Cholesterol Production: A Natural Process

Our bodies produce cholesterol every day. This is a natural and necessary process. We need cholesterol to help our bodies build cells, make hormones, regulate metabolism and help absorb Vitamin D.

It is natural for healthy bodies to produce cholesterol, and to recycle and eliminate any excess. The breakdown of this balanced process of production and elimination can result in high cholesterol.  Prolonged high cholesterol increases the risk of heart disease, stroke, hypertension, obesity (based on diet intake) and poor circulation.

Drugs that lower cholesterol do so by blocking cholesterol production, interrupting the natural  balance. As the body tries to deal with this disruption, other normal bodily processes are affected, causing negative effects. Negative side-effects commonly associated with cholesterol-lowering prescription drugs include headache, nausea, vertigo, liver damage, muscle stiffness and loss of muscle strength.

Natural Alternatives

There are safe, natural alternatives to prescription cholesterol-lowering drugs. Consuming adequate quantities of vitamin C, as well as diet and exercise, can all contribute to lowering your cholesterol.

Acupuncture is one of the oldest known treatments that can claim a high success rate without health-threatening side effects. Acupuncture adjusts the body back to its optimum performance level, eliminating the imbalances rather than just treating the symptoms.

Many natural, non-toxic herbal supplements can safely manage cholesterol.  Two examples are Ling Zhi (Reishi mushroom) and He Shou Wu (Polygonum root, a type of rose).

Chinese Medicine looks at the cause of the imbalance and addresses it, rather than focusing on the symptoms and how to deal with them. The body is supported to regain a natural balance, resulting in more energy and better, natural health.

Dr. Kinnane’s 40+ years of experience in pharmaceuticals and Chinese Medicine have inspired his desire to offer safe alternatives to prescription drugs and their negative effects, enabling his patients to experience balance, energy and stability in their lives.

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