“Reversing High Cholesterol Naturally”
Lowering your cholesterol naturally can be done. Dr. DK Guyer has great news for you! Cholesterol is a unique and misunderstood story. Did you know the body manufactures its own cholesterol? There is an easy way to naturally lower your cholesterol if you are willing to change your eating habits.
Healthy cholesterol ingestion is necessary for bile production in the liver, production of sex hormones, and for cellular and tissue formation. Good cholesterol (HDL) helps protect your heart and enhances brain function.
For most, cholesterol issues can be a complicated process that is not easy to understand. After reading this, you will learn how to maintain good HDL levels and lower bad LDL levels.
Let’s look at the players in the game of cholesterol.
- Good cholesterol is referred to as HDL (High-Density Lipoprotein).
- Bad cholesterol is called LDL (Low-Density Lipoprotein).
Using the analogy of cleaning a chimney, I will explain the pitfalls and heroics of cholesterol. When using a wood stove, the process of burning the wood can create soot in the chimney. If the wood has been dried for the appropriate amount of time and does not contain a lot of sap, then the wood burns cleaner and less soot accumulates in the chimney.
Good wood = less soot in the chimney Good cholesterol = less build-up in the arteries
Sappy wood = more soot in the chimney Bad cholesterol = more build-up in the arteries
When you consume a food that contains high amounts of bad cholesterol (LDL), plaque builds up in the arteries. What most people do not understand is that the good cholesterol (HDL) acts like a chimney sweeper and cleans out the bad cholesterol. By limiting the amount of LDL and consuming higher amounts of HDL, you can clean out your arteries naturally before disaster strikes.
A chimney needs cleaned out each year before the next heating season begins to reduce the possibility of a chimney fire. Your arteries need cleaned out on a regular basis to eliminate the potential of a heart attack or stroke. The heroic feat of HDL cholesterol is that it sweeps LDL cholesterol out of the arteries, into the bloodstream and exits through urine.
The incredible human body is designed to do amazing functions. By eating the right foods, it is possible to completely reverse LDL cholesterol issues. HDL cholesterol is ready and willing to do its job, but you must eat it first. Understanding the role of cholesterol within the body can help you understand your health situation and how to make better dietary choices.
Where do your favorite foods rank?
Foods that increase HDL (Good) Cholesterol
Fresh, Raw Fruits & Vegetables Albacore Tuna Olives Salmon Sardines Prunes
Hazelnuts Garlic Raw Cacao Avocados Green Tea Black Tea Bran
Beans Almonds Flax Seed Chia Seed Brown Rice Wild Rice Ginger
Red Wine Alfalfa Spirulina Artichoke Brazil Nuts Legumes Walnuts
Foods that increase LDL (Bad) Cholesterol
Red Meat Fast Food Caviar Bacon Egg Yolks Sausage Hot Dogs
Crackers Salty Snacks Palm Oil Deli Meats Pizza Organ Meats Cheese
Shortening/Lard Butter Tacos Muffins Cakes Mayonnaise Ice Cream
All Fried Foods Lobster Crab Pork Pastrami Non-dairy Creamer
Partially Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil
Finding your favorite foods on the bad list is disappointing. It does not mean that you can never eat them again. It does illustrate the reason for cholesterol issues.
How do you begin to reverse bad cholesterol levels?
- Double your water intake.
- Eliminate fast food.
- Choose two items from the bad cholesterol list to never have again.
- Choose two items from the good cholesterol list to eat every day. (You can choose different ones each day)
- Read labels to see the cholesterol content for one serving.
- Work your way through the list of good cholesterol options and eat more of those in a day than the ones on the bad cholesterol list.
- Take care of you.
- If you start eating cholesterol laden foods again, regroup. Then start with number 1. Double your water intake and follow the list.
“Your body is your fortress. It is up to you to defend it.” Dr. DK Guyer