Dietary changes can result in lower cholesterol levels. By making dietary changes to promote lower cholesterol levels you'll be able to work with your doctor to gradually wean off medication and eliminate negative medication side effects. And the diet changes don't have to be hard!
Here are three examples of simple diet shifts that will promote a lower cholesterol.
Diet Shift #1 - Replace eggs & bacon with oatmeal & fruit.
If your standard breakfast consists of cholesterol laden fried eggs and a side of fat (okay, bacon) swap this out for a bowl of oatmeal topped with fresh berries and ground flaxseed. The whole grain oatmeal will promote lower cholesterol levels , blood sugar control, and help you feel full longer. Antioxidant rich berries will help reduce the oxidation of LDL cholesterol that leads to plaque build up , while flaxseed is a rich source of heart healthy omega 3 fatty acids.
Diet Shift #2 - Exchange your snack crackers for a serving of nuts.
If you tend to grab sn...
Stress is part of life. There’s no way you can avoid it entirely. However, if you constantly live with high stress levels, it can lead to physical problems, including high blood pressure , angina (i.e. chest pains), arrhythmia (i.e. irregular heart rate) and heart disease .
How Does Stress Increase Heart Disease Risk?
Stress can increase heart disease risk in different ways. First, it affects you emotionally. This could lead you to make unhealthy food and lifestyle choices, such as overeating, not exercising, and smoking. Stress also causes elevated levels of the hormones adrenaline and cortisol , which can have a negative long term impact. Research is also fiinding that stress affects the way that blood clots .
What Can You Do to Reduce Stress?
Dr. Donald Brown has provided three suggestions for naturally reducing stress levels , which I’ve listed below. He is one ...
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