What Can I Do About My High Cholesterol?

What Can I Do About My High Cholesterol?

I have super high cholesterol - I'm talking in the 400 range. What combinations will bring me back to real world numbers? I've been told this is genetic.

We have some great recipes for heart health; try them out as a first step in lowering your cholesterol. Try searching "cholesterol" here on NutriLiving to find articles, recipes and healing foods that can help you better manage your diet. Almost anything you put in a NutriBlast will benefit you since natural, whole foods are filled with fiber and antioxidants, two important components in helping reduce cholesterol.

Focus on soluble fiber - this type of fiber binds bad LDL cholesterol to help remove it from your body. Oats, apples and flax seed are great additions to a cholesterol-lowering, soluble fiber-rich NutriBlast. Grapes, strawberries, and citrus fruits also contain pectin, a type of soluble fiber mostly found in apple skins, that lowers LDL.

With cholesterol levels as high as this, you should discuss cholesterol-lowering options with your doctor. While a healthy diet and lifestyle can help bring it down, that alone will not bring you into the recommended range of 200. You may need the help of cholesterol-lowering medications if diet and healthy habits don't bring it low enough. Do you know the individual LDL and HDL numbers?

More important than your overall total cholesterol is your LDL:HDL cholesterol ratio. Boosting your HDL, also known as the healthy or good cholesterol, can be achieved mainly through exercise. Other lifestyle modifications to support a healthier ratio include smoking cessation, alcohol in moderation, losing excess weight and choosing healthier fats found in nuts, seeds, olive oil and omega-3 rich fish.

Outside of NutriBlasting, I'd recommend cutting back on animal-based foods (meats, dairy, eggs, etc.) Although new research suggests there is no direct link between saturated fats and dietary cholesterol found in animal-based foods to blood cholesterol levels, the jury is still out on a final conclusion. A plant-based diet on the other hand has shown numerous heart-healthy benefits.With continuous NutriBlasting, over time, you will more than likely see your numbers drop.

Try these Blasts to help lower your cholesterol levels:

Whirled Peas
Sweet Heart
Heart-Healthy Omega Mix
Blood Pressure Ambrosia

Good luck!

Registered Dietitian

Made the blood pressure ambrosia today for the first time wondered if a teaspoon of natural honey could be added for a sweet taste too bland on its own
Hmmmm, IMHO, the only source of cholesterol is animals and their byproducts. Stop eating that and cholesterol levels will drop ssignificantly. If you never consume animal products in your life, it is physically impossible to have high cholesterol, regardless of genetics. We need our daily NutriBlasts even more now!
Reply by GetNShape
July 21, 2015
Your body makes it;s own cholesterol i the liver. Cholesterol is the building block of many biochemicals and hormones. Cholesterol levels should never be lower than 180 as long as HDL-LDL is within acceptable limits. Without cholesterol you'd be dead and anything below 180 total with a good lDL/HDL ratio you;ll be in a world of hurt,,,, Your endocrine system will take a huge hit, and when one member of the endocrine system lags others try to take up the slack and imbalances occur systemically.... The list os symptoms one could have from too low cholesterol can range from psychological, physical, anatomical basically any unexplained or mystery disease condition can be caused by cholesterol that is too low.... 1/2 of the people who have heart attacks have normal cholesterol so cholesterol causing heart attacks is a big lie...it's a ploy to sell statins which is a multi-billion dollar business... One can have total cholesterol over 200, with a good HDL/LDL ratio and low triglycerides and be healthy as a horse and never have heart or circulatory system problems and live a long, long life..... so find out the truth before jumping to conclusions that will turn you in to a "returning customer" to your doctor and be lied to and bullied into taking meds that are nothing but poison that will put you in an early grave.....know what your talking about before making completely wrong statements.....I learned the hard way as stains almost killed me and I wised up, did my research and healed myself naturally....your biggest misconception is that cholesterol is the enemy and only comes from animal and dairy products which is totally wrong.....before you speak find out the truth or you may be end up being complicit in damaging someone else's health....
May I thoughtfully interject (via web links) some alternative ideals into this conversation? From a devout blaster and Pescetarian! http://www.sott.net/article/242516-Heart-surgeon-speaks-out-on-what-really-causes-heart-disease https://chriskresser.com/heart-disease
Comment by ahoier
October 21, 2014
The Blood Pressure Ambrosia is an awesome amazing recipe. I never ate so many avocados in my life! HAHA.....never understood, nor could stomach the "texture" and taste.....of avocado, but I owe it to this Blast......it's aMAZING!
I need this one! HATE avocados. Have hesitated putting them in. So far, lots of things taste better in a blast, so I guess I'll give it a try!
Comment by gmajanet
August 25, 2013
I too have high cholestrol I've been doing the blasts and haven't had it checked in awhile. My question is wants the best source besides flaxseed (I'm ANAPHYLACTIC to it. Eatting one bowl of cereal with it in it put me on the ventilator for 2.5 days)?
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