Hypercholesterolemia

Condition Description

Total cholesterol above  200 [and/or] LDL (bad cholesterol) above 99

Common Symptoms

  • Generally no obvious symptoms
  • Condition is often only identified when complications like coronary artery disease, heart attack, hypertension, stroke, or peripheral vascular diseases develop
  • Condition can be identified early through blood tests

Underlying Causes

  • Lack of exercise
  • Poor diets that are high in saturated fats and hydrogenated oils
  • Endocrine problems like insulin resistance, Hypothyroidism, or female and male hormonal imbalances
  • Nutritional deficiencies of Niacin, Magnesium, Vitamin E or Vitamin C

Traditional Approach

  • Statin drugs like Lovastatin, Pravastatin, Simvastatin, or Atorvastatin
  • Niacin supplementation
  • Bile acid binders like Cholestyramine, Colestipol, or Cloesevalam
  • Drugs inhibiting cholesterol absorption from the gut like Zetia
  • Fibrates like Gemfibrozil, Fibricor, or Fenofibrate

EHAC Approach

  • Exercise and diet improvement through reduction/elimination of hydrogenated and saturated fats, and junk food, and increased intake of fiber and fresh, unprocessed foods
  • Identify and treat any insulin resistance, Hypothyroidism, or male or female hormonal imbalances
  • Nutritional supplementation with Niacin, Magnesium, L-Carnitine, Coenzyme Q10, Vitamin E and/or Vitamin C
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