How my parents lowered their cholesterol by 30 pts in 30 days - no diets or drugs:
What Is VLDL Cholesterol?
There is also something called VLDL, which stands for Very Low-Density Lipoprotein. The main purpose of VLDL is to distribute the triglyceride produced by your liver.
Because VLDL contains a high level of triglyceride, having a high VLDL level means you may have an increased risk of coronary artery disease, which can lead to a heart attack or stroke. Higher amounts and large VLDL particles are also associated with an increased risk of high blood pressure and stroke.
This is a subject that’s very important to be because both my parents were diagnosed with “high cholesterol” over 15 years ago and my father also had a stroke a couple years ago.
So, I’m very familiar with this topic…
And what I’ve discovered over the past 20 years is that your goal should be to create TOTAL heart health…
The 4 Healthiest, Fastest, Easiest & Safest Ways Of
Lowering Your “Bad” VLDL/LDL Cholesterol Naturally…
Of course you know your diet is very important, so let me give a quick overview and summary.
Carbohydrates – Eliminate or at least limit all man-made carbohydrates – such as cakes, crackers, breads, chips, etc. Anything that comes in a “box”, isn’t good for you. Stick to natural carbohydrates such as vegetables, fruits, legumes, sweet potatoes and a small amount of steel-cut oatmeal.
Proteins – Americans eat way too much animal protein. Reduce the protein and limit it to vegetable sources, grass fed bison and wild-caught fish such as salmon.
Please stop eating dairy and soy because they cause negative hormonal changes by reducing your thyroid, increasing toxic estrogens and stress hormones – and all of this leads to excess body fat and cancer.
Fats – They are very important for proper hormone function. The best are RAW almonds, walnuts, avocados, fish oil and extra virgin coconut oil.
Stay away from the man-made, super market oils such as soybean, sesame, canola, corn, sunflower and similar oils and products. Definitely NO margarine either. ALL these fats cause imbalances in hormones and lead to heart disease with long-term usage.
Fiber – Eat lots of fiber, about 10-25 grams daily. The best sources would be from vegetables, legumes, fruits with skin, and nuts (walnuts are best).
All you need is 20-30 minutes of “something”, 3-4x a week. Walking is a great start… Lifting weights has many hormonal benefits. Swimming, playing sports, etc. are all very helpful. Pick something fun and stick to it. Be consistent!
3. STRESS MANAGEMENT
The topic of “stress” is big, can be complicated and requires its own space and I’ll discuss this topic in the future.
But stress really does “kill” because of all the negative hormonal changes. My only advice here is that YOU must manage how your REACT to stress. Do you best to spend your time on the SOLUTIONS in life, rather than complain about “the problems”.
4. NATURAL HERBS & VITAMINS [important!]
This made the biggest difference for my own parents. There are about half a dozen really good, scientifically researched herbs and natural ingredients that help create healthy cholesterol levels, triglycerides and improve your HDL/LDL ratios.
But there’s something else I want you to consider…
The BIG Picture
Did you know that heart disease is the #1 killer2, killing more people each year than ALL the other diseases COMBINED?!!2
So, improving your cholesterol levels is very important… but it’s just ONE factor out of many, when it comes to decreasing and turning-back heart disease.
You also need to improve your HDL/LDL ratios, triglycerides, homocysteine and other lipid levels.
Ultimately, your goal isn’t even to lower cholesterol or to reduce heart disease – but to NOT have a heart attack or stroke.
It’s to NOT die prematurely.
Managing your lipid profiles is probably one of the most important aspects to health, longevity and disease reduction. Unfortunately, it can sometimes get confusing or you might feel overwhelmed with too much information — what to DO or NOT do.
Plus, making dramatic life-style changes is very important but for many people can be difficult to start and it takes a longer time to see results.
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