I don't know much about high cholesterol so I decided to do some reading and give you the medical advice and remedies followed up by the natural remedies.

Recently, I went to my doctor to get my six month checkup. My blood pressure was normal, which shocked her. I had changed my eating habits, cut out the sodium, cook exclusively with Mrs. Dash seasonings, and try to exercise a couple of times per week.

This was under control. But, my doctor told me that she wanted to check my blood for cholesterol disease. Ok, if it's not one thing it's another. So, I decided to be proactive and check things out.

I went to WebMD, and checked out the dangers and discovered why high cholesterol is so dangerous. Here's what I learned:

There is a link between blood levels of cholesterol (low density lipoprotein LDL) and coronary disease. Oxidized LDL cholesterol damages the walls of arteries. And according to my vitamins and minerals handbook, Vitamin E may be able to prevent that oxidation. That's the natural remedy, and should not be done without checking with your doctor first.

Here's what WebMD had to say about the dangers of high cholesterol.

There are two types of cholesterol: LDL cholesterol and HDL cholesterol.

LDL is also called "bad cholesterol" -- Sperling suggests that you think of the "L" as standing for lousy. LDL cholesterol can clog your arteries, increasing the risk of heart attack and stroke. Most people should aim for a level of less than 100 mg/dL. However, people who already have heart disease may need to aim for under 70 mg/dL.

HDL is "good cholesterol." Imagine the "H" stands for healthy, Sperling suggests. This type of cholesterol attaches to bad cholesterol and brings it to the liver, where it's filtered out of the body. So HDL cholesterol reduces the amount of bad cholesterol in your system. You should aim for 60 mg/dL or higher.

Triglycerides are not cholesterol but another type of fat floating in your blood. Just as with bad cholesterol, having a high level of triglycerides increases your risk of cardiovascular problems. Aim for a level of less than 150 mg/dL.

The recommended treatment is eating better, exercise more, and maintain or lose weight. Basically, a lifestyle change is required. However, in some studies, garlic has been shown to reduce the blood levels of total cholesterol by a few points. Garlique Cardio Assist is a pretty good product that has the recommended amount of garlic in it to help lower the blood levels.

Guggulipid has been shown to reduce blood levels of total cholesterol, LDL cholesterol, and triglycerides dramatically. Guggulipid is the gum resin of the mukul myrrh tree, but U.S. medical studies are inconclusive of as of yet.

Traditionally guggul lipid has been used to treat arthritis, rheumatism, haemorrhids, urinary disorder, obesity, skin diseases and high cholesterol. It has been claimed to be widely used for over 2,000 years.

There are many more herbal supplements that you can utilize to help fight bad cholesterol, I recommend checking with your physician before you try any of these nutrients.

Here's to good health!

Cholesterol MD is another product to look into. Check it out, it may just work for you.


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