Cholesterol

We know that high levels of blood cholesterol can lead to blocked arteries.  Cholesterol is one of the fats in our blood, which the body uses to make among other things, vitamin D and hormones.  There are two main types of cholesterol.

Low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol known as bad cholesterol.  LDLs tend to deposit cholesterol in the artery walls, leading to atherosclerosis and an increased risk of heart disease. High levels of LDL increase a patient’s risk for coronary artery disease and a heart attack.

High-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol known as good cholesterol.  HDLs collect cholesterol from the artery walls and other tissues and take it to the liver to be metabolized and eliminated from the body.  The higher the levels of HDL the better for your overall health. 

Nutritional Support
Avoid food high in saturated fats and trans fatty acids including fatty meats.  Instead fill your diet with whole-wheat and multigrain breads.  Oatmeal is a healthy option for breakfast.  Load up on vegetables including garlic, beans and other legumes.   Fruits (organs, apples, pears, bananas) nuts (almonds, walnuts, pecans) and seeds (sunflower) are healthy snack alternatives to junk food.  Fish rich in Omega 3 is an excellent way to reduce blood cholesterol levels as they aid the liver in lipid metabolization.  Finally using safer cooking oils such as olive, canola, sunflower and soybean oils all contribute to a diet that helps lower your cholesterol.

Homeopathy
Homeopathy is a viable and beneficial option for the treatment and management of cholesterol. Homeopathy treats each patient individually therefore different treatment plans will exist from patient to the next. However along with strict homeopathic treatment protocol, certain lifestyle and diet changes will have to be implemented for maximum efficacy. For those patients on statin therapies, homeopathy offers much safer and viable long term treatment options that help avoid the unwanted side effects that are commonly developed. More about homoepathy……