Cholesterol - taking another view
So many people seem to have high cholesterol these days. It is definitely on the rise (pardon the pun).
As a Naturopath my mind automatically looks at why, not just how to remedy the issue. As a nurse and a Naturopath I have see the results of treating symptoms and treating the root cause. I am most definitely more in favour of working with the root cause. This way you are much more likely to improve the issue long term without longterm treatments and you more often than not end up working on other related issues.
Our first instinct is to reduce or cut out all fat. That’s not a healthy approach, our body needs fat, it’s just your body isn’t processing the cholesterol adequately. But why?
So a cause of the increase in our High cholesterol is our lifestyle – stress, diet, high processed food, low natural food.
There are a number of ways you can combat this:
If you have very high cholesterol and need a professional plan of action please contact the clinic on the number below. Remember a good nutritional therapist will work alongside your current treatment.
N.B. LDL - Low Density Lipids -this needs to be low
HDL - High Density Lipids - needs to be raised
To find out more, you can contact Carina at (087) 0978880, email her at firstname.lastname@example.org, check out her website at www.itsanaturalchoice.com, or visit her clinic at Lisnolan, Manulla, Castlebar, or, on Wednesdays, at HoneyBee Health Shop, Claremorris (by appointment only)
Your body SatNav
I was recently driving over to meet a friend for a much needed catch up. I had always driven the same way to her house but this time I put on the SatNav. All of a sudden a thought came into my head, how much SatNav’s have come along in the last 5 years. I love them now, I’ve seen more amazing parts of the country I never would have before my SatNAv. I’m no longer terrified the voice in my car will send me into the middle of a lake, but I will arrive at my destination. Saying that every now and again it goes a bit wrong. So what do I do when my SatNav’s not working for me? I go back to the tried and tested methods we used to use, a map, call a friend or pop into a local shop and just ask directions.
So why am I talking about my SatNav? Well because it’s the same idea when we are choosing how to deal with our health. Modern technologies in Allopathic medicine have revolutionized our health, there are things possible now that we could never have dreamed of, but if it’s not working, if it’s not getting you to the destination you’d like to then it may be time to try a more natural approach, tried and tested methods, with historic evidence and modern studies, helping to strengthen your body to heal, or combing the modern and traditional approaches.
It doesn’t matter how Modern or how Old the practice is, all that matters is that it is the right choice for you, the method that will move you forward.
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To find out more, you can contact Carina at (087) 0978880, email her at email@example.com, check out her website at www.itsanaturalchoice.com, or visit her clinic at Lisnolan, Manulla, Castlebar, or, on Wednesdays, at HoneyBee Health Shop, Claremorris.
We have had a fabulous summer this year but all good things must come to an end (hopefully not for another month).
Carina Kennedy was formerly a Nurse, now a Nutritional Therapist and Herbalist living in the west of Ireland. Her passion is food, health and teaching clients to gain control of their life with simple techniques.