Elevated Cholesterol

5 Secrets to Lowering Cholesterol Naturally

…high cholesterol and heart disease. It’s estimated that a drop of one point in cholesterol reduces the overall risk of a heart attack by 2 percent. Aware of this relationship, most conventional doctors prescribe cholesterol-lowering statin drugs for patients with elevated cholesterol. Not only…

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Long-Term High Cholesterol Linked to Greater Heart Disease Risk

…those who had high cholesterol for 11 to 20 years had a 16.5 percent risk—and risk for people with normal cholesterol levels was just 4.4 percent. Therefore, they concluded that “adults with prolonged exposure to even moderate elevations in [cholesterol] have elevated risk for future CHD…

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Let's Talk About Metabolic Syndrome (Syndrome X)

…includes obesity (particularly abdominal obesity), high blood pressure, elevated cholesterol and triglyceride levels, low HDL cholesterol (often referred to as “good” cholesterol, since it ushers excess cholesterol out of the body), and increased risk of heart disease and type 2…

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Maintain Blood Sugar Levels Naturally

…sulfonylurea drug), but she was concerned about side effects—as she should have been. Drugs in this class are associated with weight gain, elevated cholesterol and triglyceride levels, and an increased risk of heart disease. During her week at the Back to Health Program, Alice was weaned off…

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7 Things Big Pharma Doesn’t Want You to Know…

…unnecessarily. 4. Without any substantial scientific evidence, the target cholesterol level was lowered from 240 to 200, which added nearly 43 million to the patient rolls of the “disease” of elevated cholesterol, boosting Big Pharma’s sale of statin drugs beyond imagination. 5.…

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Why Diabetes Drugs Fail Patients

…taking the easy, and dangerous, way out. First off, these drugs have huge and dangerous side-effects—including weight gain, elevated triglycerides and cholesterol levels, and an increased risk of heart disease. These are all things you’re already at increased risk for if you’re a…

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Preventing Alzheimer's Disease Naturally

…fatty acids. * Raise Your HDL Cholesterol: Harvard researchers found that higher HDL cholesterol levels (over 60 mg/dL) can aid in preventing Alzheimer's disease. Another effective strategy for preventing Alzheimer's disease is to raise your HDL cholesterol, exercise, avoid trans-fatty…

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Why Low-Carbohydrate Diets Work

…Obesity, particularly in the abdominal area, is a marker for elevated levels of insulin in the blood and for insulin resistance, which encourages the production of more and more insulin. Hypertension and high levels of cholesterol, triglycerides, and blood sugar are also markers for insulin…

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How to Beat Metabolic Syndrome

…syndrome? Elevated insulin levels thicken the blood vessels and affect kidney function, which contribute to hypertension. They also promote fat storage and shut down fat burning, so more and more fat gets socked away, particularly in the abdominal area. Blood lipid levels also remain elevated, which…

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Achieve a Healthy Weight With Irvingia gabonensis

…total cholesterol (26 percent), LDL cholesterol (27 percent), and CRP (52 percent). There were no significant changes in the placebo group. Irvingia gabonensis is an effective therapy for anyone with diabetes or cardiovascular disease. If you’re taking drugs for diabetes or cholesterol, be…

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Four Ways to Reduce Stroke Risk

…Stroke Risk 1. Lower blood pressure. High blood pressure is the single most significant risk factor for stroke. That’s because chronically elevated blood pressure weakens blood vessels and contributes to atherosclerosis (narrowing of the arteries). This in turn increases the risk of a blood…

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