Many people know their Cholesterol as being high or low but there is much more to it than that. Cholesterol has been blamed for just about every case of heart disease over the last 20 years, but did you know your body needs cholesterol in order to be healthy? Vitamin D is very important for your health and the creation of vitamin D depends on cholesterol! Your body also uses cholesterol to “patch up damages” from chronic inflammation. If you want to fully understand all the great things Cholesterol does for your body and how to understand your numbers Dr. Mercola breaks it all down in his article, The Cholesterol Myth That Is Harming Your Health. Learn Dr. Mercola’s 8 ways to lower your cholesterol naturally below.
Make sure you’re getting plenty of high-quality, animal-based omega3-fats. I prefer those from krill oil. New research suggests that as little as 500 mg may lower your total cholesterol and triglycerides and will likely increase your HDL cholesterol.
Reduce, with the plan of eliminating, grains and sugars in your daily diet. It is especially important to eliminate dangerous sugars such as fructose. If your HDL/Cholesterol ratio is abnormal and needs to be improved it would also serve you well to virtually eliminate fruits from your diet, as that it also a source of fructose. Once your cholesterol improves you can gradually reintroduce it to levels that don’t raise your cholesterol.
Eat the right foods for your nutritional type. You can learn your nutritional type by taking our FREE test.
Eat a good portion of your food raw.
Eat healthy, preferably raw, fats that correspond to your nutritional type. This includes: •Olive and olive oil •Coconut and coconut oil •Organic raw dairy products (including butter, cream, sour cream, cheese, etc.) •Avocados •Raw nuts •Seeds •Eggs (lightly cooked with yolks intact or raw) •Organic, grass-fed meats
Get the right amount of exercise, especially Peak Fitness type of exercise. When you exercise you increase your circulation and the blood flow throughout your body. The components of your immune system are also better circulated, which means your immune system has a better chance of fighting an illness before it has the opportunity to spread.
Avoid smoking and drinking excessive amounts of alcohol.
Address your emotional challenges. I particularly love the Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) for stress management.
Dr. Della treats all types of conditions, but has a special interest in digestive problems, chronic fatigue, and thyroid dysfunction. As a Naturopathic Doctor, her license allows her to prescribe pharmaceuticals, as well as help patients wean off of them. The model of holistic health looks at the whole body not just isolated symptoms. Contact Dr. Della Parker if you’re seeking a holistic approach for optimal health.