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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Is Low Vitamin D Genetic Related? – Thyroid & Gut Health

I recently wrote a great article about The Vitamin D Myth.  Maintaining proper vitamin D is important for overall health. Vitamin D helps with calcium absorption for keeping your bones strong and preventing osteoporosis but it also helps with supporting a healthy immune system and many other important bodily functions. I want to share some … Read more

Stress vs. Sex – Thyroid & Gut Health

So, if we are going to be real about things, most of my patients are older than 45 years old.  Most of them are losing 1% of muscle mass annually which comes naturally with aging and lack of exercise/protein deficient diets. – and – Before coming to me, most of my patients were unhealthy and … Read more

Can Dairy cause Respiratory Problems? – Thyroid & Gut Health

Milk and cheese are things that many of us love dearly.  I LOVE milk.  I admit it!  I will drink milk occasionally because it tastes so good. The “Got Milk” campaign was a genius piece of marketing.  It really made everyone think and believe that milk is good for you and that we get all … Read more