High Cholesterol & Triglycerides

Vitalia’s Approach to High Cholesterol & Triglycerides

Hyperlipidemia refers to elevated blood levels of cholesterol, including HDL and LDL, and triglycerides.  This excess amount of fats in the blood can be the cause of the development of plaques in the arteries, known as atherosclerosis.  Research has provided evidence to doctors that this process may be triggered by generalized inflammation and high amounts of oxidative stress in the body.  When these factors are present “nicking” can occur in the arteries, which resembles a small wound.  The body responds by using cholesterol to form a plaque and repair the wound. Continued inflammation and high blood pressure make atherosclerosis progress and increase the patient’s risk for heart attack or stroke.

“…having the peace of mind that while I am healing, I am not doing further damage to my body with drug treatments.”  Nancy D., Vista

At Vitalia, we offer a diet and lifestyle program proven to lower cholesterol, blood pressure and improve body composition. This program is based on a whole foods diet, rich in lean proteins, vegetables, fruits, nuts and seeds.  We teach patients how to eat a high fiber diet as this has been shown to lower cholesterol as well as lower blood sugar and decrease risk of colon cancer.  As well, many nutrients and natural supplements have been effectively used to lower cholesterol and triglycerides.