HDL? LDL? What to DO about “high” cholesterol!

After looking at blood work, your medical provider tells you your cholesterol is BAD. Most commonly, you are advised to take a statin or cholesterol medication (Lipitor, Lovastatin, Crestor, etc.). No one wants high cholesterol, right? Would you be surprised your body is increasing your cholesterol on its own for a reason?

“A clue to function… NOT a problem” – Dr. John Bergman

Cholesterol is referred to as TWO types; LDL (low density lipoprotein) or the “bad” cholesterol. The other is HDL (high density lipoprotein) or the “good” cholesterol. Has your provider ever discussed LDL cholesterol and WHY elevated levels occur? An elevated LDL cholesterol level is related to three significant factors; too much glucose in your body, helping to correct tissue damage somewhere in your body or a high stress lifestyle. Your body is TRYING to fix itself!! Last known, cholesterol medication is NOT used to decrease stress or improves tissue damage.

So, how do you improve the function and repair process of your body?

First, get rid of SUGAR! High glucose levels cause cholesterol to become sticky which leads to increased inflammation and we know… Inflammation is the KEY to any disease process. Get the TOXIC foods out of your diet (sugar, fried foods, margarine, processed foods). Replace these foods with nutrient dense, high fiber foods… You will be amazed at how much better your body will feel!

Begin taking a high-quality Omega 3 supplement. High Omega 3 levels help DECREASE inflammation and help clear blood vessels.

Lastly, and incredibly important… address your SPINAL HEALTH!! Subluxations lead to nerve irritation and increased inflammation which begins any disease processes (high blood pressure, increased cholesterol, higher glucose levels).

Your body is capable of healing itself.

Dr. John Bergman is an amazing chiropractor and highly knowledgeable on how our body really works! (He also was Dr. Todds’ professor at Cleveland Chiropractic College in Los Angeles!)

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