Alternative Healing Options for High Cholesterol By Bret Mosher on May 30, 2013

Alternative Healing Options for High CholesterolBeing in the best possible health means eating right, exercising regularly, and making the best decisions when it comes to your overall well being. It also means knowing what's going into your body and making sure it's natural and safe. This is why more and more people are turning to San Diego functional medicine rather than pharmaceuticals and medications. When natural medicine is used, you know that the ingredients aren't synthesized or processed in a lab.

What many people don't realize is that there are alternative healing options for all kinds of health issues. We'd like to focus on one important problem right now: high cholesterol.

Dangers Associated with High Cholesterol

Having high cholesterol is no laughing matter. High cholesterol can increase your risk of suffering a heart attack or a stroke later in life. What's difficult is that the warning signs of high blood pressure aren't always readily apparent. For these reasons, it's important that you get your cholesterol checked and then visit our center for alternative and natural medicine in North County San Diego.

Below are just a few ways that we can help you improve your cholesterol through natural means.

Dietary Changes to Help Lower Cholesterol

One of most important steps that you can take to lower cholesterol is to improve your diet. We will go over various dietary changes and clinical nutrition options that you can consider for improving your health. Some common foods to consider that help lower cholesterol naturally include:

  • Artichokes
  • Oat bran
  • Oatmeal
  • Nuts
  • Barley

It's basically important that you eat a balanced diet that incorporates plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables. Processed foods should be avoided.

Supplements and Herbs to Help Lower Cholesterol

In addition to dietary changes listed above, there are different food supplements that can assist in lowering cholesterol as well. Since there are so many options when it comes to Chinese medicine and herbs, we'll be sure to guide you in their proper use. Some common herbal supplements and extracts that may be recommended include:

  • Red yeast rice
  • Green tea
  • Garlic
  • Soy

Other Alternative Health Therapies for Lowering Cholesterol

In addition to the above dietary recommendations and supplements, there are other options to consider as well to help reduce bad cholesterol and promote overall wellness. Whether these treatments involve San Diego acupuncture or other therapies, you can rest assured that we will be here for you providing guidance when needed.

Many Options are Out There

As a final note, we'd like to add that some patients combine various treatments in order to reduce their cholesterol. It's not unheard of for people to take western medications while also using natural medicines to improve overall wellness.

What we find, however, is that many people who combine western medicine and natural medicine eventually reduce their dependence on the western remedies and then shift toward the natural healing options. While western medicine can be effective, the natural healing options are better for people in the long run and result in no adverse side effects.

Schedule a Consultation for Alternative and Natural Medicine

For more information on how to improve your health through the use of alternative healing techniques, be sure to contact our natural health care center in Poway today. We look forward to discussing all of your options for care in greater detail during your visit.

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