Cholesterol Part 1: A Basic Introduction

If you are reading this, then odds are you are worried about cholesterol. Whether you are concerned because you have read statistics that suggest high cholesterol may be bad for you or whether you are worried because you or someone you know has been diagnosed with having high levels of “bad” cholesterol, the fact is that we could all stand to learn more about this important health issue.

In this course, you will learn how to take control of your health. By the end of this course, you will know:

•What Cholesterol is and why it is important

•What too high cholesterol can do and treatments that can help you lower your cholesterol

•What exact steps you can take to live a heart healthy life

•The secrets that can make healthy cholesterol achievable

•How to speak to your doctor about cholesterol

•The myths that can affect your health

•What to eat for a healthy heart

The ideas in this course will help you lower your cholesterol in as little as thirty days. Use as many of the tips and suggestions as can and apply all the tips and advice that you find useful.

This course has especially not been organized to tell you what to do in the first two days, the next week, and so on, because cholesterol is not a step by step process. Several things may contribute to high cholesterol, and several things can help lower it. The steps that must be taken also vary with each person. This ebook does not dictate - it simply gives you the tools you need to develop your own 30 day program for a healthy cholesterol level.

Please be advised that while the advice and tips contained here can be very useful, if you feel that you may have high cholesterol, please consult a doctor. Your doctor can help you in devising a cholesterol lowering plan and can also help you determine which health tips may be most effective for your own particular situation.

So get reading for lower cholesterol and a better heart!

Understanding Cholesterol

In order to understand why it is important to lower cholesterol, it is necessary to first understand what cholesterol is. Cholesterol is a fatlike waxy substance and is produced by the liver. Although cholesterol has purposes and is important to overall health and body function, too much cholesterol in the body has damaging effects.

Cholesterol forms every cell within the body. When the cholesterol level is appropriate, it plays a life-giving role in many functions of the body. When cholesterol is at a good level it works to build and repair cells, produces hormones such as estrogen and testosterone, and produces bile acids which are proven to aid in the digestion of fat.

With too much cholesterol in the body, though, the levels build up and cause damage by clogging your arteries. This puts you at serious risk for disease such as heart and stroke. In fact, the major cause behind heart attacks and strokes is clogged arteries resulting from high levels of cholesterol.

When you eat saturated foods such as dairy, meat and eggs your cholesterol elevates. On the other hand when you eat foods such as fruits, vegetables, and grains you can maintain optimal health as they do not contain cholesterol.

High cholesterol can be avoided! With a nutritious diet, the 50% of all adult Americans with high cholesterol can regain their health and lower their risk of disease by 2%. This is done simply from reducing cholesterol by 1%.

Cholesterol can be managed for life with success! It is recommended that you visit your physician on a regular basis to keep a keen eye on your levels. As we progress with “30 days to lower cholesterol” you will learn healthy, alternative ways to manage your cholesterol without having to rely on medications.

End of Part 1: Please see Part 2 for further details