Monday, November 19, 2012
Want to improve your cholesterol and glucose levels?
Cholesterol lowering drugs are big business, but most people could lower both their cholesterol and blood glucose levels by changing the way they eat.
The food we eat regularly will have a big impact on your biochemistry. By watching all the ads on TV you would not believe that, but rather think that it is a drug deficiency that is making you sick.
Food we are exposed to regularly send powerful signals to our genes, telling them to turn on or off, that way creating desirable or undesirable results in the body.
This is called epigenetics and means that while we cannot change our genes we can change the expression of our genes.
The study reviewed here is a good example of what food can accomplish. The researchers analyzed 50 randomized controlled trials which included 534, 906 participants (Kastorini CM, et al. 2011).
It was documented that the Mediterranean style diet reduced waist circumference, increased HDL (the good cholesterol), decreased triglycerides and glucose and decreased both systolic and diastolic blood pressure.
By modifying the Mediterranean style diet even more impressive results can be accomplished in a comparatively short time.
Read either one of the books, "Effective Nutrition for Effective Healing" or "The Food Connection" on ways to eat healthy. The books also include a lot of recipes to choose from.
To read the original abstract, click on the reference below.
Kastorini CM, Milionis HJ, Esposito K, Giugliano D, Goudevenos JA, Panagiotakos DB.The effect of mediterranean diet on metabolic syndrome and its components a meta-analysis of 50 studies and 534,906 individuals. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2011 Mar 15;57(11):1299-313.
Courtesy of Dr. Sopler - www.TissueRecovery.com