The main biggies are: not smoking obtain a healthy weight (even weight loss of 6-8% can bring about great results) appropriate diet (amount of fat, type of fats, amount of carbs, fiber, fruits, veggies, whole grains, etc) exercise
Then taking it to the next level---looking at omega-3 fatty acids: fish oil, flax seed oil,
You may want to take a heart healthy class or meet with a Registered Dietitian
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Diet and exercise are going to be your best bet. Also, make sure that you're working with your doctor to figure out a plan that works best for you.
- Occupational Therapist - Not as devoted to Sparking as I used to be - Powerlifting novice since 2009
7/4/12 8:24 P
The most effective way to lower your cholesterol is through diet and exercise.
My cholesterol used to be borderline high when my weight was at it's highest. I just had my cholesterol done and my total cholesterol is 123 now. I never took any meds or herbs...just changed the foods I eat and added exercise to my life.
"The food you eat can either be the safest and most powerful form of medicine or the slowest form of poison."
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7/4/12 6:45 P
I'm not familiar with western herbs, but there are lots of Chinese medicine out there. Some are very effective but dangerous if you're not familiar with it. Make an appointment with an acupuncture doctor. They can assess your condition and give you Chinese herbs.
Keep in mind, they often recommend exercise first before providing herbs. We do think that's more effective than herbs.
7/4/12 6:44 P
I lowered mine 40 points mostly through diet and exercise. I'm in between healthy and borderline right now so could probably stand to lower it a bit more. I bought the fish oil but just keep forgetting to take the pills with my meals!
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I know from my physical stats in 2011 to 2012 my cholesterol (especially the triglycerides) are now in the normal range just by eating healthy and exercising.
My cholesterol, before this year, was always in the bad ranges.
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