I don’t usually go to doctors. About 13 years ago, I revised my life insurance plan and a medical person came to my office and asked many questions, then drew my blood and got a urine sample. A few weeks later I learned that my request was denied because my cholesterol was far too high at 226. I argued my case and the large insurance carrier chose a local physician for me to see who performed a cardiac stress test
I passed the test with flying colors. I’m still alive, even with excess cholesterol swimming through my bloodstream. Imagine that! My only exposure to physical examinations prior to that was in 1972, as an exit physical exam from the U.S. Navy. I do not ever get screened for cancer, because I believe that detection tests are often.inaccurate and because of that, I believe that cancer is being overdiagnosed.
So often, I believe that going to a doctor for a minor health problem is like going to a mechanic when the red “oil” light appears on your dashboard. Doctors and mechanics are paid to find problems and they are both very good at that. Perhaps a changed diet and 3 quarts of engine oil will fix most minor problems.
We have all heard of the “possible side effects” of medications. Usually if I bring it up I get a standard “but drugs save lives”. I feel that you can always find an safe alternative that builds health, but people still take drugs and feel that they should,
The article below talks about the “minor side effects” and should be read by anyone who wants to take a drug. Actually, they should also read about the drug they want to take on www.drugs.com. It has the pharmaceutical companies literature and you can make an informed decision.
I realized recently that I didn’t really understand what the HDL or the LDL, the good and bad cholesterol, was or what it all meant. I’ve noticed the large amount of people, who are very concerned with their cholesterol levels and are taking Statin Drugs. There are far too many side effects that are connected to these drugs for me to feel good about it. .
Finding a good product that I trusted and would be willing to recommend led me to have to investigate the ingredients in the various cholesterol lowering supplements available on the market. Did that open my eyes.
So, the article on McVitamins was re-written so that you can better understand what it all means. When you better understand anything, you are better able to control and fix the problem.
After understanding HDL, it occurred to me that we all might benefit from taking something that increased the good cholesterol, instead of just trying to block the “bad” cholesterol which the body uses to be healthy. After all,no matter how hard I try, I sometimes wind up eating incorrectly when on the run or on vacation.
I don’t usually follow Dr. Oz. I’ve disagreed with so many things he says when I did watch. However, I found this on a site called Food Renegade. Dr. Oz actually talks about the cholesterol myth. He also shows a good demonstration so you can understand how cholesterol works. Watch it The Great Cholesterol Myth | Food Renegade
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