What is the Best Way to Lower Cholesterol Naturally – Thyroid & Gut Health

The debate about cholesterol is an interesting one.  I’ve had some patients tell me that their prescribing doctor told them that they weren’t going to be happy until they lowered their cholesterol to below 100.

I’ve had other patients tell me that their doctor wanted them to take the statin drug to lower their heart attack risk or risk of stroke.  They prescribed the statin lowering medication to limit the patient’s risk.

I understand wanting to limit risk of a possible stroke or a myocardial infarction.  No one wants to have a heart attack or a stroke.  But, the literature hasn’t shown a significant decrease in stroke and heart attack rates since cholesterol lowering medications began being prescribed.

Additionally, cholesterol below 140 is considered an ominous sign of poor health.  Ominous means bad.  I think of the word “ominous” as something that is going to cause impending doom.  It’s not good. 

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Adrenal Gland Fatigue and Homeostasis – Thyroid & Gut Health

Through the years, I have worked with many patients to help them become healthier. One common occurrence is that most patients have multiple problems going on with multiple internal body systems all at the same time. The reason for this is that the body is a “homeostatic” organism. Homeostasis means balanced. The word homeostasis is … Read more

Leaky Gut Syndrome and Inflammation – Thyroid & Gut Health

Did you know that 7 of 10 of the top killers in the U.S. are chronic diseases that are created by inflammation: Coronary Artery Disease (CAD) Strokes Lower Respiratory Infections Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Trachea, Bronchus, and Lung Cancer Diabetes Mellitus (Type 2 Diabetes) Alzheimer’s Disease and other Dementias Every one of these has inflammation … Read more