The question on the lips of many Americans these days is, “How do I lower my cholesterol?” We’ve all been told that the secret to living a long, healthy, heart-disease free life is lowering your cholesterol. And believing that a low cholesterol count is the best way to prevent heart disease, doctors often prescribe medications like statins to keep these levels low. But these drugs can introduce a whole host of problems and may not even work.
The truth is, your body needs cholesterol in order to function properly. So, it’s not about having lower cholesterol; it’s about having the right type of cholesterol.
The important questions we should ask are:
- How do I get the right type of cholesterol?
- How do I lower my triglycerides and raise my good cholesterol or HDL?
- What’s the best way to prevent heart disease without drugs?
Originally posted on DrHyman.com