Cholesterol leads to plaque build-up and clogging of the arteries, which can
accumulate over time from improper diet, lack of exercise, and genetics. Elevated
cholesterol levels are a sign for a possible heart attacks, but your risks can be
reduced by improving your nutrition and workout program.
Healthy Cholesterol Levels:
Total Cholesterol: < 200mg/dL
LDL Levels < 100md/dL
HDL Levels > 40mg/dL
Try adding these natural products daily:
Lowers LDL and raises HDL cholesterol.
Recommended dosage: 100mg daily
An amino acid found naturally in the body, this antioxidant supplement helps to
rejuvenate cells and protect them from premature aging.
Recommended dosage: 500mg – 1,000mg daily
Fruits and Fruit Juices
The phytonutrients in fruits are powerful antioxidants. Look for low sugar choices.
Best Choices: Pomegranates, Blueberries, and other fruits ending in “berry.”
Speeds up the processing of cholesterol in the liver and boost the immune system.
Recommended dosage: ½ -1c daily
Work up to 45 – 60 minutes at least 4 times a week. Get a clean bill of health from
your doctor before beginning.
Take your pulse before you exercise and then immediately upon stopping. Repeat
every 5 minutes until your pulse has returned to your pre-exercise level. When
your heart rate returns to its pre-exercise level within 5 minutes of stopping you
know you and your heart are in good shape.
Always check with your doctor or cardiologist when putting together a program
that includes both natural supplements and traditional western medicine.
This article was adapted from Dr. Gary Null’s, “Natural Remedies to Treat and Prevent Heart
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