Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Don't Obsess Over Lower LDL?

The American College of Cardiology, the American Heart Association & the Nation Heart, Lung, & Blood Institute have made a new cholesterol recommendation:
Quit trying to lower your LDL (low-density lipoprotein or "bad" cholesterol) number to a target of 100 mg/dL or less.

Why, after years of hearing that you must? These experts agree there is no evidence to support that lowering your LDL to 100 mg/dL or lower will have any affect in keeping you from having a heart attack. In other words, this symptom alone will not cause you to have a heart attack.

The main cause of heart disease and heart attacks is the terrible, toxic American Diet!! It has so many nutritional deficiencies, its high in fat, cholesterol, salt & sugar, very imbalanced.

Treating just your cholesterol levels is treating a symptom. To effectively treat any disease/condition, you must treat the underlying cause(s). That my friends, is what Acupuncture does.

While no one is telling you not to pay any attention to your cholesterol levels, understand it is a piece of the healthy puzzle that is you. Pay attention to all factors of your health, especially when your heart is involved. But there's no need to obsess about reducing your LDL.

As I've said before, Acupuncture, Herbs, Reiki, Massage, Stress Reduction, Diet & Exercise are the BEST medicine!! Most of which you can do for free!!

Monday, July 14, 2014

Integration Matters!!

Acupuncture & modern medicine, when used together, have the potential to support, strengthen & nurture the body towards health & well-being. Practitioners of this ancient medical practice have experienced clinical success with a variety of health issues. There's never one way to optimal health. Integration of medicines & home healthcare (taking care of yourself through good nutrition, exercise & rest) all combines to keep you your healthiest!! Don't leave anything out!!