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    Steve Parcell

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    Alternatives to Prescription Drugs

In this post I’d like to share my advice on how to improve your lipids without medication. Lipids is the medical term for your HDL, LDL, VLDL, non HDL, and triglycerides. [1] Though simplistic, LDL is referred to as the bad cholesterol and HDL the good cholesterol. The reason for this is that cells have a receptor for LDL that allows the cholesterol particles to go in and HDL has receptor that pulls cholesterol away.  This is called reverse cholesterol transport and it is important for arterial health. It is increasingly common to see humans with metabolic syndrome. Metabolic syndrome is a group of conditions that occur together including increased blood pressure, high blood sugar, excess body fat around the waist, and abnormal cholesterol or triglyceride levels. It is mainly because of a lack of exercise coupled with too many carbohydrates. This is characterized by low HDL and high triglycerides. Blood sugar is often mildly elevated. Metabolic syndrome is also referred to as prediabetes. This condition increases plaque buildup in the arteries among other things.   Diet and Exercise: Natural Treatments for High Cholesterol A diet excessive in carbohydrates (starches and sugars) puts strain on your glucose regulation system. If...