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Reverse High Cholesterol with Natural Medicine and Natural Living
In a video produced by Larry Cook, author of The Beginner’s Guide to Natural Living, Dr. Angela Agrios, ND explains how natural medicine can successfully reverse high cholesterol.
By: Larry Cook
High cholesterol is characterized by a total cholesterol level over 200, an LDL (Low-density lipoprotein)
Naturopathic Medicine is a natural medicine model that emphasizes the identification and treatment of the root cause of disease in order to permanently restore health. Conventional and alternative diagnostic testing is used to evaluate the root cause of disease symptoms. Diet and lifestyle modifications are then prescribed in adjunct with appropriate nutrients, botanicals, homeopathics and natural hormones, which enable healing of the affected areas of the body.
“My first step is to remove sugars and flours ¬– such as cereals, pancakes, muffins, bagels, bread, pasta and crackers – from the diet because they all raise total cholesterol levels, LDL levels and Triglyceride levels. I take my patients off processed foods and foods with trans fats and replace those foods with whole, organic foods. I prescribe essential fatty acids such as fish oil, flax oil, avocado oil and coconut oil. I request that my patients add regular exercise to their routine. And I use supplements such as plant sterols to decrease absorption of dietary cholesterol and pantothene to help with lipid metabolism,”
Natural living is a lifestyle that minimizes the intake of processed and chemicalized foods while maximizing the intake of whole, organic foods. Other aspects of natural living include detoxification, regular exercise, shopping at a health food store, using effective supplements, and visiting holistically oriented doctors. Mr. Cook says, “Virtually every disease and health condition can be prevented or reversed when someone adopts a natural lifestyle. This is essentially a conscious effort to eat the best food possible every day while avoiding processed and chemical foods in order to attain maximum nutrition, which then promotes a state of health and healing. For specialized assistance with diseases and health problems, I recommend that people visit a Naturopathic Doctor.”
“After three to six months I have my patients come back for cholesterol testing and for those who follow my guidelines, I find that their cholesterol levels go down and there is no need for cholesterol-
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Healthy Eating Principles
Larry Cook, Author
Dr. Angela Agrios, ND
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Author and Video Producer living in Los Angeles. I share what I've learned about organic food, supplements, shopping at health food stores, detoxification, exercise, natural medicine, holistic dentistry and more. http://www.TheNauralGuide.com
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