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Getting to the root of cholesterol and tips to keep it balanced without drugs
Are you taking Statin drugs? Do you want to stay healthy naturally?
Let's first talk about what cholesterol is. It's very important to understand that cholesterol is vital for our health. Cholesterol is made in your liver and makes many life sustaining hormones including sex hormones and adrenal hormones. Suppressing your cholesterol is going to suppress these hormones creating a whole host of issues. Cholesterol in our skin activates vitamin D3 from sunlight. We need cholesterol for lubrication. We also need it for neurotransmitter function in the brain. When LDL is driven too low, it's no wonder that a lot of patients develop memory problems or pre-Alzheimer's, or amnesia. Are you willing to take these risks by taking statin drugs?
The most common statin side effects include:
- Difficulty sleeping
- Flushing of the skin
- Muscle aches, tenderness, or weakness (myalgia)
- Nausea and/or vomiting
- Abdominal cramping and/or pain
- Bloating and/or gas
Statin drugs work by blocking the action of the liver enzyme that is responsible for producing cholesterol. This, however is not getting to the root of the problem. It's also important to know that statins are big business. In fact it's the biggest money maker in the pharmaceutical industry and is worth an estimated $29 billion.
Here's a thought! Change your lifestyle and what you are feeding your body instead of adding another pill to your daily collection. Below is a list of healthy foods to help keep your cholesterol balanced:
- Olive oil (uncooked)
- Citrus fruits
- Beans and lentils
- Red wine in moderation
- Green tea
Supplements for healthy heart support include:
- CoEnzyme Q-10 (COQ10)
- FISH OIL - OMEGA 3 FATTY ACIDS
- VITAMIN D3
- HAWTHORN BERRY
Daily exercise including weight training is important for heart health so find a fun exercise routine and stick to it. Your heart is a muscle and likes to be challenged just like the rest of your muscle groups.
Feel free to e-mail any questions you might have regarding nutrition to keep your heart healthy.
It is the responsibility of us all to spread the truth, and to educate about true wellness. If you feel like you have learned anything at all from this article, I urge you to please post it on your social media feeds, and e-mail it to friends and loved one's, so that you can be a part of the perception that true health starts with nature.
At the Alphabiotic Balance Center we deal with cause correction, and preventive wellness. Bruce Fulford D.A, CN, Ph.D, uses Alphabiotic alignments to keep the brain and body in balance, as well as clinical nutrition for dis-ease, hormone and pH balancing, weight challenges and most other health issues.
Please visit www.AlphabioticBalance.com to find out more. We have offices in Venice, CA and Hollywood, CA. Bruce also travels internationally with professional athletes and has a passion for injury prevention.
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