Tips for a healthy heart and controlling
cholesterol without drugs
Tips supplied by Prue King - extracted from Udo Erasmus's book Fats that Heal, Fats that Kill
THINGS TO EMBRACE:
Foods in their natural state - whole, and unrefined, lots of fresh organic vegetables & fruit, including plenty of fibre and sufficient protein from fish, and plant sources.
Essential fatty acids (omega 3 & omega 6 oils) –at least 1/3 of total fat intake, from seeds, nuts, flax & fish oils.
An adequate intake of antioxidants, vitamins & minerals, especially Vitamins A, C, E & B3, zinc, magnesium, B3, selenium, copper, sulphur, chromium, carnitine & CoQ10(take a good quality, high potency multi-vitamin and multi-mineral supplement with these included) with extra Vit A ,C & E. These provide protection against cancer which statistically increases when cholesterol levels are kept low with a restricted, low fat diet or with cholesterol lowering drugs.
Drink sufficient fresh, pure water (2 – 3 L / day).
Indulge in deep breathing in, uncontaminated fresh air and spend some time each day outside in direct, unfiltered sunlight. Sunglasses that block UV should not be worn during this light-for-health time.
Exercise regularly, include stretching, aerobic and strengthening exercise for all round physical fitness.
Regular detoxing using antioxidants, chelating agents, increased fibre & water, saunas as appropriate.
Relax, rest, meditate and enjoy life with friends & family!
THINGS TO AVOID:
Non- essential fats, particularly hard, saturated animal fats and heated or refined, hydrogenated vegetable oils. Total fat consumption should be between 15 – 20% of total calories.
Sugar, white flour & refined starches - these are converted to hard, sticky fats and cholesterol and increase triglyceride (blood fat) levels. Some researchers believe there is a stronger link between high sugar and refined starch consumption and cardiovascular disease than with high cholesterol.
Excessive intake of animal products, especially milk. Vegetarians are shown to be less likely to have cardiovascular disease than non-vegetarian. The death rate from cardiovascular disease of strict vegetarians is only a 1/4 that of meat eaters. A strict vegetarian diet(no meat, no eggs and dairy products but plenty of fresh vegies and grains as well as smaller amounts of seeds, nuts and fruits) can lower a cholesterol level of 260 mg/dl to 160 mg/dl within a month.
Toxins – drugs, pesticides, additives, heavy metals, tobacco, caffeine.
“With these measures a drug-based cholesterol lowering programme will be unnecessary for 99.8% of the population.”