High Cholesterol / Triglycerides treatment w/out statins?
Does anyone know of a Dr. in Houston that doesn't use Statin Drugs for high cholesterol and high triglycerides? I am taking TWO statins and want to get off of at least one, if not both of them. I would like to find someone with experience in doing this treatment.
- Momma KnowsLv 51 decade agoFavorite Answer
There are many steps that you can take to lower your cholesterol naturally.
Are you watching your diet? In addition to switching over to a low fat diet you should also be watching your sugar intake. Many people when doing low fat have a tendency to hit the highly sugared foods and this too can cause levels to go higher.
Oatmeal - oatmeal is excellent in helping to lower cholesterol. However, you need to eat it often (daily) and it needs to be the unflavored type and the flavored ones usually have added fat.
Soy products. Soy sterols have been proven to lower cholesterol levels. You can drink low fat soy milk and yogurts, which will help. I take Cholesterblock which is made from soy sterols which has helped me go down to normal cholesterol levels after a few high blood tests. You might want to check it out. You also get a home tester so you can see how fat your levels have dropped and it has a really good money back guarantee.
If you like tofu, try adding more into your diet.
How are your HDL levels? If these are low you need to try and get them higher with exercise. Even if you add a small amount of exercise into your lifestyle you should see a difference.
Although it's soluble fiber that helps whisk cholesterol out of your body (oatmeal) you should also be sure that you are eating enough insoluble fiber from veggies and green salads as they help keep you regular and helps move the cholesterol out of your colon.
Remember that cholesterol levels don't come down over night. They can often take 3-6 months to see a significant difference.
In the grocery store look in the butter area for new spreads that use soy to lower levels. It will say so right on the package. You can also look for products through out the store that have the Best Life Diet seal of approval. These are low in fat and are heart healthy.
Learn to check food labels for hidden fat. Many products that you never suspect fat are very high. Even the products that now are in 100 calorie packs may be high, you just get smaller sizes.
It will take some work but you can get your levels down.Source(s): http://lower-my-cholesterol-naturally.com
- 1 decade ago
High triglycerides are mainly because of bad nutrition. You need to change your old eating habits little by little. Eat lots of grapefruits in the morning as well as apples. Find an activity that you would enjoy doing that requires cardiovascular exercise. You've got a lot of good advise from other people here like eating a vegetarian diet, fish oils,niacin,and lots of garlic. By the way, if I were you I would get of those two statins IMMEDIATELY since they are only hiding your problem and not taking care of it. Also, you might want to ask your doctor about the high risks by the way of what happens to your liver when youre taking these medications. Hopefully you wont be back asking your Dr. for other liver medications in the future. Good luck!!
- Anonymous1 decade ago
Cinnamon lowers cholesterol and triglycerides, as well as normalizing blood sugar.
Studies conducted by the Department of Agriculture used one, two or six grams of cinnamon. It's a matter of experimentation to discover how much an individual might need.
Good luck and be well.
KelleySource(s): Health food store manager and author of "The Doctor Who Cures Cancer" and "It's Not Just For Sex."
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- postalbbLv 41 decade ago
My levels were really high and they came down to a fantastic level with diet (vegetarian) and a product called Cholest-free, which is a red rice yeast. It has brought my cholesterol down under 200 and my triglycerides to the low normal range. They were all high...way high. You might try changing diet if you could handle vegetarian, it worked wonders. Soy milk helped a lot.
- Soul DoctorLv 71 decade ago
Homeopathic Treatment for Curing and to Lower High Cholesterol Levels: -
Three Drops Each in a sip of water half hour before meals thrice a day always take them on an empty stomach. And avoid Chocolates Coffee Mints and Red Meat while you are taking any Homeopathic remedy.
Take care and God Bless!Source(s): HOMŒOPATHIC PRACTITIONER
- 1 decade ago
Hi, my husband recently came off the statin drugs due to an alternative we bought from a company called Melaleuca. He feels great and is so thankful.
- 1 decade ago
One of my relatives and his wife (I think she's a nurse) claims fish oil and garlic help.
You can try that, a diet reduction in cholesterol and fats, an increase in fiber, and daily aerobic exercise. A nutrition expert can tailor make a diet plan for you involving any needed supplements and exercise plans.
- 1 decade ago
Blueberries lower your cholesterol