The first commercially sold statin hit the market in September 1987. Since then, statin drugs have become the most profitable, biggest-selling class of pharmaceutical medications ever. As you can imagine, they have made Big Pharma BILLIONS of dollars in profits year after year.
That’s why pharmaceutical companies have kept a vital secret from the billions of people taking statins for nearly fifty years:
Another thing Big Pharma doesn’t want you to know is that there are numerous things you can do to lower cholesterol naturally without the dangerous side effects that go along with taking a statin like:
- Muscle damage
- Liver damage
- And, oh yes, DEATH!
The good news is that you can control cholesterol naturally to reduce cardiovascular disease. It starts with the NHD’s philosophy of Eat Well, Live Well, Think Well.
Here are some proven and effective ways to get you back to living your best, heart-healthy life–free of statins.
Getting back on track starts with eating the right foods. Throughout the years, you’ve probably been told to cut out fat to maintain a healthy heart and low cholesterol. We now know that’s not true.
Our ancestors didn’t count calories or trim the fat from the prey they killed before bringing it back to their families to eat and survive. Instead, they were eating natural, organic food living and growing all around them. That’s where you can start.
Integrating some basic healthy eating principles into your daily life will yield massive results as your cholesterol will normalize and your heart will become healthy.
First and foremost, the most nutritious and heart-healthy foods are organic, grass-fed meats and wild-caught seafood and fish.
Regardless of what type of diet you follow, paleo, vegan, or vegetarian, ensure that your foods are organic and pesticide-free.
In addition, following these basic guidelines will help keep cholesterol regulated and your heart healthy:
- Eat whole, organic, non-GMO foods.
- Eat only poultry and eggs from organic, pasture-raised animals.
- Consume organ meat from only pasture-raised animals 1-2 times per week.
- Avoid all processed foods from a box or can.
- Cook with organic fats like extra virgin olive oil, virgin coconut oil, grapeseed oil, and avocado oil.
- Eat unprocessed raw, organic nuts.
- Buy only fresh, ORGANIC vegetables.
- Use raw, unfiltered honey or organic maple syrup for sweeteners, and use them sparingly!
You can eat the right things, but you won’t achieve a healthy heart and normal cholesterol if you’re not incorporating movement into your lifestyle. Regular exercise can do incredible things for your body and mind.
At NHD, we believe that a clear, stress-free mindset leads to a healthy heart, and exercise is one of the best interventions to achieve those results. Stress increases chronic inflammation, one of the main drivers of increased cholesterol and atherosclerosis.
Increasing physical activity can target inflammation and stress to normalize cholesterol and set you on a path to a stronger heart.
It is not normal to have trouble falling asleep or to wake up three to four times throughout the night. People who suffer from chronic insomnia are surprised and sometimes shocked by that fact.
Sleep is critical to helping your body heal and regenerate, and when you’re not getting enough, your body ends up in a state of chronic inflammation. Studies show that lack of sleep leads to chronic inflammation and abnormal lipid ratios and is a significant driver behind atherosclerosis and cardiovascular disease.
If you’re having trouble falling asleep or staying asleep, rather than asking your doctor for a prescription sleep aid, try these tips for a great night’s sleep:
- Go to sleep soon after sundown.
- Use incandescent bulbs rather than fluorescent or LED lights.
- Don’t eat after sundown.
- Keep your bedroom cool and dark.
- Turn off your phone when you go to bed and set an alarm clock instead
Remember, our ancestors (and even our parents and grandparents) lived their entire lives without a cell phone next to them all night. You can do it too!
Go outside and enjoy the sunshine
There wouldn’t be life without sunshine, and statistics show that people who live closer to the sun live longer than those who live farther away. It’s incredible how doctors and the media tell us to shield ourselves from the sun at all costs or risk an early death.
Nothing could be further from the truth! The sun has more power to heal than any prescription from a physician. Unfortunately, many people are vitamin D deficient due to sunscreen, clothing, and office work, sometimes from sunup to sundown.
When our skin is exposed to the sun, we produce vitamin D, a potent hormone that reduces inflammation, inhibits arterial plaque build-up, supports bone health, and improves the immune system.
Even if you have a job that keeps you inside sitting at a desk all day, you can commit to spending more time outside in the sun. Eat lunch or walk outside when you get up to stretch your legs. You can also become a weekend sunbathing warrior and soak up the sun on a Saturday bike ride or a Sunday morning jog.
The sun is a simple, natural way to improve your cholesterol and your heart health, and it is available to everyone, free of charge. Enjoy it!
The Eat Well, Live Well, Think Well strategies are free and accessible to everyone who wants to make the necessary changes to improve their heart health.
Supplements can only add to the healthy lifestyle you adopt, but sometimes you may still have deficiencies and need something to give your heart a boost.
When managing cholesterol naturally and free of statins, the safest, most effective product available to supplement an organic diet and heart-healthy lifestyle is Optilipid. It is a non-GMO product and can be safely used with any diet and treatments you receive with no additives.
Optilipid contains only natural ingredients, including:
- Silymarin (from milk thistle extract)
- Green Tea Leaf Extract
- Ginger Root
- Gelatin and water (for cap shell)
- Medium Chain Triglycerides
- Silica (for flow)
Optilipid is a viable alternative to statin medications, particularly when paired with the recommended natural alternative interventions included in the Eat Well, Live Well, Think Well philosophy we embrace at Natural Heart Doctor.
When you’re ready to ditch the statins and seek the diet and lifestyle that will lead you to normal cholesterol and a resilient heart, the Natural Heart Doctor staff can guide you into the next phase of your journey.
We will assess your cholesterol with our Advanced Cardiac Panel to provide us with your baseline lipid levels. We also encourage you to take advantage of a complimentary 20-minute health consultation with an experienced NHD health coach.
We can’t wait to help you through the journey and transformation from living the statin lie to living your best life filled with healthy, organic food, physical activity, and sunshine!