it is not comfortable when you sit in a "gown" open on every corner, and the Dr. walks in to examine you. We have designer everything and still have not "designed" a decent "paper" dress. I have to work on this...but first, my cholesterol needs attention, or does it?
What's worse is the after meeting in his/her office to discuss the EKG, cholesterol, and blood test results! "You have high cholesterol and need a stress test" (I have enough stress, thank you). What is cholesterol? It's a fat your body needs to form hormones, cells and carry lipoproteins, LDL and HDL, low density and high density.
If it blocks your heart flow, forms plaque and can cause a heart attack, "they" want you take meds. I take vitamins including Red Yeast Rice which works the same way. Eat more fruit, veggies, whole grains and less meat, cheese, eggs and processed foods. To lower high cholesterol you can eat more of the following and exercise regularly, especially a Yoga class now and then (hmm, every day?) washed down with at least 64 ounces of water per day. Yet, get checked. Be pro-active with your own health and it will influence those around you.
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