOT eat canola, soybean, corn, etc., oils.
These oils mess up the balance of protective Omega-3 fatty acids and potentially dangerous Omega-6 fatty acids in the body. They also contribute to inflammation and arterial damage. There is no reason that you need to consume these oils at any point… ever!
And don’t ever, never eat margarine. That’s the fakes of all fats. Grass-fed butter is much better for you. Even though I don’t recommend dairy (see below).
Instead have some almonds, walnuts, coconut oil (YES, it’s very good for you), avocados, some fish oils (like Salmon) and organic flaxseeds (keep them refrigerated).
One of the BEST oils you should ever cook with and heat is coconut – NONE of the other oils should ever be heated!
Other Diet Changes To Consider
You MUST reduce animal protein. NO DAIRY at all, it’s just toxic.
Remember, milk is for babies and COW milk is for BABY COWS – got it?!!
No red meat, other than grass-fed Bison. No bottom-feeder seafood (like crab, shrimp, lobster, etc.). Have your salmon, it’s very good for you.
And get your protein more from vegetable sources or vegetable protein powders.
Again, I go into much more detail in my “Cholesterol Fix Formula”
#2 – You’re Lazy!
Don’t get upset, but you need to MOVE MORE!
Walk daily for at least 20-30 minutes. Anyone can do this and it’s FREE.
Lift weights, which is more important than cardiovascular work in my opinion – WHEN done correctly.
I discuss the best exercises, how, when, where, etc. in my “Cholesterol Fix Formula”. But all you need to do to get started is MOVE more often!
Start low and build up over time. I don’t care if you’re “handicapped”, we can all move more – right?!!…
#3 – STOP Listening To Your Doctor!
This is one everyone is going to get upset with, but this an unfortunate “fact” that almost killed both my parents and actually caused my dad to have a stroke!
You need to take control of your OWN health.
Doctors just love to quickly prescribe drugs, rarely give the details about natural alternative life-style changes (diet, exercise, stress management, etc.) and are quick to say how supplements (herbs, vitamins, minerals) don’t work.
Unfortunately there are no classes in medical school about herbs, vitamins, supplements, etc. It’s just about drugs and surgery.
Trust me, the RIGHT SUPPLEMENTS DO WORK!!!
For over 15+ years CholesLo has helped thousands of people around to world get off their toxic, harmful drugs… And help create healthy cholesterol levels WITHOUT the negative “drug” side-effects.
You just need to know WHICH are the best, most effective, safest herbs and vitamins to take.
#4 – It’s NOT Your Fault
Okay… so all the above aside, the biggest factor in the “negative” change in your cholesterol is genetics and the change in your hormones due to AGING. This is what happened to my parents as I stated in my video.
This is why young people eat junk and still have healthy cholesterol, they just have better hormones.
NOTE: This doesn’t mean you don’t fix your life-style, it just means you need extra assistance… Which is why I created CholesLo for my parents.
Summary & Conclusion
- Eat Better – less grains and sugar, healthier fats, less animal products and more vegetables. Try to eliminate “man-made”, processed foods.
- Exercise Daily – walking is a great start, lifting weights (bands, machines, body weight, etc.)
- No Drugs – this is your last resort, not your first (which is what doctors tell you to do).
- Take Supplements – an aging, “mature” body requires specific nutrients, which is what I discuss in my video and why I created CholesLo for my parents.
Now, I have a lot more details in my “Cholesterol Fix Formula”, but this is a great start. You simply need to now TAKE ACTION!!!
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