We learned that the enzyme Lipase, (in Health E80™ formula) aids those who have had gallbladder removal, as it helps to processes and breakdown fat. Another function it does is to aid in lowering cholesterol, namely LDL the “bad” kind. According to “Digestive Wellness” author Elizabeth Lipski, PhD, CCN., It is a silent problem that is one of your risk factors for heart disease. The higher your LDL cholesterol, the higher your risk of disease.
There is no single cause for high cholesterol, rather several underlying causes including:
Your genetics and family history
Living a sedentary lifestyle
Having health conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, hypothyroid, insulin resistance, and kidney disease.
Making poor food choices; bad fats, processed foods, lack of fresh fruits and vegetables, lack of whole foods.
And getting older
For most of us, LDL (low density lipoprotein) levels above 130 tell us to make some changes in lifestyle. High levels of HDL (High Density Lipoprotein) are protective, helping clean plaque from our arteries. The more damage there is to the arterial walls, the more plaque will form. Studies now reveals that most high cholesterol sufferers respond well to treatment with lipase enzyme supplements because lipase control and remove fats, such as LDL cholesterol, from our blood and helps reduce the absorption of dietary cholesterol.
Dr. Lipski gives the following tips to address high cholesterol:
Increase dietary fiber to bind cholesterol. Adding beans to your diet regularly can reduce cholesterol levels by up to 15%.
Eat a rainbow of foods to increase your antioxidant and flavonoid levels.
Probiotics have been shown to reduce serum cholesterol levels. Eat more fermented foods, such as sauerkraut, yogurt and kefir; and also take probiotic supplements.
Control your stress. Exercise, relax, get plenty of sleep, engage in hobbies, and spend time in nature.
“I have taken Health E80 for the past year. My previous LDL/cholesterol was over 360. I have a history of heart disease, with two ablations for arrhythmia
and a stent after a heart attack. My doctor has wanted me to take Statin medication, which I did for a few years but did not like how it made me feel, nor did it bring down the elevated cholesterol. I have recently made changes to improve my diet in addition to taking the digestive enzymes 4-8 times a day. I had my blood taken this past week and was astounded to see my LDL drop to 192! While this number is still high, knowing that the enzymes and continuing to improve my diet has made such a difference!”
M. Clay/ from AZ