Sunday, 6 May 2007

High Cholesterol


let's not get too worry about high cholesterol. This is because cholesterol is not the real problem that leads to cardiovascular problem.

However, if you are really concerned about your cholesterol level, I will encourage you to do a blood test and check your cholesterol level.

So, if you have got your results now and you are wondering what's next? Here are some guidelines, I hope it will help:

  • Achieve a high level of low total cholesterol level and a high level of HDL. A good number will be 4.5. It will be good if you can achieve a result lower than 4.5.

  • Have a low ratio between LDL and HDL. The idea ratio is 3.5.

  • Lastly, check your Liver profile. A good Liver profile will have a good Lipid Profile results. Afterall, Liver is the controller of all fats in the body.

Let's say your doctor says you have cholesterol problem and wants you to take medicines. SO HOW? Learn to say no and take a step back.

Ask yourself the following questions:

  • Can the problem be resolved through lifestyle changes? More exercise? Change diet? etc...

Lifestyle changes:

  • Cut down on your red meat and bad fats

  • Beware of food that contains trans-fat

  • Eat Liver friendly food (food that spoils easily)

  • Eat more fresh fruits and vegetables

  • Do regular exercises

  • Sleep early. This is essential for a healthy Liver

Supplementation required:

  • Take both soluble and insoluble fibre to reduce your bad fats and LDL. However, do not take fibre if you are taking any of your fat-soluble vitamins

  • Increase your HDL by taking Omega 3 fish oil

  • Take Milk Thistle for Liver

  • COQ10 improve fats metabolism

  • Vitamin B, C, Lecithin, L-carnitine and Garlic lower cholesterol

  • Vitamin E improves circulation

Instructions to take Nutrilite: after breakfast/after lunch/after dinner/before sleep

Daily Multi-vitamin: 1/-/-/-

Fibre: -/4/4/- take before food

Omega 3 Fish Oil: 2/-/-/-

Milk Thistle: 2/-/-2

COQ10: 1/1/-/-

B-complex: 3/3/3/-

Bio-C: 4/4/4/4

Lecithin E: 4/4/4/4

Garlic: 1/1/1/1

Firstly If you are on blood-thinning medicines, these supplements may thin your blood further. Hence, you have to reduce your medicine dosage.

Secondly, most cholesterol lowering drugs will affect your body COQ10 production. Thus, taking COQ10 is essential.

by the way, have you read the disclaimer?

This is my results:

Total Cholesterol HDL-Cholesterol (Total/

HDL ratio)

LDL-Cholesterol Triglycerides (LDL/


Baseline 200 70 4 130 200 3.5
2005 201 76 3 112 64 1.5
2006 187 67 3 107 67 1.6

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