Lower Cholesterol With Diet Instead of Drugs
We have a problem with cholesterol. To many of us eat horrible foods that drive our levels of cholesterol through the roof, leading to large bellies and degrading health standards. We all know about the obesity problem. Worse still, too many of us think we can fix it with drugs.
Don’t get me wrong, we have some pretty advanced medication that can help, and in many cases does, but it’s not a fix-all one hit wonder. If you don’t stop eating the crap food too, chances are you won’t get anywhere. As the New York Times notes, we need to eat well more than we need the drugs:
Dr. Philip Greenland, a cardiologist and epidemiologist at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, said, “People should be following a heart-healthy diet, keeping their weight under control and exercising regularly. This would be a highly preferable approach. Unfortunately, it’s not the direction we’re going in.”
Admittedly, swallowing a little pill every day is simpler than changing one’s behaviors — and especially one’s eating habits.
Breaking habits is about the hardest thing there is to do, yet almost all of us need to snap out of some negative behavior eventually. If you’re going to beat any bad habits, try to make it this one. Check out the full post for more details.
About Sam Brinson Sam is a writer living in Uruguay. Sam follows the latest in aging break throughs.