Cardiovascular (High Cholesterol)

Diet: A Paleolithic (cave-man) diet, reduces inflammation.

Increase:
-Vegetables and fruits, organic as much as possible
-Root vegetables (carrots, beets, parsnips, turnips, rutabagas, sweet potatoes) & winter squash (acorn, butternut)
-Fish, especially salmon, tuna, mackerol, cod, scrod, herring, sardines

Decrease:
-Gluten and dairy (no more than once a week for either)
-Grains, beans and fats (mostly olive oil ~ 1 Tbsp/d)
-Fatty meats (bologna, ribs, heavily marbled meat) – stick with lean, low fat meat and poultry

Exercise:
(to help carry out inflammatory products, bring in nutrients, and relieve spasm)
-Start with just a few minutes 1-2x/d, working up as tolerated to ½ hour/d
-Walking, bicycling, aerobics, yoga, tai chi, etc.
-Stretching to release spasm, increase circulation, carry off waste/inflammatory products
-Relaxation/Meditation to relax muscles, lower fight-or-flight response, promote healing

Supplements:
-Flush-free Niacin (Not Niacinamide)
-Red Yeast Rice
-Sytrinol
-Pantethine
-Omega 3 fish oil or Coromega for inflammation
-Multivitamin containing at least 50 mg B complex to improve energy production
-Magnesium to decrease muscle spasm and improve energy production in mitochondria
-Methyl B12 great for energy, sometimes very helpful for pain
-Tri-Chromium
-+/- Tocotrienols, Garlic, Lecithin, Fiber (Oat, Rice or Psyllium)