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What is the best way to check the cholesterol level?

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replied January 29th, 2018
Welcome to e health forum.

The biggest influence on blood cholesterol level is the mix of fats in the diet. The key is to substitute saturated fats for unsaturated fats (eg olive oil, vegetable oils, etc).

The best way to reducing body fats and cholesterol, includes a combination of dietary restrictions, physical workouts (aerobic exercises are more better in burning fat, than just walking), screening for any medical conditions like diabetes, endocrine disorders, etc.

Dietary modifications for a healthy cholesterol levels include:

1. High fiber, omega-3s and vitamins A, B, C and E help lower the LDL cholesterol.
2. High fiber cereal such as oatmeal, bran, and multigrain contain psyllium, folic acid, vitamins E and B6 and are helpful.
3. Citrus fruit with amino acid, vitamin C, folic acid and soluble fiber such as strawberries, currants, and grapes also help to reduce LDL cholesterol level.

Other strategies that can help reduce cholesterol levels include:

1. Quit smoking
2. Start a regular exercise program
3. Maintain a healthy weight.
4. Drink alcohol only in moderation.

You might consider consulting a dietitian or your doctor for additional help and clarification of your doubts.

I hope this helps.

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replied April 4th, 2018
Everyone needs to read this!

Keeping your cholesterol levels in check is not something you should be ultimately concerned with, because there is absolutely NO DISEASE associated with elevated blood cholesterol and triglycerides.

Cholesterol is an ESSENTIAL NUTRIENT!

*It makes up a significant portion of the cell walls of each cell.
*It makes up 95% of the steroid hormones in you body (testosterone, estrogen, progesterone and adrenalin).
*It is the raw material for myelin which makes up 75% of brain weight and is almost 100% cholesterol it also makes up nerve cells.

Doctors today still believe in the old failed theory that cholesterol is a bad thing!

Why? Because they get a kickback every time they prescribe a statin drug. These same statin drugs cause liver cirrhosis and make you go blind!

In addition to the kickback for prescriptions the medical industry in America spends well over $100 billion a year on TESTING for high cholesterol.

If a person is very good at giving up chicken skin and red meat, dairy and eggs, like a doctor would have them do, they’re not going to be able to keep up with the maintenance and repair needs of the cholesterol for the myelin in the brain and spinal cord.

You DO NOT want your blood cholesterol below 220! More people suffer from a heart attack below this range than above it!

If you get told by your doctor that you have high blood cholesterol, DON'T WORRY ABOUT IT!

The Inuit Eskimos run their blood cholesterol levels between 300-500 and they have the lowest rates of cardiovascular disease, strokes and heart attacks out of anybody else in the world.
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replied June 19th, 2018
Thanks for such a useful information. I would like to add few points. Bad cholesterol above certain level could be risky.Maintaining healthy lifestyle is important nowadays and I do agree that must try out natural methods such as healthy diet and workout for eliminating excess cholesterol instead of going for drugs. There are certain apps that help with health issues like cholesterol. One of them is Cholesterol Down app where you can control cholesterol level without taking drugs.
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replied May 18th, 2018
We check the cholesterol level in a special laboratory with blood tests.
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