Supplement recommednations: All American Omega-3 1000 or True Omega-3 240. Take 3 -4 grams of EPA/DHA Omega-3 Fish oil daily.
What to do: Eat more vegetables. Eat more fibrous foods. Eat whole grains in their natural form like rolled oats and quinoa. Once again, limit or eliminate high glycemic processed foods, anything with a long shelflife like potato chips. Anything that’s sold in the aisles of the supermarket, you have to be cautious and judicious about ingesting into your body. Learn to love getting those 30 minute daily work outs done. If you do decide to take a statin, always supplement with CoQ10, and Ubiquinol is the preferred fast absorbing form of CoQ10 and the only type we promote.
Supplement recommendations: Check out our Miracle Cholesterol Pack: A combination of Omega-3, Red Rice Yeast, Ubiquinol CoQ10. Additionally, you can add Healthy Cholesterol, True Heart Balance Multi, Daily Fiber, ALA-ALC. Remember, statin drugs can cause liver damage, memory loss, and you must be tested every six months to insure you are not damaging your liver function. The most common complaint about statins is the muscle cramping that occurs. By interfering with the liver’s ability to produce cholesterol, statins also diminish the production of CoEnzymeQ10. CoQ10 is the catalyst for muscle energy and if you muscles don’t get enough, they will cramp. Try diet, more exercise and natural supplements before going on statins, with your doctor’s agreement.
What to do: Eat more vegetables. Reduce fried foods and baked goods. Eliminate high glycemic foods. Absolutely limit the use of sugar. Many doctors will encourage you to swith to zero calorie sweeteners which have as many risks as sugar, maybe more. If you have a sweet tooth like I do, then switch to Stevia. It is a zero calorie sweetener you can use in coffee, tea, and in cooking. It’s widely available now on store shelves. I personally prefer the Trader Joe’s brand that is still sold as a dietary supplement. Yes, it tastes a little different and you can grow to love it if you give it a chance.
Supplement recommendation: use Diacetinol. It’s 3 capsules a day, one capsule before each meal. This contains many herbal spices and ingredients that will naturally curb the negative affects of your carbohydrate intake.
What to do: Eat more vegetables. Practice stress reduction techniques. Yoga helps a lot. Doctors say to reduce the use of salt but it’s not really the salt you sprinkle on your food. It’s the sodium that’s included in packaged, processed foods. It’s the amount of sodium in some of your favorite restaurant foods that you have to be careful of. Cut down on processed foods, and eat more natural foods, like fruits and mainly vegetables. Romaine lettuce is 100 times better for you than iceberg lettuce. Organic spinach and Kale are super helpful natural foods that will go far in reducing blood pressure.
Supplement recommendation: Hyperlose is our supplement of choice that helps to reduce blood pressure.
Supplement recommendation: Thyroid Support. There are several ingredients that help support a weak thyroid but one in particular is Ashwagandha. Aswagandha contains compounds that are anti-inflammatory and also have an immunostimulant effect. http://www.livestrong.com/article/152373-what-is-ashwagandha-extract/#ixzz2BSyc7q4z
Exercise: No one likes to think about it but the very nature of the human body is meant for movement. One of the hardest, most difficult things we can ask of ourselves is to sit still. Anyone remember what that was like when you were a kid? It’s a big problem in schools unless the school program is built to incorporate free movement. For most kids it’s like running into a brick wall. Yep, that’s first grade. “Sit!” Along with the command, “Be quiet!” However by the time adulthood arrives we are fully conditioned to sit for long hours. We sit in our cars. We sit at our office desks. We sit in an easy chair to watch TV. We spectate instead of participate. I can say categorically, your health and wellness is greatly impacted by a lack of conscious movement. Do you like to dance? To Garden? Work on cars? Rake leaves? Go for a walk? Go for a hike in the woods? Exercise doesn’t have to be done in a gym! I surmise one of the best things about a gym membership is that you can join in group exercise activities. The nature of the group helps to propel you to better health and a greater commitment to your health. Buying a piece of equipment for your home for some reason just turns it into a place to hang clothes. Walking is probably the easiest way to get your exercise. The minimum commitment is thirty minutes a day at least 5 days a week. There is a way to get all the needed exercise in a shorter amount of time, but I will leave that for another article.
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