NutriMap Diet High Cholesterol

June 6th, 2012, 02:06:25 admin

   So you just got back from your Dr. visit and your blood work was reviewed. If your results concluded that you have high total cholesterol, you probably got a lecture about how it needs to be lowered to save yourself from a heart attack or stroke. You may have even got medication to lower your cholesterol. After this visit you leave the Doctor’s office with some choices:


              1. Continue to live your life the way you do without changing your dietary habits, and take the        medication that your Dr. gave you in the hopes of whatever pill you are consuming everyday will fix the problem.


              2. Shift your lifestyle, improve your dietary habits, and take the initiative to educate yourself on how you can benefit your future by lowering your cholesterol back down to normal levels, leaving the medication behind.




Here’s a little education on Cholesterol:

First of all, understand that your body needs cholesterol. It’s in every cell in your body, and it helps to produce cell membranes, hormones, vitamin D, in addition to the regulation of fat digestion and brain function.

The way your body produces and metabolizes cholesterol is mostly based on your genetics and individual body composition… So don’t blame it all on the foods you are eating.

The conventional thinking with high cholesterol is it starts to build up in your arteries, forming a plaque that makes your arteries narrow and less flexible. If a clot forms in the narrowed arteries leading to your heart or brain, the result is a heart attack or stroke respectively.

Research has led us to understand that the dietary change that is most effective in contributing to a decrease in total cholesterol is to decrease your saturated fat intake. There are multiple natural substances that could improve your cholesterol levels as well, including: Omega-3 fatty acids, fiber, green tea, nuts, vitamin E, and garlic to name a few.

Come into BioShift and have your lipid profile checked by a physician. If you’ve found that you have high cholesterol, educate yourself with our Doctor’s and our Certified Nutrition Specialist’s, so you can learn the best way to lead your life towards optimal health.

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