How To Lower Cholesterol Naturally

Foods That Lower Cholesterol

The best way to lower your cholesterol is to stop focusing on the cholesterol.

There’s no fast fix, pill poppin’ or miracle cure that’s going to make you healthy and take care of the real cause of your high cholesterol. It takes real work to fix the root cause.

This process is typically very fast.  It’s amazing how quickly the body responds.

What Can You Do About Your Cholesterol Right Now?

Like we said in the previous article, high cholesterol has many different causes, with the most common being a poor diet, inflammation, and poor gut health.

So, the best way to fix all that is to fix your diet.

You’ve heard time and again: eat more fruits and vegetables and cut out processed food. For many people, just getting in the full five servings of vegetables everyday will start you on the path to fixing nearly all your health problems.

Working with a professional, like a functional nutritionist, like me, can be a great shortcut to figuring out what specifics to eat, how to make it easy, and having the accountability to do it right. I help take the guesswork out of your diet.

When you start eating healthier, you’re going to feel better. Just eating more fruits and vegetables will help your gut feel better. When you add in probiotics and more fiber, your gut starts to balance and heal.

As you start feeling better, you’ll have more energy and get more exercise (like your doctor said). More exercise leads to better overall health, especially for your heart.

But, keeping it up and having accountability is so very important. As you eliminate processed foods, chemicals, sugar, dairy, and all the negative stuff out of your diet, your body can start repairing itself – and that means lower cholesterol.

Why You Need To Be Ever Vigilant – And Avoid Medications

It’s tempting to use medication and to just do what your doctor wants. Most doctors will recommend statins without even suggesting some important and obvious changes. first. Medications treat the symptom (or the number) while your body gets worse, period.

Listen to your body.   As you start to feel better, you’re going to recognize aches and pains a lot faster. You’re going to start to feel when a particular food or activity (like missing exercise) makes you tired or drowsy instead of energetic. Small signals will become big signals and you’ll be able to adjust how you eat to stay vigilant.

What If Your Doctor Insists On Medication?

Nearly every person diagnosed with high cholesterol has faced this issue. The doctor writes the prescription and simply expects you to take it. But even though they are prescribing the medication, you are still the person that chooses to take it. You should find out why they insist on medication before lifestyle changes. 

Before agreeing to the prescription, discuss with your doctor a trial period of about six months to change your diet and begin an exercise program. Then, you can reevaluate to see if it’s working. During this time, eat more fruits and vegetables, drink more water, and get more exercise. And give me a call and we can discuss a personalized program to get you the results you need to discover the underlying problem and begin working on a real solution.

This looks like a lot of work, but I can make it easy by creating a roadmap specific to you.  You can then go to your doctor and prove that the medication was not necessary.

I understand the body.  I understand how it works as a synergistic machine.  I understand that if you treat the root, miraculous healing can happen.  My team and I have changed so many countless lives.  I am always amazed how we are able to reverse even the worst conditions.  The body wants to heal.  We just need to give it a fighting chance.

In my next article on cholesterol, I’m going to talk about the specific issues causing high cholesterol and some great tips on improving your diet to take care of the real causes.