Sizing up Cholesterol for the Man in Your Life.
When it comes to cholesterol, size—not type—doesn’t just matter, it may be life-saving!
This is important news everywhere as we approach June 15 and celebrate Father’s Day honoring our dads, grandfathers, uncles, brothers, cousins and special friends.
Sadly, heart disease is still one of the leading cause of death among males in this country.
Now you can forget about “good cholesterol” (HDL), “bad cholesterol” (LDL) and even total cholesterol.
They are history, according to integrative cutting edge cardiologists like Dr. Mark Houston and Dr. Stephen Sinatra.
Dr. Sinatra, who was my own father’s cardiologist, is the co-author of the best selling “The Great Cholesterol Myth” which I had the privilege of reviewing before it was published.
By 2030, nearly 25 million people will die from cardiovascular disease. Heart attack and stroke are projected to maintain their lead as the main causes of death.
So, what can we do about this, right now, today?
For the most effective detection, prevention, and treatment of heart disease, it now appears that your cholesterol numbers in and of themselves are relatively meaningless. But, measuring the LDL cholesterol particle size and pattern is not.
In fact, this single test is probably one of the most important health assessments your doctor can order.
Advanced testing is now available throughout the country for the VAP (Vertical Auto Profile) assessment in which a high speed centrifuge isolates the lipoprotein particles and identifies specific patterns of cholesterol health.
If you have the pattern known as the A cholesterol profile, congratulations! This means that your cholesterol is the large fluffy kind which is not related to the oxidative stress and inflammation associated with full blown heart disease.
On the other hand, if you have the B pattern profile, your LDL cholesterol is composed of small, sticky compact articles that are especially atherogenic and inflammatory resulting in arterial plaque.
If you are a B, then you will want to supplement with Sinatra’s “fearsome foursome”:
- CoQ10 (100 – 300 mg) to fuel the heart
- L-Carnitine (500 – 4, 000 mg) to transport critical fatty acids into the muscle cells of the heart
- D-Ribose (5 grams) to increase cellular function and energy recovery
- Magnesium (400 – 800 mg) to relax arterial walls and reduce blood pressure
Since inflammation is a hidden heart disease risk factor, include lots of natural anti-inflammatories in the diet like wild salmon, berries, cherries, grass-fed meat, vegetables, nuts, beans, moderate dark chocolate, garlic, turmeric, and extra-virgin olive oil.
Finally, as an extra preventative measure, an iron-free daily multiple is absolutely essential for males of all ages, but especially for those over 40.
For years, an iron-free male multi was nearly impossible to find on the market which lead to my formulation of UNI KEY’s Male Multiple.
The Male Multiple is not only iron-free, but contains the highest amounts of B vitamins including 100 mg of B6, 1000 mcg of B12 and 800 mcg of folic acid so helpful in keeping homocysteine levels low—another cardio risk factor that can come into play.
In addition, this comprehensive multi is uniquely designed to meet a man’s special needs and includes saw palmetto and lycopene for extra prostate protection, plant enzymes to support healthy digestion and a resveratrol blend for anti-aging.
And, the good news is, it’s absorbed easily…Patricia B. reports, “This is the only multivitamin that my husband can take. All other multivitamins make him nauseous. He has been taking it for 5 years.”
With Father’s Day just around the corner, isn’t it time you got serious about protecting, healing and supercharging your man’s body?