High Cholesterol: Statins or Sterols? – that is the question

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lower your cholesterolDo you know someone with high cholesterol? The question is: “statins …. or stanols?” Say, what? Let me explain.

Statins are drugs that are able to block the action of a chemical in the liver that is necessary for making cholesterol.

Possible side effects from statins include headaches, pins and needles sensation, abdominal pain, bloating, diarrhea, feeling sick, a rash & a slim chance of severe form of muscle inflammation.

Plant stanols & sterols are found naturally in plants, fruits, vegetables, and grains, and have been clinically proven by more than 80 studies to lower LDL cholesterol.

There are no side effects from natural plant stanols and sterols.

Shaklee’s Cholesterol Reduction Complex delivers 2000 mg of plant stanols and sterols daily.

Here is what Lilli wrote: “In late July my husband’s cardiologist was beginning to talk “statins” which are not even an option for us because of all the side effects, so James began taking Cholesterol Reduction Complex in late July. In 3 1/2 months, after taking the CRC, James’ LDL (bad) dropped from 145 to 116. His HDL (good) increased from 63 to 78. His cardiologist was amazed. James is on no medication, only vitamins and his doctor is wanting information on what he has been taking.” *

Isn’t that exciting? I love success stories from natural solutions! Want to know more about how to reduce other types of prescription usage? Check it out here.

National Institutes of Health recommendation for lowering cholesterol: eat less saturated fat and cholesterol, exercise, lose weight, eat more soluble fiber, and consume 2000 mg of plant stanols and sterols daily.

Want to read a letter written to doctors by a doctor about Shaklee’s Cholesterol Reduction Complex? I thought so. Here it is: Letter to doctors

So take care of yourself, and get your cholesterol down the natural way.

Next action: Want to lower your cholesterol the natural way. Order Cholesterol Reduction Complex here.

*Excerpted from Life Changing Short Stories complied by Lorri Kruesher, used by permission

Disclaimer: These statements have not been approved by the FDA and are not meant to treat, diagnose, cure, or prevent any disease. Contact your health professional for all your medical concerns including lowering your cholesterol the natural way.

30 Comments… add one

Jerry Vinson March 10, 2012, 7:42 pm

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Maurrin Carter March 10, 2012, 8:41 pm

High Cholesterol: Statins or Sterols? That is the question. Fresh New Post from Amy, hot off the keyboard, mu

andra March 12, 2012, 1:06 am

wow.. i like it, i want make my girlfriends health….

amyhagerup March 12, 2012, 1:10 am

HI Andra, Glad you liked it. Blessings, Amy

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Lanaya March 12, 2012, 12:59 pm

Thanks for sharing this healthy tips! :)

amyhagerup March 13, 2012, 8:40 pm

You are very welcome, Lanaya. Thanks for stopping by. Blessings, Amy

Samantha March 12, 2012, 1:28 pm

Statins are inhibit one of the steps in cholesterol synthesis as a way of lowering the amount of cholesterol produced.If you are diabetic, a smoker, obese and have other risk factors for heart disease then you will be prescribed a statin at a lower cholesterol level than someone who has no risk factors for heart disease.
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amyhagerup March 13, 2012, 8:39 pm

I did not know that, Samantha. Thanks for the information. I do know that all statins have serious side effects though, so if you can do something naturally instead, that would be preferable. But that is just my opinion. Thanks for commenting! Blessings, Amy

Miriam Philips March 12, 2012, 4:39 pm

High Cholesterol: Statins or Sterols? That is the question. Great Post! Check it out!

Business Bloggers March 13, 2012, 5:13 am

High Cholesterol: Statins or Sterols? That is the question. Cool Amy

Jones24 March 13, 2012, 12:41 pm

I’m always be in a natural way of living, exercise + eating nutritious foods is my key to avoid any health problems, just like for having high cholesterol…

amyhagerup March 13, 2012, 8:37 pm

That’s really good, Christy. Especially major on fresh fruits and vegetables too. Have you seen the movie “Forks over Knives”? It is all about how we need to eat more plants and little to no meats. Keep up the good work. Blessings, Amy

Penny Turko March 14, 2012, 6:23 am

High Cholesterol: Statins or Sterols? That is the question. Great post from Amy!

Nicole March 16, 2012, 1:05 am

this was so nice..great job for this..
but still you need exercise and balance diet. just eat healthy foods.
thanks for shearing this…

amyhagerup March 16, 2012, 2:03 am

Hi Nicole, Yes, You definitely need to be making other good health choices, especially with exercise and good diet – majoring on fruits and veggies. I just watched “Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead” and it was very interesting. Have you seen that? Blessings, Amy

Peggy March 16, 2012, 7:28 am

Good read. I just eat healthy food and I just watched the fat. This post was really interesting and helpful. Thank you for sharing.

amyhagerup March 16, 2012, 5:16 pm

Thanks, Peggy. Eating healthy is paramount to good health – especially fresh fruits and veggies!

Queenie20 March 16, 2012, 2:00 pm

I am so glad that I stop by here.. I really learned a lot from you.. :)
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amyhagerup March 16, 2012, 5:15 pm

Thanks for stopping by, Queenie. Glad to help out. What do you do for optimum health?

Shalani March 20, 2012, 6:53 am

My mom was undergo last moth in different test because she can breath very well, and we find out that she has a high cholesterol for a reason to hear to lay on and feeling of sucking… Good thing you have got this with us that will helps on how to deal with cholesterol….

Clara March 23, 2012, 6:45 pm

I like your blog graphic – is it custom made, or maybe some public template? Where can I download it from?
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amyhagerup March 23, 2012, 7:46 pm

HI Clara, Do you mean my graphic at the top with my logo and photo? I created that myself using Creative Memories Storybook Creator 4.0. Unfortunately, it is no longer available. Thanks for stopping by and asking. I’m here for you. Oh, and I use the theme called “Weaver” that allows you to put in your own header. Blessings, Amy

Ilka Flood March 23, 2012, 9:27 pm

Hi Amy,

Very interesting article! My doctor has been fighting my for years to put me on prescription drugs to lower my cholesterol which has been high since my early 20ies. My main reason for fighting her were the many side effects of those drugs.

Thank goodness there are alternatives as you point out above as well as many natural options like eating cholesterol lowering foods such as fish, nuts, beans and berries. Increasing your daily fiber with fruits, vegetables and whole grains helps as well. And of course exercise :)

Thanks for sharing this, Amy! Have a great weekend!

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amyhagerup March 25, 2012, 12:38 am

Thanks, Ilka. Yes, this is so true. We have to be very proactive with our health and our choices! Thanks for sharing. Blessings, Amy

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Shanel March 26, 2012, 4:42 am

Thanks for the informative post and for sharing of how to get down the cholesterol through natural ways.

amyhagerup March 26, 2012, 11:51 am

You are very welcome, Shanel.

Sarah Reece April 3, 2012, 5:18 pm

Hey Amy,

That’s quite an informative post. With cholesterol, like with so many other medical conditions, it is best to go the natural way. It has way too less side-effects, if any, as compared to the other drugs.

Thanks for sharing this.
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amyhagerup April 4, 2012, 9:35 pm

HI Sarah, This is so true. The natural way is best by far. I’m so glad we have such great natural resources to help us heal.

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