If you ate your way into it, you can eat your way out of it. All you need is information, and a whole lot of support.
That's what I do.
For instance, diet has been an accepted mode of reversing heart disease for many years now. Dr. Dean Ornish has been doing this for many years, and in fact was the first to have his heart disease reversal dietary program accepted by a major medical insurer (Blue Cross Blue Shield) as an ALTERNATIVE to coronary bypass surgery. Likewise, type 2 diabetes is also being reversed with the same kind of dietary program, which involves boosting your nutritional intake through the roof by teaching you how to eat a whole foods diet. What are whole foods, you ask? Well, those would be....real food. Things that do not come in a plastic wrapper or a cardboard box, by and large. Those are things that are nutrient rich instead of nutrient poor, and result in your body feeling satisfied instead of developing cravings because it isn't getting enough nutrition. Those would be foods that don't leave you craving sweets, or nutritionally-bankrupt simple carbs.
If you're looking to "push the reset button", finally lose that weight, or improve your digestion, or fix those pesky problems getting enough sleep or good quality sleep; if you're tired of having low energy, and if you (and everyone around you) are over your mood swings and cravings, then it's time to take control and start fueling your body up in a way that promotes easy well-being, fabulous energy, and excellent health that everyone around you will want to share in. Everybody's going to want to know your "secret".
Wellness really isn't that complicated.
In the car this morning, I was floored by something I heard on the radio. The American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology have now recommended that people should now be taking #statins (prescription cholesterol-lowering medications) to ward off coronary #heartdisease as a first line of defense.
Amazing. Just breathtaking.
First of all, the side effects of statins as a class of medications has been known for decades. In my own family, I have seen loved ones suffer with a weakening of the proximal muscle group, necessitating a discontinuation of taking statins. In English, that means that the trunk, some arm and some thigh muscles become weak as a result of taking statins.
How do we get high cholesterol, anyway?
Well, every day, your liver manufactures all the cholesterol you need. At least, that's the way it goes for most people. There are a small number whose livers make too much cholesterol, and those people have naturally high cholesterol. And there are a small number whose livers do not make enough. What other sources of high cholesterol are there, then? Well, those would be sources of animal protein, including fish, poultry, lamb, pork, beef, shellfish, organ meats (especially liver, of course), egg yolks (the whites are pure protein, and contain no cholesterol - the yolks are pure fat and cholesterol. Think about what dried egg yolk from a sunny-side up looks like on your plate - that's what it's doing in your arteries), and dairy (milk) products.