|Don't accept that prescription just yet. In most cases it's |
possible to take control of your cholesterol naturally,
without the use of prescription drugs. First, you need to
understand some facts on cholesterol.
When the word "cholesterol" comes to mind some of us may
think of it as deadly. The truth about cholesterol is that
it isn't deadly at all, it's a vital substance.
Cholesterol is actually a very important part of our bodies
because it's used to form cell membranes and is needed for
other functions in our bodies. However, it's when there are
excessive levels of cholesterol in the blood that cholesterol
can become dangerous.
This is known as hypercholesterolemia or "high cholesterol."
There are many risk factors involved in having high
cholesterol. These risks shouldn't be taken lightly as high
levels of cholesterol greatly increase the risk of stroke,
atherosclerosis, and coronary heart disease.
There are different ways you can develop high cholesterol.
Your body, mainly the liver, can produce too much cholesterol
and a poor diet will almost always do it. You MUST take on
permanent, healthy lifestyle changes to take control of your
cholesterol. This includes:
1) Becoming more active. Physical activity plays an important
role in reducing and maintaining healthy cholesterol levels.
Just 30 minutes per day can have a positive impact.
2) Eating foods that are low in saturated fat and cholesterol.
3) Maintaining a diet rich in soluble fiber. Soluble fiber
binds with cholesterol in the intestine and takes it out of
There are also many natural alternatives that can be used to
compliment a healthy lifestyle. In most situations, you can
reduce high cholesterol without the use of a statin drug which
is a prescription strength cholesterol lowering medication.
Statin medications work by interfering with an enzyme that is
necessary for the body to manufacture cholesterol. However there
can be some serious side effects when using statin medications
ranging from mild to very serious.
Before making the decision to start statin therapy, you may
want to consider trying natural alternatives first. Natural
alternatives are not only much safer than using prescription
drugs but also a lot cheaper. Some natural alternatives may even
be as effective as using a statin.
At the age of 27, Frank Mangano is an author, researcher and
dedicates his life to finding solutions for people. Frank is
the author of The 60 Day Prescription Free Cholesterol Cure
available at: 60 Days To Lower Cholesterol
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