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Cholesterol Lowering and Controlling Three Week Plan Handbook and Cookbook
     

Cholesterol Lowering and Controlling Three Week Plan Handbook and Cookbook

by Patricia T. Krimmel, Edward A. Krimmel
 

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FOR THOSE AT RISK
The information in this book is for you and your loved ones! Anyone, regardless of age, gender or ethnic background, can develop a high cholesterol level without even being aware of it. Are you one of the many individuals who has or is at risk for developing cardiovascular disease?

This book:
A. Enables you to understand and work

Overview

FOR THOSE AT RISK
The information in this book is for you and your loved ones! Anyone, regardless of age, gender or ethnic background, can develop a high cholesterol level without even being aware of it. Are you one of the many individuals who has or is at risk for developing cardiovascular disease?

This book:
A. Enables you to understand and work more easily with your physician in lowering and controlling your cholesterol.
B. Is a guide for having your cholesterol level checked and helping you understand the results.
C. Enables you to be successful in lowering your cholesterol level, if necessary, in the easiest way and the shortest period of time.
D. Helps you understand some basic information about your own body chemistry and its relationship to the foods you eat and their relationship to cholesterol.
E. Explains the relationship of cholesterol to cardiovascular diseases.

Lowering your cholesterol level is a personal affair. Only through personal initiative, understanding your body chemistry and following a proper program can your cholesterol level be controlled. The information in this book is not for self diagnosing but does enable you to work more effectively with your doctor. Physicians do recommend this book.

Your heart, a muscle the size of your fist, beats about 100,000 times per day while pumping approximately 2,000 gallons of blood through 12,400 miles of blood vessels.

SAVE YOUR LIFE!
Every minute of every day:
Three Americans have a heart attack
One American dies from a heart attack
Think about it!
Lowering and controlling your cholesterol are the foremost things you can do to help your heart be healthy.

This user friendly book tells you all you need to know to lower and control your cholesterol. If you have a high cholesterol or wish to avoid the risk, this is the best book for you.

HERE IS CONCISE INFORMATION IN LAY LANGUAGE AB0UT.
1. How to lower and control your cholesterol
2. How to lose weight
3. Importance of decreasing saturated fat intake
4. Choosing the type of exercise to help reduce your cholesterol
5. A 3 week plan for lowering cholesterol
6. Food logistics for controlling cholesterol
7. How serious high cholesterol is
8. How to determine if you have high cholesterol
9. Questions and answers you need to know
10. Over 60 cholesterol lowering recipes in the cookbook section

The authors give you solutions rather than talking about the problem of cholesterol. This book complements your relationship with your physician and will help you accomplish your goal of lowering and controlling your cholesterol. This is a physician recommended book.

Editorial Reviews

Advance
he Cholesterol Lowering and Controlling Handbook and Cookbook takes a dual approach to the topic. The first section focuses on education about lipids, while the second part presents over 60 lowfat recipes. The discussion of the composition of lipids is simple and readily understandable by the lay reader. The first chapter reviews the types of cholesterol and how the various lipids are related. High cholesterol is defined, with a chart listing desirable levels.

The next two chapters discuss lowering and controlling cholesterol and include a somewhat detailed 3 week plan for initial cholesterol management. The fourth chapter reviews meal planning, food preparation, shopping and label reading. Chapter five, which discusses the seriousness of atherosclerosis, stresses the negative effects of high lipid levels on health. Risk factors for cardiovascular disease are listed and discussed. Chapter six thoroughly discusses the proper methods for blood lipid testing. The information on the interpretation of test results is clear and concise. Chapter seven's question and answers format includes a good cross section of the questions commonly asked with appropriate answers.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780916503055
Publisher:
Franklin Publishers
Publication date:
01/28/1994
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
5.22(w) x 8.19(h) x 0.59(d)

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chapter 6 | HOW TO DETERMINE IF YOU HAVE HIGH CHOLESTEROL

Most often with your health, you are concerned with how well you feel and look, and you leave it at that. However, with the concern of cholesterol, it is not a matter of how well you feel or look but how well your cardiovascular system (heart and blood vessels) is functioning. Unlike most health conditions, there are no telltale symptoms to warn you if your cholesterol is high.

The cardiovascular conditions that high cholesterol can lead to cause symptoms only after the damage has been done. therefore, it is your responsibility to find out what your cholesterol level is before you have any cardiovascular symptoms and hopefully avoid ever having any problems. Sounds like a pure and simple case for preventive medicine.

In choosing a physician, be certain he/she can communicate easily and knowledgeably about the condition, and does not just use a few buzz words. You should feel comfortable asking questions and feel that the questions are answered with a true interest, concern and knowledge. In some respects, choosing the right physician to help you is the most important thing you can do.

GET THE TEST: THE TOTAL LIPID PROFILE
Generally speaking, experts in the cholesterol field recommend that cholesterol levels should start being checked in the early teenage years. If the results are normal, then about every five years thereafter. The National Cholesterol Education Program Expert Panel's Report recommends that every adult age twenty and over be tested every five years.

If there is a family history of high cholesterol and/or coronary heart disease (under 50 years of age in males and under 60 for females), the a child should be tested soon after the age of two. If the results are within the normal range, the test should be repeated every two to three years. Children with total cholesterol over 170 could possibly benefit from dietary counseling and increased exercise. Be certain to keep a running record of the test results so you can see if there is any great change occurring over the years.

Take special note; there are two different test for determining your cholesterol level:
1. TOTAL CHOLESTEROL TEST

2. TOTAL LIPID PROFILE (Lipoprotein Analysis) which includes the following 5 components:
1. Total cholesterol
2. LDL cholesterol
3. HDL cholesterol
4. Triglycerides
5. Total cholesterol/HDL cholesterol ratio

For your first test, probably only the total cholesterol will be ordered. We feel this is not the better way to go because it's possible for your total cholesterol to be within the desirable range, but for one of the components (LDLs. HDLs, triglycerides, or the total cholesterol/HDL cholesterol ratio to be too high or low. If you or your doctor were not aware of these high or low values, then you would not be treated according to your real needs and your risk of having a medical problem would not be resolved. You would have a false sense of security because you wouldn't know all of the information necessary for a complete picture. Get the complete picture by getting the complete information. This can only be accomplished by having the complete test. Get the TOTAL LIPID PROFILE TEST!

The best procedure for determining your cholesterol level:
1. Ask your doctor to order a total lipid profile test.

2. Fast twelve to fourteen hours before the test to permit a more accurate test of the triglyceride level which rises appreciably after eating. Avoid alcohol for 24 hours before the test. In general, the most favorable time to have the test is between 7 and 9 am after having not eaten from 7pm the night before. Only water is permitted during this time.

3. Sit for at least 5 minutes before your blood is drawn. Sit (do not lie down or stand) when your blood is being drawn. The tourniquet should be used for as brief a time as possible, less than a minute.

It is most important that you get this test immediately!
NOTE:
a. Do not have the test taken:
1) Just after you have been seriously ill
2) Within three months of a heart attack
3) During the last trimester of pregnancy
4) After a major weight loss
5) After sudden dietary changes
These situations interfere with a true cholesterol reading.

b. Since there have been labs which have not performed the test according the professional standards, call the lab where you plan to have the blood sample taken and ask if:
1) It is accredited by a national agency, such as the College of American Pathology.
2) Its equipment is check daily.
3) Its testing results are audited regularly by an independent agency.
You want to have the test performed in a lab that answers yes to all the questions. You may ask to see their certificate of accreditation.

c. Always have your test performed at the same lab.

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