Correcting "Cholesterol" levels Naturally
Okay . . . so today let's finish our conversation about helping to correct "High Cholesterol" in the body.
First . . . let's talk about what conventional medicine is doing for us . . .
Conventional medicine gives us medications like "Statins" such as Lipitor, Lescol, Altoprev, Livalo, Pravachol, Crestor and Zocor.
And these medications "decrease" the "production" of cholesterol in the liver and help remove excess cholesterol from the blood vessels.
You see . . . Statins work by "slowing" down the production of LDL-cholesterol in the liver. EVEN WHAT THE BODY MAKES NATURALLY, THAT WE NEED!
Now . . . due to the liver not making as much cholesterol when taking Statins . . . it then takes cholesterol out of the body's blood . . . and with this . . . blood cholesterol levels fall.
But . . . the problem is this . . . Statins do help to lower LDL cholesterol levels when taken . . . but they also lower the "cholesterol" our OWN body makes for optimal health.
And what are the most common side effects of taking "statins"???
Well . . . that would be . . .
Pain and soreness, tiredness or weakness in the muscles, digestive problems, cognitive dysfunction and weight gain.
And just a little side note: Did you know drinking coffee when taking "statins" can "decrease" the effects of this medication?
Okay . . . so even though "statins" may help to control the LDL cholesterol in the body . . . they don't "improve" the levels of HDL (good) cholesterol.